The M.S. in Technology and Society at SUNY Korea currently allows students to pursue one of two focus areas : Global Technology Management or Digital Technologies in Disaster Risk Reduction. This Masters degree from Stony Brook University includes a common core of 6 credits, a block of 15 credits specific to the concentration, and 9 credits of electives. There are two specializations :
This is a highly focused program that prepares students for a variety of positions related directly to managing the technical operations and process systems of global organizations. The goal of the program is to introduce students to modern technologies with an emphasis on teaching students how to use technology to conduct business, and how to apply emerging technologies to improve operations. It emphasizes learning analytical, diagnostic, and quantitative skills. It draws on courses in Engineering Management and Technology Systems Management from Stony Brook University.
This focus area centers on next generation networks and related digital technologies that can impact disaster risk reduction (DRR). They include, among others, next generation (currently LTE) public safety networks, satellites, robotics, the Internet of things, artificial intelligence, virtual reality and augmented reality. Disaster risk reduction, as understood in this focus area, follows the Sendai Framework, adopted at a UN World Conference in 2015. Among its innovations, the framework shifts the focus from disaster loss to disaster risk, from disaster management to disaster risk management. It also broadens the scope of the effort to include slow-onset, man-made and bio hazards.