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A business education with a focus on innovation

The one-year, STEM-designated MS in Technology Management degree from Gies College of Business is themed in innovation and business leadership. It aims to develop future managers who are able to look at technology through a business lens and implement enterprise-wide business solutions to lead businesses to success in the highly competitive and technology-driven business world of today. This is a general management degree and is not a technical degree.

This program is tailored to two groups of students: those who have a few years of professional experience, and those who recently finished their undergraduate education. As such, the MSTM is for those who want to distinguish and challenge themselves.

Our innovative curriculum is designed with a dual purpose: to elevate the strategic insight and management expertise of scientists and engineers, and to amplify business leaders’ analytical decision-making skills.

Applications are open for Spring 2022 and Fall 2022 terms. View Application Deadlines.
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Realize an immediate return on investment

MSTM graduates can realize an immediate return on investment. Our recent graduates enjoy strong job outcomes and compensation packages because employers continue to seek candidates with both a STEM and business education.

Over the past three years, MSTM graduates have joined major corporations such as Accenture, Amazon, Deloitte, EY, Google, KPMG, and PwC. They are working in roles like analysts, consultants, product managers, and project managers, just to name a few. The MSTM at Gies Business prepares you with the knowledge base and leadership skills needed to succeed in careers like these.

Customizable curriculum focused on your success

The MS in Technology Management program is designed to maximize your preparation for managing technological change in any marketplace, and it offers you a competitive advantage. The rigorous, 40-hour business-focused curriculum provides a wonderful foundation to help you formulate effective, multipronged strategies that will ensure strong and sustainable growth for your organization.

Our innovative curriculum is focused on developing both essential business management and analytical expertise, with the role of technology as its common theme. Whether you are an engineer seeking to develop sharper business insight or a business person pursuing precise methodological skills, this master's program will strengthen your effectiveness as a leader in any organization.

This program will also help you obtain a firm understanding of technology strategy and its role in shaping the future of an organization. As an MSTM student, you will strengthen your insight into the importance of successful product or service development and learn to use that keen intuition in today’s world of short product life cycles, increased competition, and rapidly changing consumer preferences.

MSTM’s coursework can be divided into three categories: core business courses that build a solid business foundation, technology management courses, and professional development activities.

Concentrations offered within the MSTM program provide opportunities for your interests to develop. Choose from options like IT and control, supply chain management, and business data analytics. Minors in corporate governance and international business are also available, but require an additional semester to complete.

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Gain hands-on experience

Hands-on learning experiences abound in this program. In addition to numerous extra-curricular opportunities to gain valuable skills, a practicum is built into the curriculum to allow students to apply the things they have learned in class to a real business problem. Students are also able to do a summer internship instead of the practicum project if they are able to secure one.

Caters to where you are in your career

This program offers two cohorts based on where you are in your career. There is a Graduate Cohort for recent graduates with less than two years of work experience and a Professional Cohort for more experienced candidates with two or more years of work experience. Coursework is the same but the cohort approach allows for students to be in class with people who are at similar stages in their career to provide for richer engagement and interaction experiences for students.

STEM-designated by design

The MSTM degree is STEM-designated, which may allow international students to remain in the US for up to 36 months on the Optional Practical Training (OPT) STEM extension. Our commitment to a strong curriculum in technology and risk analysis, along with available concentrations in data analytics and IT control secured this important designation.

Adefolahan Adele-Sanyaolu Portrait from the Master of Science in Technology Management Program

"Coming from an Electrical Engineering background, I had very little exposure to the functioning of the business side of the industry. To be successful, it’s important to align the technology with the vision and mission of the business. Hence, it’s of the utmost importance to gain core business skills to succeed in the product management space."

Siddharth Ahuja, MSTM '17

Sam Oberholtzer Portrait for MSTM Program

"My favorite part of the program was getting to work with others and real-world clients. In one of my classes, I helped create a marketing campaign for Starbucks, and this experience helped me to develop strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills that I use today in my work."

Samantha Bolet, MSTM '18

Gies News and Events

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Bertram helping build a bridge for the next generation

Jim Bertram joined Gies as an instructor of finance this fall after spending 32 years in investment banking, working for major firms like Salomon Brothers, Deutsche Bank, Banc of America Securities, and William Blair. He will be teaching Investment Banking (FIN 463) this fall and succeeding Rob Metzger as the director of the Investment Banking Academy in January.

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Torelli: From civil engineer to Gies department head

Carlos Torelli will apply his engineering mindset and marketing expertise to his new role as head of the Department of Business Administration at Gies. “We have a responsibility to give back in academia at a certain point in our careers. I returned to Gies because I knew they would value my skills and my background and give me the opportunity to make an impact."