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Dec 2, 2021 2021-12 Alumni Business Administration

How can a Master’s in Technology Management help bridge the gap between STEM and business?

In the highly competitive and technology-driven world we live in today, there is high demand for managers who are able to look at technology through a business lens. Gies College of Business has designed a one-year, STEM-designated Master of Science in Technology Management (MSTM) degree to train students in business management and analytical skills and give them a firm understanding of technology strategy that will ensure strong and sustainable growth for an organization.  

“When you graduate from the MSTM program, you are market-ready for the world,” said Sarvesh Giri (MSTM ’21), who earned a bachelor’s degree in electronics and telecommunication in 2015, a law degree in 2018, and ultimately switched careers to specializing in business privacy, security and third-party risk. 

Two-thirds of recruiters in the technology sector agree that leaders in their organizations tend to have a graduate business school education, according to the Graduate Management Admission Council’s (GMAC) 2021 Annual Corporate Recruiters Survey

The MSTM 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. Fifty-four percent of recruiters agree that business school graduates tend to have a fast-track to upper-level positions in their organizations. 

Deloitte’s 2021 Technology Industry Outlook also advises companies to actively seek out and develop “translators” who understand what a business wants and how technology can best deliver the solution. 

As a recently hired Technical Account Manager at OneTrust, Giri works on its privacy offerings, working with product and engineering teams to develop technical roadmaps and workflows. 

“The best part of my Gies education is that I had the opportunity to work with real-time clients on real- time projects and come up with real-time solutions,” said Giri. “I’ve been able to immediately apply the concepts I’ve learned.”