University of Minnesota
University of Minnesota

Master of Science in Management of Technology


The Master of Science in Management of Technology (MOT) was launched at the University of Minnesota and the College of Science and Engineering’s Technological Leadership Institute in 1990. It is one of the oldest MOT programs in the world. It is one of three MOT programs in the world to be accredited by the International Association for Management of Technology (IAMOT).  Over 600 students have participated in the MOT program from over 250 sponsoring companies.

The MOT program develops the leadership and management knowledge of technology-based professionals. It is similar to an MBA with some important differences: MOT students study finance, accounting, and marketing, but they also study technology foresight and forecasting, innovation management, and new technology product development and commercialization. Another important curricular difference is the MOT Capstone Project class, which is a work-based project that addresses a significant management or business issue.

MOT students have five or more years of science, engineering or other technology-intensive work experience. While working full time, students attend the program as a cohort and complete their studies in four semesters.

To find out more, please go to the MOT Prospective Students page.  

Alumni report significant career impact and 77% reported being satisfied or highly satisfied with their jobs compared to 62% at start of the program.

Read articles from TLI's newsletter about the MOT program.

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200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
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