2004-2005 MS in Technology Commercialization

2004 - 2005 Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC)

Program Requirements | Course Descriptions

Program Director: Kimberly Dodson
Graduate Coordinator: Phuong Presson

The MSTC program, developed in conjunction with the MBATM program, concentrates more specifically on the technology commercialization process. Designed for the student with advanced experience or education in technology or science, or with advanced experience in managing technology firms, this program concentrates on the financing, product development and marketing, intellectual property, strategy, and economics of technology commercialization. The program also is specifically designed to:

  • Familiarize the student with the unique issues facing technology-based firms;
  • Build models for evaluating and measuring market opportunities and constraints;
  • Develop tools for successful delivery of technology products to the market;
  • Foster critical thinking and analytical tools that allow the effective leader to adapt quickly and effectively to operating environments;
  • Develop the professional business models and skills necessary to lead in technology sectors.

Program Requirements

Thirty graduate semester hours are required to complete the MSTC program and earn the Master of Science degree. The MSTC degree draws upon a 30 credit hour technology commercialization core, consisting of the following courses (please see course descriptions at the end of this catalog for details concerning course requirements and prerequisites).

Requirement Description

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Required Technology Commercialization Core Courses

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MTECH 610 Introduction to the Process of Technological Innovation
MTECH 611 Technical Standards and Competition in High Tech Industries
MTECH 612 Macroeconomic Perspectives on Technological Change
MTECH 613 Microeconomic Perspectives on Technology and the Economy
MTECH 614 The Development of New Technology Products
MTECH 615 Marketing of Technology
MTECH 616 Technology and Organizational Behavior
MTECH 617 Human Resources and New Technology
MTECH 618 Fundamentals of Financing Technology Ventures
MTECH 619 Legal and Strategic Issues in Financing Technology Ventures
MTECH 620 Intellectual Property Law
MTECH 621 Intellectual Property Strategy
MTECH 622 Licensing Strategy
MTECH 623 Technology Commercialization, Research Institutions & Government
MTECH 624 International Dimensions of Technology Management
MTECH 625 Organizations, Technology, and Society
MTECH 626 Principles of Managing Technology Projects
MTECH 627 Implementing Technology Projects
MTECH 628 Design and Evolution of Technology Commercialization Strategy
MTECH 629 Enactment of Technology Commercialization Strategy

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TOTAL HOURS FOR THE MSTC DEGREE

30

A maximum of 9 approved graduate hours may be transferred toward the MSTC Program from other institutions. Of this number, only three credits may be applied to hours required by graduate certificate programs. Courses completed at other graduate institutions must be awarded a minimum of a B grade to be eligible for credit. Waivers or substitutes for program requirements must be approved by the program director and the school dean.

A grade of C is the lowest passing grade for all graduate courses except for MTECH 628, MTECH 629 and MBA 651 where a grade of B is the minimum acceptable grade. Students must take all course work, including survey work, for letter grades.