In the ever-changing private and public sectors, the ability to commercialize new technologies is essential. Technology commercialization is key to the reinvention of organizations, and it's the basis for the creation of new customer-oriented, technology-based enterprises. The MSTC Program helps candidates gain the knowledge and skills to adapt to the economic, social, financial, and political, changes associated with finding the economic value in knowledge. The focus is on the rapid transfer of research, knowledge, and technology from ideas to the marketplace - the entrepreneurial wealth-creation process.
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The MSTC Program's mission is combining cutting-edge technology, entrepreneurship and education. It bridges the gap between ideas and needs in the marketplace, and helps create new, innovative ventures.
One Year: 23 Weekends & 3 Intensive Weeks
The MSTC Program begins with May Launch Week in Austin, Texas and concludes with graduation the following May. Classes meet on alternate weekends: Fridays from 4-8 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. The blended learning environment of the MSTC Program offers students who work full-time flexibility in creating their schedule. Each term begins with an “Intensive Week.” The first term begins with May Launch Week. It includes team-building sessions and opportunities for analyzing the ventures competing in the Venture Labs Investment Competition. The second term begins with an Intensive Week in August that jump starts the fall semester. This term includes the first three classes of each of the three curriculum courses. The third term begins in January with an Intensive Week that includes an international trip. This Intensive Week will focus on technology transfer within an international context, and serves as launching pad for each of the four remaining curriculum courses.
The MSTC curriculum is about action-based learning. Students work with actual technologies and innovations rather than focusing on business case-studies and hypothetical exercises. Most assignments are completed in small teams of students who collaboratively develop market strategies and business plans for truly original technologies. The program culminates with formal presentations from the student teams on their final technology commercialization plan in front of a panel of faculty, industry leaders and venture capitalists. Several technologies have evolved into subsequent successful commercial ventures for MSTC graduates. The MSTC curriculum page has more information on what to expect from the courses.
In Class or Online
Participants may choose to attend classes in Austin or through video webcast. Online classes are available on video archives for the occasional missed class. Candidates may complete their degree without ever attending the weekend classes in Austin, but are required to attend May Launch Week and the International Trip. All classes are online globally, so students may participate from anywhere in the world with a broadband connection. Classes are archived online after the live session, so participants may watch the lectures later if they want a little review or are unable to make the live class.
Only the Best!
MSTC faculty are among the best worldwide in their respective fields. These experts are selected from renowned faculty members at the McCombs School of Business and other colleges within The University of Texas at Austin.
MSTC faculty carries on the vision of Dr. George Kozmetsky, former Dean of the McCombs School of Business, Michael Dell’s mentor, and co-founder of Teledyne. Dr. Kozmetsky founded the MSTC degree to meet 21st century demands for accelerated commercialization of emerging technologies using expertise culled from successful entrepreneurial ventures throughout the world. He created one of the world's preeminent technology commercialization executive master's program.
MSTC graduates are create wealth and change the world by bringing new products to market and skillfully transferring new technologies to established companies and new ventures alike. Find out what graduates say about their experience in the program.