Douglas Baum, Chief Operating Officer, MacuCLEAR Corporation
"The Program, courses and instructors were instrumental in helping us develop our business plan and strategy which lead us to raise money and launch our venture before the end of the Program."
Trey Mebane, Director of Marketing and Strategic Planning, NOV M/D Totco
"One of the things that attracted me to the Texas MSTC program was the concept that successful businesses become successful because of the skills and capabilities of the Entrepreneurs that founded them. Alot of what is communicated in the program is how to create value. The University does an excellent job on educating people to take an idea and bring that idea to market. The Texas MSTC Program's view of effective capitalism as a set of skills which can be taught is a bold approach which addresses the needs of entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs alike. The Program’s focus on value creation provides a rich toolkit for managing the risk associated with the transitioning of product concepts into sustainable and competitive global product offerings. At a one-on-one level, the team of instructors are committed to developing your coaching and leadership abilities so that you may confidently put into practice the learnings of the Program.”
Joe Skraba, Vice President, LabNow Inc.
“The MSTC Program taught me a process to evaluate opportunities, perform assessments of technologies and markets, develop strategic market plans and pull them together in a business plan. The MSTC Program is equally beneficial for those involved in technology start-ups or in new product deployment assessment and deployment teams in established organizations.”
Mike Lamke, Program Manager, Lockheed martin ; Author
"The Texas MSTC program provided me with a toolset to draw upon when developing high technology products for my novel, "The Unsanctioned," including the basic skills required to understand the state of the art and the ability to take an idea from conceptualization to full product description."
"Having a Texas MSTC degree was definitely a factor in obtaining my current position with Lockheed Martin as the Program Manager for the company's Biometrics Product Line. The MSTC degree has also served my personal interests, providing the necessary background to invent high technology tools in my novel, “The Unsanctioned”.
Herb Chambers, Co-Founder, Futuregenenergy.com
"The focus on new venture creation sets the MSTC Program apart from traditional MBA programs. The courses and teachings helped me to formulate a business plan that led to the successful creation of our business."
Kevin Enders, Sr. Product Marketing Manager, Dell Inc.
"The MSTC Program, through its regimented methodologies, focused curriculum and engaging instructors, has better equipped me with tools to assess technology, recognize and understand globalization trends and use innovation to create and build wealth for my company, and more importantly, for my family."
Martha Laura Lopez Orue, Director, SIP Innovation
" The MSTC degree game me the additional tools that I needed to start my own consulting firm. I now actively advise entrepreneurs, researchers and startup companies in Mexico and Latin America to achieve their goals in strategic intellectual property protection and innovation. "
Bea Amaya, Database Designer, Amaya Consulting
"Although I continue in the same business post-graduation that I began more than 6 years before, it is with a different set of “business bifocals” in place. The MSTC Program taught me how to widen my expert view to encompass the segment that exists outside my company, making me see how we are very much a part of the pattern and not apart from it. But it was the bifocal lens of the Program that has impacted me most by teaching me how to make effective business choices that let me focus tightly on the segment that I have now taken ownership of in the marketplace, not as the result of happenstance or good luck, but rather of purposeful focus, in-depth understanding, intense desire, and extreme dedication to the goal."
Rob Smithson, VP Product Development, Fallbrook Technologies Inc.
“Before entering the MSTC Program, I had already co-founded one startup, and I had six years of experience as a “rain-maker” in an entrepreneurial R&D organization. The MSTC Program helped me tie all of those skills together, filled in the gaps, and set me up to play a linchpin role in launching Fallbrook Technologies. I have leveraged what I learned and the connections I made through the Program in every aspect of our business, including strategic planning, recruiting key personnel, fundraising, and crafting the technology strategy that resulted in our award-winning NuVinci CVP product.”
Aubrey White, Program Manager, Institute for Advanced Technology
"This Program is second to none. Anyone serious about understanding how to take product from cradle to crave; understand the art and science of entrepreneurship and broaden their value in a highly competitive world market would do well to take advantage of this Graduate Program. Although I was a seasoned Program Manager, this Program offered new approaches and critical thinking that has provided new opportunities for myself and my team."
Ray Cone, IT Consultant, PBS&J
"The MSTC Program was exactly what I needed to break out of my traditional IT career path. It has also greatly enhanced my ability to to develop a business plan for an aquaponics venture, other 'new' technologies as well as ventures based upon existing models. I view the MSTC Program as providing me the tools of the trade as it were, now it's up to me to invest the 'sweat equity' to realize the potential!!! I highly recommend this Program to anyone entrepreneurially minded."
Brian Clark, Technology & IP Licensing Project Manager, IBM
“I am now putting to use, on a daily basis, the skills and knowledge gained in the MSTC Program.”
Max Green, Licensing Specialist, Office of Technology Commercialization at UT
"I engaged the MSTC Program early in my career, recognizing the need to broaden my engineering background with a dose of actionable business strategy. I sought an understanding of key business vectors and how to navigate challenges while embracing opportunity. I sought how to quickly identify opportunity when faced with unknowns that include intellectual property position, regulatory controls, legal constraints, and financial pitfalls. I sought the ability to lead the incubation process of a new, enabling idea from conception to product. This is MSTC, empower yourself to lead change."
Jim Rumbo, CEO, Stone Creek Ventures, Ltd.
"The single most important facet of my MSTC education was that it equipped me with new thinking skills. Now, more than ever before, world commerce will be won and lost by those that understand how to create globally attractive solutions for products and services. Competitive advantage often lies in collaborative international market arrangements that leverage diverse geo-specific capabilities through technology-based solutions. The MSTC Program equips you to evaluate, create, and engage these types of opportunities (while teaching you about finance, strategy, law, marketing, risk management, international business, and entrepreneurship)."
Tim Kennedy, CSC Corporation
"Completing an MSTC degree was extremely valuable to me. The total focus on new product and venture creation through all the classes provided much more value than a traditional MBA did. Also, the ability to work with real inventors on commercializing real technologies was so much better than the traditional case studies many schools use."
Alan Lish, President, iMediaplus Inc.
"The MSTC Program changed the way we do business! The MSTC Program helped me focus on our core competencies and more clearly define our business. It enabled us to broaden our product range and expand our markets, and put us on the verge of explosive growth."
Jeremy T. Stroup, Project Manager, IBM
“I believe the MSTC Program is an evolution of traditional MBA's. A key competitive advantage in the marketplace occurs when one can creatively combine knowledge, skill and expertise with techniques in a relatively short time. I highly recommend anyone researching graduate degree opportunities to add the MSTC Program for review.”
John Langdon, VP of Marketing, HelioVolt
“This course helped me make sure that I was up to speed before launching a venture.”
Kiem Tjong, President, ClickShot Inc.
"After having investigated several graduate degree programs across the country I chose to enroll in the MSTC Program because of the unique, hands-on perspective that it seemed to provide on technology commercialization. I was not disappointed in my expectations of the Program. The MSTC Program does a great job of integrating academic material into practical, real-life business situations. Two years after graduation the company that I founded previous to my enrollment is now providing technology commercialization consulting services."
Christy Lauridsen, Software Engineer, IBM
“The MSTC Program has transformed my career. I began the Program as a software engineer. During the Program I was promoted and started to a new role in my company's technology incubation lab. Within a year of completing the MSTC Program I transitioned to a business development role, specializing in mergers and acquisitions."
Marco Bravo, Chief of Staff of the State Secretary for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
"MSTC has given me the tools, connections and opportunities that previously I would never have access to. It changed the way I think by giving me clarity of thought and an infinite confidence. In sum, the MSTC program is a powerful life-changing process at a top-ranked Business School with a high concentration of smart, creative, and genuinely fun individuals. I am glad to be part of this strong and vibrant community."
Adrian Magendzo, Subdirector Emprendimiento, Innova Chile
" The University of Texas has implemented a world-class masters program, that has been crafted in such a way that it is very easy for online students to follow, making online students feel as if they are actually present in the classroom. An important characteristic of the program is that is very practical and hands on, so it allows students to apply the learning experience immediately on their actual jobs. The MSTC program has boosted my knowledge and skills in specific areas adding great value to my job in the government."
Michele Boland, Channel Technical Leader, Avaya
"The MSTC program truly provides real world immersion in innovation and creativity, in an extremely fast paced, high energy and high performance teaming environment, to solve real world problems. As a corporate intrapreneur, it was absolutely crucial for me to gain this depth of experience, and still have the flexibility of attending class face to face or in real-time online. In fact, throughout the Avaya acquisition of Nortel, this flexibility allowed me to stay completely focused and connected to the MSTC cohort, professors and my team, while attending to the most critical business needs of my corporation."
Asha Vasant, IT Professional
"The online component of the MSTC program allowed for a California resident and full-time technology professional like myself to work and manage a full class load simultaneously. The assignments/projects between the onsite and online students were designed to enhance teamwork, communication and collaborative learning. Being able to attend online (and onsite) was a great opportunity to work with other students from all over the world."