The MSTC Program was the first online degree program offered by The University of Texas at Austin. Taking the degree program online is an ideal option for working professionals or international students who would otherwise be unable to participate in Austin. Participants may choose to attend classes in Austin, via video webcast, or utilize a combination of the two options . Candidates may complete their degrees without ever attending 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 they can access a broadband connection. As classes are archived online after the live session, participants may watch the lectures later if they are unable to make the live class or desire review.
Online students follow the same rigorous curriculum that is the basis for the in-residence degree program. The classes are designed in such a manner that bring them directly into the classroom to be seen and heard by the students and faculty. Online students participate in class discussions and group projects through live web streams, chat rooms and threaded discussion groups, following the same assignment schedule as their in-residence counterparts. With instructional design that utilizes the evolving communication capabilities of the Internet, the online option provides maximum flexibility and convenience to those who work or reside beyond the central Texas area. This system offers:
- An integrated, comprehensive learning experience, achieved through dynamic instruction, pragmatic case studies and intriguing group discussions.
- Interaction with leading professors who bring their successful industry experience.
- Collaboration through message boards and chats, sharing ideas, unique perspectives and vital insights among peers and colleagues.
- Opportunities to network globally with other professionals
- Convenient participation from home or office.
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Testimonials from Online Students
Michele Boland, Channel Technical Leader, Avaya"
The MSTC program was simply outstanding -- the program provided me with great depth of field that thoroughly augmented my corporate experience and existing MBA foundation. 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."
Marco Bravo, Chief of Staff of the State Secretary for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Portugal
"Instead of applying for an MBA to learn how to manage other people’s businesses, I chose MSTC because I wanted to learn how to really create value for the economy as a whole by making use of my skills and bootstrap my own technology-based business. My passion is to make scientific knowledge available for society’s benefit and I now feel ready to go through the bumpy road that connects the lab to the market. 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
"As an official of the Chilean Government in charge of public policy to foster innovation and entrepreneurship I realized that it was very important for me to complement my engineering background with specific knowledge in technology commercialization and entrepreneurship. I had a tough dilemma: Either learn or maintain my job. At some point I heard about the MSTC program and the possibility of doing the full masters degree online. This was the best solution. 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."
Asha Vasant, MSTC 2008, 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 collaboratve learning. Being able to attend online (and onsite) was a great opportunity to work with other students from all over the world."