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Career Development

McCombs School of Business McCombs School of Business

Overview

Corporations with cultures of innovation gain competitive advantage and create wealth for their shareholders. We’ve developed The Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) Program at The University of Texas at Austin to accelerate careers in the technology innovation space. First started in 1996 to harness the technologies emerging from the university, the program has expanded to include students with an entrepreneurial edge seeking to commercialize technologies beyond the 40 Acres and around the globe. Accelerate your career with a dedicated resource provided during the MSTC program.

Move your career forward

Managers hire Texas MSTC students and alumni because:

“MSTC graduates have the critical skills to analyze opportunities and guide the development of new products.”
“Our employees need to be able to work full-time while going to school.”
“It’s a technology-focused alternative to a traditional business degree.”
“Employees need commercialization skills to effectively lead a technology team.”

Know More, do more.

Texas MSTC graduates are prepared to work in various roles involved in the innovation and commercialization processes.

Technology Commercialization

Technology Commercialization

  • Director of Technology
  • Chief Innovation Officer
  • Program Director, Technology Center
  • Director of Research and Development
  • Innovation Manager
  • Head of Technology Commercialization
  • IP Manager
  • Chief Licensing Officer

Corporate Strategy

Corporate Strategy and Business Development

  • VP for New Business Development
  • Head of Strategic Business Development
  • Director of Corporate Strategy
  • VP of Sales and Business Development
  • Head of Business Development
  • Manager of Strategy and Analytics

Managers

Managers and Acquisitions

  • Investment Analyst
  • Director of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Chief Acquisition Strategist
  • Head of Strategic Partnerships
  • Director Capital Management

Product Management

Product Management

  • Senior Product Manager
  • Director of Product Development
  • Strategic Product Line Manager
  • Director of Product Innovations
  • Product Marketing Manager
  • New Product Development Manager
  • Senior Director, Tech Innovation and Market Adoption

Empower yourself to innovate

The Texas MSTC Program is ideal for mid-level employees exploring next steps within their organization. Students can continue to work full-time while earning a Master’s Degree from the esteemed McCombs School of Business—building both your resume and your organization’s potential for innovation. 

Want more Work Experience?

Our Career Development staff helps you lock in the right next step with:

  • Long-term relationships with top recruiters
  • Job search and networking workshops
  • Interview and personal pitch practice
  • Networking and public speaking tools
  • Resume assistance
  • Individualized job search resources and strategies

Alumni Network

Being a member of the Texas MSTC community is a legacy that extends beyond graduation. As alumni of the program, you will join three powerful University of Texas networks. With over 100,000 alumni across the globe, these are not only great ways to keep in touch with classmates and faculty, they are also valuable tools when considering a change of employment or launching a new venture.