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MS in Technology Commercialization

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A Texas McCombs M.S. in Technology Commercialization degree connects you with the people and knowledge to take your ideas to market. Application opens July 2021.

Application Process

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One Year. Alternating Weekends. In-Person or Online.

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At the intersection of business, technology, and innovation.

The Texas McCombs M.S. in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) program was the first ever go-to-market graduate program in the U.S. Designed as a launchpad for your businesses and products, MSTC gives you everything you need to take your dreams to market either through a venture of your own or an existing organization. You can attend classes onsite at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, or online via video conferencing. 

A top-ranked, STEM-designated degree, MSTC remains one of the most popular and diverse programs for innovative working professionals who want to break into the market.

Application Deadlines

Round 1

Application Due: September 13, 2021

Round 2 

Application Due: November 15, 2021

Round 3

Application Due: January 10, 2022 (Final Deadline for International Applicants)

Round 4

Application Due: March 21, 2022 

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Program Details

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Flexible Schedule

Designed for working professionals, students attend class every other weekend— Friday evening and all day Saturday— either on campus or online via remote conferencing. The summer semester begins with a week-long residence in Austin. Then, the fall semester kicks off with a week-long intensive, in-person or online. In December, during the last stretch of the fall semester, you’ll apply your knowledge as part of a global trip to locations such as Singapore, Portugal, or South Africa.

Online Option

Participants may choose to attend class weekends on campus in Austin or via online web conferencing. You can also utilize a combination of the two options— Classes are recorded so you may watch the lectures later if you are unable to attend class or just want to review. Our online students follow the same rigorous curriculum as the students that attend in-person, and the majority of project teams will have a combination of both online and in-person students. Online students attend via live web streams and follow the same assignment schedules as their in-person counterparts. This online education option also provides maximum flexibility and convenience for those who work or reside beyond the Central Texas area.

Business First

First and foremost, your MSTC degree is a business degree that focuses on profitability and bringing new products and businesses to market. You will be asked to do technology market research but, unlike other tech entrepreneurship degrees, you do need to understand how to build the technology or how it works to be successful. Your instruction will center on what the tech accomplishes in the market and who your customers will be. That's not a technical question, that's a business question.

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Meet Our Alumni

Karen Siles

Karen Siles

Senior Delivery Manager, IBM 
Class of 2019

"I wanted to switch into a Product Management role and start my own business."

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Brian Shumway

Brian Shumway

Head of SEO (Growth Product Manager), Thriveworks
Class of 2019

"The other students were great. It was a super diverse group of really intelligent people from, large companies, small companies, and startups."

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Molly

Molly Mae Potter

Business Ops and Control Center, Dell
Class of 2018

"MSTC was a great combination of the business acumen I was looking to gain and the technical skills I had in my background."

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