Program Description and Purpose
Effective use of technology; innovation practice and management; and entrepreneurship increasingly determine success in business. The Department of Technology Management and Innovation is an acknowledged pioneer and leader in the New York City/tri-state region and beyond in offering courses and programs about these increasingly critical arenas. The department serves a diverse and broad range of professionals, and its faculty and students compose a vital and forward-thinking research and learning community. The department’s research and educational offerings focus on a broad range of industry sectors, including financial and professional services; retailing and logistics; bio-medical, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; renewable energy and clean technology; media and entertainment; IT, telecom, networks and modern electronic business; and non-for-profits and government—all constituting areas of greatest growth and opportunity in the modern economy, especially in New York City, the nation’s foremost global city.
The Polytechnic Institute of NYU Master’s Degree Program in Management of Technology (MOT) was created for professionals who aim to make a difference in an economy where bridging the technology and business worlds is crucial. It introduces participants to the latest thinking and best practices in technology management and innovation. For forward-thinking managers, the MOT Program is a proven and unique path to leadership, innovation, entrepreneurship, design thinking, creativity in the Twenty-First Century.
The department also offers the MOT program in an Executive format with classes held on a biweekly basis. This eMOT format focuses on students with more professional experience. It is characterized by having cohort groups that facilitate student networking and intensified teamwork.
Program Structure and Curriculum
The MOT Program comprises 12 courses (see listing below) for 36 credits. Courses for the MOT program are held on weekday evenings and on Saturdays at 55 Broad Street in Lower Manhattan and on weekday evenings at the Brooklyn campus of Polytechnic. Fulltime students may complete this MS program in 10 calendar months by completing 4 courses per semester for 3 semesters, or in 15 calendar months by completing 3 courses per semester for 4 semesters. Part-time students may take from one to two courses per semester, completing the program in 22 to 44 calendar months. Participants who complete the MOT Program receive a Master of Science in Management of Technology.
For the most current information: www.mot.poly.edu
For additional descriptive information: Downloadable brochure
The MOT program’s series of required courses provide participants with a deep understanding of the foundations of managerial competencies needed to manage innovation in the evolving business environment. In addition, participants can choose electives from the Department of Technology Management and Innovation or from other areas of the Institute that can enhance their understanding of a particular area of interest in the broadly defined arena of technology management.
The MS MOT 36-credit curriculum consists of 12 three-credit courses:
- Management Core courses (15 credits)
- Technology and Innovation Core (15 credits)
- Elective courses (6 credits)
MS MOT Executive format students may, with permission from the MOT Program Director, replace the required courses in Operations Management and/or Project Management with any approved elective.