2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management of Technology, M.S.

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Program Description and Purpose

Effective use of technology, leadership, 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; information technology, renewable energy and clean technology as well as non-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 NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering Master’s Degree Program in Management of Technology (MOT) was created for professionals who aim to make a difference in an economy where connecting 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, and 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 focus on improving teamwork and facilitating student networking with technology managers in the New York City/tri-state region.

Program Structure and Curriculum

The MOT Program comprises 12 courses (see listing below) totaling 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 the School of Engineering. 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 degree 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 School 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 written permission from the MOT Program Director, replace the required courses in Operations Management and/or Project Management with any approved elective.

Required Courses (30 Credits)

Elective Courses (6 Credits)

With the MOT Program Director’s permission, MOT students may choose any elective 3.0 credit graduate courses offered by the Department of Technology Management and Innovation, or any 3.0 credit graduate course offered by any other NYU School of Engineering department.

List of Possible Elective Courses:

Sample Curriculum

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