Master of Business Administration in Technology Commercialization


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Graduate Degree
Bill and Vieve Gore School of Business
Two-Year Program (With Locked Tuition Up to Five Years)

Overview

An MBA in Technology Commercialization is an important tool to enter the competitive business market.Through a combination of technology-specific and business management classes, you will achieve the MBA skill-set, with an added expertise in technology. You will be able to direct products and project developments, learn about intellectual property law and strategy, finance technology, and manage a technological team.

Who It's For

The MBATC degree is designed for the engineer, scientist, or technologist who needs more education and experience in the management of the firm. Learning is greatly enhanced when students are actively involved; we're looking for you to bring your experience and commitment. Westminster greatly values your work experience because it brings context to the classroom and heightens learning, your experience is a valuable guide to your ability to complete an MBA Technology Commercialization degree.

Key Benefits

  • Highly customizable
  • Interdisciplinary: you won't learn about finance or marketing by itself; instead, you'll understand finance and marketing in relation to how they work with other functional parts of business to achieve overall firm strategy.
  • Professional and personal skill sets: while you are building analytical tools in the financial aspects of the firm, you are also learning to augment your personal skill sets in leadership, critical thinking, networking, professional communication, and a long list of others.
  • Not lock-step: you can take courses as you are able, as long as prerequisites are met. We have three full semesters in a year, with all core courses available in each semester.
  • Balance: between theoretical preparation and practical application. When you leave our program, you understand the theoretical principles and you have experience in applying them to business problems.
  • Access: workshops, seminars, networking events with alumni and business leaders, campus events and more. And it doesn't stop when you graduate. Your participation in all of these opportunities does not cost you extra.
  • Preparatory business opportunities: these self-paced materials are available to you as part of the overall program cost.
  • Fixed price model: all class materials, fees, and even a required 10 trip international trip are included in the fixed price.

How Long it Takes

Many students can complete the program between 2 to 3 years; however, this varies with each student's commitment and requirements to complete the program. Our classes are offered evenings and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. It will take a significant time and energy commitment on your behalf, but the reward will be worth it.

"It has been impressive to see the Westminster faculty and business leaders come together to develop the curriculum for the Technology Commercialization program. Westminster with its intimate atmosphere is in a unique position to enable its MBA candidates to connect to the real world."

Jack Sunderlage, HP-Compaq (Retired)

About the Program

What You'll Learn

Students are prepared for executive roles in technology-driven business environments. The program emphasizes the practical and applied aspects of commercializing innovative products and managing the businesses that develop them.

Graduate students are required to demonstrate mastery in the following competency areas:
  • Analyze the unique problems and opportunities facing technology-based firms, and develop plans to address those issues effectively.
  • Build models to evaluate and measure market opportunities and constraints in technology-based firms.
  • Select and apply tools that enable technology firms to quickly and successfully develop and deliver novel products to the market.
  • Develop business models that enable firms to be leaders in technology sectors.

Plan of Study

Program Core: 35 Credits

The core 35 hours of coursework is designed to give you a solid foundation in technology commercialization.

Electives: 4 Credits

Electives can be used to help you individualize your degree to your desired career goals.

Start Date

May, August, and January.
New classes start every seven weeks.

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"The program's greatest impact has been the relationships I've developed with other professionals and faculty. No online university or overgrown school could have delivered the same close-knit quality experience. The program isn't just a set of classes but a kind of life-long membership in an exclusive community of high caliber individuals. Those relationships have enriched my life and continue to open doors. In retrospect, it's hard to imagine a better investment."

Nathan Brock (MBATC)

There's No Better Investment Than You

Tuition and Fees

39 credits at $1,373/credit

$53,547 all-inclusive price

Our fixed price model means that you know the full price of the program at the beginning. All class materials, fees, and a required 10 day international context tour are included in the fixed price. There are no annual tuition increases in the Westminster MBA program. Tuition is locked for 5 years once enrolled. The price is truly fixed.

Scholarships

Merit scholarships, alumni scholarships, and loans are available.

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Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling admissions basis.

Application Priority Deadlines

Summer 2017: March 1, 2017
Fall 2017: June 1, 2017

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