Technology Management is a multidisciplinary field of science that examines the opportunities and challenges of technological innovation, industry disruption, and organizational change, and the influence on business performance and competitive advantage. Technology Management faculty investigate the dynamic interplay of technological, organizational, and human factors within and beyond the enterprise and their impact on the way businesses create and operate. Technology Management students explore the world of work through research-based, theoretical, and experiential learning and one or more academic pathways: Ph.D. in Technology Management, Master of Technology Management, New Venture Program and Competition, and UC-recognized Undergraduate Certificate in Technology Management and Graduate Program in Management Practice (GPMP Certificate).
Technology Management faculty uphold UCSB's rigorous standards as a globally renowned, tier-one research university. Faculty teach alongside prominent industry lecturers and mentors from some of the world's leading brands. Technology Management senior administrators and dedicated staff are available to help students navigate their journey.
Technology Management faculty and academic research explore the complex challenges and opportunities facing today's organizations and management teams, including technology's role and impact on knowledge, work, and innovation.
Undergraduate- and graduate-level programs offer students across academic disciplines the essential business knowledge and mindset to thrive and lead within today's technology-driven enterprises and entrepreneurial ventures. Ph.D. students work with a faculty mentor as they focus their research on a field of interest within Technology Management.
Technology Management New Venture Program and Competition engages motivated undergraduate and graduate students from all academic backgrounds to immerse themselves in hands-on entrepreneurial education and mentorship and learn to create and launch a startup business. Students pursue alongside their current studies.