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TMP Introduces New Program Developments at Luncheon

Monday, July 25, 2016

TMP Introduces New Program Developments for Invited Guests at Luncheon 

Santa Barbara, CA – More than 50 guests will join faculty from the UC Santa Barbara Technology Management Program (TMP) at a special luncheon in Anaheim on Sunday, August 7th from 12-2PM. The event will take place at McCormick & Schmick's Grille and introduce guests the latest program developments within TMP.

Paul Leonardi, the Duca Family Professor of Technology Management at UCSB and founding director of the Master of Technology Management (MTM) program, and other TMP faculty will discuss the newly launched master’s degree and the anticipated doctoral program with the group. 

“The luncheon serves as an opportunity for connecting with like-minded professors in the fields of business and management to learn more about the academic programs in TMP and potential student recruitment,” Leonardi expressed. “We are very excited to have the opportunity to discuss all that we are doing in TMP with the brightest minds in the field of management.”

The MTM program, the first professional degree offered at UCSB, is designed for engineers and scientists to become effective leaders of technology ventures. The program welcomed its inaugural class in Fall 2015 and recently graduated 21 students after completing a nine-month intensive curriculum in June 2016.

TMP will soon have another academic degree added to its portfolio of offerings: a Ph.D in Technology Management. Upon final approval by the University of California, Office of the President (UCOP), TMP hopes to offer the Ph.D. degree in technology management for the first cohort by 2017-2018. 

Invited guests are primarily from the scholarly community, most of whom will also be attending the 76th Annual Meeting of Academy of Management (AOM) at the Anaheim Convention Center that same weekend. The Academy of Management is the premier academic association for professors of management worldwide.

For questions about the event, please contact Roxanna Van Norman via email at roxanna@tmp.ucsb.edu.

About the Technology Management Program  

The Technology Management Program (TMP) at UC Santa Barbara provides driven, innovative, and entrepreneurial students with a solid foundation in business principles and professional skills vital to their success after graduation. 

At the undergraduate level, TMP courses welcome students from all majors on campus to pursue University-recognized certificates in technology management. Students work under the guidance of dedicated faculty, practicing professionals, and experienced mentors.

At the Master's level, the Master of Technology Management (MTM) program is a nine-month intensive cohort-based program that introduces state-of-the-art business methods, strategies for successful technology commercialization, new venture creation, and best practices for fostering innovation. This professional degree is aimed at individuals working in technology-driven businesses. 

At the doctoral level, TMP anticipates launching a Ph.D. program that trains students to do cutting edge research on the way that new technologies shape organizations. Students will focus on new venture creation, product development, and innovation in large and small companies. The Ph.D. program trains the next generation of scholars and researchers who will create cutting-edge research leading to improvements in how technology-driven businesses are run.

TMP also runs a number of activities beyond the classroom, including seminars, networking events, and career fairs to encourage personal development, technical innovation, and entrepreneurship. 

For more information, please visit our website at www.tmp.ucsb.edu.


Roxanna Van Norman, PR & Communication Manager, roxanna@tmp.ucsb.edu