Technology Management at UC Santa Barbara

TMP's History


The UC Santa Barbara College of Engineering introduced a campus-wide business plan competition, providing participating students with limited instruction and mentoring.


The College launched the Technology Management Program as a formal education program, and formalized its Technology Mangement Certificate for undergraduates.


TMP reenergized and restructured the Graduate Program in Management Practice (GPMP), a UC-approved certificate program emphasizing innovation management.


TMP and the Donald Bren School for Environmental Science and Management launched the Eco-Entrepreneur Program for Bren School graduate students.


TMP announced the approval of UC Santa Barbara’s first professional master’s degree program—a Master of Technology Management (MTM).


The new MTM program launched, integrating engineering research with the study of innovation, technology commercialization and organizational management. 


An Idea Whose Time Had Come

The Technology Management Program at UC Santa Barbara is dedicated to the development of business and innovation in an increasingly technology-based global economy. TMP offers driven, innovative, and entrepreneurial students an in-depth understanding of business principles and professional skills vital to their success after graduation. Graduate and undergraduate students receive a cutting-edge curriculum of theory, practice, and mentorship that is at the intersection of technology, business, and social science.

TMP has far-reaching impact

A UNIQUE PERSPECTIVE – With its focus on technology commercialization and teamwork, TMP stands apart from other university business programs.

A VITAL STUDENT RESOURCE – TMP helps students develop professionally and enhances their employment prospects.

A REGIONAL ASSET – TMP is poised to become the center of professional business education on California’s Central Coast.

A SOURCE OF TALENTED INNOVATORS – Graduates of TMP are highly qualified and much sought-after by employers.

ADVANCING MANAGEMENT PRACTICE – Scholars and industry professionals working together to better understand the science and management of technology innovations and new venture creation.

TURNING IDEAS INTO VIABLE BUSINESSES – In ways both large and small, TMP helps turn scientific discoveries and advances into successful enterprises that drive economic growth and improve our country.