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The Technology Management Program is a unique educational program that exposes innovative, energetic, and entrepreneurial students to key aspects of technology, business practices, new venture creation, and professional development. TMP offers UC Santa Barbara’s first professional Master degree in Technology Management, a Ph.D. in Technology Management, and UC-wide recognized certificate programs for current undergraduate and graduate students. These programs provide a path for innovative and dedicated students to gain in-depth understanding of cutting edge entrepreneurial and business practices in global technology-based companies.

  • Ph.D. in Technology Management - Students who are interested in studying technology, innovation, and organization in technology-related fields can pursue a Ph.D. in Technology Management. The program integrates organizational studies with technology and innovation studies in an interdisciplinary environment.
  • Master of Technology Management (MTM) - TMP offers a professional Master of Technology Management (MTM) degree designed for exceptional students with engineering, science, mathematics, or quantitative social science backgrounds who have demonstrated the potential for leadership. This program propels students with advanced technical qualifications to successful careers as innovative business leaders and entrepreneurs within technology ventures. 
  • Technology Management Certificate (TMC) - TMP offers undergraduate certificate programs to current UC Santa Barbara students from any major. Students who complete the programs’ requirements receive UC-recognized certificates.

Propelling Graduates into Successful Careers

With the skills acquired through the program’s curricular and co-curricular activities, TMP graduates are distinguishing themselves in the workplace through hard work, innovative thinking, and their ability to function effectively in teams. These are key ingredients for successful technology commercialization, and important themes that permeate the TMP culture, curriculum, and activities.

Beyond the Classroom

In addition to receiving traditional classroom instruction, TMP students interact with experienced technology industry professionals through mentored project-based activities that encourage professional development, technical innovation, and entrepreneurship. The variety of workshops, seminars, networking events, and career fairs are strategically designed to help students achieve their goals and realize success in the business world.