MTM vs. MBA

Deep vs. Wide

The MTM degree focuses on the framework, skills, and applied knowledge necessary to become a leader in technology-based companies. Most MBA programs equip students to recognize and address business and administration problems across many types of organizations and introduce a gamut of generic solutions that fit multiple settings. So instead of focusing on technology and product management, MBA programs are teaching you to become a management consultant or a Wall Street banker, among other things.

Key Takeaway

MTM’s focus means you spend your time and tuition focused on learning the technology management skills you need to advance YOUR career.

Focus on You vs. Focus on the Next Class

MTM is a 9-month, intensive program with dedicated tenured faculty and staff specialized in technology and product management. Most MBA programs, on the other hand, are part of a bigger operation, with multiple class years and many students supported by outside lecturers and only a few dedicated tenured faculty and staff.

Key Takeaway

MTM is designed with a singular focus, giving you and your cohort our undivided attention.

Turbo-charged vs. Transformed

Our admissions process is designed to admit only candidates with an interest in leading technology ventures.  Our curriculum is designed to fast-forward the career trajectory of these high potential individuals, cutting down the time to leadership position and competence by years. Most MBA programs are designed to provide, over two years, a breadth of skills to create managers from any background for a variety of administrative, operational, and finance roles.

Key Takeaway

The MTM program teaches skills normally acquired in 5-10 years of on-the-job learning in 9 months.

But don’t just take our word for it. Data from Payscale shows that MTM grads earn on average $12k more in starting salary than MBA grads. The articles below provide links to just a few of many reports by industry experts discussing the unique value that an MTM degree can deliver for talented engineers and scientists.

   

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