M.S. in Science & Technology Commercialization
The University of Texas at Austin's IC² Institute offers a program like no other - the Master of Science in Science and Technology Commercialization (MSSTC). This elite executive degree prepares you to be a successful technology entrepreneur. In one year the MSSTC program will equip you to move a promising innovation from the laboratory to commercial success. You will learn to identify and evaluate emerging technologies, identify customers and marketing strategies, develop broad, flexible business plans, build a high-functioning management team to drive the new venture, devise approaches for securing funding, and manage and protect intellectual property. The ability to commercialize new technology rapidly is essential for a competitive advantage in dynamically changing private and public sector environments. Science and technology commercialization is key to the reinvention of organizations and the basis for the creation of new customer oriented technology-based enterprises. Through the MSSTC program you will gain the knowledge and skills to cope with the formidable economic, social, financial, and political changes associated with creating economic value from knowledge. The focus is on the rapid transfer of research, knowledge, and technology from ideas to the marketplace - the entrepreneurial wealth creation process. The mission of the MSSTC program is to combine cutting edge technology, entrepreneurship and education to bridge the gap between ideas and needs in the marketplace resulting in the creation of new, innovative ventures. The MSSTC program is designed so that students earn a graduate degree in just one year while continuing to work full-time. Classes meet every-other weekend, on Fridays and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, for a total of 27 weekends. The program begins in April of each year and consists of 36 graduate credits packed into an intensive sequence of 12 three-credit courses.
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