Technology Commercialization

Master of Science in Technology Commercialization

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Campus address: Graduate School Building (GSB) 5.126A, phone (512) 471-4700, fax (512) 471-4131; campus mail code: B6300

Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, MSTC Program, Red McCombs School of Business, 2110 Speedway Stop B6300, Austin TX 78712



The project-based Master of Science in Technology Commercialization (MSTC) at the McCombs School of Business focuses not only on general management knowledge and business skills but also on technology entrepreneurship, venture creation, and commercialization. The program is designed to give students the expertise necessary to convert scientific knowledge and technology to wealth by creating new products, services, and ventures. Students in the program study all aspects of starting and managing entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial ventures, assessing a technology’s commercial potential, and accelerating the movement of products and services from conception to market introduction and growth.

The one-year executive program provides graduate education for professionals while they continue their careers. Classes meet on alternate weekends, Friday evenings and all day Saturday, for twenty-three weekends. The program begins with the MSTC Launch Week in Austin, Texas, in late April/early May. Another intensive week in August jump-starts the fall semester. The fall semester concludes with a required international trip. The MSTC program is offered both on campus and online. The coursework is rigorous and demanding, requiring a serious commitment on the part of the student.

Areas of Study

The master’s degree addresses challenges in both technology policy and technology enterprise.

Graduate Studies Committee

The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2017.

Caroline A Bartel
Y Sekou Bermiss
Ethan R Burris
Johnny S Butler
Janet M Dukerich
James W Fredrickson
Melissa E Graebner
Douglas Hannah
David A Harrison
Andrew D Henderson
Luis D Martins
Shefali V Patil
Francisco Polidoro Jr
Ramkumar Ranganathan
Puay Khoon Toh

Admission Requirements

The prospective student should have at least five years of professional experience, an above-average score on the Graduate Record Examination General Test (GRE) or the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT), and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00.

The Admissions Committee may consider waiving the GMAT/GRE requirement in the MSTC program when one of the following conditions is met: (1) fifteen years of people/project management experience, (2) an advanced degree, or (3) an expired GMAT.

Degree Requirements

The program requires thirty semester hours of graduate coursework. Students must enter the program in the summer and must take courses in a prescribed sequence. There are no electives.