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Department of Entrepreneurship and Technology Management


All graduate degree programs in Entrepreneurship and Technology Management are accredited by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business—and conform to recommended guidelines.

Master of Business Administration Degree – Entrepreneurship Concentration

This concentration is designed to offer the opportunity for qualified graduate students, primarily with a nontechnical background, to study business administration while developing special expertise in the creation, launch and management of new business ventures.

Admission to the concentration in Entrepreneurship requires a personal statement detailing the student’s proposed involvement in an entrepreneurial venture and may require a personal interview upon the request of the Entrepreneurship and Technology Management (ETM) Graduate Programs Committee.

Students choosing to concentrate in entrepreneurship must complete the 24 semester credit hours of courses that constitute the M.B.A. Core and 12 semester credit hours as follows:

  1. Required courses (6 semester credit hours):

    ENT  5113       Entrepreneurship
    FIN   5853       Entrepreneurial Financial Management

  2. Elective courses (6 semester credit hours):

    Students must complete an additional 6 semester credit hours of graduate courses. The ETM Graduate Programs Committee must approve the 6 elective hours.

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Master of Business Administration Degree – Management of Technology Concentration

This concentration is designed to offer the opportunity for qualified graduate students, primarily with a nontechnical background, to study business administration while developing special expertise in the management of technology. To achieve this end, students can focus their elective courses on developing general managerial skills applicable to technology-based organizations, leading professional and technical employees, and integrating the various functions of an organization in today’s rapidly changing technological environment.

Students choosing to concentrate in management of technology must complete the 24 semester credit hours of courses that constitute the M.B.A. Core and 12 semester credit hours as follows:

  1. Required courses (6 semester credit hours):

    MOT  5163   Management of Technology
    MOT  5223   Management of Professional Personnel

  2. Elective courses (6 semester credit hours):

    Students must complete an additional 6 semester credit hours of graduate Management of Technology courses.

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Master of Business Administration Degree – Project Management Concentration

This concentration is designed to offer qualified graduate students the opportunity to study business administration while developing special expertise in project management. To achieve this end, students will complete courses that will enable them to manage projects successfully. Additionally, students will focus their elective choices to improve their understanding of the business environment in which contemporary projects are managed. Students choosing to concentrate in project management must complete the 24 semester credit hours of the courses that constitute the M.B.A. Core and 12 semester credit hours as follows:

  1. Required courses (6 semester credit hours):

    MOT  5233   Advanced Topics in Project Management
    MOT  5243   Essentials of Project and Program Management

  2. Elective courses (6 semester credit hours):

    Students are required to take 6 semester credit hours of graduate elective courses. Students are encouraged to select courses which will develop their knowledge of a specific project management domain such as e-commerce, healthcare management, information systems, or technology management. The ETM Graduate Programs Committee must approve the 6 elective hours.

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Master of Science Degree in Management of Technology

The Master of Science in Management of Technology (M.S. MOT) differs significantly from both the M.B.A. and the M.B.A. with a concentration in Management of Technology. The M.S. MOT has two concentrations: The first, Leading Technological Change, focuses on leadership issues and skills required to stimulate and manage technological innovation and creativity; the second, Technology Entrepreneurship, focuses on helping entrepreneurs to bring valuable technological ideas, goods, and services to the marketplace. Courses may be available through distance learning as well as at Southwest Research Institute.

Program Admission Requirements. For admission to the M.S. MOT program, the ideal applicant should have an undergraduate or graduate degree in a scientific, engineering, mathematical, or other technology-based discipline from an accredited university or college and meet University-wide graduate admission requirements. In addition, the ETM Graduate Programs Committee evaluates each applicant individually, based on a combination of five factors:

  • Prior academic achievement
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores
  • At least two letters of recommendation
  • A current résumé with employment or other experience
  • A personal statement

In addition, admission to the concentration in Technology Entrepreneurship requires documentation describing their involvement in a proposed entrepreneurial venture and may require a personal interview upon the request of the ETM Graduate Programs Committee.

Degree Requirements. Students must successfully complete 33 semester credit hours and a comprehensive examination.

  1. All candidates are required to successfully complete the following 12 semester credit hours:

    MOT  5053   Technology Commercialization
    MOT  5223   Management of Professional Personnel
    MOT  5243   Essentials of Project and Program Management
    MOT  5343   Financial Aspects of Management of Technology

  2. All candidates must successfully complete 6 additional required semester credit hours in a concentration:

    Concentration in Leading Technological Change
    MOT  5163   Management of Technology
    MOT  5313   Emerging Technologies

    Concentration in Technology Entrepreneurship
    ENT   5113   Entrepreneurship
    MOT  5253   Starting the High-Tech Firm

  3. All candidates must complete 12 semester credit hours of electives as approved by the M.S. MOT Graduate Advisor of Record

  4. Degree Options. Students seeking the M.S. MOT degree with either concentration may elect one of two options to complete the required 33 semester credit hours:

    Option 1: M.S. MOT Nonreport Option. Under Option 1, students are required to complete the 18 required semester credit hours, 12 semester credit hours of electives as approved by the M.S. MOT Graduate Advisor of Record, and the capstone course MOT 6203 Strategic Management of Technology.

    Option 2: M.S. MOT Report Option. Under Option 2, students are required to complete the 18 required semester credit hours, 12 semester credit hours of electives as approved by the M.S. MOT Graduate Advisor of Record, and the capstone experience MOT 6933 Management of Technology Professional Report.

  5. Candidates must pass a comprehensive examination administered by the ETM Graduate Programs Committee.

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Graduate Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship and Management

This certificate program is designed for current graduate students in technology and science-related disciplines who wish to expand their skills at translating new technologies into new products and companies. The program also supports professionals who have earned a bachelor’s degree and are currently interested in pursuing advanced education in Technology Entrepreneurship and Management without committing to a full graduate degree program. Students who are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program at UTSA are eligible for admission to this certificate program. Professionals interested in enrolling in this certificate program will be considered on a case by case basis.

Students who wish to earn the Graduate Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (TEM) must complete 12 semester credit hours as follows:

FIN    5013   Foundations of Finance for Entrepreneurs*
MOT  5053   Technology Commercialization
MOT  5243   Essentials of Project and Program Management
MOT  5253   Starting the High Tech Firm

*FIN 5853 Entrepreneurial Financial Management may be substituted for FIN 5013 by a student whose degree requires FIN 5023 Financial Management.

 

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