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Technological Leadership Institute

Technological Leadership Institute

The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is an interdisciplinary center at the University of Minnesota that has been turning technology professionals into business leaders within their respective industries for more than three decades.

Our graduate degrees and minors are specifically designed for working professionals in technology-intensive enterprises. Our interdisciplinary faculty are renowned industry leaders with demonstrated excellence in teaching, mentorship and consulting. Many are currently working and immersed in their fields of expertise, bringing their knowledge directly from the workplace to the classroom. TLI is supported by staff who consist of experienced professionals committed to carrying out the mission of the Institute.

We offer three Master of Science degrees specifically designed for professionals working in technology-intensive enterprises:

Master of Science in Management of Technology (MOT)
Go beyond the business foundation of an MBA, and receive unique technology-specific management and leadership education through the M.S. in Management of Technology degree program.

Master of Science in Medical Device Innovation (MDI)
The M.S in Medical Device Innovation degree program is designed to prepare students to anticipate, navigate and manage complex innovation challenges in the global medical technology industry.

Master of Science in Security Technologies (MSST)
The M.S. in Security Technologies degree program is designed to shape tomorrow's analytical and risk-management policymakers and innovators in just 16 months.

In addition, we offer continuing education opportunities for tech-based organizations through consulting and customized short courses, and exclusive opportunities for undergraduate UMN students in science and engineering programs to jumpstart their careers and to distinguish themselves as aspiring and innovative tech leaders.

Upcoming Events

Oct 28 Thu 5:00pm

MDI Information Session

Discovery Nexus
2nd Floor, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

News Highlights

Mike Johnson on KSTP-TV

TLI's Mike Johnson Shares Expertise on Cybersecurity in Healthcare

September 23, 2021
Mike Johnson, director of graduate studies for the MS in Security Technologies program, has been featured in local and national media sharing his expertise on cybersecurity in healthcare and
CMDC Summer Internship

TLI Home of U of MN's New Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity

September 6, 2021
The University of Minnesota is proud to announce its new Center for Medical Device Cybersecurity (CMDC). The center, which will be housed with the Technological Leadership Institute, will foster
Portrait of Chip Laingen

TLI Instructor Discusses Leadership in Technology During Radio Interview

September 3, 2021
TLI Instructor Chip Laingen was interviewed on KYMN Radio's National Security This Week, where he spoke about the importance of leadership in technology along with his work as the Executive
Mike Johnson on FOX 9

MSST Director of Graduate Studies Shares Practical Back-to-School Advice with FOX 9

August 30, 2021
MS in Security Technologies Director of Graduate Studies Mike Johnson shared some practical, yet important and timely advice with FOX 9 about the potential harm in parent's seemingly harmless