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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

Nov 29 Mon 12:00pm

MSST Information Session

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

Dec 6 Mon 5:00pm

MOT Information Session

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

Dec 8 Wed 5:00pm

MSST Information Session

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

News Highlights

Portrait of Ambreen Athar
Blog

TLI Names Inaugural Recipient of the Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship

November 18, 2021
TLI is excited to announce first-year M.S. in Management of Technology student Ambreen Athar as the inaugural recipient of the Kirk Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship. Read her full story...
Technically Speaking: DEI panel
Blog

WATCH NOW: Technically Speaking: DEI in Technology Leadership

November 16, 2021
TLI's most recent Technically Speaking event is now available to watch online. On November 15, 2021 a panel of leaders in DEI gathered to discuss the very important topic of Diversity, Equity
Alfie Marcus
News

MOT Professor Discusses the Impact of the Global Worker Shortage with NPR

November 3, 2021
M.S. in Management of Technology professor, Alfie Marcus, says the global worker shortage will have an impact on many careers including engineers, healthcare workers and more, long after the pandemic
Alfie Marcus
News

MOT Instructor Discusses Rising Natural Gas Prices with MPR

October 19, 2021
It could be an expensive winter. Be prepared to spend up to 30 percent more to stay warm this winter. MS in Management of Technology Instructor Alfie Marcus discussed the rising cost of natural gas