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Your Future Begins With A Single Step

The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) at the University of Minnesota has been turning technology industry professionals into business leaders for nearly four decades.


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Instruction from academics and industry-leading experts who bring real-time knowledge to the classroom

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Flexible learning options

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A strong network built from a diverse cohort of technology professionals 


It is possible to remain fully employed while completing the requirements for our programs

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Skills that lead to salary increases and job promotions

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An integral part of the University of Minnesota’s highly-ranked College of Science and Engineering

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"I am much more confident approaching problems with an innovative mindset and offering bold, outside-the-box solutions. I have a greater understanding of how to progress through a large, global technology organization."

- Nick Heath, M.S. in Management of Technology 2020 alumnus

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 (ST)

The M.S. in Security Technologies degree program is designed to shape tomorrow's analytical and risk-management policymakers and innovators in just 22 months.

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"I have applied everything I learned in the program to my previous and current job roles. I truly believe that I have gained years of industry experience by being in this program."

-Ruchi Patel, M.S. in Medical Device Innovation 2020 alumna

In addition, we offer graduate minors, graduate certificates, 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.

News Highlights

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Five Questions: Aibek Atanbekov

As TLI's class of '24 prepares for graduation, we asked students to look back and tell us what sticks with them most about their time in the program. They had a lot to say.
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General Mills Employees Learn Tech Leadership Fundamentals at "TLE 4.0"

Two dozen General Mills engineers and scientists are learning how to become leaders in the workplace, in the fourth offering of a special TLI-hosted short course.