Management of Technology Minor

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Broaden Your Perspective

Gain greater insight into business, leadership and technology with a Management of Technology (MOT) graduate minor. This program is designed to equip graduate students with the management knowledge and skills needed to take on future leadership roles.

Career Success Skills

Business basics are needed to understand how decisions are made, how to influence them, and ultimately how to make them yourself. The key differentiators of career success are the communications, teamwork and project management skills obtained in our MOT minor program. Having the MOT minor on a resume, along with a technical major, says you are ready to lead in a technological enterprise.


Whether you’re taking one MOT minor course or pursuing the MOT master’s or doctoral minor, a bachelor’s degree in engineering, science or another technology-related field from an accredited program is required. Watch the video to learn more about the program from the director of the MOT minor, Steven Webster.

Applied Learning

MOT minor courses help students develop an understanding of business principles, complementary to a science or engineering graduate major. Two courses are required for the minor, and they may also be taken by non-degree seeking students. Electives are selected in consultation with the director of the MOT minor. Other courses may be counted toward the MOT minor with prior approval.





Note: To earn a graduate minor, students must be enrolled in a University of Minnesota master’s degree program. Some courses are open to non-degree seeking students.


Our admissions and educational services teams are here to help answer your questions about the MOT minor.