MOT Admissions Requirements

M.S. in Management of Technology: Executive Education for Technology Leaders

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The Master of Science in Management of Technology (MOT) degree program is aimed at transforming engineering, science and other technical professionals into business leaders. The mission and goals of all TLI degree programs are achieved by carefully selecting candidates through a rigorous review process. An interview may be requested as part of the admissions process. Dates are as follows:

Application Deadline

Consider applying early and give yourself the best chance to join TLI's Master programs and be considered for a scholarship!

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Application Deadline

The priority deadline for admission and scholarship consideration is January 15, 2024. After January 15, 2024, TLI will continue to accept applications on a rolling basis. Those who submit their application and have all of their application materials in by the priority deadline of January 15 will receive a decision by March 1, 2024. Those who submit complete applications after the priority deadline will receive a decision within 6 weeks. The final date to apply to our programs is July 15, 2024. Those who require a visa to complete the program are encouraged to apply as early as possible, preferably by the priority date.

Technological Leadership Institute Merit-Based Scholarships

The Technological Leadership Institute has a limited number of merit-based scholarships. These scholarships range from $10,000-$20,000. These scholarships funds are distributed over the course of the two year program. TLI automatically considers applicants for these scholarships based on their program application. Therefore, no special application is required for these scholarships. We encourage candidates to submit their applications for admission by January 15, 2024 for priority consideration for these funds. Applications received after the priority deadline will still be considered for scholarships from TLI, however, those applications submitted by the priority deadline will be given first consideration. If an applicant receives a scholarship, they will be notified via their acceptance letter.

How to Apply

In order to get started, you will need to create an online application. This will be used to submit all required documentation to apply to any of TLI's three degree programs, which are part of the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities campus in Minneapolis. The link below will walk you through each section of the application.

Application Instructions

Due to the limited cohort size, applicants should begin the admissions process and submit applications as early as possible.

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Admissions Requirements

Candidates often exceed the following minimum requirements, and qualified applicants are interviewed and admitted throughout the year: 

  • Undergraduate degree
  • Demonstrated tech-based managerial/leadership experience
  • Relevant professional experience is required for MOT applicants. Most applicants have 5 – 25 years of experience at the time of admission.


  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Corporate endorsement

Required Testing

Please see the graduate school website for English language proficiency requirements.

If you have questions about your specific situation, please reach out to our admissions team.


Attend an Information Session

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We strongly encourage all prospective students attend an information session before applying to TLI graduate programs. Our information sessions give candidates an opportunity to meet faculty, ask questions about financial aid and get a better understanding of the curriculum. Candidates can register by viewing the information session calendar.

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Learn more about the MOT program by attending an information session