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MOT Grad Uses Skills To Solve People Puzzles as Much as Technical Puzzles

Posted August 26, 2021

Kendra Strode uses MOT tools to solve technical issues with a people-centered approach as a higher education IT director.

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The Changing Landscape of Medical Device Cybersecurity

Posted July 16, 2021

When people think of Medical device cybersecurity they most often think about privacy, the protection of patient data and HIPAA compliance.  While this remains the focus of many in the industry, cybersecurity professionals are increasingly concerned about the potential impact of security on patient health and safety. 


M.S. in Management of Technology Program Names the 2021 Best Capstone Winners

Posted July 7, 2021

Year upon year, the capstone projects in the M.S. in Management of Technology program go from strong to stronger. I am, of course, pleased with and proud of our students’ accomplishments, but the job of identifying the finalists and winners for our Best Capstone Award gets harder and harder!

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TLI Graduate Discusses His Journey in Medical Device Innovation

Posted June 25, 2021

Anders Olmanson, a MNCup semifinalist and graduate of the MDI program, took what he learned at TLI to create what he believes to be the best snoring solution on the market.


MOT or MBA: Which Shark Are You?

Posted May 27, 2021

How does the M.S. in Management of Technology (MOT) compare with an MBA? It’s the most common inquiry we field and it’s usually followed up with a side-by-side comparison of courses and schedules. After countless conversations with students, alumni and faculty from both programs, we've found the major difference is not a matter of content, but a matter of framework.

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What Can You Learn From Airbnb: Focus On Your Skills… Not The Idea

Posted April 28, 2021

Has Airbnb succeeded because of its terrific idea? Or is it because of the entrepreneur’s ability to encapsulate his idea in a fantastic pitch and attract VCs? Or is it because of the entrepreneur’s skills in finding the right strategy and executing it to perfection?

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The Miracle Over 20 Years in the Making

Posted January 28, 2021

Joining the billions of people waiting for the moment when I get a shot of a COVID-19 vaccine, it is impossible not to consider how we got here. 

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Taking Care of Your Career: Professional Education in Uncertain Times

Posted November 10, 2020

In uncertain times such as these, furthering one’s professional growth may seem like a bridge too far. Anxiety about more immediate concerns can consume our thoughts. The financial health and prospects of our employers, the challenges of finding a new job in this environment, the uncertainty about what our workplaces and work lives will be like on the other side of the pandemic; these are all continuing sources of concern. 

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MOT-19 Student's Capstone Leads to Patent

Posted September 11, 2020

For the first time in its history, the Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) has partnered with students to file a patent on a product that originated from a Capstone project.


MOT '18 Alumnus Abdul Dire Adds Author to His Credentials

Posted August 18, 2020

In addition to being an applications engineering supervisor at 3M, Abdul Dire has recently added author to his title.