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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.

News Highlights

Jonathan Wrolstad on KSTP
News

TLI Instructor Shares Expertise on Growing Number of Cyber Threats to Companies

July 29, 2021
MSST instructor and cyber threat intelligence expert Jonathan Wrolstad shared his expertise with KSTP-TV on the growing number of threats facing companies each year and the economic impact.
person in lab coat on ipad with cyber widgets around it
Blog

The Changing Landscape of Medical Device Cybersecurity

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,
Blog

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

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
Portrait of Anders Olmanson and his invention, the REMplenish water bottle.
Blog

TLI graduate discusses his journey in medical device innovation

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.