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

OUR PROGRAMS PROVIDE:
 

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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: take classes in-person or remotely

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A strong network built from a diverse cohort of technology professionals 

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The opportunity to work full-time and immediately apply what you learn to your job

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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, 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.

Upcoming Events

Oct 24 Mon 8:00am
Nov 2 Wed 8:00am

Advanced Manufacturing Minneapolis

Minneapolis Convention Center
Booth #3543, Minneapolis, MN

News Highlights

An official proclamation declaring September 23, 2022 Technological Leadership Day in Minnesota
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Today is Technological Leadership Institute Day in Minnesota!

September 23, 2022
TLI is celebrating 35 years, and the Governor of Minnesota is recognizing the milestone with an official proclamation.
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It's a Wrap! 45th "Aerosol and Particle Measurement" Short Course a Success

August 25, 2022
62 students from around the country gathered at the University of Minnesota for the 45th offering of this well-regarded course. This was the first year TLI facilitated the event, and the reviews were