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Technological Leadership Institute

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The Technological Leadership Institute (TLI) is an interdisciplinary center within the University of Minnesota's highly-ranked College of Science and Engineering that has been turning technology professionals into business leaders for nearly four decades.

OUR PROGRAMS PROVIDE:
 

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Instruction from academics and industry experts currently working in the field bringing real-time knowledge to the classroom

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Flexible learning options

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A 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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"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

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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

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 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

Dec 6 Mon 5:00pm

MOT Information Session

Online
or
Discovery Nexus
2nd Floor, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dec 8 Wed 5:00pm

MSST Information Session

Online
or
Discovery Nexus
2nd Floor, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Dec 9 Thu 12:00pm

MDI Online Information Session

Online
or
Discovery Nexus
2nd Floor, McNamara Alumni Center
200 Oak Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

News Highlights

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TLI Names Inaugural Recipient of the Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship

November 18, 2021
TLI is excited to announce first-year M.S. in Management of Technology student Ambreen Athar as the inaugural recipient of the Kirk Froggatt Diversity and Inclusion Fellowship. Read her full story...
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WATCH NOW: Technically Speaking: DEI in Technology Leadership

November 16, 2021
TLI's most recent Technically Speaking event is now available to watch online. On November 15, 2021 a panel of leaders in DEI gathered to discuss the very important topic of Diversity, Equity