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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.


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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 


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

Jun 21 Wed 9:00am

CMDC's Threat Modeling Intensive Training

Bruininks Hall | Classroom 131-B | 222 Pleasant St SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455

News Highlights

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TLI's Class of 2023 Takes a Bow

May 16, 2023
TLI's 2023 cohort celebrated the end of a long road Friday afternoon at the Graduate Hotel in Minneapolis. It was the first time in TLI's 36-year history that all three programs held their
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The Art of Talking Through Difficult Subjects: Q&A with Patria Lawton

May 2, 2023
ST Fellow and ST / MDI faculty member Patria Lawton answered our questions about talking through, rather than talking around, difficult subjects in the workplace. She also shared her insights about