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Yale SOM Launches Master’s In Technology Management

Here's what we know so far about the new Yale School of Management one-year Master in Technology Management degree

Fri Sep 22 2023

Yale School of Management has announced the launch of a one-year Master’s in Technology Management, with the school set to welcome its first cohort in fall 2024. 

The program is designed specifically for graduates of Yale’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS) and other similar technical programs with the aim of developing their business and leadership skills in the context of technical fields. 

At the end of the program, graduates will be prepared to build business that can thrive in today’s increasingly competitive, high-tech markets. 

Yale SOM Master in Technology Management curriculum 

The summer before the program even begins, students on the new Yale program will gain real-world experience through a compulsory internship. 

Having already seen first-hand how leadership operates in technical fields, students then bring their learnings into the classroom in four core courses which further build a foundation of business understanding. These introductory courses include Innovator, Foundations of Accounting and Valuation, Introduction to Marketing, and Advanced Theories and Application of Design. 

Students may then choose from a wide-ranging selection of elective courses to deepen their expertise in the areas of entrepreneurship, managerial skills, innovation, and technology. 

For example, electives focused on entrepreneurship include Start-up Founder Studies, Global Social Entrepreneurship, and Private Capital and Impact Investing. If students want to hone their managerial skills, electives include Mastering Influence and Persuasion, Big Data and Customer Analytics, and Product Management. 

Elective courses in innovation include Creativity and Innovation and Sustainable Innovation in Healthcare and courses focusing on gaining a deeper understanding of technology and business include AI Strategy and Marketing and Management of Software Development, among others. 

“The program opens an exciting pathway for our undergraduate students who want to harness their engineering expertise to pursue ventures that can have a transformative impact on society,” says Jeffrey Brock, the dean of the School of Engineering and Applied Science. 

In the final component of the program students will take two graduate level SEAS courses which will be focused on more technical topics such as mechanical engineering and computer science. 

Why is now a good time to study a Master in Technology Management?

For graduates with a strong technical background, pairing their expertise with an understanding of how they are applied in business contexts and leadership skills opens doors into a significantly wider range of careers. 

“Many of the greatest challenges—and opportunities—in the business world today involve the interdependence of technology and business decisions. We’re delighted to be working with SEAS to leverage our respective areas of expertise while building on our shared commitment to giving Yale students the best possible business, management, and leadership training,” says Kerwin Charles, dean of Yale School of Management. 

Technical skills paired with business acumen are especially valued by employers in industries such as consulting, finance, and technology, according to a recent GMAC survey. Tech recruiters are particularly interested in areas such as programming, cloud-based technology, and data visualization. 

The report reveals that consulting employers are looking for graduates with expertise focused on AI competence and machine learning. 

The Yale SOM Master’s in Technology Management is only open to Yale College engineering students and others with a strong technical foundation to prepare them for advanced engineering courses. Applicants must have graduated in the past three years or be approaching graduation in 2024. 

Applications for the first cohort open in fall 2023.