University of Texas at Austin

MS in Technology Commercialization

Launch Your Ideas

A Texas McCombs M.S. in Technology Commercialization degree connects you with the people and knowledge to take your ideas to market.

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At the intersection of business, technology, and innovation.

The Texas McCombs M.S. in Technology Commercialization teaches you how to launch new businesses and products into the market either through a venture of your own or an existing organization. You can attend classes at the McCombs School of Business at UT Austin, or online via video conferencing. 

A STEM-designated degree— MSTC combines cutting-edge technology and hands-on entrepreneurship, resulting in the creation of innovative ventures and products. For over two decades MSTC's one-year immersion in technology entrepreneurship remains one of the most popular and diverse programs for working professionals who want to take innovations to market.  Through high-quality instruction, experiential learning, and the pursuit of relevant, groundbreaking research, we are shaping those who will shape tomorrow and solve our most challenging problems.

Application Deadlines

Round 1

Application Due: Monday, October 12, 2020

Round 2

Application Due: Monday, December 20, 2020 (Final Deadline for International Applicants)

Round 3

Application Due: Monday, March 15, 2021 (Final Deadline for U.S. Domestic Applicants)

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Program Details

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Flexible Schedule

Designed for working professionals, students attend class every other weekend— Friday evening and all day Saturday— either on campus or online via remote conferencing. The summer semester begins with a week-long residence in Austin. Then, the fall semester kicks off with a week-long intensive, in-person or online. In December, during the last stretch of the fall semester, you’ll apply your knowledge as part of a global trip to locations such as Singapore, Portugal, or South Africa.

Online Option

Participants may choose to attend class weekends on campus in Austin or via online web conferencing. You can also utilize a combination of the two options— Classes are recorded so you may watch the lectures later if you are unable to attend class or just want to review. Our online students follow the same rigorous curriculum as the students that attend in-person, and the majority of project teams will have a combination of both online and in-person students. Online students attend via live web streams and follow the same assignment schedules as their in-person counterparts. This online education option also provides maximum flexibility and convenience for those who work or reside beyond the Central Texas area.

Business First

First and foremost, your MSTC degree is a business degree that focuses on profitability and bringing new products and businesses to market. You will be asked to do technology market research but, unlike other tech entrepreneurship degrees, you do need to understand how to build the technology or how it works to be successful. Your instruction will center on what the tech accomplishes in the market and who your customers will be. That's not a technical question, that's a business question.

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Meet Our Alumni

JD Valdez

Global Strategic Account Manager, Mitratech 
Class of 2011

"It's great whenever you work with a client that is struggling and you are able to help them with your software, it’s a very rewarding feeling."

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Lisa Deluca

IBM Distinguished Engineer, IBM Commerce 
Class of 2010

"I love inventing in the cognitive space. The program took us from idea to launch."

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Molly

Molly Mae Potter

COO, Secure Logic
Class of 2018

"Texas MSTC was a great combination of not only the business acumen I was looking to gain but also it married with my technical background."

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Robert Reeves

CTO & Founder, Datical 
Class of 2012

"To not always work on the technical solution but to be exposed to marketing, finance, accounting...That was invaluable as I took on this role as CTO and founder at my next start up."

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Karen Siles

Karen Siles

Senior Delivery Manager, IBM 
Class of 2019

"I want to switch into a product management role and also on the side I’m hoping to start my own business."

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Brian Shumway

Brian Shumway

SEO Growth Manager, Indeed 
Class of 2019

"The other students are great, it’s a super diverse group of really intelligent people who are in every different industry, large companies, small companies, startups."

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4DR Imaging

4DR Imaging

Class of 2018

Learn more about working with a team during the MSTC program.

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