Overview

The MS Management of Technology program (MOT) was created for college graduates and professionals who aim to make a difference in an economy where bridging the technology and business worlds is crucial. It will introduce you to the latest thinking and best practices in technology management and innovation. For forward-thinking managers and leaders, the MOT program is a proven and unique path to success in the 21st century.

One of the first accredited universities to offer an advanced degree in MOT, the School of Engineering is a recognized leader in the field, and has offered the MOT program for nearly 25 years. Rather than grafting a few courses onto a traditional MBA program, the MOT program possesses a thoroughly innovative and integrated curriculum. The program is well suited for a wide-range of college graduates, professionals, engineering and scientific leaders, who want to function at the intersection of business and technology.

The program embodies the School of Engineering's academic philosophy of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship (i2e). Put simply, i2e is about transforming ideas into action. By managing technological innovation to launch new products, services, and businesses within their own companies or as startups, students in our programs embody that philosophy and expand the notion that research universities must provide economic impact in addition to education.

Executive Format

The department also offers the MOT program in an executive format (eMOT) with classes held on a biweekly basis. This eMOT format, focuses on students with more professional experience, and is characterized by having cohort groups that facilitate student networking and intensified teamwork. A unique coaching and mentoring program that includes individual and group meetings with a coach/mentor will enhance and complete your academic experience.

The eMOT program was created for working professionals who aim to make a difference in an economy where bridging the technology and business worlds is crucial. It introduces participants to the latest thinking and best practices in business and technology management and innovation. For forward-thinking managers, the eMOT Program is a proven and unique path to leadership. The eMOT program is based on a cohort system in which all participants enter at the same time and take many of their courses together, except when electives are selected. Classes are held every other week on Thursday evenings and all day Saturday at 55 Broad Street, in the heart of lower Manhattan. An all-inclusive fee covers tuition and fees, textbooks and other educational material, and special tutorials and lectures by highly qualified NYC metropolitan area business and technology leaders. Meals on class days are also included and students taking at least 6 credits in a semester may, with the permission of the Program Director, audit one additional the School of Engineering graduate course in that semester for free.

Format Features and Benefits

  • Apply best practices in leadership, innovation, quantitative analysis, and business and technology management
  • An emphasis on people, process and tools to nurture innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Active involvement with highly respected faculty
  • More agility in handling day-to-day challenges at work
  • Modern learning methods, e.g. individualized and team-based coaching
  • Carefully selected elective courses to maintain flexibility in meeting diverse professional needs
  • A professional, modern, and informal learning environment
  • Close collaboration with respected partners in industry and relevant scholarly communities
  • A curriculum that is continually updated
  • Participants are viewed as partners in the learning process

Admissions Requirements

Admission to the MOT program is based on an in-depth evaluation of a candidate’s academic record, work experience and overall intellectual and professional qualifications and potential. Applicants must demonstrate strong commitment, and an ability to benefit professionally from the program. Because of the heavy demands of this program, it is important that employers also explicitly support such professional education.

How to Apply

The MOT program uses an admission process called the Self-Managed Application (SMA). To apply, complete the online application, and send the items listed in the checklist below in a single envelope to:

Graduate Center
NYU Polytechnic School of Engineering
6 MetroTech Center
Brooklyn, New York 11201

Application Checklist

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year university program
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Full-time students must submit GRE or GMAT scores
  • International students must submit TOEFL or IELTS scores
  • Admission interview *
  • Most students in the executive program have a minimum of three years’ professional work experience; however, admission is occasionally granted to very highly qualified recent graduates.

* The Program Director will schedule interviews with applicants to assure that they are ready for the commitment involved in this program.

For more information, contact the eMOT Program Administrative Director:

Tel: (718) 260-4015
Fax: (718) 260-3874
xmot@poly.edu