MOT Global | NYU Tandon School of Engineering

MOT Global

A unique learning opportunity for M.S. Management of Technology (MOT) students to do their first semester at NYU Shanghai and finish their degree in Brooklyn.



NYU Shanghai building signage in English and Chinese


Participating students enjoy a unique cohort-based, two-campus experience across Shanghai and New York that only a university like NYU with its global presence can provide. Faculty in Shanghai have been selected by Tandon for their special expertise, experience, and teaching ability. Students benefit from the resources and connections of NYU in Shanghai and in New York, ultimately getting the best of both worlds for a truly immersive, transnational program.


Fall 2022

Tandon will offer the following courses at NYU Shanghai. All are required courses within the MOT core curriculum and will count toward a student’s degree requirements. If your participation is confirmed, your MOT advisor will de-enroll any courses you may have already registered for in New York and enroll you in the courses below. Participating students must take and continue in all of these courses; once your semester in Shanghai has started, you may not drop them.

3 Credits Organizational Behavior MG-GY6013
Introduction to theory, research and practice to better understand human behavior in organizations. Topics include motivation and job satisfaction; decision making; group dynamics; work teams; leadership; communication; power, politics and conflict; organization culture, structure and design; impact of technology; management of work stress; organizational change and development; and career management. Analysis of organizational behavior problems by self assessments, case studies and simulations.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing
3 Credits Financial Analysis for Technology Managers MG-GY6033
The course will focus upon accounting issues as well as financing and investment functions/decisions of the financial manager as applied to practical real world situations. We will first cover basic concepts of accounting (including cost accounting); as well as basic concepts of finance. Some of the course will involve analysis of actual case studies of real business situations. In the process of analyzing the cases students will be able to apply these accounting and finance concepts to actual business problems and their solutions.
Prerequisite(s): Graduate Standing
3 Credits Global Innovation MG-GY7953
This course focuses on global technology-enabled innovation. Topics covered include accessing global sources of innovation, coordination and organization of activities worldwide, new product development globally, the role of revitalized global R&D, growing prominence of IT and e-Business in global innovation, and the role of alliances and linkages with customers, suppliers and other third parties.
Prerequisite: Graduate Standing



All students must (i) be admitted to begin their program in Fall 2022, (ii) commit to relocate and live in Shanghai during the Fall semester, and (iii) enroll in all of the courses offered at NYU Shanghai. Following the Fall semester, you will travel to New York for the Spring 2023 semester and complete the remainder of your degree in New York. 

The MOT Global program can accommodate a maximum of 30 students. If interest among students exceeds this number, a lottery will be used to select participants.

Travel and Visa Information

Students who are Chinese Nationals or Mainland entry permit holders from Macau, Taiwan, or Hong Kong should not require university documentation to clear immigration and gain entry to China. However, all other students should be aware that the ongoing pandemic has resulted in China not issuing visas for international study away students at this time. While this restriction might be lifted prior to arrival for the Fall 2022 semester, no announcement has been made yet. Thus, you should carefully consider your options before completing the registration form and making a commitment. You should also consider the time it would take for the PRC Government to process any visa applications should student visas be available once more. You may, of course, start your degree in New York City.

How will getting a student visa to the United States work?

The first day of classes during the Spring 2023 semester at Tandon in New York will be January 23, 2022. Participating students should apply to Get a US Visa at least 3-4 months before the start of the Spring 2023 semester so that they can have their immigration documents to travel to New York after the Fall semester at NYU Shanghai concludes. If you already have your I-20 and need it updated to reflect your Spring 2023 entry to the US, please submit the Entry Plan form so OGS can adjust your document.