Education and Degree Programs

The Columbia University Center for Technology Management gives formal degree programs and provides customized seminars and educational programs for organizations.

Executive Master of Science in Technology Management Program

The EMSTM Program gives high-potential managers the path to becoming executive leaders in digital and technology-driven organizations.  The program – offered in an accelerated 16-month Executive Master’s Degree format – provides cross-functional education and six areas of specialization (C-Level Management, Data Management and Analytics, New Business Ventures, Media and Entertainment Management, Cybersecurity, and Digital Transformation).  Students engage in online and face-to-face instruction, as well as a program-long, one-to-one mentoring from an experienced executive. This program has been designed for technology and business professionals interested in growing their careers or building new ventures.  The typical applicant has 10+ years of work experience and proven leadership potential.

Master of Science in Technology Management

The MSTM program gives recent graduates and early-career professionals the education they need to move into management or build entrepreneurial ventures.  The program – offered in both full-time and part-time formats – focuses on management and digital transformation and the ability to lead major technology projects and initiatives.  Students develop core competencies in the following areas:  Technology in the Business Environment, Accounting and Finance, Strategic Advocacy, Behavioral Challenges, Technology and the Law, Operations Management, Leading Disruptive Change, Applied Analytics. Elective coursework allows students to focus on an area of interest or specialization. This program has been designed for high-potential young employees, aiming at a career in technology and business.  The typical applicant is a recent graduate or has fewer than 10 years of professional experience, and has the desire to build a career as a technology professional.