2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 22, 2018  
2013-2014 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management of Technology

(Formerly - Accelerated Management of Technology Program)

Academic Director: Joseph Nadan
Administrative Director: Vivek Veeraiah


The NYU School of Engineering Master’s Degree Program in Management of Technology (MOT) was created for 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 technology management and innovation. For forward-thinking managers, the MOT Program is a proven and unique path to leadership in the Twenty-First Century.

One of the first accredited universities to offer an advanced degree in MOT, the Polytechnic Institute of NYU is a recognized leader in the field, and has offered the MOT program for almost two decades. Rather than grafting a few courses onto a traditional MBA program, the MOT Program possesses a thoroughly innovative integrated curriculum. Whether a student is a recent college graduate, or in the early, middle, or advanced stages of their career, the MS program in Management of Technology at NYU-Poly prepares students to take part in this process of invention, innovation, and entrepreneurship -what we like to call i2e.

The MOT program also welcomes students into a community of learners that includes faculty, strategic partners, industry leaders and business networks around the world. The Institute for Technology and Enterprise (ITE) - New York’s premiere research and educational hub for management and innovation - is one of our major partners. It hosts round-tables and workshops with industry leaders and scholars, ensuring our students benefit from a wealth of resources and ideas.

Key Characteristics of the MOT Program: Flexible Scheduling

The MOT program is offered with a curriculum that bridges the gap between technology and business, and may be completed in accelerated (4), full-time (3), or part-time (2) or (1) formats in anywhere from 10 to 44 months. The number in parentheses represents the number of 3.0 credit courses completed in each semester in each format. Due to this scheduling flexibility, it is well-suited for engineers and scientists with increasing managerial responsibility, as well as professionals, functional and business managers, and entrepreneurs in financial services, IT, security, design, retailing, media/entertainment and other increasingly technological environments. Courses take place in the evening, which means there is minimal disruption to a student’s busy daytime routine.

Goals and Objectives

By the time students graduate from the MOT program, they will:

  • Possess the tools to analyze strategic and global management issues;
  • Be able to apply knowledge of technology and management in diverse settings;
  • Understand how to formulate new business models around technology-enabled innovation; and
  • Develop the skills and confidence to assume leadership positions in established firms, as well as new ventures.

Admissions Criteria

The MOT program is selective. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree from an institution of higher learning, either in the United States or abroad. Candidates must have a minimum 3.0 grade-point average or equivalent in their undergraduate degree. Candidates are required to take the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Examination (GRE). International students must take the TOEFL exam.

How to Apply

The MOT Master’s Degree Program uses a Self-Managed Application (SMA) admission process in which applicants gather the required materials and forward them in a single envelope to:

MOT Program Administrative Director
Polytechnic Institute of NYU
55 Broad Street, Suite 13B
New York, NY 10004

Application Checklist

  1. Complete the application and attach a professional resume and the application fee.
  2. A Statement of Purpose that describes in brief:
    1. Prior background and experience
    2. Motivation in pursuing graduate studies
    3. Long-term career goals
  3. Please ask the registrar at all colleges and universities attended to send official transcripts directly to the applicant. For the transcripts to remain official, they must be and remain sealed in the original envelope. Opened transcripts are not considered official.
  4. Please arrange for two (2) letters of recommendation to be sent directly to the applicant. These letters are generally from a supervisor or high-level colleague who knows the applicant’s professional work. As with transcripts, to be considered official, recommendations must be sent directly from the recommender to the applicant and remain unopened. The applicant should write his or her name at the top, sign the waiver if they do not wish to see the recommendation and give one form and one enclosed envelope to each person writing in support of the application.

For more information, contact the MOT program Administrative Director:

Tel: (718) 260-4015
Fax: (212) 547-7029
Or e-mail: mot-im@poly.edu


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