Master’s Program in Technology Commercialization Added by McCombs School of Business
From the UT Office of Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business is adding the Master of Science in Technology Commercialization Program (MSTC) to its graduate degree offerings, Tom Gilligan, dean of the McCombs School, has announced.
“Bringing the MSTC program to McCombs further concentrates our focus on entrepreneurship and innovation,” Gilligan said.
The MSTC program accelerates technology commercialization by teaching students how to identify technologies with commercial viability, bring them to market and create wealth in the process. The program was conceived by the late George Kozmetsky, dean from 1966 to 1982, and introduced by the university’s IC2 Institute in 1996.
One of more than 550 graduates of the program, Doug Baum (MSTC 2007) is currently the chief operating officer of MacuCLEAR, a company that is developing a new technology for the treatment of age-related macular degeneration. Baum and his team learned about MacuCLEAR’s technology in the MSTC program and worked with the company for his class project.
“The MSTC was perfect for my goals,” Baum said. “Its action-based learning guides students through the process of developing a new technology company.” Read more.
See also “UT tech commercialization degree transferred to McCombs School of Business” in the Austin Business Journal.