MSTC Program Hits No. 5 in Worldwide Ranking
McCombs’ Master of Science in Technology Commercialization program ranks No. 5 in the world in Eduniversal’s Best Master Ranking in Engineering and Project Management.
The Texas MSTC finds itself in elite company. The top four programs are, in order, MIT, Wharton, Duke, and Stanford.
Forty master programs from around the world made the cut. Broad in scope, the survey includes any program at the master’s level that offers a degree or strong concentration in the management of an engineering process or technology.
Types of ranked degrees include the MBA, master of science, master of engineering, and master in information systems. The focus of these degrees varies from technology innovation, to bioengineering, manufacturing, operations, and even business analytics.
Interestingly, the Texas MSTC ranked No. 9 in the previous Eduniversal ranking (2011-12), but for entrepreneurship, not engineering management.
“The ambiguity highlights MSTC’s strength,” says Gary Cadenhead, director of the MSTC program. “There are not many programs in the world that specialize in technology commercialization, that unique sweet spot between entrepreneurship and engineering.”
The MSTC, a 10-course, year-long program for working professionals, teaches students how to identify commercially viable technologies, bring them to market through entrepreneurial ventures or established firms and create wealth in the process. The innovative program uses state-of-the-art technology to allow students both in-class and online options.
The methodology for the ranking includes program reputation (according to HR managers and business school deans), starting salary, and the level of satisfaction with the program expressed by recent graduates.
Eduniversal.com launched in October 2007. Created by SMBG, a French consulting company specializing in student orientation, business schools, and corporate recruitment, the site aims to be a reference search engine for higher education projects and international recruitment.
Eduniversal’s master rankings are unique in their coverage of business specialties. Rarely seen in other surveys, areas such as agribusiness, sports management, luxury management, and sustainable development, to name just a few, fall under their purview.
Eduniversal also publishes a more traditional school ranking, listing 1,000 business schools from around the world, in which McCombs hits No. 18 among U.S. institutions.