UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Technology Management Program

Technology Management Program
Phelps Hall 1332
Telephone (805) 893-5133
Email: tmp@tmp.ucsb.edu
Website: www.tmp.ucsb.edu

Chair: Kyle Lewis
Vice Chair: Gary Hansen

Graduate Program

PhD in Technology Management
The Ph.D. Program in Technology Management integrates organization science with technology and innovation studies in an interdisciplinary environment that transcends the distinctions between disciplines. Students will learn about the importance of technology and social systems in shaping organizational action. The Ph.D. program leverages existing strengths in engineering, technology innovation, and social sciences at UCSB with the goal of nurturing exceptional scholars who will go on to research and teach at top universities across the country and around the world. Coursework areas include organizational behavior, technology management strategy, team processes and performance, organizational theory, technology and organizational change, and methodological approaches ranging from laboratory experiments to ethnographic studies to survey research and network analysis. Faculty and students are encouraged to collaborate across disciplinary boundaries such as Sociology, Psychology, Economics, Political Science, Computer Science, and Communication to pioneer exciting new interdisciplinary fields and programs.

The department emphasizes graduate education at the highest level. Admission to the Ph.D. program is open to applicants who demonstrate unusual ability and promise for academic and scholarly success. To be considered for admission, applicants must have received a Bachelor’s degree or its equivalent from an accredited institution. Applicants to the Ph.D. program need not necessarily hold a master’s degree, although that may be desirable in some instances. Official grade transcripts and degree certifications will be required from the applicant’s academic institution(s), as will a detailed statement of purpose and three letters of recommendation. An undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher is recommended for admission into the program.

Verbal, quantitative and analytical Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) scores, taken within five years of application, are required of all applicants. The Graduate Management Admissions Test (GMAT) will serve as an acceptable alternative. There are no minimum required GRE or GMAT scores; however, the ideal applicant will score in the top 20 percent of each test.

Applicants whose native language is not English must pass the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) prior to admission to UCSB. Requests for exceptions to this requirement will be considered for those students who have completed an undergraduate or graduate education at an institution whose primary language of instruction is English.

Doctor of Philosophy—Technology Management (Requirements – PDF)

Master of Technology Management
The Master of Technology Management (MTM) is intended for exceptional students with engineering, science, mathematics, or quantitative social science backgrounds who have demonstrated the potential for leadership. This program will propel students with advanced technical qualifications to successful careers as innovative business leaders and entrepreneurs.

The Master of Technology Management degree is not for everyone. We want students with the ambition, disposition, and drive to succeed in our rigorous, immersive environment. We want people who are energized by a challenge and enjoy being pushed by ambitious, like-minded colleagues. For those simply looking for some general management skills, an MBA might be a better fit. But if you’re eager for a more focused set of skills, we've designed a program in which you will thrive. Typically, our students have an undergraduate or master’s degree that is considered technical or quantitative, a stellar GPA, and work experience in a technical field. We look for evidence of initiative as an indicator that you will make the most of the Master of Technology Management experience while adding value to your student cohort..

Master of Technology Management (Requirements – PDF)

In addition to the departmental requirements, applicants must also fulfill the university requirements for admission described in the “Graduate Education” section of this catalog.

Graduate Program in Management Practice (GPMP) Certificate
For highly motivated graduate students across the UC Santa Barbara campus seeking a structured and diploma-enhancing business education, the Technology Management Program offers a UC-wide recognized graduate certificate. TMP helps prepare graduate students to enter the technology business world with a fundamental knowledge of business practices and theories. Topics include the fundamentals of business accounting and finance, market analysis, sales and marketing, planning, entrepreneurship new product development, team dynamics and leadership.

Our goal is to see UC Santa Barbara‘s Technology Management students sought out by technology corporations and start-ups. Students are expected to complete 18 credits that include 5 courses and either an internship or participation in the New Venture Competition.

For more information about this program, please visit www.tmp.ucsb.edu/

Optional Interdisciplinary Emphases

Students pursuing a doctoral degree in the Technology Management Program may petition to add the following Optional Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Emphases: Information Technology & Society.

Requirement sheets for each emphasis may be found on this page.