Science and Technology Commercialization
The Master of Science in Science and Technology Commercialization is administered by IC2 Institute, a nontraditional center for research and educational excellence. IC2 Institute previously established two technology commercialization centers for NASA and one for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration. It also established and operates the Austin Technology Incubator.
The project-based Master of Science in Science and Technology Commercialization (MSSTC) focuses not only on general management knowledge and business skills but also on the specialized entrepreneurship, technology transfer, and commercialization expertise necessary to convert technology to wealth. Students in the program study all aspects of starting and managing entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial ventures, assessing a technology's commercial potential, and accelerating the movement of products and services from the drawing board to the marketplace.
The one-year executive program provides graduate education for midlevel and senior professionals while they continue their careers. Classes are generally held on alternate Fridays and Saturdays, with an additional week-long orientation at the beginning of the program year. The MSSTC program is offered both on campus and on-line. The coursework is rigorous and demanding, requiring a serious commitment on the part of the student and the student's employer.
The master's degree addresses both technology policy and technology enterprise.
The following faculty members served on the Graduate Studies Committee in the spring semester 2002-2003.
The prospective student should have at least five years of professional experience, an above-average score on the Graduate Record Examinations General Test or the Graduate Management Admission Test, and an undergraduate grade point average of at least 3.00.
The program requires thirty-six semester hours of graduate coursework. Students must enter the program in the summer and must take courses in a prescribed sequence. There are no electives.
Location: 2815 San Gabriel Street, phone (512) 475-8900, fax (512) 475-8903; campus mail code: A0300
Mailing address: The University of Texas at Austin, MSSTC Program, IC2 Institute, 2815 San Gabriel Street, Austin TX 78705-3596
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12 August 2003. Office of the Registrar
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