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M.S. in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Request Info - Graduate

In the M.S. in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship (one year and 30 credits), students join with a cohort of graduate students who understand the basics of a specific science or technology, and pursue advanced studies in a technology while learning the basics of management that covers how to bring new technologies to market and the basics of business law relevant to commercializing technology.

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Successful commercialization of technology requires not only technical understanding, but also a basic foundation in management that covers bringing the product to market by developing a business plan, obtaining funding, staffing and managing the enterprise, and understanding how to value and protect intellectual property.

The purpose of the Lally School TC&E program is to prepare a new generation of technology entrepreneurs who have an advanced understanding of technology, a fundamental understanding of commercial functions and analytics, and practical experience in the process of innovation and technological commercialization.

This unique program is an interdisciplinary collaboration between the Lally School of Management, 11 other departments at Rensselaer, and Albany Law School. Graduate students take core management and law credits and specialize in-depth in advanced studies in a technology, science or product design area. Undergraduates selected for this track can combine studies in a technology discipline with Management.

After receiving a B.S. degree, they can continue for an additional 30 credits to earn an M.S. degree.

Master’s Curriculum

M.S. in TC&E
M.S. in TC&E Program
Management Core Courses - 12 Credits
  • Business Implications of Emerging Technologies
  • Commercializing Advanced Technologies
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Talent Management

Law Courses (at Albany Law School) - Six Credits
  • Contracts
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Law of Technology Transfer
Specialized Science/Technology Electives - 12 Credits

Four (4) courses in the areas of:

  • Architecture
  • BioMed Engineering
  • Biology
  • ISYE
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Science—Artificial Intelligence


  • Computer Science
  • IT
  • Materials Science
  • PDI
  • STS or Management of Technological Innovation
Severino Center Series on Entrepreneurship - No Credits
  • Speakers, Visits to Start-ups, Etc.


Career Options

Possible career options upon completion of the M.S. in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship include: technology transfer, technology start-ups, new product development, intellectual property management, corporate strategy in marketing or innovation, sustainability enterprises, research and development, government agencies, technology councils, new business centers, or business venture funding.

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