Tech MBA Programs

The technology industry is one of the quickest developing and expanding industries in the world, and what better way to join than by doing a Tech MBA. This fast-paced industry is met by a growing demand for Tech MBA graduates.

Programs still teach business classes but put an emphasis on the technological side of things. This prepares students for the technology dominated world which they will be met with. Instead of learning about economics, students will be taught how it is employed in the e-commerce world. Students will still be taught marketing, classes will just have an emphasis on trends in the digital marketing world.

Tech MBA graduates go on to work at the biggest companies in the world, such as Google, Amazon, IMB, Microsoft and so many more. If that didn’t convince you, the average salary for graduates from top programs is around $130,000.

The Cornell Tech MBA is a one-year MBA program which starts in May, founded on a tech-focused campus, where students can earn a business degree deeply influenced by the needs of the digital age, and learn the foundations of business in the context of the technology and innovation reshaping the competitive landscape worldwide. This program provides in-depth knowledge on the technologies, companies and industries changing the global landscape. Students are trained and prepared to lead in industry for product management/development, product marketing, program management, consumer insight/analytics and user experience strategies, consulting, general management, operations management as well as entrepreneurship.

Class Profile (2020)

  • Total enrolled: 84
  • Average age: 28
  • Average GMAT: 693
  • GMAT range (middle 80%): 647-730
  • Average GRE: 159 (Verbal), 159 (Quantitative)
  • Average undergraduate GPA: 3.33/4.0
  • Undergraduate GPA (middle 80%): 2.79-3.81
  • Average years of work experience: 4.7 years
  • Years of work experience (middle 80%): 2-7.7 years

Designed for students with a passion for technology, the Andre Koo Tech MBA gives the tools of business to those pursuing careers in the industry. A specialized core and elective courses complement built-in immersive opportunities. The one-year, full-time MBA program runs from May to May, maximizing your time and financial investment. Stern Solutions curricula, Stern’s approach to experiential learning, are built into every aspect of the Andre Koo Tech MBA curriculum to help you build a portfolio of skill sets, relationships, and experiences and serve as the foundation for successful careers. Each semester, you will participate in experiential learning opportunities that enable you to design, build, and launch technological solutions.

The Technology Management MBA (TMMBA) program at the UW Foster School of Business is an accelerated path to one of the nation’s top-ranked MBA degrees. Located in Kirkland, this 18-month program adds mentors, executive-level speakers, and real-world relevancy to a dynamic curriculum taught by our award-winning faculty. You’ll collaborate with a team of experienced professionals from diverse backgrounds with a passion for technology, and connect with the largest alumni network in the Puget Sound region to take your career to the next level.

Join TMMBA and become part of a cohort of highly diverse and motivated students. TMMBA students have a wide range of knowledge to share. From aerospace engineer to financial analyst, video game designer to program manager, there’s plenty of experience to draw from. Students have spent an average of 10 years in the workforce by the time they participate in the program.

Class of 2021 profile:

  • class size – 34
  • average work experience – 10 years
  • average age – 33
  • women – 47%
  • average GMAT – 587

Columbia University’s Executive M.S. in Technology Management is in a class all its own. Each student works with an accomplished and recognized technological leader as their personal mentor. Each student selects a leading-edge focus area that matches their interests and goals, such as Digital and Business Transformation, New Business Ventures, or C-Level Management. Instructors are world-class technology leaders unparalleled in the Ivy League. Students can study online from anywhere in the world, along with regular in-person multi-day residencies in their choice of global capitals including New York or Paris. Graduates typically assume positions as CIO, CTO, CAO, COO, CEO, CSO, CDO, or as ground-breaking entrepreneurs.

Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals with 10 or more years of professional experience seeking a CIO, CTO, CAO, COO, CEO, CSO or CDO position or an entrepreneurial role. Most successful candidates have experience using technology to further business goals, with a strong record of professional achievement and clear leadership potential.
  • Individuals with 7 to 9 years of relevant professional experience should contact the program advisor to discuss if this option would be a good fit.
  • Individuals with fewer than 7 years of relevant professional experience should consider the Master of Science in Technology Management program.

IE Business School’s Tech MBA was designed to provide a learning journey in the areas of technology, management and transformational leadership, creating professionals who can adapt to the fast and continuous pace of technological evolution.

This one-year program that starts in January and based in Madrid is designed for professionals that want to develop their career in the technology sector or in tech-centric job roles who want to become fluent in the language of business and technology, building a career that leverages their enhanced tech vision and strategic skills to succeed in the business of the future. The program program focuses one hundred percent on business for tech and, from the very beginning, you will be immersed in tech-rich business challenges through experiential learning courses and field projects, however, when the pace of change is such that most students are preparing themselves for jobs that don’t even exist yet, you will need more than solid know-how to stay ahead of the game and lead the way. And that’s where we come in.

To be eligible to apply for the Tech MBA, you must have completed an official bachelor’s degree in either Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM)*. In addition, a minimum of 3 years of full-time work experience in any type of industry is required, although a total of 5 years is recommended. A passion for technology is a must.

Dual Engineering / MBA Degrees

In the past few years, many top business schools started to offer dual degrees in business and engineering (such as MBA/MEng). Such programs enable students to earn two master’s degrees in the time it takes to complete just one, and at a lower cost than enrolling in each program separately.

Dual Engineering / MBA Degrees have a balanced emphasis on engineering, design, and business fundamentals—all of which are crucial for success when leading technology ventures. They are designed to prepare students to become leaders in technological innovation in an array of different industries, provide a strong foundation in general management, build design skills, and extend students’ understanding of engineering.

MBA/MEng programs use a blended approach to the teaching of business innovation and the complex technologies that drive it forward, with curriculum to deepen students’ understanding of the interdependent relationship and dialogue that exists between these disciplines.

MIT Leaders for Global Operations is a unique, interdisciplinary Engineering & MBA dual degree program with internships at elite partner companies.

This MBA/MS degree from the Sloan School of Management and School of Engineering at MIT allows students to become an innovative business leaders with the technical skills to implement complex operations and technology solutions.

During their two years at MIT, LGO students complete a curriculum that combines the requirements for two separate degrees: a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the Sloan School of Management and a Master of Science (SM) from the School of Engineering in one of seven disciplines.

Each LGO engineering department has world-class faculty, unique areas of expertise, and exciting research opportunities to guide our students to become the next generation of high-tech leaders.

The Sloan MBA has a one-semester core. LGO students join an MBA core team in their first fall semester and take MBA core classes with their team. Following core, Sloan MBAs have an open curriculum to pursue what is most interesting to them. For LGOs, a portion of the remaining electives are a preset LGO-specific curriculum in operations and leadership. LGOs have about 6-10 courses to take as free Sloan electives toward their MBA degree. Many LGOs fill gaps in their knowledge with courses in finance and branding. Others take a deep-dive into operations management and business analytics. It’s up to you to choose.

Kellogg MBAi Program, a joint degree between Kellogg and the McCormick School of Engineering, offers a unique, blended approach to the teaching of business innovation and the complex technologies that drive it forward.

Our world-class professors at Kellogg and McCormick have also collaborated to develop a new catalog of courses that is specifically designed for leaders operating at the nexus of business and AI-driven technology. Unlike other programs, MBAi integrates both business strategy and analytic technologies throughout the curriculum to deepen your understanding of the interdependent relationship and dialogue that exists between these disciplines.

MBAi is designed to prepare ambitious and forward-thinking professionals like you with the knowledge and experience to lead high-impact teams. You will drive strategic business innovation while understanding the complex nuances of the technology that enables it. Our unique, blended approach to curriculum will include machine learning, robotics, computational thinking for business, introduction to the frontiers of science and technology, and how data science and artificial intelligence are driving innovation.

This fast-paced program lasts five quarters from start to graduation and includes a full-time summer internship. You will also participate in a Bay Area industry immersion. Northwestern’s San Francisco campus is the headquarters for this week-long experience, allowing you to engage in company visits, industry and alumni networking events, case competitions and an academic short course in the nation’s tech hub.

Who’s eligible?

You should consider applying if you have some combination of these requirements:

  • 4-6 years of work experience
  • Technical work experience as a product owner, project manager, data scientist, software engineer, R&D associate, etc.
  • Undergraduate STEM degree or major
How long is the program?
  • 5 quarters from September start date to December graduation the following year
  • Includes a full-time summer internship and a San Francisco industry immersion experience
What type of careers will MBAi prepare me for?
  • MBAi graduates will be prepared for careers across industries in tech operations, analytics and innovation leadership roles
  • Sample roles include machine learning engineer, technical product management, business intelligence developer, data analytics, product/digital marketing, tech entrepreneurship, consulting

Harvard Business School (HBS) and the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) offer a joint degree program which confers an MBA from HBS and a Master of Science in Engineering Sciences from SEAS. The program is completed in four semesters over two years, augmented by summer and January term coursework amounting to three-quarters of a fifth semester. Designed to train future leaders of technology ventures, the MS/MBA program will provide a strong foundation in general management, build design skills, and extend students’ understanding of engineering.

After completing Harvard’s MS/MBA you will possess this duality of expertise that will be your singular advantage as you tackle the many opportunities awaiting you. Harvard’s MS/MBA program delivers an immersive academic and practical education designed specifically for a cohort of approximately 30 students.

The program aims to educate future leaders of technology ventures by providing a strong foundation in general management, building design skills, and deepening students’ understanding of engineering.

The Harvard MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences program has a balanced emphasis on engineering, design, and business fundamentals—all of which are crucial for success when leading technology ventures. To succeed, a technology venture must meet customers’ needs, leverage technology for advantage, and have a viable business model. By extension, leaders of technology ventures must be trained as designers—of products, business models, and organizations. The Harvard MS/MBA: Engineering Sciences program conveys concepts and builds skills across three domains: engineering, design, and management.

UC Berkeley’s new MBA/MEng Program will prepare students to become leaders in technological innovation in any industry. Students earn two master’s degrees in the time it takes to complete just one.

Applicants who have a technical undergraduate education can earn in four semesters a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in one of seven departments in the College of Engineering, each with a Master of Engineering program, and an MBA degree from the Haas School of Business, programs that are ranked among the highest in the world.

The academic excellence of UC Berkeley and innovation culture of the San Francisco Bay Area make this concurrent degree program unique. Students will take both business and engineering courses, and they will participate in courses and interdisciplinary projects designed especially for the concurrent program.

UC Berkeley’s new integrated MBA/MEng program, which will enroll its inaugural class in fall 2020, is designed to prepare students to become leaders in technological innovation in an array of different industries. It enables students to earn two master’s degrees in the time it takes to complete just one, and at a lower cost than enrolling in each program separately. Applicants who have a technical undergraduate education can earn in four semesters a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the Haas School of Business and a Master of Engineering (MEng) degree in one of seven departments at the College of Engineering, programs that are ranked among the highest in the world.

Students will take both business and engineering courses, and they will participate in courses and interdisciplinary projects designed especially for the concurrent program. Employment opportunities abound, from Silicon Valley to Wall Street to locations around the world.

The MEng/MBA is a sequential degree program. Students complete their MEng degree in the first year. Then they join the One-Year MBA class for three semesters (Summer, Fall, and Spring) of coursework at Johnson.

The Master of Engineering is a professional degree, designed to give engineers more advanced engineering skills along with teamwork and communication skills that enable them to move into engineering careers at a higher level. The College of Engineering offers master’s degrees in 15 fields, with the flexibility to include coursework in other scientific and technical fields.

The MBA adds knowledge and skill in all the business functions along with a general management perspective. The combination of these degrees prepares engineers to advance through product development and engineering management roles to higher levels of business leadership.

Our alumni from the MEng/MBA Sequential Degree Program develop careers in a wide range of industries including engineering, technology and traditional MBA career paths such as consulting, general management, and finance. Some of our alumni believe their MEng/MBA degree combination has put them on the fast track to advance to higher levels with greater business responsibility in corporate technology companies. Others have put the knowledge and skills they gained through their program into highly successful entrepreneurial ventures.

The intersection of the Wharton MBA Program and a Penn Engineering Graduate Program is of particular interest to those students looking for a career trajectory leveraging the strong combination of business leadership interests and strong technical skills.

Students can complete these dual degree programs in anywhere from 4-6 semesters, depending on the specific program’s structure and also the timing of admissions. Enrollment in one of these dual degree programs benefits students by allowing them to complete both programs in less time and with fewer credits than if the degrees were pursued separately, due to the cross counting of credits between programs and flexibility in course scheduling. The below example of the Wharton/MCIT dual degree program illustrates this efficiency. Please work with your Academic Advisors in structuring your optimal path.

Admissions decisions to the Dual Degree Program are independent. Please refer to The Wharton MBA Program and the Penn Engineering Programs for further details and application deadlines. Students will only be considered Dual Degree Students after admission to each program is confirmed.