Tech sector professionals working and leading teams

MS in Technology Management & Leadership (MSTML)

Managing Technology, Leading Change

Whether in response to ChatGPT, CRISPR, smarter devices, quantum computing, or advances in biotech, companies and society need leaders who keep pace with the dizzying rate of technological change and successfully lead teams as technology transforms the workplace and wider world.

If you currently work in or aspire to enter the dynamic tech sector, Tufts Gordon Institute's new MS in Technology Management & Leadership (MSTML) is designed to equip you with the skills and the growth mindset needed to manage technology and lead change. The MSTML will help you develop the confidence to take the next step in your management and leadership career in the technology sector.

If you are seeking a better way than an MBA, the MSTML delivers the business and management skills and mindset needed to take your leadership career to the next level.

Kevin Oye, Executive Director, Tufts Gordon Institute

Technology touches all aspects of work and life. However, in order to unlock the potential of that technology to do good for people, tomorrow's leaders need not only a strong technical background but also deep compassion and profound purpose.

Kevin Oye, Executive Director of Tufts Gordon Institute

This program is designed for professionals in the tech sector in roles such as:

  • consulting
  • data analysis
  • business analytics
  • general management
  • lab science
  • product management
  • project management
  • operations management
  • R&D

Earn your degree in just over a year or spread out the course load and tuition cost over a longer period, studying online, hybrid, or on-campus. Students studying on-campus at Tufts are eligible for an F-1 visa. For part-time students, the MSTML offers you the opportunity to connect with faculty and fellow students in real-time during virtual Weekly Conversations, as well as the option to attend the Tufts University campus for in-person immersive experiences.

Program Format*DurationCreditsFull-time or Part-timeF-1 Visa EligibleDual Degree OptionsTufts Fifth-year eligibility
Online | Hybrid | On-CampusOne year of full-time study or as little as 2 years of part-time study32Full-time or part-timeYesYesYes, for qualifying Tufts students

*Full-time and on-campus options for studying the MSTML will be available beginning in the Fall 2024 semester

Who should apply?

The MSTML program is ideal for applicants who:

  • Are working professionals with at least 2 years of work experience in the tech sector, though some students have decades
  • Have an undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • Work in fields such as product management, data science, business analytics, computer science, and many more
  • Want to build the mindset and skillset to be a leader and manager in a tech-driven world
Sam Liggero

Increasingly, technology is driving organizations and the world as a whole. What the world needs most in today's society is technical leadership--those who can leverage technology and guide others working with technology to make a positive impact on the world. At Tufts, we connect students who want to become transformative tech leaders with faculty who have the experience and vision to help them achieve that goal.

Sam Liggero, Academic Director of the MSEM and MSTML

Online | Hybrid | On-Campus

The Tufts MSTML offers different ways for you to earn your degree to best fit your needs:

Do you want to engage in best-in-class online learning, studying part-time from anywhere in the world as you learn on your own schedule?

As a working professional who wants to study part-time and online, you can dive into our fully online core curriculum and robust lineup of online elective courses, studying in a way that fits into your busy lifestyle. If you want more from your online experience, then you have the opportunity to attend one of our regular, optional in-person Immersive Experiences where you can connect further with your peers, faculty, and alumni. The MSTML is enrolling online students for the spring and fall semesters.

Do you want to study full-time and on-campus in an F-1 visa eligible program, earning your degree in just over one year?

As a full-time on-campus student, join a diverse cohort of students in an intensive technology leadership program in Boston, an international hub for education, innovation, and technology. Study in our F-1 visa eligible program while maintaining the flexibility to take some of your courses online or attend some of our optional in-person Immersive Experiences. The MSTML is enrolling full-time, on-campus students for the fall semester.

Do you want the best of both worlds by studying part-time in an online-hybrid format that combines the flexibility of studying online with the opportunity to come to campus for some courses?

Are you a busy working professional looking to study part-time, but who is also interested in taking advantage of living within commuting distance of the Tufts University campus? Our online-hybrid option may be the right fit for you! With the MBTA Green Line now stopping right at Tufts' door, you can easily come to campus for optional in-person Immersive Experiences, or attend in the evening for on-campus core or elective courses. The MSTML is enrolling online-hybrid students for the spring and fall semesters.

Hear testimonials from Tufts Gordon Institute students

The MS in Technology Management & Leadership is a new program, so hear the voices and testimonials from students across other comparable programs offered by Tufts Gordon Institute to give you an idea of the experience and the impact of studying in this program.

Jillian Comeau, MSEM '23
Kenneth Vieira, MSEM '24
Sylvia Talbott, MSEM '23
Group photo of MS in Engineering Management students at an Immersive Experience

Enhance your learning with Immersive Experiences

Open to both students in the local area and those who would like to travel to Massachusetts from around the world, these immersive experiences allow you to explore different topics while earning graduate credit and experiencing all that Boston and the Tufts University campus have to offer. Topics will range from innovation and entre-/intra-preneurship to business analytics and leadership, with new sessions being announced on an ongoing basis.

Benefits include:

  • Building skills through a hands-on interactive approach to real-world problem-solving
  • Networking during social and collaborative activities in and out of the classroom
  • Earning credit towards your elective requirements

Each weekend immersive can be leveraged as 1 credit towards your elective requirements. Over the course of your MSTML studies, you will have a number of opportunities to attend Immersive Experiences. Tufts Gordon Institute currently runs 4 Immersive Experiences per year at the Tufts Medford, MA campus.

Chat with our admissions team to get your questions answered.

We understand that choosing the right master's program for you can be a challenge. To make the process easier for you, our team is always available to answer any questions you might have about the curriculum, student experience, application, and more. We welcome you to call Brianne Odom, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, at 617-627-8298 to start the conversation. You can also reach out through the Live Chat feature on this page.

Visit our Admissions pages to view more details.