A Degree of Difference
The Executive Master's in Technology Management (EMTM) – a multidisciplinary master's degree program offered by Penn Engineering – is a unique alternative to traditional MBA, EMBA and MSE programs. The first of its kind, established in 1988, EMTM prepares leaders for a fast-moving global economy where the ability to manage advances in science and technology in the context of strategic business goals is critical to innovation, competition and success.
The EMTM Advantage: Technology + Business
At EMTM, you gain state-of-the-art management practice and strategy, as well as insights on emerging technologies that are driving global innovation and change … from Nanotechnology, IT and Telecommunications, to the latest in Biopharm and Biotechnology. Classes are taught by the faculty of Penn Engineering and Wharton, as well as by experienced entrepreneurs and successful leaders from industry. Graduates earn an MSE from Penn Engineering.
Total courses for degree: 20 courses, plus Emerging Technologies Seminar. (Students also have the opportunity to take additional electives, up to a total of 24 courses, without additional program costs.)
- Core: 10 core courses provide a foundation in accounting, finance, management, marketing, operations and strategy, as well as the management of technology. EMTM's Emerging Technologies Seminar features faculty and industry experts on a wide range of emerging technologies and related business issues.
- Technology electives: 6 courses are selected from a broad spectrum of technology offerings. You can pursue a 'track' by taking several courses in a single discipline area – or gain exposure across multiple technologies.
- Open electives: 4 (or more) electives are chosen from more than 35 business and technology courses.
- Mid- to senior-level engineers, scientists, IT leaders, general managers and consultants who want to contribute at more strategic levels in their organizations. Entrepreneurs and business owners leading science-intensive or technology-intensive companies.
- Median age: 34 years (range 26-50+)
- Average work experience: 10 years (range 5-25+)
- Typically, between one third and one half of our students already hold advanced degrees, including MS/MSE, MBA, PhD, MD, and JD.
- Diverse industries and company size, incl. Fortune 500 corporations, start-ups and government agencies
- Geographic mix, incl. East, Midwest, South, West; majority from the Washington, DC-New York-Boston corridor. Growing number of students who commute from farther than 500 miles to attend.
- Classes meet on alternate weekends (Fri/Sat) September to May, on-campus in Philadelphia. See Program Calendar
- Academic year is divided into three terms (Fall, Winter, Spring), with 6 class weekends each term. Full-time students take 3-4 classes per term. Classes do not meet in the summer.
- Residential format creates a dynamic networking environment with fellow students and faculty. Students stay at a campus-based hotel on Thursday and Friday nights. Flexibility: Full-time enrollment (Fri/Sat) is recommended, esp. the core curriculum in the first year; half-time (Sat only) option is also available. (Students can switch between full- and half-time in different academic terms to meet scheduling needs.)
- Degree can be completed in 2 years attending on a full-time schedule.
- See Program Calendar, Sample Weekend and Full-time and Half-Time Schedule
Slightly less than 1/3 of students are company-sponsored; 1/3 are self-funded; 1/3 combine personal and company funding. The EMTM program fee is comprehensive and includes all coursework, assigned texts and reference materials, as well as program-related hotel accommodations, breakfast, lunch and special events.
In 2009-2010, the annual program cost is:
- $60,000 for full-time students (attending Fridays and Saturdays)
- $30,000 for half-time students (attending Saturdays only)
(Note: For students entering the EMTM program in Fall 2010, the annual cost will remain fixed for two academic years: 2010-11 and 2011-12. Tuition is subject to change in subsequent years.)
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