Master of Technology Management (Professional 9-Month Master’s Degree)

Technology Management's Master of Technology Management (MTM) is a full-time, residential program designed for motivated students seeking to achieve leadership roles in innovation-driven enterprises. MTM’s student cohort comprises individuals with backgrounds in engineering, science, mathematics, the social sciences, and humanities, and on average, with one-to-five years of professional experience. This diversity enhances the student experience by deepening classroom discussion and allowing students to explore a range of problem-solving approaches. MTM curriculum draws upon research and education at the intersection of technology, business, and social science, and explores the theory and practice of product and corporate strategy, the management of products, projects, and teams, and the various methodologies for growing and scaling innovation-driven businesses. The MTM curriculum also includes a field practicum in which student teams have the opportunity to experience the practical application of theories and concepts learned to real-world company challenges. MTM students may also choose to participate in Technology Management’s annual New Venture Competition, which provides the opportunity to take a deeper-dive into forming and building a viable startup business.

  • MTM Contact:
  • MTM Phone: (805) 893-3167

Ph.D. in Technology Management

Technology Management’s doctoral program is designed to produce exceptional scholars who study technology-related work, technological change, and innovation who will go on to research and teach at top universities across the country and around the world. The curriculum integrates organizational studies with technology and innovation studies in an interdisciplinary environment that transcends the distinctions between disciplines. We welcome applications from individuals with backgrounds in the social sciences, physical sciences, management, or engineering. If you come from a technology or scientific background, we will teach you about the importance of organizations and social systems. If you have a social science or management background, you will learn to understand the role of technology and innovation in shaping organizational action. For most students, the program will take 4 to 5 years to complete.

  • PhD Contact:
  • PhD Phone: (805) 893-5133

Mailing Address

Technology Management
University of California, Santa Barbara
Phelps Hall, Room 1332 Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5129 (USA)
Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5129


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Fall 2024 Admission Cycle: PHD ONLY

  • January 15, 2024 (11:59 PM PST): Final Deadline

Fall 2024 Admission Cycle: MTM ONLY

  • December 1, 2023 (11:59 PM PST): Priority Consideration
  • February 1, 2024 (11:59pm PST): Final Fellowship Consideration
  • March 1, 2024 (11:59 PM PST): Final Deadline

All applications are due by 11:59 PM Pacific Time on the deadline date.

MTM Only: We strongly encourage applicants to apply early. In particular, international applicants should apply by December 1, 2023 to allow sufficient time for visa requirement processing, if admitted. Separately, campus graduate housing is generally contracted on a first-come, first-served basis and fills up quickly. Campus housing applications are accepted in early March and require an affirmative SIR (Statement of Intent to Register) to apply.

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  • Online Application:
  • Statement of Purpose (two pages, maximum)
  • Personal History and Diversity Statement (two pages, maximum)
  • Resume or CV
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (submitted online)
  • Official GRE General Scores (Required for PhD Applicants ONLY)
  • Holistic Review
    • PhD: In addition to the GRE, we ask applicants to describe their specific research interests in their personal statement, as well as the activities and experiences they believe have prepared them to succeed in this specific Ph.D. program. In the personal statement, applicants may also describe a particular challenge they faced in their educational journey or personal life and how they dealt with it. What did they learn from that experience about their own resiliency? How did that lesson better prepare them to be successful in a demanding graduate program?
  • English Language Exam Scores (if applicable): TOEFL Internet-Based Test (IBT) total score of 80, or TOEFL Paper-Based Test (PBT) total score of 550, or IELTS Overall Band score of 7, or Duolingo English Test total score of 120, or higher
  • Unofficial transcripts from all post-secondary institutions attended (submitted online)
  • MTM additional admission requirements information:
  • PhD additional admission requirements information: 
  • Final/Official transcripts will be required for all applicants who are admitted and have indicated their intent to enroll at UC Santa Barbara by submitting a Statement of Intent to Register (SIR). UC Santa Barbara reserves the right to require official transcripts at any time during the admissions process, and rescind any offer of admission made if discrepancies between uploaded and official transcript(s) are found.