M.S. in Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship


Identified as one of the most innovative programs in higher education by Peterson's guide.

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Inspired by the striking speed at which leading companies and startups apply, test and commercialize emerging technologies, corporations across all industries are reorganizing to enable more rapid innovation.

The Lally M.S. in Technology Commercialization & Entrepreneurship (TC&E) will give you the skills required to become a critical player in the rapidly evolving world of breakthrough innovation. This degree is customizable according to your interest related to technology commercialization.

As a student in TC&E, you will work with inventors and scientists, develop and test new business models, confront key issues of management, funding and law, and interface with a forward-thinking faculty focused on how business can help solve serious global challenges. Our program also benefits from ongoing interaction and mentoring with a highly engaged advisory board of executives in the technology commercialization, entrepreneurship, and management professions.    

With this degree you can make your mark on the world with jobs in technology transfer, technology start-ups, new product development and product management, intellectual property management, new business development, corporate strategy in marketing or innovation, sustainability enterprises, or business venture funding.


Curriculum & Courses

Our innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum combines courses from the Lally School of Management, RPI’s Schools of Science and Engineering, and Albany Law School and includes the choice of three different elective tracks. 

Management Core Courses

  • Business Implications of Emerging Technologies
  • Commercializing Advanced Technologies
  • Introduction to Accounting and Finance
  • Talent Management
  • Principles of Technological Entrepreneurship

Sample Law Courses

  • Contract Law
  • Introduction to Intellectual Property
  • Law of Technology Transfer

Technology Specialization Sample Electives

Innovation Management Track

  • Starting Up a New Venture
  • Entrepreneurial Finance
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • R&D Management

Science/Engineering Track

  • Molecular Modeling
  • Cancer Biology
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • From Neuron to Behavior

Public Policy Track

  • Natural Resource Economics
  • Environment and Health
  • Values and Policy
  • Int’l Econ and Globalization