Technology and the digital economy are major catalysts in business, driving rapid-fire change and transforming every sector. To lead in this dynamic environment, you must know how to implement and manage technology solutions across channels and sectors. In this innovative program, you'll learn how to leverage technology trends to grow your business, whether you aspire to lead at the C-suite level or start your own business venture.
The flexible hybrid format features highly interactive remote learning punctuated by three short innovation-focused residencies in Boston and London. The centerpiece of your experience will be a transformative project that solves a complex business challenge. You'll complete a three-chapter plan with the counsel of a dedicated executive mentor who will challenge your thinking, shape your professional development, and influence your career long into the future.
MS x: Strategic Technology Leadership Program Overview
- Program Structure: Hybrid format, combining three four-day in-person residencies in Boston and London with live interactive classes for four core courses and three electives
- Class Schedule: Weekly live, online courses start with an in-person intensive residency course and pair with regular mentor meetings at times you select together
- Time to Complete: 15 months
Strategic Technology Leadership Program | Typical timeline
executive mentors across industries
in-person residencies in global locations
transformational business plan
- Participate in three four-day, dynamic residencies in Boston and London, where you'll attend courses with your classmates, build your network, and dive deep into topics critical to innovation
- Benefit from a hybrid course structure—starting each term with an in-person residency followed by live online courses where you'll engage with faculty, classmates, and executive panelists
- Develop a detailed business plan to solve a complex challenge related to your professional role—and present your project at each stage of development to an executive and faculty panel of technology thought leaders
- Build a one-on-one relationship with a dedicated executive mentor in your industry who will shape your project and guide your professional development
- Enjoy exclusive access to events, workshops, and panels hosted by the Center for Technology Management and Digital Leadership, which includes more than 200 seasoned technology executives in its mentorship network
- Who is an ideal candidate for this program? Applicants typically have ten or more years of work experience after earning an undergraduate degree. Most have experience using technology to further business goals, a strong record of professional achievement, and leadership potential.
- Where do I apply? Start your application here.
- Interview required? No.
- GMAT/GRE required? Northeastern University's D'Amore-McKim School of Business is currently test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GRE or GMAT scores. For more information watch this video, or review our admissions policies.
- English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D'Amore-McKim classrooms. For more information, review our admissions policies.
MS x: Strategic Technology Leadership
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Participate in community-building programs, lectures, and events offered by Northeastern's cultural centers representing a range of affiliations and interests including the LGBTQA Resource Center, Latinx Student Cultural Center, Asian American Center, Office of Global Services, and many more.
Your MS x: Strategic Technology Leadership curriculum employs a dynamic hybrid format. You'll participate in three four-day residencies in Boston and London, with core and elective courses begun in person and completed in live, interactive online sessions so you can continue to connect and build your network on and off campus. Your core classes cover four essential areas of business: managing organizations, data-driven management, strategy and growth, and finance and operations. You'll expand on this learning by choosing electives on technology-focused themes such as analytics, cybersecurity, sustainability, and the metaverse.
The residencies and coursework will inform an experiential project lasting the duration of the program, where you'll turn a raw idea for a transformational technology initiative into a fully developed business plan through intensive work with a dedicated executive mentor. You'll defend each phase of your business plan to a faculty and executive panel of the world's premier thinkers in technology. Over 15 months, you'll create an asset that can move your career forward immediately—with potential benefits continuing long after you complete the program.
Offers three executive seminars in which students build “chapters” that comprise their Integrated and Applied Technology Leadership (IATL) project. Primarily examines the technical and managerial challenges of implementing complex technology-based products—from system modeling, integration of modules, requirements verification, and formal specifications to the definition and overall coordination of the development team's efforts. Covers multiple product environments. Pairs students with mentors based on initial project proposal. Regular meetings with mentors offer students opportunities to refine the project and reinforce the business needs. May be repeated once.
INNO 6250 | 3 Hours
Examines how organizations invest in new technologies to gain a competitive edge. Exposes students to different methods used to improve core business performance through strategic planning, technology road mapping, and market analysis. Offers students an opportunity for hands-on experience with formulating and implementing strategic plans.
INNO 6240 | 1 Hour
Emphasizes the importance of how to market and sell new products or services, both for internal and external applications. Offers students an opportunity to acquire a comprehensive understanding of how to design strategic revenue strategies that focus on how value is determined and revenues are matched against expense investments. Guides students to explore the challenges and solutions to implementing new innovation processes that leverage digital technologies and collaborative cultures. Includes a mix of research topics, cases, and hands-on learning.
INNO 6241 | 1 Hour
Explores the policies and procedures germane to the internal operation of a technology-driven organization. Emphasizes the principles of risk management and quality control, training and documentation requirements, standards design, and IT support systems. Focuses on choosing, developing, and using operational metrics and analytics to govern a technology-driven operation and mining business intelligence from internal and external sources for use in running that operation.
INNO 6242 | 1 Hour
Introduces how to measure, analyze, and evaluate the profit impact of marketing actions (MAP) by bringing together marketing, strategy, and finance. Your organization is going to spend millions on a new marketing or strategic initiative, but how will you know if it is working? Marketing performance measurement and feedback systems enable managers to take smarter risks by assessing experimental projects and forecasting the profit potential of bigger, bolder initiatives. Offers students an opportunity to explore systems that summarize marketing productivity and suggest steps for performance improvement in marketing strategy and tactics.
MKTG 6230 | 3 Hours
Examines data mining perspectives and methods in a business context. Introduces the theoretical foundations for major data mining methods and studies how to select and use the appropriate data mining method and the major advantages for each. Students use contemporary data mining software applications and practice basic programming skills. Focuses on solving real-world problems, which require data cleaning, data transformation, and data modeling.
MISM 6212 | 3 Hours
Reviews the key theories and tools needed to understand how technological change creates new markets and prompts new business models, how technology-based firms can outcompete rivals in fast-growing markets characterized by high uncertainty, and how the evolution of technology in an industry affects the type of firm capabilities needed to succeed over time.
ENTR 6222 | 3 Hours
Seeks to help students build the cross-cultural skills necessary to comfortably and effectively work in different cultures and with people from different cultures. Discusses the alignment between the firm's business strategy and the leader's responses in a multicultural environment along with the methods for leadership effectiveness in multicultural teams and virtual environments. Using online, experiential, and discussion-based methods, offers students an opportunity to gain the self-awareness needed to generate a plan for their own global leadership development.
INTB 6226 | 3 Hours
Trains managers to understand the competitive implications of global economic policies, the business effects of technological change, and the commercial imperatives of alternative political systems at a macro level. At a micro level, it creates a framework for industry analysis in a global setting that combines economic analysis, competitive analysis, and business decision-making skills.
MECN 6200 | 3 Hours
In consultation with your advisor, complete 9 graduate-level semester courses for which prerequisites have been met.
You may also take elective courses in the following areas of study: Accounting, Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Entrepreneurship Technological, Finance & Insurance, Human Resources Management, International Business, Managerial Economics, Marketing, Management, Supply Chain Management, Strategy. View the University's Course Catalog for up-to-date listings.
The following is a sample curriculum and is subject to change. Enrolled students should reference the academic catalog for current program requirements.
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