Program in Technology, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Lally School of Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Program in Technology, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship Lally School of Management Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY
student ratio
total students
Not Reported
average amount to complete degree
January 1
fall application deadline
acceptance rate
1 Degree Offered
degrees offered



Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers a collaborative and interdisciplinary Master of Science (M.S.) degree program in Technology, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship (TC&E) that can be completed in 1 academic year. The program provides students with an advanced understanding of technology, business management, and business law relevant to commercializing technology, through a unique collaboration between the Lally School of Management, 11 other departments at Rensselaer, and Albany Law School.

Career Options

Graduates have found employment in the areas of business venture funding, technology transfer, intellectual property management, R&D management, corporate strategy in marketing or innovation, and new high technology startups.

Technology Commercialization and Entrepreneurship Curriculum

The program is structured to provide 4 courses in the foundations of business, including "Talent Management," "Business Implications of Emerging Technologies," "Commercializing Advanced Technologies," and "Organizational Design and Change." Most of these courses are not conventional business courses, but build upon the Lally School's tradition of research in technological innovation and entrepreneurship.

A 2nd set of 4 courses is selected from the school of science, school of engineering, or school of social sciences, to broaden the student's exposure to the world of technological innovation or to deepen scientific understanding.

Finally, the 3rd set of 2-3 courses include a selection from among the suite of courses offered at Albany Law School, such as, for example, "Intellectual Property Law," "Contracts," and "Law of Technology Transfer."

Other Degree Options

The Technology, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship concentration is also available through a Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) degree program, which offers a broader education in business fundamentals than the core M.S. program. M.B.A. students will need to enroll in the 2 year M.B.A. program to complete the TC&E requirements as a concentration.

TC&E students also participate in the Severino Center activities in Entrepreneurship.

Lally School's Active and Well-Recognized Faculty Members

Many of the faculty members within the Lally School of Management and Technology have received recognition from professional organizations and their peers for their contributions to education, leadership, and industry. Professor Gina O'Connor has been recently recognized by the "Journal of Product Innovation Management" in its study of the top 25 scholars in the field of innovation, and by the International Management and Technology Association as one of the top 50 scholars in the field of management of technological innovation. She and a team of Lally school faculty members, including TC&E program Director Lois Peters, have conducted research on the topic of breakthrough innovation in large established firms. Their books and papers have won recognition and awards in both the popular and scholarly press.

Lally school faculty member interests vary widely, but research areas include behavioral perspectives of the entrepreneurial process, innovation as a business function in companies, management information systems, and international political and economic development.

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Location & Contact

Program in Technology, Commercialization, and Entrepreneurship

Lally School of Management
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
United States

Dr. Lois Peters

Graduate Program Director

Phone: 518-276-2977

Office of Graduate Admissions

Phone: 518-276-6216

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Entrepreneurship Master of Science (MS)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 3
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? Yes
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Not reported
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Not reported
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported


72% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 11
    • Accepted 8
    • Acceptance Rate 72
    • Enrolled 3
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Not Reported
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline January 1st January 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesGMAT or GRE
    • Doctoral's DegreesNot Reported
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required, 570 paper based, TOEFL iBT, IELTS required, IELTS paper based

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees *
    • Tuition & FeesNot Reported
    • *Average dollar amount (tuition & fees) required to complete the degree
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsJanuary 1
    • Types of financial support availableScholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students4
    • Female Percentage50%
    • Male Percentage50%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students4
    • Part-time Percentage50%
    • Full-time Percentage50%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino0%
    • Black / African American0%
    • White / Caucasian100%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian0%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown0%


  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty35
    • Full-time Percentage80%
    • Part-time Percentage20%
    • Female Percentage17%
    • Male Percentage83%