Master's in Technology Leadership

Transforming technical experts into strategic, innovative leaders prepared to meet the new and evolving demands in science and technology.

Science and technology are undergoing rapid and disruptive change. This rapidly evolving climate requires a new type of leadership. In this environment, you need a sophisticated understanding of the technical, business, policy and human factors affecting the business landscape. To thrive, you need to complement your technical expertise with solid leadership, communication and relational skills.

Brown’s Master of Science (ScM) in Technology Leadership goes beyond a traditional MBA — it is a transformative 16-month program designed for busy, ambitious professionals who want to take on larger leadership roles and make a real impact in their industry. Our rigorous curriculum, taught by world-class faculty, is curated to break down industry silos, build cross-function collaborations and bring a diversity of perspectives into your learning experience. We develop science and technology leaders equipped with a broad vision and ability to innovate in a complex business climate.

Structured for professionals, our program blends online learning with in-person sessions so you can earn a Brown degree and build the network and skills vital for advancing your business — without interrupting your career.

Program Snapshot


Blended Low-Residency & Online


16 months starting in February


Avg. 10+ Years of Work Experience


Brown School of Engineering

The Brown Difference

A learning experience centered around you. Join a close-knit, diverse community of peers and benefit from our intentionally small class sizes with a low student-to-faculty ratio. Our rigorous and highly-supportive curriculum — taught by world-class faculty — is designed to build the network and skills vital to transform your career and business in real-time.

Experience a dynamic, peer-to-peer learning environment that pushes you in new ways. Our programs transcend boundaries and integrate knowledge across fields of study — designed to break down industry silos, broaden your perspective and bring innovative ideas forward. Leave the classroom positioned to transform from a team member to the team leader. 

Brown students and alumni are more than thinkers — they are change agents and doers! We prepare strategic leaders with the deep knowledge, critical thinking, powerful network and cross-industry expertise to go confidently into the world to innovate, solve real-world challenges and drive what's next, both in their fields and in their careers. 

Recent Outcomes

84 %

Promoted within 1 year of graduation

48 %

Promoted while still in the program

24 %

Promoted to VP or C-Suite


Year Average Return on Investment

Upcoming Technology Leadership Events

  • Virtual

    Class of 2020 Virtual Degree Conferral Ceremony

    Location: Virtual
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    Our soon-to-be graduates have worked incredibly hard to get to this moment. While we may be apart, and experiencing this important milestone in ways none of us expected, we at Brown are excited to host three separate Virtual Degree Conferral Ceremonies to commend our graduates on their tremendous achievements.

    We will celebrate this important milestone with the Brown community around the world — virtually, for now, and together again on campus at Commencement next spring.

    You can access the ceremonies online on Sunday, May 24, starting at 1 p.m. EDT. They will feature remarks from University leaders and graduates, the virtual conferral of degrees, and an opportunity to sing the alma mater in unison, wherever we may be.


    The Graduate School Virtual Degree Conferral Ceremony 

    Order of events:

    • Invocation by Chaplain of the University Janet Cooper Nelson
    • Greeting by Dean of the Graduate School Andrew G. Campbell
    • Address by President Christina H. Paxson
    • Address by Abdullah Shihipar ’20 M.P.H.
    • Address by Miroslava Nikolaeva Nikolova ’20 Ph.D.
    • Presentation of Awards by Associate Dean of Academic Affairs Thomas A. Lewis, Associate Dean of Master’s Education Shayna Kessel and Graduate Student Council President Kathryn Thompson
    • Conferral of Master’s, Executive Master’s and Doctoral Degrees by President Paxson
    • The Alma Mater
  • Join us Tuesday, June 23, 2020, at 2:00 PM EST, for a Master’s in Technology Leadership online information session.

    During the session,Program Director Michael Donohue will explore the elements of a competitive application and how to create a professional narrative that highlights how you would contribute and bring value to the cohort.

    Session topics will include:
    - Application Requirements & Process
    - Elements of a Strong Application
    - Writing Your Personal Statement
    - Choosing Your Critical Challenge Project

    Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in a live Q&A with Michael during the session.

    Interested in joining but unable to attend the live webinar? Register and we’ll send you a recording of the session following the event.