Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership

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Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership

A partnership between Brown University's School of Engineering and the School of Professional Studies

Broaden Your Impact

The Brown Executive Master in Science and Technology Leadership (EMSTL) transforms engineering, science, and technology professionals into leaders prepared to drive innovation in today’s complex, rapidly evolving, global markets.

Be in Demand

Choose EMSTL to gain the skills, knowledge, and experience required for tomorrow’s top technology leadership positions. Take advantage of a course of study that combines the business fundamentals of an MBA, with intensive, personalized, leadership development in a program focused exclusively on the needs of professionals in science and technology industries.

Develop Effective Leadership

As scientific and technological innovation reshapes the global economy, leading industry professionals will need to go beyond their technical or engineering training.

EMSTL delivers the essential skills and knowledge needed by effective leaders:

  • Strategic Thinking and Decision Making- to anticipate and adapt to changing market needs, technological advances, and increased global competition
  • Global Value Creation- to identify and use sources of innovation in varied corporate and national settings to create products with global value
  • Innovation- to develop technologies that shape the future and change the world
  • Leadership and Communication- to lead and inspire diverse, cross-functional teams, and influence stakeholders in and across organizations

This 16-month interdisciplinary program is for experienced professionals who are ready to go beyond their technical expertise, broaden their impact, and achieve greater success as leaders. Graduates earn a Master’s degree from Brown University and develop a lifelong, professional Ivy League network.

Flexible Learning: Online, Residential, Experiential

Students learn from faculty and peers in face-to-face sessions on Brown’s campus in Providence, Rhode Island, and online in a collaborative, engaging learning environment. Students expand their learning in an experiential session in Seoul, South Korea, one of the most dynamic and technologically-advanced countries in the world.

International Experience

South Korea Immersion: During this intensive, one-week session in Korea, students gain an understanding of the opportunities in global markets, and discover new ways to create advantage for their organizations. They meet with high profile executives at some of the world’s most respected technology companies to examine cutting-edge R&D practices, technology development processes, and the role of design in brand creation.

Immediate Impact

Critical Challenge Project: Each student engages with faculty, peers, and accomplished practitioners to develop innovative solutions to an important challenge in their company or industry. With this individual project, students immediately apply what they learn and deliver tangible results to their organizations.