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Strategic Technology and Innovation Management MBA Concentration

The strategic technology and innovation management (STIM) MBA concentration provides you with the skills necessary to build competitive strategic intelligence in technology and innovation across a broad swath of businesses. Graduates with the STIM concentration will possess the skills well-suited for not only technology-focused companies and startups, but also consulting firms and employers in established industries that seek to take advantage of new technologies or are facing massive technological disruption.

A key strength of this concentration is to offer students with or without technological backgrounds the capability to understand and lead through management of innovation and technology in present-day organizations. The primary goal of the MBA in STIM is to provide pathways for students to become champions and leaders of organizational and technological innovation in their respective professions.

A few of the topics covered in this concentration include:

  • Managing innovation and organizational change
  • Strategic management of technology-driven businesses
  • Strategic analysis and deployment of knowledge and human capital
  • New product planning and development strategy
  • Leadership in sustainable innovation and value creation

With this focused yet varied skillset and the vast network of Drexel LeBow’s current students and alumni, MBA students will gain a unique advantage as they embark on their future careers as innovative and strategic leaders who can leverage the power of technology in essentially any organizational context.

In addition to the STIM MBA concentration, Drexel LeBow also offers specialized master’s of science programs.

LeBow Alum Walker Allen

I’m a generalist, and so while I’m not doing balanced scorecards every day, practicing that in class taught me to think about financial reporting as a management function.

Executive Director, CCS Business Operations


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Joe Dipre Headshot

I knew that this experience, and the network that came with it, would lead me to a more prosperous career.

Financial Operating Analyst

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Christopher Stroup

The Lawrie program provided the challenge I’d been seeking and helped me push into a new area.

Financial Advisor

Abacus Wealth Partners

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Every week, there’s always a new idea. There’s just so much to learn.

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Japkeerat Bindra

You get to understand how what you learn in class is applied in the real world.

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What Can I Do with an MBA Concentration in STIM?

With the constantly evolving landscape of business and technology, more and more exciting career opportunities are created for those who possess both technological savviness and strategic acumen. The possibilities are numerous in areas such as technology consulting, intellectual property management, R&D management, product management, and competitive and market research, to name a few.

Although not a comprehensive list, the STIM concentration can provide a springboard for a student interested in the careers listed below:

  • Technology Analyst and Consultant
  • Technology Manager
  • Product/Brand Manager

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How Long Does it Take to Get an MBA?

Part-Time MBA Program

Complete in 24 to 36 months

Full-Time MBA Program

Complete in 12, 15 or 18 months

Strategic Technology and Innovation Management Concentration Curriculum

Required Courses for the STIM Concentration

Course Title Credits
MGMT 602 Innovation Management 3
MGMT 603 Technology Strategy 3

Elective Courses for the STIM Concentration

In addition to the required courses above, select one elective course below:

Course Title Credits
ECON 650 Business and Economic Strategy: Game Theory and Applications 3
MGMT 600 Introduction to Change Management: An Integration of Macro and Micro Perspectives 3
MGMT 604 Strategic Change Management 3
MGMT 640 Strategic Human Resource Management 3
MGMT 655 Knowledge Management 3
MGMT 676 Sustainability and Value Creation 3
MGMT 680 Leading for Innovation 3
MGMT 686 Strategy Implementation 3
MGMT 690 Change Management Experiential Capstone 3
MIS 641 MIS Policy and Strategy 3
MIS 652 Business Agility and IT 3
MKTG 638 New Product Planning, Strategy, and Development 3
OPR 601 Managerial Decision Models and Simulation 3
ORGB 602 Leading and Executing Change 3
ORGB 640 Negotiations for Leaders 3

View the full MBA degree requirements in the Drexel Catalog

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