EMTM 20th Anniversary
This September saw the entrance of the 20th class of Executive Master’s in Technology Management (EMTM) students, a benchmark for the program. Conceived of by Joe Bordogna and Lou Girifalco, the program started with an enrollment of 11 students and has since grown to include students from all over the world. This year’s class of 52 students will have the opportunity to focus on topics such as statistics, case studies, scenario planning, analytics, nanotechnology and systems engineering. This program allows individuals from industry to immerse themselves in an environment that shows them not only how technology is intertwined with business but to capitalize on new and emerging technologies.
Typically, participants hail from the mid-Atlantic region, but the programs excellence is exemplified by students from as far as South Korea traveling to Penn for 2 weekends a month during the duration of their enrollment. Over the last two decades, the program has seen many changes and additions, such as the decision to lessen the emphasis on mathematics and instead focus more on the multiple technologies available and creating courses with teamwork and leadership foci.
EMTM current students and alumni are invited to join in celebrating the 20th anniversary of EMTM on May 21, 2010 in a lecture given by Professor Clayton M. Christensen of the Harvard Business School. In his lecture, Christensen will focus on the impact of “disruptive innovation” which describes the shift that occurs when a new population has access to an innovation, such as the cell phone, which previously was accessible only to the very wealthy.
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