Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Saint Mary's University

Program Description

Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Saint Mary's University

Why this program is for you

The Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation curriculum takes knowledge and skills from management, marketing, leadership, finance, accounting, communications, economics and information technology and integrates them with best practices from industry to produce sharp, relevant learning. Students will access investors and partners in their quest to become a successful technology entrepreneur and innovator. MTEI is a full-time graduate studies program.

The Benefits

  • Full-time program
  • While you work, you can enhance your education. Meet in the classroom on alternating Fridays and Saturdays only
  • Accessible resident faculty and industrial mentors
  • Get 3 great program choices. After 8 months of alternating Fri/Sat full-day classes:
  • INTERNSHIP: Enter or return to industry for an 8-month internship, then graduate.
  • APPLIED PROJECT: Start or grow your technology business and complete your degree in 12 or 16 months.
  • THESIS OPTION: Research a select topic at a less-intense pace.

Program Overview

The Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a graduate business degree focused on technology - the only one of its kind on Canada's East Coast. It goes beyond pure technical or business education. Our program gives technology entrepreneurs the skills they need to become sought-after, hybrid leaders who can solve today's complex business challenges.

A key strength of the program lies in the expertise of our respected faculty, and our close ties with industry. Our small class sizes mean students reap the benefit of these close interactions, gaining knowledge from faculty, industry mentors and fellow students alike.

Women are under-represented in the tech industry. We’re working hard to change that. The MTEI program was founded by award-winning professor and researcher, Dr. Dawn Jutla and half of the program’s professors are women.

The Sobey Experience

At the Sobey School of Business, we attract independent thinkers with an entrepreneurial mindset. We are recognized with the prestigious AACSB accreditation, representing the highest standard of business education worldwide. Only 5% of business schools have been awarded AACSB accreditation. The Sobey School of Business combines international perspectives with local character, encourages team building and personal leadership, and creates prosperity by helping you to share knowledge while defining your own success.


The courses you’ll take in the MTEI program will give you advanced knowledge in the business of technology, and help you to develop critical skills that are highly-sought after by employers. These include the ability to think strategically, to solve problems decisively, to communicate clearly, and to successfully lead others.

Our courses are taught by highly-experienced scholars in technology entrepreneurship and innovation. Our faculty members are nationally recognized with technology innovation and teaching awards, and contribute to the worldwide body of business research and knowledge.

Program Options

You can complete a Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree in just 12 or 16 months. Attend classes on Fridays and Saturdays of each week over 8 months, then choose to complete a project, gain practical skills and knowledge from an internship, or develop a thesis.

Our curriculum incorporates principles of management, marketing, leadership, finance, accounting, communications, economics, and information technology, and integrates them with best practices from industry.

Once your coursework is completed, choose one of the following:

Applied Project (12 - 16 months)

Complete the MTEI degree in as little as a year with this option. Launch a new business, product or service, or enter your student team into InNOVACorp's best practice incubator facilities.

Internship (16 months)

If eligible, you could enter industry within 8 months of starting the MTEI program and spend another 8 months as an intern. You’ll immerse yourself in entrepreneurial and innovative organizations, gain industry exposure and get hands-on learning opportunities.

MTEI Thesis Option (16 months)

Under the supervision of an approved faculty member, identify a technology or business-related problem and write a thesis in an area of technological entrepreneurship and innovation. Gain and refine valuable research skills with this option, even prepare yourself for the pursuit of a PhD.

MTEI Program Schedule

MTEI students appreciate the flexibility of the program, which allows them to blend their studies with work responsibilities. Complete a full-time degree in just 12 or 16 months. Attend classes on alternating Fridays and Saturdays for 8 months, then choose an internship, project or thesis to complete your degree — whatever works best for you.


  • English for Academic Purposes (if applicable) at Saint Mary's University's TESL Centre

September to October

  • MTEI 5510: Entrepreneurial Finance
  • MTEI 5520: Technology Entrepreneurship

October to December

  • MTEI 5530: Innovation Processes and Management
  • MTEI 5540: Entrepreneurial Marketing

January to February

  • MTEI 5550: Leading Technology Innovation and Change
  • MTEI 5560: Technology Strategy and Productivity

February to April

  • MTEI 5570: Accounting for Innovation
  • MTEI 5580: Globalization and Innovation Systems

Following the required courses, students will either

  1. Engage in their internship option,
  2. Take a required 6 credit hours from MTEI 5585: Applied Master project: Investor-Ready Business Plan and /or MTEI 5595: Applied Master Project: Launching and Growing. OR
  3. Undertake their thesis.

Admissions, MTEI

To be admitted to the MTEI program, you need to have:

      An undergraduate degree in any discipline (although an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering, math is preferred), or have an equivalent combination of training and experience.
        Attained at least a “B” average in the undergraduate degree, and attained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 in your final 60 credit hours taken at university.

      You also need to provide:

          Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint Mary’s.
            A completed Supplemental Form for the MTEI program.
              A one-page description of what you expect to learn in the MTEI program and how it will benefit your organization.
                An up-to-date curriculum vitae.
                  A complete, online application and fee provided directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research.
                    Three letters of reference, provided directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research with at least one being from an academic source.

                  You must also agree to a phone or Skype interview.


                  The Sobey School of Business MTEI program is home to world-class scholars and researchers in the areas of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty challenge and inspire students to think differently, deepen and expand their knowledge, and embrace new perspectives.

                  Students benefit from close interaction with our faculty, in small class sizes that allow for true collaboration. Our faculty cultivate close ties with the business community, and their ongoing research ensures they are in line with the latest in worldwide technology innovation.

                  Equity and Inclusivity

                  The Sobey School of Business values inclusiveness, and gender equity. Women are typically under-represented within the global tech sector, but not within the MTEI program. The program was founded by award-winning professor and researcher, Dr. Dawn Jutla, and half of its professors are women.

                  Developing Your Career

                  The Sobey School of Business provides comprehensive services to launch your career. The Sobey Career Services office provides expert advice on how to build interview skills, network with potential employers and more.

                  Take professional development workshops, receive one-on-one career counselling, take part in coaching sessions with expert consultants, or get valuable insight from a local business mentor.

                  Services for Students

                  We offer a wide range of tools and resources to help you:

                  • Define your career goals
                  • Build a strong network
                  • Develop effective job search skills
                  • Take part in valuable internships and networking events
                  • Benefit from personalized career coaching.
                  This school offers programs in:
                  • English

                  Last updated January 19, 2016
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