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The program looked great, his boss said, so great that he wanted Holste to consider enrolling
 

Summary: The program looked great, his boss said, so
great that he wanted Holste to consider enrolling
in it.
"I always wanted to take an MBA program,
but hesitated because I also enjoy the technical
work," Holste says. "It was time for me to put my
efforts where my mouth was."
And so, Holste became a member of the
University's first class in the management of tech-
nology (MOT) degree program. As the first public
university in the United States to launch a master
of science in the management of technology pro-
gram, the University of Minnesota was a pioneer
in developing a new discipline for American
education.
The birth
It was the mid-1980s, and America was losing
ground in the global competition for technologi-
cal dominance. In Minnesota, the University and
Honeywell, Inc., were discussing an endowment

  

Source: Amin, S. Massoud - Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Minnesota

 

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