A Message From the Deans

College of Business

One of the many things that I love about the Hoeft Technology and Management program is the value and emphasis it places on technology, innovation, and entrepreneurialism—three areas that we value highly in the College of Business. We want for ILLINOIS to be known worldwide as THE place to study—and practice—technology, innovation, and entrepreneurialism, and the T&M program allows students to do just that.

Further, it brings together two colleges—engineering and business—in a spirit of collaboration that benefits all involved. Collaboration produces greater ideas; it strengthens projects; it turns good ideas into great ones; it extends reach and impact; it continually brings improvement and fresh perspectives and better results. Collaboration really is the heartbeat of the working world, and our engineering and business students are better prepared for that world through their collaborations as part of the T&M program.

Jeffrey R. Brown, Josef and Margot Lakonishok Professor in Business and Dean of the College of Business

College of Engineering

Within the College of Engineering and the College of Business, our products include new knowledge, innovation, and well-prepared students and alumni who understand that excellence is required for leading change. As a joint initiative between the two colleges, the Technology & Management (T&M) program attracts some of our most capable students, who learn together in an integrated environment without sacrificing disciplinary depth in their major fields of study. Cooperation, collaboration, and communication across disciplines and cultures are critical aspects of leadership that our students must master to prepare them to have an impact on society and the world. The T&M program is one avenue for us to accomplish this mission.Andreas C. Cangellaris, Dean of the College of Engineering