Technological Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Strategic Management (TIES) embraces two areas: the organization, development, and commercialization of technology-based innovation in existing firms; and the formation, development, and growth of technology-based new enterprises. Students can integrate these areas in their studies or approach them as distinct elements.
For 40 years, MIT Sloan faculty and their graduate students have distinguished themselves with the breadth and depth of their managerial research and curriculum on all aspects of the management of research, development, technology-based innovation, and technological entrepreneurship. This group also initiated — and now runs — the MIT Entrepreneurship Center. The E-Center, with its extensive multi-disciplinary curriculum and its wide-ranging program of student activities, also sponsors the nation's premier business plan competition, the MIT $100K.