Some of the leading innovators of the past decade have done a great deal to change the stereotype that engineers, programmers and other “techies” lack business acumen.

Consider Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg, Microsoft’s Bill Gates and Paul Allen, Oracle’s Larry Ellison and Google’s Larry Page, all of whom started their careers with an interest in the technical side of things and ended up as icons in the business world.

Arizona State University’s Technological Entrepreneurship and Management program empowers techie students, including engineers, to generate new technologies, while teaching them business essentials.

The Technological Entrepreneurship and Management program is a co-branded degree between the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the W. P. Carey School of Business.

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