The Master of Science in Innovation is a part-time, one-year program that is designed specifically for working professionals who want to become innovation leaders.
In just one year, the D’Amore-McKim MS in Innovation prepares you for a leadership role in this rapidly changing business environment. This specialized program provides the opportunity to increase your value to your company and advance your career in the innovation economy. With a MS in Innovation, you can:
Learn the fundamentals of innovation in business
Practice innovation through company projects
Build competencies that set you apart from your peers
Position yourself for advancement
Through project work, case studies, and real-world application at your own organization, you’ll learn the principles of innovation from multiple perspectives. Product and service development. Financing innovation. Go-to-market strategies. Lean development. Managing high-performance teams. One look at our course offerings and you’ll know you’ve found a different kind of Master’s degree—one that allows you to engage your passion for innovation and advance your career.
A graduate degree, certificate, or bootcamp from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
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Admissions deadlines for September term entry: March 15, May 1, June 15, August 1.
Our admissions process operates on a rolling basis, and we recommend that you complete your application early to maximize your chances of securing enrollment.
Master of Science in Innovation General Requirements
Complete one of the following:
BUSN 6280 - How Executives Shape and Lead Innovation and Enterprise Growth
ENTR 6225 - Corporate Entrepreneurship through Global Growth, Acquisitions, and Alliances
Accounting and Finance
ACCT 6280 - Planning and Budgeting for Innovation
FINA 6284 - Financing Innovation and Growth
ENTR 6217 - Lean Innovation
ENTR 6222 - Competing in Dynamic, Innovation-Driven Markets
HRMG 6280 - The Human Side of Innovation
MGMT 6280 - Innovation for Next-Generation Products and Systems
MGSC 6281 - Service Innovation and Management
MKTG 6280 - Gaining Customer Insight
MKTG 6283 - Marketing and Selling Innovation
At the D’Amore-McKim School of Business, our integration of academic thinking with authentic experiential learning opportunities has created a unique educational model that defines the standard for business education’s future. Here are a few ways that experiential learning occurs in this program:
Seattle Residency—Not an educational vacation: We take you and your MS in Innovation colleagues to explore how to make the innovation process—from concept through commercialization—more efficient and effective. You will learn how to apply lean start-up methods to your projects and your companies’ innovation processes.
Class Project—This project gives you the chance to benefit professionally from your work in the classroom. You may select a real-world initiative at your own organization and execute with the support of faculty and fellow students.
IDEA: A Student-Run Venture Accelerator—Starting your own business venture? Work with mentors, access financial support, and seek additional help in areas like marketing and communications. IDEA can help you bring your idea to life.
Our faculty represents a wide cross-section of professional practices and in fields ranging from finance to education to biomedical science to management to the U.S. military. They serve as mentors and advisors, and collaborate alongside students to solve the most pressing global challenges facing established and emerging markets.
By enrolling in Northeastern, you gain access to a network of more than 245,000 alumni and 3,200+ employer partners, including Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and global NGOs. Our current students and faculty across strategically located regional campuses further foster that lifelong global community of learning and mentoring.