The Master of Science in Innovation Online program is designed for working professionals who want to drive innovation as it applies to products, services, operations, and processes.
Duration of Program
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
The D’Amore-McKim online MS in Innovation prepares you to lead innovation initiatives in this rapidly changing business environment. The purpose of this program is to enhance your innovation leadership skills, while increasing your innovation IQ within the workplace. By enrolling in this program you will:
Learn the fundamentals of innovation and business
Study 100% online in the convenience of your home
Work closely with students who work in a diverse set of industries.
Execute innovation through real-world projects and companies
Build an innovation portfolio and skillset that will propel your career
Position yourself for career advancement
Opportunity to work on next-generation projects and initiatives within your company
Option to add on an eligible D'Amore-McKim MBA after completion of the MS in Innovation program
A graduate degree, accelerated degree, or certificate from Northeastern—a top-40 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and real-world experience in your area of interest. Apply now, and take your career to the next level.
Global Engagement Learn how our teaching and research benefit from a worldwide network of students, faculty and industry partners.
Admissions deadlines for January term entry: June 15, August 1, October 15, December 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 - Acquisitions, Alliances, and Growth
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
Northeastern's signature experiential learning model combines academics with professional practice to help students acquire relevant, real-world skills they can apply to their desired industry. Each program offers its own unique experiential learning opportunities, but they might include:
Full-Time Co-op Opportunities — Students on co-op work in a paid position in their field of study for three to six months.
In-Class Case Studies — Professors integrate case studies and exercises into the classroom to bring a real-world perspective and relevance to what they’re teaching.
Research — Students collaborate with faculty in our more than 30 federally funded research centers, tackling some of the most pressing challenges in health, security, and sustainability.
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.
Robert Shillman Professor of Entrepreneurship Matthews Distinguished Professor Co-Director of Northeastern University Center for Entrepreneurship Education
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.