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
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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
PATH TO YOUR MBA
After completing your MS in Innovation, you will have earned 30 credits, and you may be able to apply to an eligible MBA program. As an added benefit, if you apply to a Northeastern MBA program, you will be eligible for the Double Husky Scholarship and could receive a 25% discount off your tuition.
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 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.
How to Apply Learn more about the application process and requirements.
Two letters of professional recommendation
Permanent residency card (if applicable)
GMAT/GRE required? For the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 academic years, Northeastern University is test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores to be considered for admission. For more information, review our admissions policies.
English language proficiency: English proficiency, both written and verbal, is necessary for success in D’Amore-McKim classrooms. For more information, review our admissions policies.
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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
ACCT 6280 - Planning and Budgeting for Innovation
ENTR 6217 - Lean Innovation
ENTR 6222 - Competing in Dynamic, Innovation-Driven Markets
FINA 6284 - Financing Innovation and Growth
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
Complete one of the following:
On-campus students only
BUSN 6280 - How Executives Shape and Lead Innovation and Enterprise Growth
Online students only
ENTR 6225 - Acquisitions, Alliances, and Growth
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
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