Master of Science in Innovation

Program Format
Online|
Curriculum
Entry Terms
For January term entry: rolling deadlines are June 15, August 1, October 15, and December 1
Credits Required for Graduation
30 semester hours

Program Description

The MS in Innovation is designed specifically for working professionals who want to become innovation leaders. Through project work, case studies, and real-world application at your own organization, you can learn the principles of innovation from multiple perspectives. You’ll learn about product and service development, financing innovation, go-to-market strategies, lean development, managing high-performance teams, and more.

Take a look at our course offerings, and you’ll see you have found a different kind of Master’s degree—one that allows you to engage your passion for innovation and advance your career.

Student Learning Outcomes

Goal 1. Business Knowledge and Skills
Students will be able to explain and describe how businesses compete and operate in a dynamic environment through various written work including case analysis and exams. These skills include but are not limited to: applying financial theories; use of appropriate analysis in recommendations; report writing and market analysis; appropriate application of statistical analysis and management science as they support decision making; selection of appropriate principles of supply chain management; the creation of value through production and distribution; incorporation of appropriate information technology; and organizational structure as it relates to management practice, analysis of work process and the roles of individuals and teams.

Goal 2. Critical Thinking in Business Situations
Students will apply practical and critical thinking skills required for analysis decision making. Students will be able to define and analyze business problems and opportunities, identify relevant data and causes, apply knowledge and create new products, processes and/or systems through written work including case analysis, exams, and other assignments.

Goal 3. Organization, Team, and Personal Skills
Students will be able to work effectively and communicate with others as colleagues and as a manager. They will employ these skills in the analysis and presentation of business problems on the organizational, societal, and global level.
• Professional Skills. Students will apply professional level skills including oral and written communications skills, research skills, and quantitative skills to individual and group presentations, written assignments, and peer assessments.
• Interpersonal and Cultural Perspective. Students will assess their self-awareness regarding issues related to ethics, diversity, and individual responsibility. Individual reflection and peer assessment will demonstrate students’ progress towards this goal.
• Leadership. Each student will apply the elements of skillful leadership and have multiple opportunities for their application. Group feedback, peer assessment, and coaching will demonstrate students’ progress towards this goal.

Goal 4. Innovation Leadership
Students will be able to identify opportunities for product, process, or service innovation within an organization. Students will be able to analyze, develop, and initiate implementation of these new innovations.


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