MS - Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Innovation transforms the way organizations create competitive advantage in the 21st century. Innovators in organizations, ranging from startups to large corporations, require advanced entrepreneurial skills in leadership, problem solving and creative thinking.
The M.S. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship is an interdisciplinary, 30 credit-hour degree program offered through the School for Interdisciplinary Technology and Innovation in the Nathan M. Bisk College of Business. The program includes courses from both the Colleges of Business and Engineering.
What You Will Learn
The M.S. in Innovation and Entrepreneurship curriculum is team-based and uses well-defined processes that promote critical thinking. The curriculum includes:
- Foundation Courses—Business disciplines of accounting, finance, marketing, economics and international business are covered in two courses: Essentials of Business Development I and II.
- Core Courses—Comprehensive coverage is provided in key areas of entrepreneurship and innovation, new product development and lifecycle management, and business and legal aspects of intellectual property.
- Elective Courses—Technical and management skills are strengthened in areas such as quality and project engineering.
- Students will gain hands-on, real-world experience evaluating intellectual property with the intent of commercializing new products and technologies.
- Students will strategically engage in the process of opportunity creation, discovery, exploration, exploitation and commercialization.
- Students will have access to cutting-edge idea accelerators such as The student business incubator and the Technology Innovation Center in the Applied Research Laboratory facility.
- Students have an opportunity to pitch their product or business proposal to investors and funding sources.
- Graduate scholarships available!