The master of science degree in innovation management prepares students to lead the development and successful introduction of high technology solutions. Students in the program will gain expertise and experience in managing the innovation process: bringing new solutions from concept to widespread use, typically though not necessarily for profit. Entrepreneurial students may focus on innovation in their own businesses, but most projects are done with existing organizations. The program is interdisciplinary, including courses from a number of academic departments and Colleges within RIT.
The program requires students to complete 48‡ quarter credit hours consisting of:
Utilizing the vast array of resources and capabilities from the Saunders College of Business, the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computer and Information Sciences, and the College of Science, the MS in Innovation Management’s unique and highly multidisciplinary curriculum integrates practical, hands-on engineering, technology, and business management with course work in creativity, commercialization, and entrepreneurship. The program requires students to complete 46/48 quarter credit hours consisting of eight required business courses, two courses in an area of specialization, and a two-course Capstone experience.
Four Technology Specialization Courses from one of the following disciplines:
|Required business & Innovation Courses (32 credit hours):|
|0101‑703||Accounting For Decision Makers|
|0102‑740||Organizational Behavior & Leadership|
|0105‑778||Commercialization And Marketing Of New Products|
|0102‑720||Entrepreneurship And New Venture Creation|
|0102‑761||Managing Research & Innovation|
|Innovation Specialization (6-8 credit hours):‡|
|Two graduate courses related to the already-approved capstone project.|
|Capstone project courses (8 credit hours):|
|0102‑794||Innovation Management Capstone Preparatory|
|0102‑795||Innovation Management Capstone|
‡ Students selecting an innovation specialization that offers 3 credit hour graduate courses may complete the program with 46 credit hours rather than 48 credit hours. Approval is required by the Program Director.
When you are ready to apply, you can do so through the RIT Office of Admissions for Graduate Programs.