Innovation can be defined as the introduction of something new. It represents the transformation from creative genius to new products, processes, or services. As such, effectively managing innovation is an essential organizational ability that must be mastered in order to develop new technologies quickly and capitalize on new opportunities before the competition - in other words, to realize a competitive advantage.
The E. Philip Saunders College of Business MS in Innovation Management enables graduates to successfully anticipate, prepare, plan, and navigate changing markets and customer demands by building on a students previous work experience in the areas of new product or service development, marketing management, product or project management, R&D management, or strategic planning. By studying the latest techniques and methods to maximize cooperation, communication, and coordination of resources across the traditional organization silos, students will identify what their organizations require in order to create, foster, and lead continuous innovation.
The program is available on a full-time or part-time basis. The program is available on campus only. Full time students must begin studies in the fall semester only to complete the program in one year. Part-time students may enter the program in any semester.
The MS Innovation Management program requires 30 semester credit hours and consists of 10 courses. Up-to-date information about courses is available online at saunders.rit.edu.
The Saunders College of Business is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International).
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education