The Master of Science in Product Development (MPD) program is for scientists, engineers, and technical professionals who aspire to reach product development leadership positions throughout their organizations. Emphasis is placed on cross-functional, end-to-end product development and the integrated systems perspective needed to conceive, create, launch, and support complex products. The two-year program, beginning each December, has been designed in an executive format where students continue to work at their companies while taking classes on Friday each week.
Designed by academic and industry leaders at MIT and its Center for Innovation in Product Development, the MPD curriculum integrates business and technical elements to develop leaders with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and perspective to effectively deploy best-in-class product development methods, tools, and practices. The program integrates formal education, ongoing research, and industrial practice, and continuously refreshes the curriculum through active partnerships with other world-class universities, research centers, and companies.
The program is available on a part-time, online learning basis, and consists of 60 credit hours (13 courses and capstone project).
Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools, Middle States Commission on Higher Education