Innovation and Management

You want to make things happen and leverage your technical skills to shape the future of our world while finding solutions to the toughest challenges. Gain the in-demand product innovation, marketing, finance and management skills you need to be a leader in today’s technology-driven world. Accelerate your career with the MS in Innovation and Management program in as little as a year.

 

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Master of Science in Innovation and Management (MSIM)

Tufts Gordon Institute's MS in Innovation & Management is a fast-paced, full-time graduate program that provides you with the business, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills you need to jump-start your career and make an impact in the world through technology – all in as little as one year.

In a time of rapid technological and societal change, Tufts MSIM will prepare you to drive the development of new innovations, lead teams, and propel your career to new heights.

Whether you aspire to work in new product development, technology strategy, business or data analytics, product management, or even launch your own venture, the MSIM program prepares you to shape the world through innovation.

How the program works:

- Gain a comprehensive understanding of the innovation lifecycle through Innovation Sprints, fast-paced, immersive team projects where you’ll do real-world work

- Learn the language of business: Identify and develop a compelling customer value proposition, create and validate an innovative solution, and tie it to a scalable business model

- Develop leadership skills and emotional intelligence to communicate, persuade, negotiate and lead others

- Work alongside faculty members with deep industry experience and expand your network in the innovation hub of Boston

- Choose electives that match your personal interests and career goals from across Tufts School of Engineering, School of Arts & Sciences, or the Fletcher School of International Law & Diplomacy. In our MSIM+ program, you can leverage the MSIM curriculum's flexibility to concurrently earn a graduate certificate from Tufts University's School of Engineering, all with no extra cost or time. Options include: bioengineering, human factors in data science, and many more

- Gain access to personalized career coaching and workshops as you learn how to market yourself, develop your career plan, network and interview

- Accelerate your career by completing an internship or taking on a job in industry

- Elect to stay an additional semester to extend your internship, work on your venture or slow down the pace of the program

- Deepen your technical expertise with our Dual Degree program that combines your MSIM with a technical engineering master’s degree offered by Tufts School of Engineering.

Tufts Gordon Institute is a proud member of the Master of Engineering Management Programs Consortium (MEMPC), a small group of highly recognized university graduate-level programs in engineering management and related degrees.

Master's degrees require a minimum of 30 SHUs and the fulfillment of at least 10 courses at the 100-level or above with grades of S (satisfactory) or at least a B-. Program requirements may vary.

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Tufts University's one-year MS in Innovation & Management

Application Deadline: MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM)


Fall (Round 1): January 15
Fall (Round 2): March 15
Rolling Admissions: After March 15th, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Contact our admissions team at tgi@tufts.edu if you plan to apply during the Rolling Admissions period.

Application Requirements: MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM)


> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement 

- Please submit an essay of 600-800 words that addresses the following questions:  Why do you want to attend Tufts Gordon Institute M.S. in Innovation & Management program and how does it fit into your future career aspirations and personal goals? Why have you selected this degree program? Please note: Tufts Gordon Institute’s personal statement length requirements differ from those noted on the online Tufts Graduate School application.

> Official GRE or GMAT scores not required

- This year, Tufts Gordon Institute has waived the GRE/GMAT requirements for all MSIM applicants. Please reach out to the admissions team if you have any questions.

> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores if applicable 

- A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL, with subscores of 25 on each of the four components (reading, writing, listening, speaking) is generally considered evidence of sufficient English language ability for graduate study at Tufts Gordon Institute. Equivalent scores of 7 on the IELTS (with subscores of 7) are also considered indication of sufficient ability. We suggest that you take the required standardized test at least one month prior to the admissions deadline, however, we can be flexible on a case-by-case basis.


> Transcripts
> Two letters of Recommendation

Application Deadline: MSIM + MS in Engineering Dual Master’s Degree program


Fall (Round 1): January 15
Fall (Round 2): March 15
Rolling Admissions: After March 15th, applications will be accepted on a space-available basis only. Contact our admissions team at tgi@tufts.edu if you plan to apply during the Rolling Admissions period.

Application Requirements: MSIM + MS in Engineering Dual Master’s Degree program

 

> Application Fee
> Resume/CV
> Personal Statement 

- Applicants must submit a 1200-1500 word essay following the Graduate Admissions prompt. Please make sure your statement addresses your reasons for wanting to enroll in both degree programs.

- What previous experiences and commitments have brought you to consider applying for graduate training? What are your chief objectives in applying now? How do you think this Tufts program will help you in the pursuit of your objectives and vocation? 

- Optional Additional Short Essay: Applicants may also submit a 200-250 word essay in which they respond to one of the three following prompts. This is not required and should only be submitted if it will provide the Admissions Committee with a more complete picture of who you are.

- Tell us about a time when you had to convince an individual or group of your idea.

- Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience.

- Tell us about a time when you identified an opportunity for improvement within your department/company/organization and you were able to successfully implement this change.

- Please note: Tufts Gordon Institute’s personal statement length requirements differ from those noted on the online Tufts Graduate School application.

> Official GRE/GMAT scores if applicable

While Tufts Gordon Institute has waived the GRE/GMAT requirements for MSIM applicants this year, applicants to the Dual Degree master's program may be required to submit standardized test scores for their second School of Engineering department. 

Please review Tufts School of Engineering departmental websites for more information or reach out to our admissions team if you have any questions.

> Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores if applicable

- A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL, with subscores of 25 on each of the four components (reading, writing, listening, speaking) is generally considered evidence of sufficient English language ability for graduate study at Tufts Gordon Institute. Equivalent scores of 7 on the IELTS (with subscores of 7) are also considered indication of sufficient ability. We suggest that you take the required standardized test at least one month prior to the admissions deadline, however, we can be flexible on a case-by-case basis.

> Transcripts

> Three letters of Recommendation

Faculty

Kevin Oye - Professor of Practice
Kevin Oye
Executive Director, Tufts Gordon Institute; Director, MS in Innovation and Management Program and Professor of the Practice
Alicia Amaral
Alicia Amaral
Lecturer
Financial and Managerial Accounting; Entrepreneurial Finance
Frank Apeseche
Professor of the Practice
Finance, Venture Capital, Organizational Leadership, Operations
Gerry Brown
Gerald Brown
Lecturer
Process Improvement, Supply Chain Management
Gavin Finn
Professor of the Practice
Engineering Management, New Product Development, Entrepreneurial Marketing
Partha Ghosh
Professor of the Practice
Multinational Strategies, Globalization, Economics
Sam Liggero
Samuel Liggero
Academic Director of the Online MSEM Program and Professor of the Practice
New Product Development, Technology Strategy and Innovation
Jim Nash
Jim Nash
Lecturer
Software Engineering; Statistics; Project Management
Kishore Pochampally
Kishore Pochampally
Lecturer
Quantifying Process Capability; Systems Engineering, Reliability and Failure; Design of Experiments and Process Control; Project Management and Software Methodologies; Lean Six Sigma
Mary Viola
Director of Engineering Management Program and Professor of the Practice
Engineering Leadership, Innovation

For questions about this program, please contact the admissions team at Tufts Gordon Institute.

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