Innovation and Management

After four years of undergrad, your technical skills are ready. And after just one year at Tufts University’s Gordon Institute, your business and leadership skills will be too. The Master of Science in Innovation and Management program is specifically designed to accelerate your career as an innovator and leader.

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Master of Science in Innovation and Management (MSIM)
The Tufts M.S. in Innovation and Management (MSIM) is an intensive, one-year professional master’s program that prepares you to hit the ground running–rather than waiting to gain important business and leadership skills through an MBA or similar degree later in your career. Course work focuses on new product development, finance, strategic management, technology management, operations and applied data science, and leadership.
The degree, tailored to recent engineering and science graduates, is designed to accelerate your career as a technology leader and innovator. Key features include:

  • A cohort-based first semester of project-focused, integrated coursework that immerses you in new product development
  • Learn the language of business: identify and develop a compelling customer value proposition and tie it to a profitable business model
  • Develop leadership skills: learn to communicate, persuade, negotiate, and lead others
  • Access distinguished faculty mentors and expand your network in the innovation hub of Boston
  • Choose two electives in the 2nd semester from any department within the Tufts School of Engineering, School of Arts & Sciences, or the Fletcher School of International Law & Diplomacy. Whatever matches your interests and career goals.
  • Stay an extra semester for only an additional $5K and take an extra semester of courses at Tufts. Deepen your technical expertise or explore a new interests.
  • Career planning sessions – 10 weeks of how to market yourself, develop your career plan, network and interview
  • Accelerate your career via an internship or capstone leadership project in an industry setting

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.

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Tufts University's one-year M.S. in Innovation & Management

The degree is designed for recent graduates, with strong backgrounds in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM disciplines), who have the potential and desire to be technology leaders and innovators. Candidates without STEM backgrounds will be considered, but will need to demonstrate a strong interest in technology and the ability to succeed in quantitative aspects of the curriculum.

  • Scanned copies of academic transcripts
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Essay 1- Personal Statement
  • Essay 2 – Optional
  • Resume
  • GRE/GMAT scores
  • TOEFL or ILETS scores for international students
  • $85 application fee (waived for info session and webinar attendees)
Application deadlines:
Fall (Round 1): January 15
Fall (Round 2): March 15
Rolling admissions after March 15



Alicia Amaral
Alicia Amaral
Financial and Managerial Accounting; Entrepreneurial Finance
Frank Apeseche
Professor of the Practice
Finance, Venture Capital, Organizational Leadership, Operations
Gerry Brown
Gerry Brown
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
Sam Liggero
Professor of the Practice
New Product Development, Technology Strategy and Innovation
Jim Nash
Software Engineering; Statistics; Project Management
Kishore Pochampally
Kishore Pochampally
Quantifying Process Capability; Systems Engineering, Reliability and Failure; Design of Experiments and Process Control; Project Management and Software Methodologies; Lean Six Sigma
Mark Ranalli
Mark Ranalli
Associate Dean, Executive Director
mergers and acquisitions; entrepreneurship
Mary Viola
Director, Engineering Management Program
Engineering Leadership, Innovation
Ewa Winston
Ewa Winston
Humanistic Perspectives on Leadership
For questions about this program, please contact Nancy Buczko, Associate Director, at the Tufts Gordon Institute.
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