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 full-time professional master’s program designed for recent STEM graduates or young professionals with a strong desire to drive innovation and solve problems that matter. In as little as one year, you will develop product innovation, marketing, finance and leadership skills needed to drive impact in today’s technology-driven world.

How the program works:

- Solve real-world problems during Innovation Sprints, fast-paced team projects built to set the MSIM program apart

- 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: 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 that match your personal interests and career goals from any department within the Tufts School of Engineering, School of Arts & Sciences, or the Fletcher School of International Law & Diplomacy

- Participate in career planning sessions: 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

- Elect to stay another 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 M.S. in Innovation & Management

Application Deadline: M.S. in Innovation & Management (MSIM)

Fall (Round 1): January 15
Fall (Round 2): March 15
* Rolling admissions after March 15

Application Requirements: M.S. 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/GMAT scores required

- GRE/GMAT not required for current Tufts alumni

> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable 
> Transcripts
> Two letters of Recommendation

Application Deadline: MSIM + M.S. in Engineering Dual Master’s Degree program

Fall: January 15 

Application Requirements: MSIM + M.S. 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 scores required

- GRE not required for current Tufts alumni

> Official TOEFL or IELTS, if applicable 

> Transcripts

> Three letters of Recommendation


Alicia Amaral
Alicia Amaral
Financial and Managerial Accounting; Entrepreneurial Finance
Frank Apeseche
Professor of the Practice
Finance, Venture Capital, Organizational Leadership, Operations
Gerry Brown
Gerald 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
Samuel 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
Mary Viola
Director, Engineering Management Program; Professor of the Practice, Engineering Leader, Innovation
Engineering Leadership, Innovation
For questions about this program, please contact Nancy Buczko, Associate Director, at the Tufts Gordon Institute.
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