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 designed for recent STEM graduates or young professionals with a strong desire to drive innovation, Course work focuses on new product development, finance, lean methodologies, design thinking, leadership and data science.

How the program works:

  • The Tufts MSIM program is built around Innovation Sprints—fast-paced, intensive team projects that solve real-world problems.
  • Learn the language of business: identify and develop a compelling customer value proposition, create & validate a compelling 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 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.
  • 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

Application Deadline

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

Application Requirements:

> 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


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
Mary Viola
Director, Engineering Management Program
Engineering Leadership, Innovation
For questions about this program, please contact Nancy Buczko, Associate Director, at the Tufts Gordon Institute.
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