Tufts Gordon Institute's MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM) is a fast-paced, full-time graduate program that provides you with business, leadership, and entrepreneurial skills. Whether you aspire to work in new product development, business or data analytics, product management, in a start-up, or even launch your own venture, the MSIM program prepares you to shape the world through innovation, all in as little as one year.
The MSIM program is built around three semesters we call Innovation Sprints, made up of 30 total course credits. These intensive team projects immerse students into the entire innovation cycle:
Engaging with customers and testing solutions to real-world problems.
Developing in-demand skillsets and inspiring your creativity.
Building expertise in marketing, product management, data science, and operations.
Get hands-on, solving real-world problems through your Innovation Sprint and learning key skillsets like customer discovery, ideating solutions, developing scalable business models, and leadership. Then, use your summer to build real-world experience and forge industry connections by participating in an internship or capstone project. Learn from distinguished faculty mentors and expand your network in the innovation hub of Boston. Our practicing professors bring decades of pragmatic experience into the classroom, giving you the tools you need to make an impact on the world.
Students may choose to stay an additional semester to extend an internship, work on their venture or slow down the pace of the program. Students may also deepen their technical expertise with our Dual Degree program, which combines the MSIM with a technical engineering master's degree offered by Tufts School of Engineering.
Graduate Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program
The School of Engineering's Graduate Cooperative Education (Co-Op) Program provides students with the opportunity to apply the theoretical principles they have learned in their coursework to real-world engineering projects. Gain up to six months of full-time work experience, build your resume, and develop a competitive advantage for post-graduation employment. Learn more about the Co-Op Program.
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.
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.
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.
Check out how some MSIM alumni are leveraging their degree.
Two letters of recommendation
Personal Statement: Please submit a 600-800 word essay that incorporates your responses to the following questions:
What sparked your interest in Tufts MS in Innovation & Management and what specifically makes you excited about the program?
How does the MSIM program fit into your personal, professional and/or educational journey?
What are your skillsets and strengths that will help you be a successful contributor in the program and positively impact the experience of your classmates in the MSIM cohort?
Optional Short Essay (please include at the bottom of your personal statement): If you would like, you may also submit an optional short essay (200-250 words). This essay is not required and should only be submitted if you feel it will provide the admissions committee with a more complete picture of who you are. Choose from one of the three questions:
Tell us about a time when you had to work on a team. What lessons did you learn from the highlights and/or challenges of that experience?
Tell us about your most meaningful leadership experience. What did you find to be your strengths as a leader as well as other aspects of leadership that you would like to further develop?
Tell us about a time when you identified an opportunity for improvement within your department/company/organization and how were able to successfully implement this change.
Official TOEFL, IELTS, or Duolingo test scores (if applicable)
A minimum score of 100 on the Internet-based TOEFL, with sub scores 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. Minimum equivalent scores of 7 on the IELTS (with sub scores of 7) and 130 on the Duolingo 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.
Tuition and Financial Aid
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