Business: Management, Technological Innovation, M.S.


Master of Science in Management: Technological Innovation


About the Degree

Innovation plays a crucial role in today’s global economy. As product life cycles shorten, competition and consumer expectations drive demand for improved and innovative products. In an increasingly globalized economy, enterprises with effective and efficient management of technology and innovation gain competitive advantage over their rivals. The Global Technological Innovation concentration of the Master’s in Management (MSM) graduate degree prepares students to navigate the process of innovating products and processes and creating new ventures and projects. Students studying science, medicine, engineering, and technology can benefit greatly from this program.

Students in this degree program learn the principles and practices of innovation management to prepare themselves for a lead role in innovation and commercialization efforts in small, medium, and large organizations.


Salary and Career Outlook

The career outlook of graduates in technological innovation is very promising because innovation is an unending driver of growth and success of economies and enterprises. There are increasingly larger numbers of jobs involved with oversight of innovation efforts. It is quite evident to all that most organizations are looking for creative ways and talent to help them innovate. Therefore, we expect this specialized graduate degree to compliment students’ prior degrees and experiences, and provide significant advancement opportunities when they graduate.


Why Akron?

This MSM degree in Technological Innovation is unique and distinctive for northern Ohio. This degree is distinctive in that it can help graduates of our sciences, engineering, polymer, as well as business programs play more challenging roles for innovations in their enterprises. We provide the catalytic talent needed for product, process, and public innovations in the regional and global polymer and other industries.

The students in this program have the great benefit of learning how successful technological innovators engage in exchanges across multiple disciplines, such as science, technology, engineering, medicine (STEM) and business.


Contact Information

            Graduate Coordinator:           Dr. William Hauser

                                                            Business Administration Building, Room 405

                                                            whauser@uakron.edu  

                                                            (330) 972-7043

            Graduate School:                    Heather Blake

                                                            Polsky Building, Room 467

                                                            hblake@uakron.edu          

                                                            (330) 972-7664