Technological Innovation Focus in the Master’s of Science in Management

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

Additional Information

Foundation Courses —6 Credits
6200:601 Financial Accounting 3
6600:620 Strategic Marketing 3
MSM Core Courses —12 Credits
6500:675 Global Supply Chain Management 3
6500:652 Managing People in Organizations 3
6500:601 Business Analytics and Information Strategy 3
6500:678 Project Management 3
MSM Technological Innovation Core —12 Credits
6400:602 Managerial Finance 3
6500:608 Entrepreneurship 3
6500:651 Management of Organizational Transformation 3
6500:665 Management of Technology 3
Restricted Electives (Choose 2) —6 Credits
6200:554 Information Systems Security 3
6400:622 Business Law and Regulation 3
6500:645 Software Development and Quality Assurance 3
6500:685 BioInnovation and Design 3
6700:695 Gateway Internship 3
9200:700 Introduction to Intellectual Property 3
Total Credit Hours 30-36

Admission Requirements

  • GMAT (score of 500 or better preferred) or GRE, LSAT, PCAT, or MCAT
  • May accept GRE if applicant has two years of work experience
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • Statement of purpose
  • Resume

Application Deadline

  • July 15 for Fall enrollment
  • November 15 for Spring enrollment
  • April 15 for Summer enrollment

International Student Applications

It is recommended that international students apply one month prior to these dates to allow time for admission and I-20 visa processing.  I-20 forms are processed by UA Immigration Services in the International Center, Buchtel Hall. Proof of English Proficiency is required by producing an acceptable TOEFL or IELTS score.

Students currently admitted to this program may have different course requirements than those listed here. Refer to your official Program Checklist and DPR in My Akron for your program requirements.