Program Requirements

General Program Requirements:
Number of Credits Required Beyond the Baccalaureate: 30

Required Courses:

Entrepreneurship Concentration

Core Courses
BA 5687MS Advanced Professional Development Strategies 10
SGM 5137Entrepreneurial Thinking and New Venture Creation3
SGM 5139Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas3
SGM 5142Business Model Innovation3
SGM 5144Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges3
SGM 5145Plan, Pitch, and Fund an Entrepreneurial Start-Up3
Electives15
Total Credit Hours30

Innovation Strategy Concentration

Core Courses
BA 5687MS Advanced Professional Development Strategies 10
SGM 5135Innovation Intelligence: Plan, Build, Protect, and Monetize a Technology / Innovation Portfolio3
SGM 5138Global Innovation Strategy: Creating Agile, Innovative, Globally-Competitive Organizations3
SGM 5142Business Model Innovation3
SGM 5144Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges3
SGM 5148Open Innovation and Managing Strategic Alliances3
Electives15
Total Credit Hours30

Technology and Innovation Management Concentration

Core Courses
BA 5687MS Advanced Professional Development Strategies 10
SGM 5103Management of Technology and Innovation3
SGM 5135Innovation Intelligence: Plan, Build, Protect, and Monetize a Technology / Innovation Portfolio3
SGM 5139Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas3
SGM 5142Business Model Innovation3
SGM 5144Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges3
Electives15
Total Credit Hours30

Non-Concentration Option

Core Courses
BA 5687MS Advanced Professional Development Strategies 10
SGM 5142Business Model Innovation3
SGM 5144Creativity Unleashed: Harnessing Creativity to Solve Real-World Innovation Challenges3
Select three from the following: 29
SGM 5103
Management of Technology and Innovation
SGM 5135
Innovation Intelligence: Plan, Build, Protect, and Monetize a Technology / Innovation Portfolio
SGM 5137
Entrepreneurial Thinking and New Venture Creation
SGM 5138
Global Innovation Strategy: Creating Agile, Innovative, Globally-Competitive Organizations
SGM 5139
Lean Entrepreneurship / Innovation: Fast & Frugal Methods to Launch Startups & Test Innovative Ideas
SGM 5145
Plan, Pitch, and Fund an Entrepreneurial Start-Up
SGM 5148
Open Innovation and Managing Strategic Alliances
Electives15
Total Credit Hours30

Internships/Externships: Project-based internships, which are undertaken on-site, and externships, which engage the student off-site, are available for students in the IME MS. These can be valuable to those looking to expand their work experience or portfolio as well as for individuals looking to change careers or industries. We typically have more than 40 internships/externships available each academic term across a range of industries and variety of different types of companies.

Culminating Events: Successful completion of coursework is required to earn the IME MS degree.