Master Program in Innovation in North America

Top Master Programs in Innovation in North America 2017

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A Masters degree is an academic degree awarded to individuals who successfully denote a higher level of expertise. There are two main types of Masters - taught and research.

Master in Innovation programs are becoming of greater interest to students as employers are seeking creative, qualified, and outside-the-box thinkers. Students will not only gain knowledge of innovation studies and theory, but also how these can apply to the real world.

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Master Agribusiness Development

Aeres University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 12  September 2017 Netherlands Dronten

Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals. [+]

Master in Agribusiness Development

 

Aeres University of Applied Sciences offers a Master in Agribusiness Development for Bachelor graduates or young professionals.

 

International corporations in the agrifood sector increasingly need professionals qualified in change management, who can act locally and think globally. All graduates from this Master programme will have first-hand knowledge of change processes in a business context outside their own branch and will have acquired valuable insights into the differences in international business cultures and work ethics and the role they can play to deal with these issues in change processes. These people bring the science of life to the business of food.... [-]


M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD)

University of Delaware, Alfred Lerner College of Business and Economics
Campus Full time 11  September 2017 USA Newark

The M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD) is a graduate degree program of the Lerner College of Business & Economics and involves partnerships between the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. The program includes interdisciplinary, experiential courses focused on entrepreneurship, creativity & design and prototyping & new product development. Courses are augmented by enrichment opportunities such as funding competitions, mentoring programs, networking events and a variety of useful resources. Completion of required courses and participation in enrichment activities provides students with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world. [+]

The M.S. in Entrepreneurship & Design (ENTD) is a graduate degree program of the Lerner College of Business & Economics and involves partnerships between the Horn Program in Entrepreneurship, the College of Engineering's Department of Mechanical Engineering and the College of Arts & Sciences. The program includes interdisciplinary, experiential courses focused on entrepreneurship, creativity & design and prototyping & new product development. Courses are augmented by enrichment opportunities such as funding competitions, mentoring programs, networking events and a variety of useful resources. Completion of required courses and participation in enrichment activities provides students with the knowledge, skills, connections and access to resources needed to manifest innovation and thrive in a rapidly changing world. The program utilizes a cohort model wherein a select group of students is admitted each year. These students take most of their courses together in a standard sequence which allows for a cohesive learning experience as well as the development of strong relationships with fellow students and program faculty. We are looking forward to welcoming our first cohort of ENTD students for the 2015 - 16 academic year. The ENTD program is designed for full-time participation. This enables completion of the program in 11 months. The first 2 months, July - August, are spent completing online coursework; the remaining 9 months, September - May, are spent on campus to take full advantage of the University’s physical resources. The program is ideal for recent graduates with business, engineering, art, and other degrees who are interested in gaining valuable experience in entrepreneurship and design. Content and deliverables for required courses aim to prepare students to launch startups, drive innovation in established companies, and develop sustainable solutions to social problems. Elective options allow for the exploration of individual interests. The deadline to apply is May 31 or until the cohort is filled. Admission decisions are being made on a rolling basis. [-]

Masters For Impact Through Innovation

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Alcobendas

Our unique and innovative vision of the future is built around shared experiences, pursuing change through the experience. [+]

Top Masters in Innovation in North America 2017. The Business School for young graduates We train future leaders, change agents, giving them the knowledge to positively impact society tools, coping through new sustainable models in line with the new global challenges worldwide WHY IMPACT BUSINESS SCHOOL? Our unique and innovative vision of the future is built around shared experiences, pursuing change through the experience. Students learn to discover and analyze their experience and transforms every occasion into an opportunity to implement their findings and apply them in their careers. "Organizations operate, compete in an increasingly complex and uncertain environment, increasingly volatile and ambiguous. People who lead companies or countries in the remainder of this century must demonstrate expcepcionales capabilities to manage change, adaptation and growth. Impact Business School think has really understood this new paradigm. " Sofia Fernandez de Mesa - Director of Sustainable Innovation Telefónica [-]

Master's Degree In Architecture, Design And Innovation - March

Universidad Europea de Madrid (UEM)
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Valencia

You will learn in a place of interaction and relationship of different cultural points through exhibitions, events, educational programs and professional jobs. The different spaces within the Espai Alfaro (Valencia), can generate different atmospheres and situations to create, exchange and disseminate design. [+]

You will learn in a place of interaction and relationship of different cultural points through exhibitions, events, educational programs and professional jobs. The different spaces within the Espai Alfaro (Valencia), can generate different atmospheres and situations to create, exchange and disseminate design. The training was developed through practical activities that allow systematize and apply the technical development of the different phases in the work activity knowledge. Extending this knowledge with direct experience of renowned professionals involved in the Masters. Our architecture programs have prestigious names such as: Alvaro Siza Eduardo Souto de Moura MANUEL AIRES MATEUS OAB · CARLOS FERRATER FRAN SILVESTRE JUAN DOMINGO SANTOS Advanced Master Architecture, Design and Innovation - MArch II The Master MArch It aims to establish a direct connection with the profession of architect and / or designer. The training was developed through practical activities that allow systematize and apply the technical development of the different phases in the work activity knowledge. Extending this knowledge with direct experience of renowned professionals involved in the Masters. The program is aimed at students in their final year of Architecture, Architects, Technical Architects, Interior Designers and graduates or graduates from other creative disciplines. Admission process The admission process for the programs of the European University of Valencia will be carried out throughout the year, although enrollment is contingent on the existence of vacancies. Once the candidate has been counseled and has provided the required documentation, the Admissions team be convened to carry out a personal interview with the director of the master or a member of the Admissions Committee. The admissions process is no cost for the candidate or obligation to formalize the reservation. [-]

Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Saint Mary's University
Campus Full time Part time August 2017 Canada Halifax + 1 more

The Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation curriculum takes knowledge and skills from management, marketing, leadership, finance, accounting, communications, economics and information technology and integrates them with best practices from industry to produce sharp, relevant learning. [+]

Top Masters in Innovation in North America 2017. Why this program is for you The Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation curriculum takes knowledge and skills from management, marketing, leadership, finance, accounting, communications, economics and information technology and integrates them with best practices from industry to produce sharp, relevant learning. Students will access investors and partners in their quest to become a successful technology entrepreneur and innovator. MTEI is a full-time graduate studies program. The Benefits Full-time program While you work, you can enhance your education. Meet in the classroom on alternating Fridays and Saturdays only Accessible resident faculty and industrial mentors Get 3 great program choices. After 8 months of alternating Fri/Sat full-day classes: INTERNSHIP: Enter or return to industry for an 8-month internship, then graduate. APPLIED PROJECT: Start or grow your technology business and complete your degree in 12 or 16 months. THESIS OPTION: Research a select topic at a less-intense pace. Program Overview The Master of Technology Entrepreneurship & Innovation is a graduate business degree focused on technology - the only one of its kind on Canada's East Coast. It goes beyond pure technical or business education. Our program gives technology entrepreneurs the skills they need to become sought-after, hybrid leaders who can solve today's complex business challenges. A key strength of the program lies in the expertise of our respected faculty, and our close ties with industry. Our small class sizes mean students reap the benefit of these close interactions, gaining knowledge from faculty, industry mentors and fellow students alike. Women are under-represented in the tech industry. We’re working hard to change that. The MTEI program was founded by award-winning professor and researcher, Dr. Dawn Jutla and half of the program’s professors are women. The Sobey Experience At the Sobey School of Business, we attract independent thinkers with an entrepreneurial mindset. We are recognized with the prestigious AACSB accreditation, representing the highest standard of business education worldwide. Only 5% of business schools have been awarded AACSB accreditation. The Sobey School of Business combines international perspectives with local character, encourages team building and personal leadership, and creates prosperity by helping you to share knowledge while defining your own success. Courses The courses you’ll take in the MTEI program will give you advanced knowledge in the business of technology, and help you to develop critical skills that are highly-sought after by employers. These include the ability to think strategically, to solve problems decisively, to communicate clearly, and to successfully lead others. Our courses are taught by highly-experienced scholars in technology entrepreneurship and innovation. Our faculty members are nationally recognized with technology innovation and teaching awards, and contribute to the worldwide body of business research and knowledge. Program Options You can complete a Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation degree in just 12 or 16 months. Attend classes on Fridays and Saturdays of each week over 8 months, then choose to complete a project, gain practical skills and knowledge from an internship, or develop a thesis. Our curriculum incorporates principles of management, marketing, leadership, finance, accounting, communications, economics, and information technology, and integrates them with best practices from industry. Once your coursework is completed, choose one of the following: Applied Project (12 - 16 months) Complete the MTEI degree in as little as a year with this option. Launch a new business, product or service, or enter your student team into InNOVACorp's best practice incubator facilities. Internship (16 months) If eligible, you could enter industry within 8 months of starting the MTEI program and spend another 8 months as an intern. You’ll immerse yourself in entrepreneurial and innovative organizations, gain industry exposure and get hands-on learning opportunities. MTEI Thesis Option (16 months) Under the supervision of an approved faculty member, identify a technology or business-related problem and write a thesis in an area of technological entrepreneurship and innovation. Gain and refine valuable research skills with this option, even prepare yourself for the pursuit of a PhD. MTEI Program Schedule MTEI students appreciate the flexibility of the program, which allows them to blend their studies with work responsibilities. Complete a full-time degree in just 12 or 16 months. Attend classes on alternating Fridays and Saturdays for 8 months, then choose an internship, project or thesis to complete your degree — whatever works best for you. Summer English for Academic Purposes (if applicable) at Saint Mary's University's TESL Centre September to October MTEI 5510: Entrepreneurial Finance MTEI 5520: Technology Entrepreneurship October to December MTEI 5530: Innovation Processes and Management MTEI 5540: Entrepreneurial Marketing January to February MTEI 5550: Leading Technology Innovation and Change MTEI 5560: Technology Strategy and Productivity February to April MTEI 5570: Accounting for Innovation MTEI 5580: Globalization and Innovation Systems Following the required courses, students will either Engage in their internship option, Take a required 6 credit hours from MTEI 5585: Applied Master project: Investor-Ready Business Plan and /or MTEI 5595: Applied Master Project: Launching and Growing. OR Undertake their thesis. Admissions, MTEI To be admitted to the MTEI program, you need to have: An undergraduate degree in any discipline (although an undergraduate degree in science, technology, engineering, math is preferred), or have an equivalent combination of training and experience. Attained at least a “B” average in the undergraduate degree, and attained a minimum grade point average (GPA) of at least a 3.0 in your final 60 credit hours taken at university. You also need to provide: Official transcripts from post-secondary institutions directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research at Saint Mary’s. A completed Supplemental Form for the MTEI program. A one-page description of what you expect to learn in the MTEI program and how it will benefit your organization. An up-to-date curriculum vitae. A complete, online application and fee provided directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research. Three letters of reference, provided directly to the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research with at least one being from an academic source. You must also agree to a phone or Skype interview. Faculty The Sobey School of Business MTEI program is home to world-class scholars and researchers in the areas of technology, innovation and entrepreneurship. Our faculty challenge and inspire students to think differently, deepen and expand their knowledge, and embrace new perspectives. Students benefit from close interaction with our faculty, in small class sizes that allow for true collaboration. Our faculty cultivate close ties with the business community, and their ongoing research ensures they are in line with the latest in worldwide technology innovation. Equity and Inclusivity The Sobey School of Business values inclusiveness, and gender equity. Women are typically under-represented within the global tech sector, but not within the MTEI program. The program was founded by award-winning professor and researcher, Dr. Dawn Jutla, and half of its professors are women. Developing Your Career The Sobey School of Business provides comprehensive services to launch your career. The Sobey Career Services office provides expert advice on how to build interview skills, network with potential employers and more. Take professional development workshops, receive one-on-one career counselling, take part in coaching sessions with expert consultants, or get valuable insight from a local business mentor. Services for Students We offer a wide range of tools and resources to help you: Define your career goals Build a strong network Develop effective job search skills Take part in valuable internships and networking events Benefit from personalized career coaching. [-]

Master (MSc) Information and Knowledge Strategy

School Of Professional Studies - Columbia University
Online & Campus Combined Full time 16  September 2017 USA New York

Columbia University’s Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) program prepares individuals who are invested in the strategic potential of business-knowledge strategy alignment, collaboration, and business analytics to expand or branch out from their current roles, or become entrepreneurs of ventures in the knowledge domain. [+]

Drive growth, productivity, and societal impact through information management and collaboration. Columbia University’s Master of Science in Information and Knowledge Strategy (IKNS) program prepares individuals who are invested in the strategic potential of business-knowledge strategy alignment, collaboration, and business analytics to expand or branch out from their current roles, or become entrepreneurs of ventures in the knowledge domain. Program Benefits Develop essential skills in strategy, business analytics, findability, law, entrepreneurship, and change management to plan and lead knowledge and information services, improve collaboration and networks, and create innovative knowledge products. Shape your career as an in-house knowledge practitioner, consultant, or knowledge product entrepreneur in nearly any industry, including financial services, advertising, education, logistics, healthcare, international development, manufacturing, and technology. Sample titles include Knowledge Manager, Senior Business Process Analyst, Strategic Marketing Associate, Strategy and Process Improvement Manager, and Senior Consultant. Specialize your study by choosing electives in social media/mass collaboration, information visualization, change leadership, or knowledge-driven digital product innovation. Balance your career and academic life over 16 months with online coursework once a weeknight per course, virtual collaboration and discussions, and three five-day residencies on Columbia’s campus in New York City. Connect with faculty who have held leadership positions in information, knowledge, IT, or law at organizations such as Accenture, Pfizer, Fidelity Investments, NASA, Bain & Company, and The World Bank. Apply your skills and knowledge through a group capstone project for a leading global for-profit or nonprofit business, such as Motorola Solutions, ConocoPhillips, HSBC, Women’s World Banking, German Aerospace Center, or the World Wildlife Fund. Join an elite Ivy League network of your global cohort and more than 250 alumni who have advanced in their careers or responsibilities with their IKNS degree at places like ADP, Hilton Hotels, Pfizer, Publicis, United Nations, USAID, and Thomson Reuters. Curriculum 36 points for degree completion Combination of on-campus and online instruction Executive Master’s Schedule* Fall intake only 16 months to complete** Capstone Project * Enrollment in this program does not meet the full-time requirements for an F1 student visa. ** Three on-campus residencies. See program diagram below. The M.S. program in Information and Knowledge Strategy is framed by three residencies in New York City. The residencies offer the opportunity to get to know fellow students, receive individual coaching from faculty, and network with leaders in the field. Each of the three residencies is anchored by core course requirements. Activities during the three five day residencies connect directly to the other program components. Therefore, full participation is critical for degree completion. Between each residency students complete classes online through a highly interactive innovative distance learning platform. Students and faculty communicate through a unique social networking function in ways that extend and enhance the impact of traditional learning experiences. Candidates for the master’s degree are expected to complete the degree requirements within 16 months (four consecutive terms, including summer) with an overall grade point average of 3.0 (B) or better. The 36-point program consists of eight core requirements (three points each), two electives (three points each), and a capstone project (six points). This accelerated program demands a considerable amount of time and energy, including three residency requirements. Each of the residencies is anchored by a core course, a portion of which is completed during the residency and the rest of which is completed online. In addition to class work, each residency features special lectures, seminars, professional workshops, career advisement and coaching sessions, networking events, and more. Required courses outside of the residencies meet online once a week in the evening during the fall and spring terms. Elective courses meet online once a week in the evening during the summer term. Students should allocate a minimum of 10 to 12 hours per week outside of class times during each term for readings, asynchronous online lectures, exercises and other assignments. All courses have scheduled weekly synchronous class meetings delivered on a distance learning platform that supports and fosters a high level of interaction between and among students and faculty. Electives are offered online during the summer using the same model and platform. The capstone projects are launched during the second residency in April and students continue working on their projects throughout the remaining months of the program. Upon successful completion of the program, students receive a diploma bearing the name and seal of Columbia University. [-]

International Media Innovation Management

International Media Innovation Management
Online & Campus Combined Part time October 2017 Germany Berlin

This program (online and presence modules in Germany, Austria, Spain, USA) is aimed at high-potentials from the media and creative industries. Executive students from www.imim-master.com dome from different positions in their respective value chains: development, financing, content, journalism, production, distribution, regulation/legislation. [+]

Top Masters in Innovation in North America 2017. Master's program in International Media Innovation Management -- imim This program is aimed at high-potentials from the media and creative industries – with different positions in their respective value chains. Please note: APPLICATION PERIOD for its next start in autumn 2015 has ENDED on 1st of July! IMIM students have a minimum of 5 years of professional experience in fields such as development, financing, content, journalism and production, distribution, regulation/legislation. During the two-year study, they pool their forces together into a media innovation think tank. With lecturers from leading media companies and universities from all over the world (Poynter Institute, Guardian, New York Times, Die Welt, Universidad Miguel Hernandez and many more) and seminars in Austria, Germany, Spain, the US and online, they work together in an international network. The students deal with real-life situations submitted by participating enterprises. Thus, companies participating in the program have a say in the structuring of the syllabus. “The students’ collaboration with academics, management trainers, journalists and business managers is crucial”, says Program Director Andy Kaltenbrunner, “innovation is to be established as the main currency of exchange in an international team.” The curriculum is divided into five one-week compulsory attendance modules (taking place in Austria, Germany, Spain and the US), complemented with e-learning. Lecturers: Leading international experts in media, journalism, technology, and change management, some from academia, others within the industry, including Wolfgang Blau (The Guardian), Lucy Küng (Universities of Oxford/Reuters Insitute, St. Gallen), Bill Horn (The New York Times), Klaus Meier (Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt), Romanus Otte (Die Welt), José García Avilés (University Miguel Hernández) and many more. The full list of lecturers can be found here. www.imim-master.com/faculty Curriculum Module 1 – Media Economics Digitalisation & Convergence, Supply Chain Management, Convergent Products, Business Models Module 2 – Society Impact of Digitalisation, Ethical Values Challenged by Economy, Politics & Society, Media Law Module 3 – Communication/Journalism Crossmedia, Quality in Journalism, Media Workflows Module 4 – Innovation Management Cultural Differences, Team Building, Innovation Processes, Benchmarking, Rating and Implementing Innovation Module 5 – Management Skills Self Management, Change Management, Leadership, Project Management Module 6 – Master's Thesis In indiviual work or small international teams of two to four, students will analyse a specific problem (e.g. of one of IMIM's partner companies) for their Master's thesis. They will be coached by their mentors, professional strategists. The project will take several months and ends in a presentation. Further Information Partners: Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg/Florida, USA (Bill Mitchell, affiliate), Universidad Miguel Hernández, Elche, Spain (José García Avilés), Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany (Klaus Meier) Language of Instruction: English Students’ fees/Expenses for integrated business partners: € 20.000/year (program lasts 2 years), scholarships covering up to 75% are available. Including: Student fees cover: all textbooks and online materials, individual language training, lodging and travel costs within the countries in which the attendance blocks take place (Austria, Germany, Spain, USA). Business partner fees cover: suggestion of a real-life project (to be then implemented in their company) and sending a lecturer or executive to the program’s format “Meet the Executive”. Degree Earned: Master of Arts in International Media Innovation Management Carriers: fjum_forum for journalism and media vienna (Daniela Kraus, Director) and Berlin University for Professional Studies (Ada Pellert, President). [-]

Master in Innovation and Technology

Florida Polytechnic University
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 USA Lakeland

The Master of Innovation & Technology (MI&T) degree provides cutting edge research opportunities to students using state-of-the-art experimental or computational research facilities under the close supervision of faculty member(s). [+]

The Master of Innovation & Technology (MI&T) degree provides cutting edge research opportunities to students using state-of-the-art experimental or computational research facilities under the close supervision of faculty member(s). The College of Innovation & Technology has research strengths in diverse areas addressing present day challenges, as well as developing technologies for the future. The College offers graduate research in the following areas: Cloud Virtualization, Big Data Analytics, Health Informatics, Logistics, Materials & Supply Chain, Cyber Gaming, Information Assurance and Cyber Security. Upon completion of the Master of Science in Innovation & Technology Degree, students will be able to: - Utilize applied analysis of user requirements to design IT-based solutions. - Research capabilities for identification, evaluation and implementation of current technologies and consideration of their applicability to address individual and organizational needs. - Build team based projects and plans to develop, integrate and implement IT-based solutions from a managerial perspective. - Manage project based solutions for teams using the most current research techniques and industry practices to identify and define the requirements that must be satisfied to address user needs. - Utilize applied deployment and use of emerging computing techniques, skills, methods and theories. Master Degree Program Admissions Requirements Admission decisions are based on consideration of the applicant’s previous academic records, statement of purpose, resume and letters of recommendations. The following are the admissions requirements: - A bachelor degree in Engineering, applied sciences, or a closely related discipline from a regionally accredited university - A minimum GPA of 2.7 in the last 60-semester credits attempted - Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required for applicants with GPA less than 3.25. The GRE may be waived by the Graduate Student Advisor for applicants with a GPA of 3.25 or higher - A letter of interest - Two letters of recommendations [-]

Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Saint Mary's University Sobey School of Business
Campus Full time September 2017 Canada Halifax

The Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MTEI) is a graduate-level professional program designed to educate and develop entrepreneurial T-shaped professionals [+]

Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation

The Master of Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation (MTEI) is a graduate-level professional program designed to educate and develop entrepreneurial T-shaped professionals.

T-shaped professionals are in demand by employers and economies everywhere. They are deep problem solvers in their home discipline and are capable of innovation and commercialization through applying knowledge and skills that cut across a wide range of technology and business disciplines.

Coming into the program, you will have strong functional knowledge in a discipline area, and a deep interest in technology. The MTEI program will give you targeted knowledge and skills to allow you to succeed as an innovator and entrepreneur.... [-]