The master of science degree in innovation management supports the development of technology workers as they move into leadership roles in the high-technology domains in the world economy. Graduates of the program will have a unique combination of technical and business expertise and will be able to communicate at all levels of an organization. The program is designed to be interdisciplinary, including courses from a number of academic departments and colleges. The degree is offered by the Saunders College in collaboration with the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computer and Information Sciences and the College of Science.
This program is available on a part-time basis only. International students requiring an F-1 visa to study in the U.S. must be full-time and consequently, are not eligible for this program.
Completed applications for admission should be on file in the Office of Graduate Enrollment Services at least four weeks prior to registration for the next academic quarter for students from the United States, and up to 10 weeks prior for international students applying for student visas.
In order to be considered for admission to the MS in innovation management, a candidate must:
- have a baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution,
- submit transcripts from all previous undergraduate and graduate course work,
- submit the results of the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Graduate Record Exam (GRE) (GMAT preferred),
- submit a personal statement and a resume, and
- complete an application for graduate study.
International applicants must submit the results of the Test of English as a Foreign Language with a minimum score of 580 (paper-based), 237 (computer-based), or 92 (Internet-based). The International English Testing Language System (IELTS) test scores will be accepted by RIT in place of the TOEFL exam. The minimum acceptable score is 7.0. The TOEFL or IELTS requirement is waived for native speakers of English and for those submitting transcripts and diplomas from American institutions.
Accepted students can defer enrollment for up to one year. After one year, a new application must be submitted and will be re-evaluated based on the most current admission standards.
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Last updated April 25, 2018