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There's no stopping you now Once you have completed your D’Amore-McKim Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management, endless opportunities lie ahead. Apply to a full master’s degree program and the credits you have already earned may be applied toward an eligible program, or explore new opportunities for career growth. Upon successful completion of a graduate certificate on campus, international students may even apply for up to twelve months of OPT work authorization in the U.S.

Where do you want to go next? Apply your new skills to the classroom or to the workplace. Your professional growth has just begun.

Jelena Pejic

“Through this program you will hone your corporate entrepreneurship skills and earn a graduate credential. If your ultimate goal is a master’s degree, a Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management is the perfect first step. Leverage the career-enhancing power of your certificate after 4 or 5 courses, and then continue your studies to achieve your degree.”

Jelena Pejic, Recruitment Manager

Apply your credits to a master's program

Through successful completion of your Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management, you will earn 12-15 credits that may be applied to eligible master’s programs, both within D’Amore-McKim School of Business or in the College of Professional Studies. Upon acceptance to one of the degree programs listed below, you may be able to apply the credits you have already earned toward the completion of your degree.

Eligible master’s programs are offered online, as well as in Boston, Charlotte, Seattle, Toronto, and Silicon Valley. Location options vary by degree program.

International students complete online programs remotely from their home country. Northeastern’s vibrant and interactive online classrooms are a great way to continue your American business education from anywhere in the world.

 

Eligible Master's Degrees at D'Amore-McKim School of Business

Part-Time MBA

The D’Amore-McKim Part-Time MBA was designed to help you develop the in-demand business skills needed to tackle challenges encountered in the global marketplace.

In this 60-credit curriculum, you may select one or more concentrations in the areas that build on your strengths and career aspirations. Concentrations are offered in Corporate Finance, Corporate Renewal, Entrepreneurship, Healthcare Management, International Business, Investments, Marketing, Mutual Fund Management, Supply Chain Management, or Technological Entrepreneurship.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This program is held on Northeastern’s main Boston campus.

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Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA

For current or aspiring financial professionals, the D’Amore-McKim Part-Time MS in Finance/MBA was designed for you. You will complete the Part-Time MBA core curriculum, four required MS in Finance courses, and elective coursework in the area of finance that interests you most: Corporate Finance or Investments.Learning from renowned financial experts and committed faculty, you will develop the in-demand skills needed to tackle today’s most challenging financial decisions with confidence.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This 72-credit dual-degree program can be completed on Northeastern’s main Boston campus.

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Online MBA

This 50-credit degree program was ranked #13 in The Financial Times 2017 review of Online MBA programs in U.S.

The Online MBA program offers an exciting opportunity to earn your MBA from a prestigious school, attending classes entirely online. Choose from 8 in-demand concentrations across the business spectrum including Finance, Healthcare Management, High Technology Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, International Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management, and Sustainability.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

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Eligible Master's Programs at the College of Professional Studies

MS in Corporate and Organizational Studies

Incorporating the case method, research into the latest communication trends, interactive learning formats, and experiential learning opportunities, this program addresses complex communication challenges—providing students with a distinct advantage in today’s competitive marketplace. The curriculum also reflects the transformational impact of social technologies on the communication patterns of employees, customers, investors, and other audiences.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management are eligible to apply towards this master’s program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This 45-credit degree may be completed online or on the Boston campus. This program offers six concentrations, including Social Media and Human Resources Management.

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MPS in Digital Media

From 3-D animation to game design, the MPS in Digital Media offers students the opportunity to master state-of-the art media and design techniques. Learn from industry experts as you study digital storytelling, usability, web development, and more.

This degree program, offered on Northeastern’s Boston campus, covers topics such as media creation, information design and development, usability, and narrative structure.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management are eligible to apply towards this master’s program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

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MPS in Geospatial Services

This online program covers topics such as project management, system implementation, and database design. Study for a career in the fast-growing field of Geographic Information Technology, from geography and archeology to urban planning and natural resources management.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management are eligible to apply towards this master’s program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is offered online.

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MS in Global Studies and International Relations

Prepare for internationally focused positions in the U.S. or abroad with our practical, interdisciplinary and interactive Master's in Global Studies and International Relations. This interdisciplinary program provides students with interactive exposure to the diverse field of Global Studies and International Relations and prepares students for internationally focused positions in the U.S. or abroad.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management are eligible to apply towards this master’s program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is offered online.

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MS in Human Services

Human service professionals must be adept at conducting assessments, developing service plans and policies, leading interdisciplinary teams, and managing care for at-risk clients. Professionals with graduate degrees in human services are needed to address a wide range of societal issues—whether by providing direct services, supervising personnel, or administering programs and policies. This 45-credit degree program offers concentrations in leadership, organizational communication, and global studies.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This program is offered online.

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MPS Informatics

A relatively new and rapidly evolving area, informatics is increasingly used to solve today’s problems. Whether it’s used to create information and communication technologies, design decision support systems, develop 3-D visualizations, or devise mobile applications, informatics can be applied across a wide range of industries to address a variety of privacy, security, healthcare, environmental, educational, and social challenges. Designed to improve your computing skills and enhance your knowledge of computing applications, this master’s degree seeks to prepare you to excel in the fast-growing and dynamic field of informatics.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management are eligible to apply towards this master’s program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This program is offered online or on the Boston campus.

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MS in Leadership

As today's workforce continues to diversify, leadership tasks and responsibilities have become more complex. Leveraging students’ interdisciplinary backgrounds, the master's degree in leadership prepares students for the challenges and opportunities associated with leading in a global world by exploring key leadership areas such as: management, ethics, strategic thinking, and organizational culture.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This 45-credit degree is available online, in Boston, or in Charlotte, NC.

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MS in Nonprofit Management

Facing the threat of privatization and for-profit competition, nonprofit organizations are challenged to find leaders who not only possess keen business and managerial skills, but can also effect change at a community or social level. The MS in Nonprofit Management prepares you for a leadership position in a not-for-profit university, hospital, charity, foundation, or religious organization by allowing students to build requires strong leadership, managerial, and interpersonal skills, as well as gain in-depth knowledge of fundraising, marketing, program development, and governance issues.

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management with a GPA of 3.0 or above may apply their credits towards this master’s degree.

This 45-credit degree is available online, in Boston, or in Seattle.

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MS in Project Management

The MS in Project Management degree program addresses every phase of this essential business discipline. These include project definition, cost and risk estimation, scheduling, budget management, negotiation and conflict resolution, and project presentation and evaluation. Effectively lead and manage sometimes interrelated, complex projects in a mature manner while avoiding common project management pitfalls.

Select graduate business courses from the Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management are eligible to apply towards this master’s program if you earn a 3.0 grade or above. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This 45-credit degree is available in Boston, Charlotte, Toronto, the Silicon Valley, or online.

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MS in Regulatory Affairs for Drugs, Biologics, and Medical Devices

Learn how to manage the regulatory process for companies developing cutting-edge products in science and medicine.

Select graduate business courses are eligible to apply towards this master's program. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

Study in Boston, Charlotte, Toronto, the Silicon Valley, or online.

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MS Sports Leadership

The Master of Sports Leadership is structured to accommodate mid-career athletic administrators and coaches, as well as individuals seeking to prepare for careers in the sports industry. This degree prepares you for a variety of sport-related occupations—whether it’s working with a professional or intercollegiate sports team, with a fitness club or wellness organization, or in marketing, communication, or sports management.

Select graduate business courses are eligible to apply towards this master’s program. Students who complete their Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management through the Build Your Own curricular format are eligible to apply credits. Please contact your enrollment coach for details.

This 45-credit degree is offered in Boston, Charlotte, or online.

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MS in Technical Communication

Train for a career as a technical writer, usability expert, content strategist, or technical trainer.

This degree program accepts credit for only some of the courses completed through the Graduate Certificate of Innovation Management program.

This program is 100% online.

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Gain U.S. Work Elibility

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International students who have successfully completed an 8-month Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management on campus are eligible to apply for Optional Practical Training (OPT). OPT is a type of employment authorization that allows F-1 visa students to gain practical experience directly related to their major field of study through 12 months of work experience in the U.S.

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Eligible Stackable Courses

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