The Boston Globe featured an article today announcing that the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at
Northeastern University is launching a new MS in Innovation program geared to geared to developing the mindset and skills that will lead to the next great idea. At the center of the program will be real-world projects. Students pitch project ideas and secure executive sponsors at their companies who will help them execute what they learn in class in the workplace. “In traditional graduate classes, you develop a plan, but that’s just step one,” said program director Tucker Marion. “Step two is what we’re focusing on — moving the plan forward within the company to add value to not only the student but also the company. We think that’s a key differentiator.”
This one-year, part-time program will cater to working professionals by holding classes on Saturdays. The D’Amore-McKim School of Business is accepting applications for the first class, which starts in September.