Northeastern to offer business innovation degree
Boston Globe - 04/25/2014
Northeastern University is launching a one-year graduate program focused on business innovation that will cater to working professionals by holding classes on Saturdays and help students develop actual products and services for their companies.
The university’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business is accepting applications for the first class of about 30 students. The program will cost about $45,000 and courses will begin in September; graduates will receive a master of science in innovation degree next summer.
School officials already have been drumming up interest at companies that participate in Northeastern’s cooperative education program, and anticipate applications from employees of large firms seeking to stand out in corporate settings where innovation often occurs more slowly than at startups.
The new program is an edited version of Northeastern’s MBA track, plus a few additions. Missing are the courses devoted to optimizing a business’s existing operations, a major component of MBA education. Instead, the entire curriculum is geared to developing the mindset and skills that will lead to the next great idea, often with new technology at the core.