After You Earn Your Certificate

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.

“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 on our Boston campus. 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

Students who have successfully completed a Graduate Certificate in Innovation Management with a GPA of 3.0 or above may be able to apply their credits towards a master’s degree. Please note that completion of the certificate program does not guarantee admission into an MBA program.

Earn an MBA degree that prepares you to meet the challenges of a tech-driven, high-speed business world—on a part-time schedule that works with your life. Choose from 10 in-demand concentrations.

Earn an MBA degree that prepares you to meet the challenges of a tech-driven, high-speed business world—in an all-virtual, customizable format. Choose from eight in-demand concentrations.

Eligible Master’s Programs at the College of Professional Studies

MS in Corporate & Organizational Communication

The Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experiential learning opportunities required to succeed in a dynamic field.

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 100% online.

MPS in Digital Media

The Master of Professional Studies in Digital Media offers a hands-on, collaborative way to explore core creative concepts and innovative ideas in diverse areas of the digital media world. The program provides a solid preparation in the three core digital media knowledge areas: design thinking, technical competency, and creative expression. 

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 100% online.


MPS in Geospatial Services

The Master of Professional Studies in Geospatial Services enables students to acquire practical skills and theoretical essentials to lead with geographical (xyzt) data in the public and private sector. This program adapts to newly emerging technologies necessary to handle ever-increasing amounts of data, placing students at the leading edge of geospatial science. 

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 100% online.


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 of Science Degree in Global Studies and International Relations.

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 100% online.


MPS Informatics

The Master of Professional Studies in Informatics prepares 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 100% online.


MS in Leadership

The Master of Science in Leadership prepares you to meet the evolving challenges of today’s world by helping you cultivate a personal leadership philosophy.

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 100% online.


MS in Nonprofit Management

The Master of Science in Nonprofit Management integrates theoretical approaches with practical applications, preparing you to excel in leadership positions in the nonprofit sector.

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 100% online.


MS in Project Management

The Master of Science in Project Management is designed to provide you with the practical skills and theoretical concepts you need to lead complex projects.

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 100% online.


MS in Regulatory Affairs

The Master of Science in Regulatory Affairs program is designed to produce graduates who are highly qualified to manage global regulatory process for companies innovating and developing cutting-edge products in healthcare and food safety.

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

This program is on our Boston campus.

MS in Sports Leadership

Designed to enhance the skills of students at all levels of experience in the industry, the Master of Sports Leadership program prepares you to excel in diverse fields of sports-related occupations.

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 program is on our Boston campus.

MS in Technical Communication

The Master of Science in Corporate and Organizational Communication is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge, and experiential learning opportunities required to succeed in a dynamic field.

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.


Gain U.S. Work Eligibility

International students who successfully complete a year-long program on campus become eligible to apply for OPT work authorization in the U.S. for up to 12 months.

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