months to complete


years of work experience, on average

Program Snapshot


100% online

Class Begins

Classes start in January online



Class Schedule

100% online with virtual meetings with your cohort

Time to Complete

20 months


Degrees are conferred in May, August, and December with a graduation ceremony held at the end of the spring term. Learn more about commencement.

GMAT Requirement

For the 2021-22 and 2022-2023 academic years, Northeastern University is test-optional and does not require applicants to submit GMAT or GRE scores to be considered for admission. For more information, review our admissions policies.

F-1 visa compliant?


STEM Designated?


Curricular Practical Training (CPT)

No. CPT is not offered at this time, but you’ll have opportunities to gain valuable U.S. professional experience through select courses.

Optional Practical Training (OPT)


About our students

Entering class of 2020

Your Master’s in Innovation classmates will be from all industries and will likely all have different job titles. This helps to create a rich learning environment, where you will learn from each other and form a tight community. As you progress through this transformative program, your professional network will expand and the connections you make will stay with you after graduation.

Women44 %
Average Age33
Average Work Experience5-10 years
Undergraduate GPA (Average)3.11

Work Experience by Industry

Healthcare Products
Financial Services15%

The program gave me a different outlook on innovation. For example, I learned new skills in finance and accounting and how revenue affects innovation, and I learned about organizational structure and the impact that creates.


Featured Faculty

In our Master’s in Innovation program, your faculty will have over 30 years of experience in entrepreneurship and business education. They have either started companies, been investors in startups, or served as consultants to companies. You’ll learn from thought-leaders who write in journals and books that business leaders read. With a common passion for corporate innovation in common, they represent diverse backgrounds with unique areas of expertise.

Gregory Collier

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Marc H. Meyer

Robert Shillman Professor of Entrepreneurship; Matthews Distinguished Professor; Co-Director of Northeastern University Center for Entrepreneurship Education

Tucker Marion

Associate Professor, Technological Entrepreneurship

Fernando F. Suarez

Jean C. Tempel Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group Chair, Research and Tenure-Track Faculty

See all faculty who regularly teach in the MS in Innovation program.

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Upon completion of the program, you will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to demonstrate critical thinking in a business environment.