months to complete


years of work experience, on average

Program Snapshot


100% online

Class Begins

Classes start in January online



GMAT/GRE Requirement

Northeastern has a test-optional policy for the 2021-2022 academic year and does not require a GMAT or GRE score to complete an application for admission. Under the new policy, you can decide whether to submit a GMAT or GRE score as part of your admission application. For more information, review our admissions policies.

Average Class Size

32 students

Class Schedule

100% online with virtual meetings with your cohort

Time to Complete

20 months


Degrees are conferred two times per year in December and August after students complete their required coursework. The graduation ceremony is held annually in August for all graduates from that calendar year.

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About our students

Entering class of 2020

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Your 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 MS in Innovation is a great program if you want to complement a technical bachelor’s degree with a graduate degree that teaches how to understand the market and customers, how to run a company more effectively, and how to spark innovation in existing companies.

Arnab Biswas, MS in Innovation ’15

Featured Faculty

In our MS 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.

Tucker Marion

Associate Professor, Technological Entrepreneurship

Marc H. Meyer

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

Fernando F. Suarez

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

Gregory Collier

Professor of Practice, Entrepreneurship and Innovation

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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.