The M.S. in Innovation & Management (MSIM) from Tufts University’s Gordon Institute is for people who want to make things happen. Who are passionate about science, technology, engineering, or math. Who believe new solutions will solve our toughest challenges – and make this a better world.
Fulfilling your innovation potential requires the unique ability to drive sustainable, high-impact change.
And that’s exactly what you get, with the MSIM: The specialized skills you need to be a successful innovator. All in one year of accelerated, hands-on learning.
This degree is tailored to accelerate your career as a technology leader and innovator. Key features include:
The Tufts MSIM program is built around fast-paced, immersive ventures called Innovation Sprints. Each semester, you’ll work with a team to identify problems that matter, prototype solutions, and synthesize business and financial models that scale. With each of your three Innovation Sprints you’ll go through the entire innovation cycle from ideation to rapid prototyping.
“We produce innovation leaders who can immediately identify worthy challenges and create radical solutions, whether it’s for a green field startup or within an existing enterprise.” – Kevin Oye, MSIM Director and Professor
| 1. Identifying Problems That Matter
||2. Creating & Validating Solutions
|3. Business Modeling
||4. Driving Implementation
Your big team projects are supported by small seminar-style courses. They’re interactive, in-depth, and taught exclusively by Tufts professors who have decades of experience running innovative companies and social ventures.
MSIM courses include:
“Finance with Frank Apeseche and Data Science with Tom Breur had the biggest impact on me. Both of these professors have been so helpful to me outside of class, going above and beyond what is required. These classes taught me valuable skill sets that were immediately useful to me in my career and in my personal life. They taught me to answer two critical questions: ‘How is this going to create value?’ and ‘What is the best possible decision to move forward?’” - Benny Kim, MSIM '17, Greentown Fellow, Greentown Labs
As an innovator, you know that what you do now can drive serious transformation in the near future. Your MSIM experience isn’t just about a diploma. It’s mentorship from well-connected faculty. It’s access to 7,000+ jobs through the Tufts Career Center database. And it's building a foundation where you'll learn new skills, forge connections, and launch your career. Discover the passion that will inspire your innovative spirit.
We keep MSIM class sizes small to foster an intimate, immersive, and collaborative environment. You'll leave the program with a deep network of fellow innovators. MSIM students come from around the world and have varied goals: End the toxic cycle of poverty in Kenya. Make sustainable, renewable energy a reality. Build an organization that connects refugees to their new community. Eliminate inefficiencies in healthcare with smarter clinical therapies.
Want to learn more?
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With a youthful vibe and a dynamic start-up culture, Boston is your map to innovation inspiration.
We know, innovators aren’t big on patience. So we make it easy to learn more about the MSIM program, whether through webinars or in-person events.
Barton Liang, MSIM '17, used the skills and knowledge he developed in the MSIM program to land a role as an engineer at Clark Construction (one of the largest U.S. civil engineering firms), where he'll be working in the building information/virtual design and construction division.
Faculty with decades of industry experience
Years Tufts Gordon Institute has been developing tech-focused leaders.
Jobs through Tufts Career Center