Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2024

Master of Science in Innovation and Management

Developing innovators who will shape the future.


Jump-start your career and gain the business, leadership, and entrepreneurship skills you need to make an impact in the world through technology.

Maximize your experience with time and cost-saving options that allow you to graduate with extra credentials beyond your master's. Complete the Dual Degree Program to earn two degrees in just two years, or earn a graduate certificate concurrently with the new MSIM+ program. Choose from over a dozen options across six departments within Tufts University's School of Engineering.

Learn more about MSIM

Welcome to the fast track for innovators.

• 91% of students landed a job within 6 months of graduation
• $90,000 is our students' starting salary (75th percentile)
• 78% chose careers in biotech, consumer products, engineering, healthcare, pharma, & technology

Take the next step today.

Get ready to run with your ideas.

Here at the Gordon Institute, we're developing leaders with the skills and knowledge needed to shape the future of high-tech industries.

Learn Experientially

You need hands-on experience; not a textbook. That's why the program is built around three Innovation Sprints — fast-paced, immersive team projects that give you real-world experience with the entire innovation cycle. From engaging with customers and testing new solutions to problems, you'll develop in-demand skills.

Build Your Network

One-on-one mentorship. Career Planning Seminars. Cross-functional group projects. It all adds up to a unique integrated curriculum. Learn from a cohort of classmates, faculty with real-world industry experience, and an alumni community working at high-powered companies like Google, Amazon, Pfizer, and Uber.

Tap Into a Top-Ranked Research University

Access innovative research across all parts of the Tufts community like Biomedical Sciences and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy. Participate in the Derby Entrepreneurship Center's competitions and workshops to fund your venture. 

Maximize Your Experience

Combine your MSIM with an MS in Engineering to build technical expertise.

With our Dual Degree Program, you can earn 2 master's in just 2 years.

Through the Dual Degree Program, you'll gain all of the innovation skills from the MSIM in the first year, and build technical depth through Tufts University's School of Engineering in the second year. The whole time, you will benefit from a reduced course load, discounted tuition, and faster time to graduation. Choose from a wide range of programs, including Biomedical Engineering, Data Science, Mechanical Engineering, and many more to follow your interests.

Priyanka Ram, MSIM '20 + MS in Biomedical Engineering '21
GOglobal Product Manager | BioProcessing, Product Marketing, MilliporeSigma

“Biotechnology is becoming more integrated; there are no longer scientists and engineers on one side of product development with business leaders on the other. The most transformational leaders can bridge this gap between science and business,” said Priyanka. “The MSIM + BME Dual Degree has empowered me to challenge the status quo and emboldened me to find innovative solutions to serve patient and industry needs by communicating effectively with all stakeholders."

Read more of what Priyanka had to say

Discover Innovation Sprints: Where Our Students Transform Their Ideas Into Impact

Each semester, MS in Innovation & Management (MSIM) students work on a fast-paced, immersive team venture called an Innovation Sprint, where they identify key problems, prototype solutions, and synthesize business and financial models that scale. Hear from MSIM students about how the Innovation Sprints empower them to transform their ideas into real world impact.

Rahul Chavan, MSIM '18 | Product Manager - ERP Cloud Fintech, Oracle

"The MSIM program has been the most empowering choice I've made. When I entered the program, I knew I wanted to do something at the intersection of business, tech, and marketing. What the program has helped cultivate in me is that entrepreneurial spirit, and you can take that to any job that you go into."


Brendon Meknavin, MSIM '18 | Demand Planning Manager at foodpanda

"The MSIM program not only built my business acumen but also sparked my interest in effectively solving customer problems by creating compelling products. The hands-on experiential learning gave me the chance to apply the concepts I learned in class and work with multidisciplinary teammates simultaneously, which prepared me well for the contemporary technology industry."


Jean Pham, MSIM '21 | Co-Founder & CEO, Cellens Inc.

"The innovation program at Tufts is a no-brainer. You gain management skills and you can get your hands dirty trying to build something from the ground up. I wouldn't be able to do all I'm doing now without that hands-on, one-on-one interaction and mentorship here."


Laura Taraboanta, MSIM '19 | Manager, Clinical Innovations at Click Therapeutics, Inc.

"MSIM stood in clear contrast to other graduate programs due to its focus and commitment to the quality of support for its graduate students. From learning directly from industry experts to one-on-one dedicated career development, the MSIM program delivered on its promise to equip students with the necessary tools for the careers they envision and supports you well beyond the classroom setting."


Boston, Mass.

Experience innovation like never before.
Steps away from one of the nation's leading cities for technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship, you will gain exposure and have access to the world's leading companies and organizations.
Bloomberg ranks the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as one of the Top 2 Most Innovative States in the nation.


"There's so much entrepreneurial activity happening here. Being able to go to meetups and conferences where people are trying to do new things, and take advantage of all the knowledge that happens in the Boston area is amazing." - Alex Christenson, MSIM '19

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