The master of science in product development is a leadership program designed for engineers, scientists, technical managers, and other experienced professionals who aspire to mid- and senior-level positions associated with product innovation. The program integrates business and engineering courses consistent with cross-functional, end-to-end product development, as well as the systems perspective critical to conceive, create, launch, and support today’s complex product portfolios.
To stay on the cutting edge, the program was designed by academic and industry leaders and integrates formal education with state-of-the-art research and best practices from industry. Electives and a capstone project provide flexibility to tailor the program's content to specific learning objectives of students and sponsoring organizations.
- First Year
Excellence in New Product Development Engineering of Systems I Engineering of Systems II Decision and Risk Benefit Analysis Systems and Project Management (summer) Accounting for Decision Makers (summer)
- Second Year
Marketing Concepts and Commercialization Operations and Supply Chain Management Product Development Capstone Engineering or Business Elective
Students may start the program during any semester and complete the course work at their own pace. Classes are available online but several courses may be taken on-campus for local students.
Students may take up to three courses on a nonmatriculated basis. Credits earned while enrolled as a nonmatriculated student may be applied to the degree program following formal admission.