This program may be completed online. Visit RIT Online for additional information.
Please contact the admissions counselor below for additional information about applying to the online program.
|Program Available Online?||Yes|
|English Language Exams:|
Priority deadline - COMPLETE applications that are received by this date are given priority consideration for admission and financial aid (if applicable). Applications received after the priority deadline will be considered on a space-available basis.
Rolling - There is no specific deadline for applications; applications will be accepted and reviewed throughout the year until the program reaches capacity.
The MS 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 to integrate 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.
|Course||Sem. Cr. Hrs.|
|ISEE-781||Excellence in New Product Development||3|
|ISEE-771||Engineering of Systems I||3|
|ISEE-772||Engineering of Systems II||3|
|ISEE-751||Decision and Risk Benefit Analysis||3|
|Choose one of the following:||3|
|ISEE-750||Systems and Project Management (summer)|
|ACCT-603||Accounting for Decision Makers (summer)||3|
|MKTG-761||Marketing Concepts and Commercialization||3|
|DECS-743||Operations and Supply Chain Management||3|
|ISEE-798||MPD Capstone II||3|
|Engineering or Business Elective||3|
|Total Semester Credit Hours||30|
To be considered for admission to the MS program in product development, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:
Exceptions may be considered on a case-by-case basis. No graduate entrance exam is required, although candidates are welcome to support their application with results from the Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or the Graduate Record Exam (GRE).
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.
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