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Product Development MS

Program overview

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 industrial best practices. Electives and a capstone project provide flexibility to tailor the program's content to specific learning objectives of students and sponsoring organizations.

Product development, MS degree, typical course sequence

CourseSem. Cr. Hrs.
First Year
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
ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers 3
Choose one of the following: 3
   ISEE-750    Systems and Project Management  
   BUSI-710    Project Management  
Second Year
MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization 3
DESC-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management 3
ISEE-797 MPD Capstone I 3
ISEE-798 MPD Capstone II 3
Elective Engineering or Business Elective 3
Elective Engineering Elective 3
Total Semester Credit Hours 36

Admission requirements

To be considered for admission to the MS program in product development, candidates must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a baccalaureate degree (or equivalent) in engineering (or a related scientific or technical field),
  • Have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0,
  • Have at least two years of experience in product development or a related business environment,
  • Submit official transcripts (in English) of all previously completed undergraduate and graduate course work,
  • Submit one professional recommendation,
  • Submit a current resume, and
  • Complete a graduate application.

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).

Additional information


Students must possess knowledge and skills at the introductory level in applied probability and statistics. Areas that need strengthening may be addressed by guided reading, independent study, or formal course work.


Students may start the program during any semester and complete the course work at their own pace. Classes are available online with several courses available 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.

Career Outcomes

Recent Employers

Bausch & Lomb, John Deere, Corning, Gleason, Greatbatch, Harris RF, Gunlocke, Borg-Warner, Syracuse Research, Moog, Raymond, Saab-Sensis, Johnson & Johnson, Welch-Allyn, Xerox.

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