The MS in product development program is a 36-credit program consisting of 18 business and engineering courses, two electives and a capstone project (2 courses).
- ISEE-781 Excellence in New Product Development
- ISEE-771 Engineering of Systems I
- ISEE-772 Engineering of Systems II
- ISEE-751 Decision and Risk Benefit Analysis
- ACCT-603 Accounting for Decision Makers
- ISEE-750 Systems and Project Management
- MKTG-761 Marketing Concepts and Commercialization
- DECS-743 Operations and Supply Chain Management
- ISEE-797 MPD Capstone I
- ISEE-798 MPD Capstone II
- Engineering or Business Elective
- Engineering Elective
Elective courses afford the opportunity for students to tailor the program to better meet personal and organizational needs. Two elective courses (6 credits) are required. At least one elective must be from engineering. Students should discuss the selection of electives with their advisor and consider how their electives meet their needs and fit in with their capstone.
Students must successfully complete a capstone project (6 credits) during the final six months of the program, based on a real-world problem often identified in the companies where they work. The corporate-oriented capstone project encompasses the broad integrative aspects of new product development. It synthesizes, increases, and demonstrates the student’s understanding and knowledge of previous program material and underscores the behaviors essential to product development leadership.
The capstone project provides immediate benefits to sponsoring organizations and is an excellent opportunity for students to gain visibility and recognition. View previous capstone projects.