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Salary and Career Info

Organizational Leadership and Innovation MS

In the MS in organizational leadership you will create intentional, collaborative work environments to analyze, identify, and influence an organization’s ability to innovate and evolve.

Program job titles

Change Management Specialist; Chief Innovation Officer; Chief Innovation Strategist; Director of Innovation and Learning; Director of Leadership Development; Director of Strategy and Innovation; Director of Talent Innovation; Innovation Expert; Innovation Director; Innovation Lead; Innovation Manager/Project Manager; Innovation Strategist for the Workforce; Organizational Development and Change Management Specialist; Program Manager, Innovation; Senior Manager, Organizational Effectiveness and Change

Experiential Learning

Cooperative Education and Internships

What makes an RIT education exceptional? It’s the ability to complete relevant, hands-on career experience. At the graduate level, and paired with an advanced degree, cooperative education and internships give you the unparalleled credentials that truly set you apart. Learn more about graduate co-op and how it provides you with the career experience employers look for in their next top hires.

Co-ops and internships take your knowledge and turn it into know-how. Business co-ops provide hands-on experience that enables you to apply your knowledge of business, management, finance, accounting, and related fields in professional settings. You'll make valuable connections between course work and real-world applications as you build a network of professional contacts.

Cooperative education is optional but strongly encouraged for graduate students in the MS in organizational leadership and innovation.

Organizational Leadership and Innovation Careers

Graduates of RIT's MS in organizational leadership and innovation are prepared for outstanding career opportunities leading organizations to successfully implement innovation. The job market shows a consistent increase in demand for students who know how to lead in innovation contexts. Our Management Advisory Board helps students prepare for their careers by ensuring the curriculum is continuously updated to meet employers needs while providing networking and mentorship opportunities.