Rochester Institute of Technology

Academic Program Overviews

Student Skills & Capabilities, Salary Data, Career Information 

Product Development MS

Program Overview

The master of science in product development is a leadership program for experienced engineers and technical specialists who aspire to high-level positions associated with product innovation. The program integrates business and engineering management courses, delivering them in online or on-campus where students continue to work while taking classes.

The MS in product development integrates business and engineering courses consistent with cross-functional, end-to-end product development and the systems perspective critical to conceive, create, launch, and support today’s complex product portfolios. Participants acquire the foundation skills and strategic perspective necessary to become future leaders and senior managers responsible for driving business growth through new products and services. In short, the product development program prepares today’s technical experts for successful careers as project leaders and technically grounded senior managers of their enterprises.

Degrees Awarded

  • Master of Science


  • Approximately 20 students enrolled in this program

Cooperative Education & Experiential Education Component

  • Co-op is optional for this program
  • Minimum co-op requirement: N/A
  • Co-op availability: N/A

Salary Information

Co-op:   ID
MS:        ID

Student Skills & Capabilities

Students acquire the foundation skills and strategic perspective to become senior managers responsible for driving business growth through product innovation. They learn how a company’s business strategy, vision, and core capabilities, coupled with the voice of the customer, determine project strategies. They are open to continuous improvement, an understanding of business success, and an ability to recognize barriers in the commercialization cycle when corrective actions are least costly.

Job Titles

Systems Engineering Manager; Process Engineer; Global Product Manager; Senior Specialist Electrical Engineer; Software Engineer; Innovation Project Engineer; Project Manager; Technical Program Manager; Electrical Engineering Manager; Transportation System Reliability Manager

Selected Employer Hiring Partners

Alstom, Bausch & Lomb, Borg-Warner, Branson Ultrasonics, Carestream Health, Corning, Delphi, Fisher-Price, Gleason, Honeywell, Harris RF, Integer (formerly Greatbatch), ITT Fluid Technology, ITT Space Systems, John Deere, Johnson & Johnson, Parker Hannifin, PPC, Raymond, Welch-Allyn

Contact Us

We appreciate your interest in your career and we will make every effort to help you succeed. Feel free to contact Annette Stewart, the career services coordinator who works with the Product Development MS program. You can access information about services through our web site at

Annette K. Stewart, Career Services Coordinator,This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.; 585.475.5466
Rochester Institute of Technology . Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education
Bausch & Lomb Center
57 Lomb Memorial Drive . Rochester NY  14623-5603