Strategically innovative organizations are characterized by unique qualities exemplified in their people, culture, structure, systems, and processes. Our Strategy and Innovation graduate programs focus on the actions that leaders take to enable organizations to execute change for increased value and growth. The program explores how leaders create and evaluate opportunities, develop analytical capabilities, and implement strategies to achieve success. Success depends on overcoming the challenges of leading innovation to produce concrete results, which requires skillfully applying decision-making and planning tools to guide development of new products and services from idea to marketplace.
There are two options for applicants interested in strategy and innovation. First, a four course Graduate Certificate in Strategy and Innovation (credits are applicable to the master's degree program). This certificate may be completed in as little as one year. In addition to the graduate certificate, we offer a Master of Science (M.S.) in Organizational Leadership with a Strategy and Innovation concentration. This program typically takes two years to complete.
GRADUATE CERTIFICATE IN STRATEGY AND INNOVATION
This certificate is comprised of four courses (12 credits). Students must complete the following:
MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP WITH A STRATEGY AND INNOVATION CONCENTRATION
In addition to the four courses required for the graduate certificate (listed above), you will take the following seven courses (21 credits) that constitute the Organizational Leadership core curriculum:
Download the Graduate Course Catalog for more information on these programs or to view course descriptions for the classes above.
Office of Graduate Studies
Phone: (814) 824-3351
Dr. Anne Zaphiris, associate professor of organizational leadership
Office location: Main 200
Phone: (814) 824-3382
Kristen Pepe, academic coordinator, graduate admissions
Phone: (814) 824-2297