MS in Leadership and Innovation Online

General

Program Description

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Bridge the technical-to-managerial career path to gain the leadership skills for today’s evolving global economy and challenging business environment with a Master of Science (MS), focused on Leadership and Innovation. Leadership plays a role in any position or field, at any stage of your career. Learn how to lead in a variety of scenarios, from innovative technology organizations to global teams and organizational change.

The curriculum will help you develop the skills of a leader and learn more about national and global technology enterprises. You will gain the knowledge to understand how policies and laws affect technology innovation and influence global technology and organizational leadership. Build capability in project management, interpersonal skills, organizational dynamics & human capital management. Complete a program portfolio project specific to your career, applying what you’ve learned to a real-life situation.

The 100% online delivery method offers asynchronous courses that allow students to study at their own pace, accessing instructional materials, at any time. All course activities, assignments, and exams must be completed by their respective due dates. Complete the 33 required credit hours in just 22 months - 5 years while balancing your professional and personal commitments.

This degree has been of interest to these professionals

  • Production Process Specialist
  • Sales and Service Representative
  • Executive Director Enterprise Applications
  • Hospital Program Administrator
  • Business Unit Manager
  • Production Buyer
  • Registrar/Bursar Nursing
  • Production Control Engineer
  • Program Manager
  • Executive Chef
  • Senior Operations Manager
  • Network Engineer
  • Director Diversity Programs
  • Chief of Police

Plan of Study

The MS - Leadership, and Innovation (Online), 33 credit-hour programs, work with your schedule so you can earn an advanced degree in 22 months - 5 years, focusing on leadership skills, emerging trends, and networking with faculty and fellow professionals.

As you complete your first full semester, we'll work with you to establish your individual Plan of Study (POS). All students are required to have an approved Plan of Study in order to graduate from Purdue.

The Plan of Study serves as a contract between you, your advisory committee, and Purdue University’s Graduate School. Your POS is a blueprint for the successful completion of your degree requirements. The plan must be approved adhering to department and Graduate School policies. We strongly encourage students to have an approved Plan of Study on file by the end of their first semester.

The MS in Leadership Weekend program allowed me to gain professional experience and leverage my classroom education concurrently. My goal was to combine technology with leadership, and the program was both challenging and effective. My degree should set me up for success in the next chapter of my career.

Isaiah Butler
Organizational Leadership & Supervision '13, MS in Leadership '18

Last updated Feb 2020

About the School

The Purdue Online - Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines. The college includes seven ac ... Read More

The Purdue Online - Polytechnic Institute is one of 10 academic colleges at Purdue University, offering undergraduate and graduate degrees in a wide range of disciplines. The college includes seven academic schools, departments, and divisions. Read less
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