Carnegie Mellon University

Integrated Innovation Institute

Engineering + Design + Business

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Stackable Online Certificates in Product & Service Innovation

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Designed with the working professional in mind.

You’re an innovator and design thinker. You're ready to advance your skills, but you're also busy with your career. Pursue any or all of our certificates on your own time, based on the skills you want to acquire. As you complete each step, you’ll have a Carnegie Mellon University transcript to show for it. Once a certificate is completed, you can return and earn more or work toward a master's degree as long as it's completed within five years of starting the process.


Accelerate your career with the following certificates:

woman at desk on zoom on a computerMethods & Tools for Product Innovation

Identify opportunities with promise and develop insightful solutions, informed by design, engineering, and business principles.

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woman at computer on zoomNew Product Management

Sharpen your product management skills and gain fluency in business savvy to deliver meaningful products & services.

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man on zoom on his laptopProduct Design Innovation

Turn your ideas into something real with insight from industrial software, product, and UX/UI design.

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work being done on a laptopTechnology for Product Management

Learn the science, tools, and techniques that underpin today's technology products.

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Applications Are Always Open!

Complete your application in minutes and receive your admissions decision in days.

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Your next career steps— at your pace.

Each certificate is comprised of two sections which may be taken concurrently or sequentially. This means that any certificate may be completed in either one (taking two sections) or two (taking just one section) semesters.

All of the coursework in iii Online teaches students to:

  • Work alongside professionals from various disciplines including engineering, design, and business
  • Address industry and society’s problems through new products
  • Tackle complex issues in the product development process

Am I a Good Fit?

The iii's online coursework attracts career-minded individuals who are looking for a flexible learning structure that allows them to go to school and continue working full time.

Highly qualified candidates demonstrate a passion for product & service development, innovation, and/or entrepreneurship and have the following background. Sound like you? Learn more about the admissions process.


An Online Student's Perspective

Hear from Kyle Carouso, a current iii online student, as he discusses the application process, what drew him to the iii online programs and how he tackled the application process.