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:

male student working at a laptop computerMethods & Tools for Product Innovation

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

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

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student on a conference callProduct 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.


Connect with Current Online Students

Learn firsthand what makes our Online Program unique, challenging, and life-changing by speaking with a student.

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Kyle Caruso

Kyle Caruso has had a significant role in the world of startups and innovation. Kyle has 10+ years of working with startups in various roles -- including innovations at MIT, Vanderbilt, and West Liberty University.

In his current role, Kyle is a course instructor for entrepreneurship programming at Vanderbilt University while expanding his expertise as a graduate student in the MIIPS Online Program at Carnegie Mellon University. In his spare time, Kyle enjoys traveling, music, anime, and sports.

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Nikki Kumar

Nikki Kumar is a Product Manager in Northern Virginia with a background in mental health and Fintech. She is enthusiastic about the potential of impactful technologies to drive positive societal change.

Beyond Nikki's professional interests, she's deeply passionate about mental health. Nikki loves exploring different languages and cultures. As a community ambassador, she aims to leverage her experience in the MIIPS program to support and contribute to others.

An Online Student's Perspective

Hear from Teresa Cain, an iii online student, as she discusses the application process, why she decided to pursue the iii online program, and how she offers the advice to prospective students to "just go for it".