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:

image of a male student sitting at a laptop computer working towards earning an online innovation certificate in methods and tools for product innovationMethods & Tools for Product Innovation

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

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image of a female student sitting at computer on zoom working on earning an innovation certificate in new product managementNew Product Management

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

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image of a male student on a conference call working on a class project for his certificate in product design innovationProduct Design Innovation

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

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a student works on a tablet for a certificate in technology for product managementTechnology 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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Sofia Zertuche

Sofia is currently a Visual Design Manager for MAX at WBD. She has experience working with brands like the Oscars, UEFA Champions League, Barbie, and more!

She's currently pursuing the MIIPS Masters degree and plans to graduate May 2025.

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Seth Mitchell

Seth Mitchell is a dynamic professional with a background in software and design with a BFA in Graphic Design from Virginia Commonwealth University. Transitioning into software development at General Motors, Seth now serves as a UI Lead, leveraging his design expertise to create engaging user interfaces for GM's digital platforms.Outside of his role at GM, Seth is the founder of The Blocks, a startup dedicated to building well-designed personal finance apps & resources. In his free time, he enjoys cooking, exploring all things automotive, diving into personal finance and traveling the world.

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".