Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services - Online
You can start by applying to the complete master's degree or build to the degree by completing one certificate at at time. Once you've completed all four online stackable certificates, you'll be ready to jump into the final capstone course.
Step 1: Complete the four online stackable certificates:
- METHODS & TOOLS FOR PRODUCT INNOVATION
- NEW PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
- PRODUCT DESIGN INNOVATION
- TECHNOLOGY FOR PRODUCT MANAGEMENT
Step 2: Take the final capstone course, Professional Practice of Product Innovation.
Altogether, the certificates and capstone will integrate domain-specific concepts and incorporate the professionalism critical to career growth and success. It’s where you learn to become a leader. Someone that happens to the world, not someone the world happens to.
- Identify, understand, conceptualize and introduce a product opportunity
- Focus on successful communication skills through multiple presentations and reports
4 Certificates + Capstone Course =
Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services
Capstone Course Features
As students prepare to complete their master’s level studies, they leverage the information and skills gained in previous certificates to confidently assess market opportunity — from researching the needs of users to refining the most promising options to success.
Because this capstone course is offered online, it may be taken from anywhere that there’s an internet connection. Students experience the challenging curriculum of Carnegie Mellon University, grow professionally and complete their Master of Integrated Innovation in Products & Services degree.
What will you gain?
- Experience with the innovation process, building on and furthering the skills you acquired in the completed certificates.
- Professional skills needed to succeed in the real world of business and innovation
- Communication skills for presentations in a product and service innovation context
- Develop the ability to critically assess how theoretical methods and principles impact innovation in practice
Capstone Course Description
49-608, Professional Practice of Product Innovation
The capstone course focuses on team-based product innovation process that integrates engineering, business and design disciplines, focusing not solely on the tasks but also the professionalism that is important for working on future projects in which there would be a client. The course consists of four phases including identifying, understanding, conceptualizing and introducing a product opportunity. Students learn methods to research the needs, wants and desires of a market opportunity, define product specifications, conceptualize products to meet the users' needs and desires and refine the most promising concept. Students will hone their skills of formulating a hypothesis, supporting it with evidence and logically presenting their conclusions. The project will result in a resolved form, functional design and marketing plan. That said, the goal is not only to "build gears" or "write code" or "develop a business plan," but rather for students to develop a deeper understanding how those methods can impact the success of innovation projects, developing their ability to critically assess how theoretical methods and principles impact a practical innovation challenge. The capstone course also emphasizes communication of the project through multiple presentations and reports.