Innovation Entrepreneurship Concentration

Business is changing. Innovation is happening at an accelerating rate. Northeastern University’s Online MBA with a concentration in Innovation Entrepreneurship can help you build a skill set that prepares you to stay ahead of technology and process developments as you grow your business.

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Tap into an expertly designed curriculum that focuses on business, technology, and critical skills

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Participate in courses limited to 20 students to develop a closer connection to faculty and peers

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Study at a top-tier business school with experience built into its DNA

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Take part in our optional domestic campus residency where you can meet fellow online students on campus

Graduate in as few as two years

Innovation Entrepreneurship Concentration

The business of innovation requires savvy professionals to keep abreast of up-to-the-minute tactics while also working to streamline, reinforce, and improve existing operational processes. The curriculum in the Innovation Entrepreneurship concentration reflects current needs in the innovation sector, covering valuable topics including, but not limited to concept development and testing, small business venture day-to-day operations management, business plans and debt financing, sustainable development, creating value in emerging economies, and social entrepreneurship.

Three of your five electives must be from the following concentration-specific courses:

  • Managing Operations in Early Stage Ventures
  • Entrepreneurship: Services and Retail Business Creation
  • New Venture Creation
  • Global Social Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Finance for High Tech Companies
  • New Product Development

 

Innovation Entrepreneurship Jobs

Graduates with Innovation Entrepreneurship experience can pursue positions such as chief technology officer, product development manager, product development director, director of development, or business development director, depending upon professional work experience.

 

Chief Technology Officer**

Median salary: $159,419 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the day-to-day operations of technology employees, provide key expertise, and set performance goals
  • Serve as a member of a senior management team, informing strategic decisions and resource allocation
  • Oversee distribution and utilization of all hardware, software, databases and licenses,
  • Perform maintenance on all technological devices and create projections of future needs
  • Establish technology strategies and ensure that they meet guidelines for federal, state and community privacy and security

 

Vice President, Business Development**

Median salary: $136,069 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the recruitment, formation, and negotiations of new business partnerships
  • Lead company’s planning and execution of strategies to increase sales and company growth
  • Oversee business development and sales staff

 

Sales Manager*

Median salary: $126,640 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 5% (As fast as average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare budgets and approve expenditures
  • Analyze sales statistics for customer preference and profitability
  • Manage the profitability of products and services, including the determination of sales prices or discounts to increase sales and train staff accordingly
  • Develop plans to acquire new customers through a variety of sales techniques

 

Product Development Director**

Median salary: $115,365 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Review new product ideas, work with other teams to determine feasibility, assess production costs, and present them to appropriate executive teams
  • Determine consumer needs and identify competitors through market research
  • Oversee production to maintain design, quality, and price specifications
  • Manage the development process being sure to meet all department objectives and schedules

 

Development Manager*

Median salary: $113,350 per year

Job outlook (2018-2028): 8% (Faster than average)

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee training and development staff, teams and departments
  • Assess training needs and align training with the company goals and values
  • Develop and implement training programs while staying within budget
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of training programs and instructors

 

Product Development Manager**

Median salary: $81,982 per year

Typical Job Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with various teams, including sales and marketing, to develop new streams of business
  • Assist in scaling products to full production
  • Manage the product development project pipeline, prioritization of resources and ensure deadlines are met

 

*U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

**Payscale

Graduate Certificates

Northeastern also offers a selection of online graduate certificates that can be completed in as little as five months. These focused learning experiences are available in seven relevant business topics. All certificate coursework is designed and overseen by the industry-active, expert faculty from the world-class D’Amore-McKim School of Business.

All credits in our certificate programs are also stackable, meaning they can be combined and applied toward an Online MBA degree. Graduate certificates are available in:

  • Accounting and Financial Decisions
  • Business Administration
  • Corporate Finance
  • Corporate Renewal
  • International Business
  • Marketing
  • Supply Chain Management