Channel innovation, become an effective leader, and enhance your entrepreneurial mindset
with Montana State University's Master of Science in Innovation and Management program.
The Master of Science in Innovation and Management (MSIM) is a 30-credit, non-thesis one-year graduate program is open to all degree backgrounds,
and especially helpful for recent Engineering and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering,
and Mathematics) graduates, with most students enrolling immediately following their
undergraduate degree and others with 1-3 years of work experience. The goal of the
program is to provide early-stage professionals with a set of skills that will enable
them to be more effective leaders, innovators, and team members in their respective
careers. Click here to see where some of our recent graduates have been employed.
The degree is an accelerated program designed to equip early-stage professionals with
the skills to become more effective leaders, innovators, and team members in their
respective careers. The program is encouraged for STEM-background students but is
open to all disciplines who seek a better understanding of how to form, operate, and
scale businesses. Upon graduation, students will have completed courses that emphasized:
Leadership & Management
Innovation & Growth
Finance & Capital Raising
Marketing & Branding
Professional Developmentand more…
Students will not only become proficient in these areas but will experience personal
growth through introspective analysis and abundant networking opportunities with a
variety of industry professionals; paving the way for career opportunities.
Info Session Sign Up
We do not currently have any scheduled information sessions about our MSIM program.
If you would like to connect with the MSIM Director for a one-on-one session, please
email [email protected].
Learn in a collaborative and team-oriented setting with flexible classroom design
and ample work space. Students in this program will be utilizing a cohort model with
all courses taught in Jabs Hall 207, the Risa K. Scott Collaboration Lab.
Students have access to one-on-one communications coaching, resume review, and mock
In 2015, we opened Jabs Hall, a state-of-the-art LEED Gold building designed to promote collaborative learning
and foster innovation and creativity. We boast two fireplaces, flexible classroom
spaces, writeable glass walls, and a focus group room.
Students expand their skill sets through first-hand experiences working on projects
with researchers, entrepreneurs, industry leaders and government programming. Gain valuable experiences alongside our knowledgeable and caring professors.
We also host three college career fairs during the academic year, one of which is solely dedicated to accounting-related
jobs. We generally have between 25-60 employers from across the nation that attend
each event, representing companies like Deloitte, FDIC, Kiewit, KPMG, Northwestern
Mutual, WealthVest, and Zoot Enterprises.
Our Bracken Business Communications Clinic provides one-on-one coaching with students to improve writing, speaking, interviewing,
and oral presentation skills. We host a day-long professionalism workshop for our
graduate accounting students and connect students to MSU events including the Etiquette
Dinner, Executive's Closet, and various workshops.
Our mission is to inspire creativity, innovation, and growth. The Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus resource for students, faculty and staff, as well as alumni interested
in business and entrepreneurship. They provide free venture support and mentorship,
access to the TechStars network, and coach students to compete in startup and venture competitions. They also host Code 24 hackathons and events like this presentation from the Senior Director of Strategy and Insights of Kickstarter.
There's a reason Bozeman, Montana is considered a "dream town" and lauded by many
for offering high quality of life. When you fly in over the Bridger Range or drive
into the Gallatin Valley and find yourself surrounded by mountains, it's easy to understand
why people want to live, work and play here. Add the cultural amenities of a local
symphony and museums, the vibrancy of a college community and an energetic downtown,
Bozeman is the complete package. Learn more.
Grad Support & Scholarships
Supportive donors allow us to offer awards of substantial support to students seeking
a Jabs degree, including the MSIM.
Frequently Asked Questions
As we have been holding information sessions and talking to students, we have compiled
a list of FAQs for you.
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