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.


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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:

  • Strategy                         
  • Leadership & Management
  • Innovation & Growth
  • Finance & Capital Raising      
  • Product Development                             
  • Business Law
  • Professional Communications                  
  • 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.


Cohort Model

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.

Dedicated Resources

Unlike at other universities and colleges, we have an Office of Student Services and a staff member dedicated to academic and career engagement to help support YOU.

Professional Edge

Students have access to one-on-one communications coaching, resume review, and mock interview sessions.

Our Strengths


Aerial view of Jabs Hall, home of MSU's Jake Jabs College of Business and Entrepreneurship

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 participate in a Design Thinking Workshop in Jabs Hall

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.


Students connect with employers at one of three college recruiter events

Even though we are located in a rural state, we bring in entrepreneurs, business executives, and non-profit leaders. We prepare our students for careers after graduation with local companies and family businesses to industry giants like Nike, Google, Boeing, and R/GA.

Career Prep

Spring 2020 Meet the Recruiters Fair in Jabs Hall

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. 


A communications coach works with a student on their writing assignment
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.


Students learn from the Senior Director of Strategy and Insights of Kickstarter
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.

Our Place

Bozeman, Montana

aerial view of Bozeman, Montana in early summer

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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