Product Development Master's Program
A Product Development Master's Program from RIT will put your career on track, jump-starting your entry into the world's high-paying, innovative technology industries. At RIT, you'll discover more than 80 Master's Programs in some of the most respected math and science-related disciplines. So don't wait: get in touch today to discover more about RIT's programs!
Product innovation is essential to business survival and growth. The creation and introduction of new products and services has reached an unprecedented level of complexity, requiring the coordination of diverse teams of professionals from research and development, marketing, finance, manufacturing, procurement, sales, and service. Companies, especially technology-based organizations, need leaders with an enterprise-wide perspective and knowledge base in both engineering and management. This includes individuals who possess a broad blend of technical and business skills, understand markets and the value-chain, and have the integrated systems perspective needed to commercialize increasingly complex products and systems. The master of science degree in product development program provides the educational foundation that technical professionals need for high-impact roles in product and technology innovation.
The product development program is for engineers, scientists, and technical professionals who aspire to product development leadership positions throughout their organizations. Designed by academic and industry leaders at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and its Center for Innovation in Product Development, the curriculum integrates business and technical elements to develop leaders with the knowledge, skills, behaviors, and perspective to effectively deploy best-in-class product development methods, tools, and practices. The program integrates formal education, ongoing research, and industrial practice, and continuously refreshes the curriculum through active partnerships with other world-class universities, research centers, and companies. Students acquire the foundation skills and strategic perspective necessary to become future leaders and senior managers responsible for driving business growth through product innovation. They develop receptiveness to change and continuous improvement, an understanding of the enablers to business success, and an enhanced ability to recognize barriers to success early in the commercialization cycle, when corrective actions are least costly.
The world is waiting - so study at RIT
When you decide to study at RIT, a world of opportunity is at your fingertips. With our flexible Product Development Master's Programs, you'll gain access to unparalleled opportunities for research and career placement — as well as worldwide corporate and government partnerships and the full support of experienced faculty members with industry knowledge in their respective fields.
A Master's Program in Product Development at RIT can advance your earning potential. We're proud to say that placement rate for 2014 graduate students was 95%! Above all, when you are armed with an education from RIT, you'll have the chance to network with with more than 100,000 well-connected alumni respect the power of an RIT qualification and often look to hire graduates of our programs.
Every year diligent and ambitious students find a home in RIT's vibrant learning community. Academic offerings like ours help build personal and professional interests that can give you an academic boost and prepare you for long-term career success. We can provide you with options that will allow you to earn your product development qualification in the way that works best for you. Ask about our quarter program, which allows you to take classes four times a year and earn your degree faster.