Design the Future
Ideas are common — just try Googling your idea and you’ll find plenty of competition. What’s not so common is taking that disruptive idea and actually turning it into an innovation that unlocks value for business and society.
The Master of Science in Innovation and Business (MIB) is a full-time graduate degree program that gives young professionals in the so-called STEAM disciplines of science, technology, engineering, agriculture, architecture, mathematics, and medicine the necessary skills to realize the next wave of innovation.
MIB gives students the fundamental business, design, and leadership skills through team-based innovation projects. The result? Techpreneurs with upgraded business savvy, able to create technology-driven products and services that generate profit to benefit people and the planet.
Design Your Own Future
During the MIB program, you will embark on your own Innovator’s Journey that will allow you to match your passion with purpose.
All great innovations begin with a spark of an idea. You will be taught how to harness your creativity and imagination to spot opportunities that can help solve the problems we face today.
Creation and iteration are the cornerstones of innovation. You will be trained to make your ideas happen by working with other people in developing customer-centered technology-based products and services.
An invention can only be called an innovation when it reaches and transforms the market. You will develop the business and management skills needed to successfully take your products from the lab to the real world.
In ten months, you will learn how to:
Foresee opportunities and threats by spotting game-changing trends and forces.
Communicate with customers and managers to provide technical and business insights.
Engage diverse teams to tackle multidisciplinary challenges.
Develop customer-centered technology products and services for emerging economies.
Make good business decisions from an understanding of finance and costs.
Pursue and manage the creation of new businesses as a technology entrepreneur and product manager.
See Innovation Up Close
The International Innovation Hotspots Immersion is an optional two-week activity that will expose you to the different facets of Asian and Western innovation management systems. You will examine the innovations from startups and global businesses and get to know the people and challenges behind these.
Work on Things That Matter
Through innovation projects, you will be partnered with government and industry leaders, researchers, investors, and entrepreneurs so that together, you can better understand the pressing challenges of today and create sustainable solutions. These collaborations will likewise help you expand your network, acquire core industry skills, explore more opportunities, and launch ventures that can have considerable economic and social impact.
Bring your Ideas to Life
Everything you’ve learned from the program will ultimately contribute to creating solutions for your industry of choice. At the end of your ten-month Journey, a Demo Day will be staged to provide you an opportunity to showcase your own innovation and pitch your business to relevant stakeholders, prospective customers, partners, and venture capitalists.
MIB at a glance
to make your ideas a reality
2 Career Paths
as an innovator in a company or in a startup
1 Demo Day
to showcase your innovation and pitch your business
"Businesses rise and fall depending on how great their products are and how well they address customer needs in these rapidly changing times. And whether you are aspiring to start one or already part of a business, defining and developing customer-centered, innovation-driven products and services will always be a major responsibility.
The Master of Science in Innovation and Business (MIB) was thus created with you — the innovator — in mind. The program serves as a platform to bring your groundbreaking ideas to life. In ten months, you will be undertaking a personal journey, not only to transform your ideas into viable businesses, but also to transform yourself into a person who can design their own future.
We dare you to get off the bandwagon and forge your own path. Dream of creating solutions that will generate ripples of change. Innovate yourself, then make these dreams happen. Because the future belongs to those who take it."
Prof. Matthew Escobido, Program Director