The innovative MS in System Dynamics and Innovation Management program at WPI is for anyone passionate about combining system dynamics with business innovation. This joint-degree program is granted by the Social Science and Policy Studies Department and the Business School.
If you’re passionate about uncovering the right answer and making long-lasting positive change in an organization, this degree program will fill that need. Using system dynamics to recognize specific issues and identify the roots of a problem in an organization, students learn how to fix true problems and not just manage symptoms.
Students perform cutting-edge research alongside veteran faculty and industry leaders while immersing themselves in mastering the field’s essential computational models. Students may also consider a BS/MS option to complete the degree option in an accelerated time.
The program’s flexible coursework provides many opportunities for project work where you can apply system dynamics and innovation management tactics to solve real problems and uncover the underlying challenges in organizations.
Classes are online or on campus and both offer interactive connections with faculty, peers, and industry leaders. Students take electives, classes from the Social Science and Policy Studies Department and the Business School to blend theory and practice and decide on a track that includes either a capstone Graduate Qualifying Project or a research- or development-based thesis.
The program lets you choose a research-based thesis project where you work alongside practicing faculty renowned for their system dynamics and management expertise or a capstone project where you explore your interests with more course work and a smaller scale hands-on research project.
System Dynamics and Innovation Management graduates will master the tools and skills necessary for understanding complex structures and challenges and the experience to make a difference.
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