The goal of the Innovation MBA is to produce managers that will excel at leading through innovation with technology and people.
Innovation is the primary source of competitive advantage for many firms, especially those that operate in business environments that are becoming more complex and dynamic. Likewise, the innovation process is complex and multi-disciplinary. Thus, we have developed an MBA concentration that will address these complexities, and prepare students to be leaders in their organizations.
Integrating innovative coursework into the curriculum: Several thematic courses have been added to the core curriculum and a wide variety of electives address pertinent issues from the different functional areas.
Solid coverage of business fundamentals: While we stress the importance of innovation throughout the program, we also realize that managers must have a solid understanding of the business fundamentals to be successful.
Format designed to fit students' fast-paced, complicated lives. This is a part-time program designed to be completed in two years by a cohort of students. Faculty utilize the most cutting-edge teaching techniques in classrooms and online to deliver a 'blended' format of instruction where students meet face-to-face with faculty once every three weeks in Harrisonburg during a week night, meet online in a synchronous format the other weeks, and utilize other advanced asynchronous teaching.
13 January 2020, 31 August 2020
College of Business
Zane Showker Hall, MSC 0207,
421 Bluestone Dr.,
22807, United States
The university encourages applicants with degrees in all major fields of study from accredited institutions. No specific undergraduate courses are required; however, students with non-business baccalaureates are required to complete the following three prerequisite courses: Financial Accounting, Statistics, Economics (Microeconomics is preferred; Macroeconomics is acceptable).
Ideal applicants will have an undergraduate GPA >3.0, GMAT score >500, and a minimum of 2 years professional work experience.
English language proficiency: 81 Internet-based TOEFL, IELTS score of 6.5, Pearson PTE Academic score of 58.