Master of Professional Studies in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship

An overview of the Penn State Smeal College of Business Master of Professional Studies in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT) program, offered in partnership with Penn State World Campus.

To remain relevant, bolster competitive advantage in today’s economy, and capitalize on opportunities presented by swift technological and market change, nearly every company must seek to enhance its entrepreneurial capabilities and innovativeness. The online Master of Professional Studies in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CIENT) from the Penn State Smeal College of Business, delivered in partnership with Penn State World Campus, can help you work at the forefront of change. 

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This 33-credit online master’s degree is a highly customizable interdisciplinary program that allows you to earn graduate certificates while pursuing your master’s degree online. It will provide you with the business, leadership, innovation, and entrepreneurial skills and knowledge needed to effectively develop groundbreaking products and services and manage high-performance organizations and teams.

Curriculum

As a student in the online program, you can learn to:

  • Explore the techniques involved in thinking creatively and strategically.
  • Gain an understanding of the benefits and purpose of innovation and new venture creation.
  • Identify, generate, and evaluate alternative solutions to business problems.
  • Learn to effectively communicate ideas, concepts, and analyses.
  • Understand the implications and best practices associated with protecting and managing intellectual property.
  • Apply innovation to human resource policy, reward systems, business processes, marketing, and strategic decision making.
  • Increase skills in leadership, team building, interpersonal influence, and the management of innovation and change.

This online program is ideal for professionals with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience in a business and STEM-related field, such as management, marketing, sales, finance, engineering, science, research and development (R&D), project management, product development, and technology/IT.

Who Should Apply?

This online program is ideal for professionals with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience in a business and STEM-related field, such as management, marketing, sales, finance, engineering, science, research and development (R&D), project management, product development, and technology/IT.

Contact the Program

For additional information about the program, including costs, and instructions about how to apply, please click here to access the Penn State World Campus site

For specific questions about the Master of Professional Studies in Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship program, please contact: 

Penn State Smeal College of Business
Professional Graduate Programs Office
Phone: 814-865-5290
Email: cient@psu.edu

For general questions about the application process, please contact:
World Campus Admissions Counselors
Phone: 814-863-5386
Email: wdadmissions@outreach.psu.edu