About the Master of Arts in Innovation offered by the Robert W. Plaster School of Business
Why Study Innovation at Cedarville?
Do you know the No. 1 skill that employers say they are looking for when hiring? Creative problem-solving.
Companies need individuals who can think outside the box to deliver new answers to emerging questions and provide real solutions to the most challenging consumer and organizational problems.
If you want to be a game-changer and difference-maker in your field, Cedarville University’s fully online master’s degree in innovation will equip you with the knowledge and practical hands-on skills to be among those who will lead the way in enacting real change through creative ideas.
And, with Cedarville’s biblical focus in every course, you will recognize God as the Master Creator and the author of all creativity. We think Christians should be the most creative problem-solvers on the planet!
The M.A. in innovation is offered as a unique collaboration between the Cedarville University Plaster School of Business and the International Center for Creativity in Columbus, Ohio.Request Info Schedule an Appointment
What Sets Cedarville Apart?
Biblical WorldviewAll courses are built on the solid foundation of Scripture.
OnlineAll courses are offered in an online format, with flexible part-time and full-time completion options.
Leading-EdgeThis degree is one of a kind among evangelical Christian universities.
Biblical – With Cedarville’s biblical focus in every course, you will recognize God as the Master Creator and the author of all creativity.
Hands-on Learning – As part of your online coursework, you’ll learn by doing, blending knowledge and skills, theoretical ideas and practice.
Career Preparation – Along with this focus on innovation, you will study practical business coursework in leadership, marketing, and business creation that will equip you as a valuable asset in any organizational setting.
Online — Courses are offered in convenient online format, allowing you to study from anywhere in the world.
Flexible — Seven-week terms provide flexibility for working professionals.
Adaptable — Interactive course websites optimized for multiple devices including computers, tablets, and smartphones.
Affordable — Affordable tuition and available financial aid.
Supportive — Dedicated program advisor ensures support while you pursue your degree and maintain other commitments.
Networking Community — Cohort-based approach builds community and network for Christian professionals.
What Can You Do With a Master of Arts in Innovation?
Use your M.A. in innovation to pursue a dynamic career. You’ll be equipped to emerge as an innovative leader across a wide range of industries and organizations. Sampling of job titles:
- Chief Innovation Officer
- Product Innovation Manager
- Marketing Director
- Director of Product or Service Design
- User Experience Consultant
- Senior Design Engineer
Admission, Costs and Aid, Start Dates
Admission Requirements — The first step in your graduate school journey at Cedarville is to apply for admission.M.A. in Innovation admission requirements
Costs and Financial Aid — Your decision to pursue quality, Christian graduate education represents a valuable investment in your career and professional development. To assure your degree is also affordable, Cedarville graduate programs are competitively priced and can be supplemented with a variety of financial aid.M.A. in Innovation Cost Information
Program Start Dates — Applications are accepted throughout the year, and you can enroll and begin classes in August, October, January, March, May, or July.
Concentrations — Choose from two in demand concentrations for the M.A. in Innovation:
You will take the following core courses as part of the M.A. in innovation:
- Management and Leadership of Organizations
- Strategic Marketing Planning
- Emerging Trends and Opportunities for Innovation
- Design Thinking Principles for Innovation
- Advanced Design Thinking Principles for Innovation
- Business Modeling and New Venture Creation
- Creativity to Entrepreneurship
Then, you will customize your degree by choosing a concentration based on your career goals:
Business Innovation Concentration
- Information Technology for Competitive Advantage
- Project Management
- Responding to the Marketplace
- Applied Leadership
Business Analytics and Visualization Concentration
- Managerial Data Analysis
– Course prerequisite: Undergraduate statistics course or equivalent competency
- Data Warehousing and Visualization
- Business Forecasting and Econometrics
– Course prerequisite: BUS-6100 and an undergraduate economics course or equivalent competency
- Data Mining for Business Analytics
Program Format and Related Programs
Cedarville offers both graduate and undergraduate programs, with flexible completion options. You may also want to consider these related programs as you consider the degree or program that is a best fit for you.
Program Level and Format
From Our Faculty:
John Delano, Ph.D.Associate Dean, Robert W. Plaster School of Business - M.B.A., Bus Admin Graduate Studies; Associate Professor of Information Technology Management
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Amy ErvinGraduate Enrollment Advisor
Jim StevensonPresident, International Center for Creativity
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Creating the FutureCedarville leaders are always on the lookout to grow the University’s academic footprint with the latest in-demand programs to train students to become cutting-edge leaders in emerging career fields.