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Our master’s degree in innovation and strategic management helps students become future leaders with an ability to identify, assess and manage business opportunities in their own companies or in existing organizations. Coursework focuses on leading innovation with business foresight and transforming organizations and processes while using creative and strategic decision-making skills. 

Our Program

To stay competitive in today’s global economy, there is an enormous demand for visionaries who understand the intricacies of business management. Our program teaches those skills and hones in on students’ creative, entrepreneurial and socially responsible nature.

While this degree may be completed entirely online, courses are also offered at our Newport campus and in a hybrid classroom/online format. An undergraduate business degree is not required.

Program Spotlight: Unleashing Visionaries

 This degree will enrich and inspire students’ internal and external growth in values-based creative thinking and problem solving. Students use evidence-based research to strategize and support innovative plans for a variety of sustainable, ethical and socially responsible case projects. 

Dr. Arlene Nicholas, associate professor

Time to Complete

18 to 24 months

Program Format


Application Deadline

Rolling admission

Our Faculty

Our faculty are acclaimed academics and professional experts whose teaching utilizes teamwork and intensive, real-life case studies. Instructors readily share their expertise and network of professionals with students.


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Innovation and Strategic Management (M.S.)

12 courses | 36 credits

Required courses:

  • MGT503: Business Law
  • MGT509: Human Resources Management
  • MGT527: Leading Innovation
  • MGT530: Building Value through Marketing or MGT551: Fundraising and Marketing for Non-Profits
  • MGT540: Social Justice and Business Ethics  
  • MGT554: Business Foresight and Futuring   
  • MGT555: Organizational Transformation and Change
  • MGT567: Creative Problem Solving
  • MGT569: Managerial Decision-Making
  • MGT589: Innovation and Strategic Management (capstone)

Students also choose two elective courses from any of Salve’s graduate course offerings.