Innovation Management

  • What you learn as an innovation management major?

    With our concentration in innovation management, you will be ready to address business problems, focus on creating value, manage fixed and intangible resources, provide creative solutions to advance brands, and work well within corporations having significant engineered systems.

    Our curriculum combines business management principles, theories, and applications with advanced knowledge in STEM and design topics. You will explore core business areas and topics required to help businesses reach their strategic goals and effectively manage resources.

  • What are your career options with an innovation management degree?

    As a business innovation management graduate, your career opportunities include positions such as supervisor or manager of production, projects, and operations, accountant or auditor (with a dual concentration in accounting), management analyst, or logistician with the potential for advancement to plant manager, controller, or CEO. You may also decide to pursue master’s or Ph.D. study in order to specialize in business administration, venture enterprises, corporate law, international operations, information technology, and many other current and emerging fields in today’s global business environment.

  • Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs

    Over one-third of jobs in Bartholomew County are in manufacturing (ranked #59 in the United States, #1 in Indiana). In the IUPUC service region, between 24 percent and 37 percent of jobs are in manufacturing. Eleven of the nineteen “Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs” in Indiana Region 9 require a bachelor’s degree in business.

  • Graduate and other studies

    As a Division of Business graduate who has completed the innovation management concentration, you might also choose additional study, like:

Innovation management harnesses the competitive advantage of an Indiana University baccalaureate degree in business, while leveraging Purdue University science, technology, and engineering.

Ryan Brewer, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Finance

How do you earn a degree in innovation management?

To earn an Indiana University Bachelor of Science in Business with an innovation management concentration, you will complete 120 credit hours of coursework. Most courses are 3 credit hours each but some vary. Of the total credit hours for the innovation management concentration, 36 come from general education courses, 39 from core business courses, 15 from required STEM courses, 6 from art and design, and 6 general elective credit hours, with an additional 18 credits from upper level business courses.


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Academic advising

As a business student at IUPUC, you'll work closely with your academic advisor to select and register for classes that apply toward your degree program. Your advisor will help you monitor your progress to ensure you are on the right track to a successful career in innovation management. However, professional academic advising goes well beyond scheduling classes.


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Internships

Internships are an important part of your innovation management education. They enable you to apply theories learned in the classroom to real-world business settings. They are also excellent opportunities for resume-building and better employment prospects after graduation.


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Learn more about other concentrations

In addition to innovation management, you can also earn concentrations in accounting, finance, health services administration, management, and marketing.