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System Dynamics and Innovation Management, M.Sc.

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University rank #601 (WUR) Worcester, MA, United States| Online
The innovative MS in System Dynamics and Innovation Management program at WPI is for anyone passionate about combining system dynamics with business innovation. This joint-degree program is granted by the Social Science and Policy Studies Department and the Foisie Business School.
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If you’re passionate about uncovering the right answer and making long-lasting positive change in an organization, this degree program will fill that need. Using system dynamics to recognize specific issues and identify the roots of a problem in an organization, students learn how to fix true problems and not just manage symptoms.

Students perform cutting-edge research alongside veteran faculty and industry leaders while immersing themselves in mastering the field’s essential computational models. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • System Dynamics Foundation: Managing Complexity
  • Modeling Experimental Analysis of Complex Problems
  • Latent Structures, Unintended Consequences and Public Policy
  • Group and Interpersonal Dynamics in Complex Organizations
  • Economics for Managers
  • Analyzing and Designing Operations to Create Value
  • Innovating with Information Systems

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Admissions are rolling, but students seeking funding should apply by Jan 1 for fall and Oct 1 for spring.

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    33 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

English Language Requirements

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Academic Requirements

  • You need the following GMAT score:

    Required score: 500

    The GMAT - or Graduate Management Admission Test - is a frequent requirement for admission at management and business schools across the world. The GMAT score ranges between 200 and 800 and measures the verbal and quantitative reasoning of test-takers.

General Requirements

Application Requirements

  • Completed online application
  • Official transcripts for all post-secondary colleges or universities
  • Application fee of $70 (online by credit card, or by check or money order payable to WPI)
  • Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
  • Letters of Recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1566 USD/credit
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  • National

    1566 USD/credit
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Living costs for Worcester

  • 1100 - 1620 USD/month
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