2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) 
    Jul 22, 2024  
2014-2016 Undergraduate and Graduate Bulletin (with addenda) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Management (MSM), Design Innovation Concentration, M.S.

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For further information, consult the Master of Science in Management Program  page.

The MS Management Curriculum

1. Core Courses

The six required core courses shown below provide an 18 credit foundation upon which students can pursue cutting-edge specializations within the degree program. These core courses expose students to the disciplines required of a professional manager. Students who have taken these courses elsewhere or previously at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, or who have had equivalent experience, may apply to substitute elective courses for such core courses; however, all students are required to complete the MSM degree’s 36 credits.


Core courses should be taken as early in the program as possible.

2. Areas of Concentration

Students must formally choose and declare a 15 credit area of concentration, which can be from among those listed below or, with the MSM Program Director’s pre-approval, a set of courses that meet individual needs through a custom MSM concentration. A minimum of four courses must be selected in any one concentration area. Courses in all the available concentrations are shown below.

3. Capstone Project Course

This required, integrating three-credit course,

 , is recommended for a student’s final semester. In special cases, MG-GY 997X MS Thesis in Technology Management  may be substituted for students wishing to produce a major dissertation in a specialty with the permission of the MSM Program Director and the TM&I Chair. Such a student must follow the Master’s Thesis course requirements.

Concentration Course Requirements

Each MSM concentration sequence comprises a minimum of five courses totaling 15 credits. Substitutions may be made with the MSM Program Director’s pre-approval in any concentration area.

Design Innovation

This is an inter-disciplinary, multi-department MSM Concentration which is configured for students and professionals alike interested in pursuing management positions in industrial design environments. There is an emphasis on product design. This MSM Concentration is coordinated jointly with the MS in Management and the MS in Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering Programs of TM&I. To follow this Concentration, prior approval from both MSM and IE/MN Program Directors is required. Students are advised that modules should be followed in sequence (module 1, 2, and then 3).

Required: 9 Credits (Design Foundations: Module 1)

Required: 3 Credits (Specialization: Module 2)

Students must select one 3-credit course from the list below.

Required: 3 Credits (Experiential: Module 3)

Students must select one 3-credit course from the list below.


1 May require special pre-approval from Integrated Digital Media Program Director. This course currently is NOT cross-listed with Management.

2 This course may be selected only with the permission of MSM & MN/IE Program Directors.

3 MSM students are permitted to choose one optional MSM Restricted Concentration Elective in their MSM Concentration course-of-interest selection as per the following guidelines: An MSM Restricted Concentration Elective is defined as any graduate management course of at least 3.0 credits from any NYU School. The student’s course selection requires written pre-approval of the MSM Program Director.

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