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The Global, Dual Degree in Business Innovation

Thursday - May 16, 2013

To know about this program we invite to join a free informative session on April 4th. 2013 at 1:00pm CET (Amsterdam)/ 5:30pm (Bombay) / 2:00pm (Tel Aviv). If you cant make it of the date has passed register to receive a recording. Register here The Master of Global Innovation Management responds to a growing need identified by European, U.S. and international companies, who report that they are seeking “technically trained graduates who have a global perspective, who can think outside the box, and who can efficiently transfer Technology to Market.” This programme taught in English is designed to give engineering, science and other technology-oriented students a strong exposure to core business management skills while providing in-depth exposure to a host of global innovation management issues. It exposes the students to varied cultural and economic environments, in an international context.

The MGIM: A dual degree

MGIM Dual degreeThis one-year programme awards two master degrees:

  • Master’s Degree specialized in Innovation awarded by the IAE Aix Graduate School of Management – Aix-Marseille Université, France.
  • Master of Global Innovation Management awarded by Poole College of Management – North Carolina State University (NCSU), Raleigh, NC, United-States.

Organisation of Studies

The Master of Global Innovation Management is awarded after one year:

  • From August to December (IAE Aix – France): participants are exposed to European innovation practices (courses, workshops, visits to firms, projects…).
  • From January to the end of April (NCSU – United States): participants complete their training in the practices of innovation.
  • Then, students finish the programme with an internship from May to September worldwide.

Giving technology-oriented students a strong exposure to both core business management skills and in-depth global innovation management issues.

Job opportunities

Given the great diversity of academic backgrounds, job opportunities are extremely varied both in terms of level and activity sector:

  • R&D departments: conception and development of technical solutions for new products…
  • Marketing departments: Definition of Commercial applications for new technologies…

Current positions for MGIM 2008/2009: Novartis (Germany), Redhats (US), Biomerieux (US)

MGIM course in Forbes top 10 innovative business school classes

At North Carolina State University’s College of Management, students of the Product Innovation Lab take in lectures by business, engineering and industrial design professors who challenge them to work on projects sponsored by real companies. The sponsor identifies a loosely defined market need, and students craft a marketable solution. Previous teams have come up with a video conferencing system for physical therapy patients in rural areas, and a diet/nutrition tracking application for iPhones. “We expect teams to do primary, voice-of-the-customer research,” says business professor John McCreery. “We push them toward prototyping.”

MGIM at a glance