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Innovative Management Concentration


Prepare to advance your management career.

The MBA concentration in Innovative Management is offered for students who wish to pursue innovation within a company where they are currently employed. The new concentration includes electives in negotiation, project management, and entrepreneurship. 

Combined with the core MBA curriculum, these three classes empower you with the skills to advance in the competitive world of business management:

  • Negotiating skills -  required in virtually every aspect of management
  • Business planning skills - enables the manager to evaluate and develop new opportunities
  • Project management skills - helps the manager multitask and supervise complex interlinking tasks

Through the Innovative Management concentration, MBA graduates will gain high-level management skills along with a broad knowledge of overall business strategy.

Managers need to think differently rather than just know how to manage technically. They need to know how to manage people, how to negotiate, and how to understand business planning.” Kristie Ogilvie, Dean, School of Business

Why Meredith?

At Meredith, our program is small enough to get to know you as an individual. You'll develop meaningful relationships with expert faculty, meet with visiting speakers, and network with your peers. And by choosing the lowest-cost AACSB-accredited MBA in the Triangle area, your ROI is undeniable. Go Strong – and prepare for your next management opportunity.

To earn the concentration, you will complete the 33-credit-hour Meredith MBA – including a set of required courses to provide you with the specific skills and knowledge base needed to advance in business management.

Course descriptions»

Innovative Management Concentration - Curriculum (33 credits)
MBA Core Curriculum (24 credits)
Innovative Concentration Required Courses (9 credits)

MBA - 626: Business Planning and Design (3 cr.)
MBA - 645: Strategies for Effective Negotiation (3 cr.)
MBA - 648: Project Management Essentials (3 cr.)


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