Master's Degree

Master's in Business Innovation (MSBI) Degree Program

Long-lasting business success stems from process-driven innovation with embedded analytics. Here, you'll acquire skills to lead the charge.  

Business Students

Program Overview

Lead your organization to higher levels of innovation and performance with our master's in business innovation degree program. As you partner with industry insiders to explore the latest thinking in project management, modeling and analysis, data analytics, and more, you'll discover how individual processes serve as the basis for innovation within your organization. This holistic approach will empower you to innovate through process-led transformation. You'll acquire the skills you need to make improvements at all levels of the organization.

The result: an organization that fosters innovation by uniting people, technology, and strategies. A more innovative future awaits you.

Our School of Business Administration is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. 


Program Options for the MSBI Degree Program

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Learn the foundational skills you need to turn your organization's silos into integrated business processes with our 12-credit business process innovation certificate program. Every class can be rolled into our master's in business innovation program.

You could also consider starting in our customized business studies certificate program. You'll be able design your own personalized course of study by mixing and matching courses from multiple business disciplines and building a unique set of competencies that best suit your interests, job needs, and career aspirations. Select courses can be rolled in to the master's in business innovation degree. 

Rolling credits earned from a certificate program into a master's degree is an investment that will pay off for your career. Having a master's degree is highly regarded by employers and typically comes with a higher salary and increased potential for career advancement. 

Obtain a SAS Joint Certificate in Business Intelligence and Analytics as you work your way through the master's in business innovation curriculum. You'll automatically earn this certificate by completing three of our four SAS-approved courses that infuse SAS software into the content: 

  • BUS 615 (Information Systems and Data Analytics)
  • IS 610 (Database Systems)
  • IS 625 (Data Mining)
  • IS 650 (Business Intelligence and Data Visualization)

With these courses under your belt, you'll walk away ready to meet the demands of a career in big data and analytics. 

Admissions Information

Your application to the master's in business innovation program consists of the following components:

For admission consideration, we require you to have a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.7 and a minimum GMAT score of 450 (If you took the GRE, we will convert your score into an equivalent GMAT score). 

If you earned an undergraduate GPA less than 2.7 or a GMAT score lower than 450, we will evaluate your whole applicant profile to determine admission.

*We waive the GMAT or GRE requirement if:

  • You have 5 years of relevant work experience after graduating from a bachelor’s program (proof of experience must be submitted). 
  • You graduated from an accredited U.S. institution with a cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher.
  • You hold a master’s degree from an accredited U.S. institution.
  • You completed a related certificate and earned a 3.3 cumulative GPA or higher. 

We review applications on a rolling basis.

We're committed to making your graduate degree affordable by offering financial assistance. Assistantships and scholarships are available to qualified individuals enrolled in the MSBI degree program.

Dean’s Scholarships

  • A limited number of Dean’s Scholarships are available to enrolled students who meet merit and experience criteria. Contact the student success advisor for details on how and when to apply.

Graduate Assistantships

  • Enrolled students can apply for a limited number of graduate assistantships. The selection process is competitive. Graduate assistants receive tuition assistance and have service requirements in the School of Business Administration. Contact the student success advisor for details on how and when to apply.

Additional Ways to Make Your MSBI More Affordable

  • Explore tuition remission benefits through your employer.
  • Check out our employer partnerships for discounted tuition rates for local organizations and corporations. If you don't see your organization listed, reach out to your HR department to advocate for a partnership.

Widener’s graduate tuition rates are competitively priced. Loans and payment plans—along with flexible full- and part-time study options—make it easier to finance your degree.  

Schedule an appointment with our Graduate Admissions staff to explore your options.

Program Highlights

Take the inside track to an agile, efficient future for your organization.

Business Partnership

Partnership with SAP

Master tools used for analytics, enterprise systems, and application development through our 20-year partnership with SAP, an international leader in business software and technology. Along the way, you'll learn to operate applications used by global business leaders. 

Business Student Mentorship

Network of Industry Insiders

From alumni guest speakers to industry-shaping faculty, you'll uncover countless opportunities to build your network. So the next time you need help solving an operational challenge, you'll know who to contact for advice. 

Business Balanced Schedule

Courses that Fit Your Life

Balance work, life, and school by taking courses that suit your schedule. You can attend class:

  • On campus
  • Online in a live, synchronous format
  • Online in an on-demand, asynchronous format


Yvonne L. Antonucci

"The ability to operate and understand the utilization of complex business systems for organizational decision making enables students to compete in today's marketplace."

Your Inside Track to Success

Your Inside Track to Success

Here, you'll prepare to elevate your career and transform your organization.

Recent Employers & Industry Connections

  • Accenture
  • Aramark
  • BNYMellon
  • Boeing
  • Capital One
  • DuPont
  • SAP
  • SAS
  • Wawa

Outlook & Outcomes

Potential Careers

  • Business process analyst
  • Chief information officer
  • Data security specialist
  • Project manager
  • IT systems designer

Industry Growth

Employment in the operations field is projected to grow 5-10% by 2030. 

Source: O*Net Online

Avg. Salary


per year (average salary for General and Operations Managers)

Top Industries

  • Enterprise management
  • Management, scientific, and technical consulting
  • Computer systems design
  • Local government

Pride Perspectives

Hear from our students about their experience in the Business Innovation master's program.

Aly Horton sitting in the driver's seat of a UPS truck

Widener gave me the opportunity to not only start my career as an undergraduate but advance it a few years later when I went back for my masters.

Aly Horton

Aly's Story

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