Meredith MBA Adds New Innovative Management Concentration

A new option for students in Meredith College’s MBA program has recently been approved. The concentration in Innovative Management is designed to complement the MBA’s core curriculum.

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

According to the Project Management Institute, in the U.S., demand for project practitioners is growing by more than 12% annually, resulting in nearly 6.2 million jobs by 2020. Managers in other roles also increasingly require project management skills.

“Managers need to think differently rather than just know how to manage technically,” said Kristie Ogilvie, dean of Meredith’s School of Business. “They need to know how to manage people, how to negotiate, and how to understand business planning.”

To earn the concentration, students will complete the 33-credit-hour Meredith MBA – including the following courses: Business Planning and Design; Strategies for Effective Negotiation; and Project Management Essentials. These required courses will provide Meredith MBA graduates with skills needed to advance in business management.

Meredith is accepting applications now for the new program. Learn more about the Meredith MBA at

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