Graduate Certificate in Teams & Innovation

Examine the phenomenon of world-class industry clusters—including those right here in Boston—to develop high-level business skills in collaboration and innovation.

The Princeton Review: Best Business Schools, 2022The Graduate Certificate in Teams & Innovation is a highly experiential program that will introduce you to the concept of world-class industry clusters, why and where they form, and how they evolve to survive. You will learn to emulate the functions of high-powered teams that drive such clusters. Collaboration, as well as entrepreneurial and design thinking, are examined through hands-on projects related to Boston’s own world-class clusters and innovation ecosystems.

This certificate program is designed to be completed part-time in one semester, either on campus or online. You can continue to build on your business knowledge by stacking the Graduate Certificate in Teams & Innovation with our Graduate Certificates in Business Essentials or Global Strategy & Leadership. If you apply to the MBA degree program or another graduate business degree program, you may be able to apply the courses in this certificate program to reduce the time it will take to complete your master’s degree.

Courses are taught by leading faculty at the Sawyer Business School, which is ranked among the best in the world.

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Admission & Costs

Application Deadlines

  • Fall Semester: August 15, then rolling
  • Spring Semester: January 4, then rolling
  • Summer Semester: April 1, then rolling

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Application Materials

  • Completed application
  • $50 application fee (waived for students who attend a graduate admission event)
  • Resume
  • Unofficial transcripts of all post-secondary work. Admitted students enrolling in the program will need to have official transcripts, including proof of degree conferral, on file prior to their first class
  • Goal statement (essay)

Graduate Certificate in Teams & Innovation

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Financial Assistance Information

Federal student loan aid may be available for this program--see Federal Student Aid for details and use Suffolk's code: 002218. Suffolk University also offers several options to help you finance your graduate studies. Learn about the discounts that may be available to you.

Visit Student Financial Services to view graduate loan and financing options.

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