Integrated Innovation Institute (Carnegie Mellon)


The Integrated Innovation Institute is a joint initiative of Carnegie Mellon University's College of Engineering, the College of Fine Arts (through direct partnership with the School of Design), and the Tepper School of Business. The Institute is built on primary disciplines in product and service innovation covering functional performance (engineering), human interface (design), and economic value (business).

The Institute focuses on education and research in innovation methods and practice. It is unique among top educational institutions in that it unites the three disciplines to cross train students to become elite innovators, which enhances the effectiveness of thinking and generating results.

The Integrated Innovation Institute impacts both industry and society through its professional master's degree programs, applied research and executive education.  As a bicoastal Institute, it is located in Pittsburgh, PA and in the heart of Silicon Valley at Carnegie Mellon's campus in Mountain View, CA.

Program Description

Our Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MII-PS) degree excels at cross-training engineers, designers, business students and those in related fields in the relevant skills and knowledge for innovation. Students graduate to become accomplished practitioners and leaders of the product development process.  As just a few examples, our graduates have taken jobs with Motorola Solutions, Frog Designs and Nissan North America working as Product Managers, Senior Design Researchers and Associate Brand Managers.

Degrees Offered

Master of Integrated Innovation for Products & Services (MII-PS)


Designers: Why Integrated Innovation? About MII-PS Degree Impact-a-thon Sample Project


Integrated Innovation Institute (Carnegie Mellon University)
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
412 268-6800
Co-Director: Eric Anderson, FIDSA
Student Advisor: Emma Zink
General Information:

NASAD Accredited