Independent accreditation of Management of Innovation

Independent accreditation of Management of Innovation

As of 1 September 2011, the MScBA Management of Innovation will be accredited as an independent degree. The programme, which is now a specialisation of the MSc in Business Administration, will then become an MSc in Management of Innovation. Graduates will henceforth receive the degree MSc in Management of Innovation. The curriculum will remain the same.

What is accreditation?
All degree programmes at RSM are accredited by, among other accrediting bodies, the Accreditation Organisation of The Netherlands and Flanders (NVAO). This accreditation is a seal of approval by the Dutch government and means that the programmes meet stringent quality criteria.

What does independent accreditation mean?
Independent accreditation means that Management of Innovation will become a degree programme in its own right (i.e. MSc in Management of Innovation), rather than a specialisation of another degree programme (i.e. MSc in Business Administration).

Is Management of Innovation currently accredited?
Yes, Management of Innovation is currently accredited as specialisation of the MSc in Business Administration degree.

Will the curriculum change once Management of Innovation is independently accredited?
No, the curriculum will include the same learning outcomes as before.

What will change once Management of Innovation is independently accredited?
The name of the degree will be more in line with the content of the curriculum, and therefore more transparent.

Which degree will I receive?
Once accredited, students will join the newly accredited MSc in Management of Innovation. Upon graduation this is the degree you will receive. For current students transitional arrangements will apply. Please check SIN online.

Will I have to pay a higher tuition fee for the MSc in Management of Innovation?
No, you will pay the fees that apply to all RSM’s pre-experience MSc programmes.