Master of Management of Innovation
University of Toronto
Innovation is becoming a bigger and bigger part of the economic engine. The management of the
innovation process and the selling of the products of that process are increasingly important for
many firms, organizations and government bodies. Hence the development of this innovative master
degree program at the University of Toronto. The program brings together many of the strengths of
the University from the Faculty of Medicine and Management as well as many other departments.
The program is very selective in its intake and caters to the needs that many industry leaders have
communicated to us.
Graduates of MMI are well situated to take part in many and varied opportunities that have been and
are arising in the innovation process. We expect our future graduates to take leadership roles in this
exciting area as many alumni have already done so.
Assistant Professor of Strategic Management & MMI Director,
About The Program
The Master of Management of Innovation (MMI) Program is jointly offered by the Department of Management,
University of Toronto Mississauga and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, Faculty
of Medicine. Students successfully completing the 12 month program graduate with a MMI degree from the
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.
Designed for people with a background in science and technology, the Master of Management of Innovation
was developed in consultation with leaders and future employers in industry, government and research.
This accelerated twelve month professional degree is for individuals pursuing management careers in
Career opportunities for graduates include:
• R&D/innovation management within universities, research institutes and corporations
• Innovation management: sales and marketing
• Government relations within industry Public policy
• Industry analyst
• Governance for technology policy development
• Public or industry administration where focus is on science or technology divisions
• Hospital or health care administration
• Pharmaceutical or biotech careers
Who should apply? Students graduating in any one of many disciplines: science, health sciences, engineering,
information technology or any technical or science driven academic background.
Our Program At Its Core
The program has a twelve month structure consisting of an intensive eight month, academic core course
requirement, focused on management, economics and a choice of four electives.
The core of the program focuses on the following areas:
• MMI 1010H Prices and Markets
• MMI 1020H Applied Econometrics for Managers
• MMI 1060H Finance
• MMI 1050H Accounting & Negotiations
• MMI 1030H Marketing Science
• MMI 1070H Economics of Business Strategy
• MMI 1080H Management of Technology
“ MMI provided me with the necessary
management principles required to be an
Technology Strategy and Policy
Group Project (Student Driven)
attractive candidate for a leadership position in the job The curriculum provides a strong foundation in economic analysis, technology management, business strategy, finance,
accounting and marketing, and policy. The program provides knowledge, skills and strategic perspectives required for
market. Case studies, group projects and a top
leaders, and senior managers responsible for managing the innovation process. This is done through small classes
industry placement were outlets for me to apply and research seminars that support interactive learning and maximum student-faculty dialogue. Students are given
what I was learning from faculty and my peers.” the option to take their electives from a wide array of courses, across many disciplines at the University of Toronto
including management or health care. With each elective approved in advance by the program, students let their
Michael Masson, MMI 2008, Analyst, Risk Management and individual interests guide their personal elective selection.
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As a capstone course, the final Group Project is worked on from May - August. The focus of the project is to create a
solution for a real problem faced by an organization today. Utilizing skills and knowledge gained over the course of
study in the MMI program, the Group Project provides students the opportunity to hone their ability to transfer learning
to the corporate environment. The capstone course portion of the program is similar to an internship. Students
are responsible for making contact with organizations, getting their Group Project approved by the program and
completing all that is necessary in providing a superior business solution.
Some companies we have worked with:
• HATCH Ltd. • AMGEN
• Centre for Innovation in Complex • Associated Engineering
Care (CICC) Toronto General Hospital • GlaxoSmithKline Inc.
• Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care • IBM
• Bayer Inc.
Thanks to a generous donation by HATCH Ltd we are able to award 2 scholarships to selected engineering students
entering the MMI program. Each scholarships is worth up to $6,000.
To enhance and encourage the group experience, and group thought process, students must participate in a program
organized, wilderness retreat, prior to the start of the school year. The retreat focuses on strengthening and building
teamwork and leadership skills. The MMI program puts students into teams that allow learners to replicate a typical
business working environment. Throughout the program, students work in teams applying skills learned at the retreat
“ Being a graduate student in the MMI program
has been a once in a lifetime experience. Now
and work toward continuously improving team dynamics during the entire program.
that I am approaching graduation and all my expectations
have been met, I am sure that applying for this
Networking & Career Development program was the best decision I could have ever made.
MMI program participants are provided with many networking and career development opportunities. Students are
invited to participate in externally arranged networking events as well as career and network building workshops Daniel Leon, MMI 2011
throughout the year. Focusing on the importance of career development and skill enhancement, we have developed a Planning and Development
number of career workshops designed especially for our MMI students called, Career Days. These interactive sessions are Engineer, Social Security Agency
led by professionals with both a strong understanding of the career development process as well as the needs of the
ever changing labour market. Through participation in the series, students are better able to identify their strengths
and market the skills gained through their studies and Group Project. The outcome of the Career Days is that students
are better prepared for the market place.
Students are encouraged to select electives that allow them to focus on their individual areas of interest. For this
reason the MMI program does not impose a set selection of electives for students to choose from. Students are free to
choose from all graduate courses across all disciplines at the University of Toronto. All selections are subject to approval
in advance by the Program Director and the Chair of the host department.
Some Sample Electives
HAD 5010H Canada’s Health System and Health Policy
HAD 5741H Health Law
Sample Electives IRE 1610H Industrial Relations
POL 2307H Political Economy of Technology: From the Auto-Industrial to the Information Age
BTC 1600H Seminars in Bioscience/Biotechnology
APS 1001H Project Management
JPG 1407H Efficient Use of Energy
JEI 1901H Technology, Society and the Environment
PLA 1601H Environmental Planning
CHL 5411H International Health
PLA 1503H Planning and Social Policy
ENV 1001H Environmental Decision Making
MIE 5561H Decision Analysis
The program provides knowledge, skills and strategic
perspectives required for leaders, and senior managers
responsible for managing the innovation process.
Campus At A Glance
U of T Mississauga Campus Map
01. Recreation, Athletics & Wellness Centre L
15. eacock Lane Residence
02. William G. Davis Building M
16. aGrath Valley Residence
03. Kaneff Centre & Blackwood Gallery 17. Alumni House & Parking Office
04. tudent Centre
S 18. Argos Practice Facility
05. Communication, Culture & Technology Building 19. Engineering & Grounds Building
06. azel McCallion Academic Learning Centre & Library
H 20. Forensic Anthropology Field School
07. Erindale Hall 21. Paleomagnetism Lab
08. North Building 22. Lislehurst
09. Erindale Studio Theatre 23. Early Child Care Centre
10. Schreiberwood Residence 24. Terrence Donelly Health Science Complex
11. Roy Ivor Hall 25. Instructional Centre
12. Oscar Peterson Hall & Colman Commons Dining Hall 26. Academic Annex
13. McLuhan Court Residence 27. Grounds Building
14. utnam Place Residence
Miss. Transit stop Underground metered parking
SS Shuttle stop MR Metered parking restricted times
P Parking Missiassauga Transit Stop
M Metered parking
A great education requires student support services
that help you focus. University of Toronto Mississauga is
committed to furthering student success by providing
exceptional services and resources.
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“ The MMI program allowed me to build a
comprehensive skill set in business and
innovation management to complement my
scientific background. It also refined my
understanding of the role of Research &
“ Above providing me with the competitive
edge pivotal to my medical school acceptance, MMI has
Development in the success of a company. given me the tools, experiences, and contacts
My experience in the program necessary to ensure success as a physician manager.
has opened the door to a dream job, From clinical practice management to hospital
allowing me to reach my full potential ”
administration, the opportunities are endless.
in an exciting career.” Anthony DiFonzo, MMI 2009, Medical Student,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto
Elena Grouios, MMI 2010
Associate Scientist, Kraft Canada
The Master of Management of Innovation Program accepts applications every year beginning November 15th and
closing February 15th. We encourage you to apply early, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Applications are done online through the School of Graduate Studies at the University of Toronto:
https://apply.sgs.utoronto.ca You will find MMI listed under the Faculty of Medicine IHPME.
Please be prepared to provide the following:
1. The School of Graduate Studies charges an application fee at time of application. Your application will not be
forwarded to us until paid and all documents have been submitted.
2. The School of Graduate Studies must receive payment for your application by February 15th and all application
materials by February 28th, before the MMI Academic Review committee will review your submission and invite
selected applicants for panel interviews.
3. If accepted you will be required to pay a $1500 nonrefundable deposit to secure your place in the Program.
4. A one page single spaced application letter outlining why you are interested in MMI and why you think the
program is a good fit with your future career goals.
6. Two academic letters of reference. There is no set form for the letters of reference.
7. Applicants must have at least a “B+”, U of T equivalent average, in order to be considered for the MMI program.
8. Official transcripts (from each post-secondary institution that you have attended) mailed directly to the program.
9. GMAT/TOEFL scores only if your undergraduate degree is not from a North American or English instruction university
How To Apply or college. (Quebec exempted)
We thank you for your interest in the Masters of Management of Innovation program and look forward to reviewing
your application materials.
Alberto Galasso Tanjim Hossain
• B.A., M.A., • B.A., B.S., M.A.
• Ph.D. (LSE) • Ph.D. (Princeton)
• Director, MMI Program
Mihkel M. Tombak Nicola Lacetera
• B.A.Sc., M.A., M.B.A. • B.A.
• Ph.D. (Wharton, UPen) • Ph.D. (M.I.T.)
• HATCH Chair in
Gábor Virág Manfred S. Schneider
• B.A., M.A. • B.Com., CA, CFP, M.B.A., J.D.
• Ph.D. (Princeton) • (UofT)
Master of Management of Innovation Department of Management, University of Toronto Mississauga
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