Urban Innovation

Program Overview

The Master of Urban Innovation (MUI) is a full-time, professional program that will encompass studies in urban economic development, community capacity building, innovation management, local and regional governance, urban sustainability, and real estate development for innovation. The MUI will complement the suite of programs in management, innovation, and sustainability currently offered in the Institute for Management & Innovation and will build on the strengths of other key academic units at the University of Toronto Mississauga, including the Departments of Geography, Economics, and Political Science, and the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology.

The objective of the MUI program is to respond to the growing job opportunities that exist for professionals trained in the fields of urban economic development and innovation through a cross-disciplinary approach. Upon graduation, MUI students will have acquired the analytical tools to enable them to produce effective economic development policies and plans, including a detailed knowledge of strategic management techniques, the role of real estate markets in local economic development, and critical tools for financial analysis.


Quick Facts

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Application payment deadline MUI:

13-Mar-2020

MUI:

13-Mar-2020

Supporting documents deadline MUI:

13-Mar-2020

MUI:

13-Mar-2020

Minimum admission average MUI:

mid B in the final year of the program

MUI:

mid B in the final year of the program

Program length (full-time only) MUI:

6 sessions

MUI:

6 sessions


Master of Urban Innovation

This program will start on September 1, 2020.

Program Description

The Master of Urban Innovation (MUI) is a full-time, professional program that will encompass studies in urban economic development, community capacity building, innovation management, local and regional governance, urban sustainability, and real estate development for innovation. The MUI will complement the suite of programs in management, innovation, and sustainability currently offered in the Institute for Management & Innovation and will build on the strengths of other key academic units at UTM, including the Departments of Geography, Economics, and Political Science, and the Institute of Communication, Culture, Information and Technology.

The objective of the MUI program is to respond to the growing job opportunities that exist for professionals trained in the fields of urban economic development and innovation through a cross-disciplinary approach. Upon graduation, MUI students will have acquired the analytical tools to enable them to produce effective economic development policies and plans, including a detailed knowledge of strategic management techniques, the role of real estate markets in local economic development, and critical tools for financial analysis.

Minimum Admission Requirements

  • Applicants are admitted under the General Regulations of the School of Graduate Studies. Applicants must also satisfy the Institute for Management & Innovation's additional admission requirements stated below.

  • An appropriate bachelor's degree from a recognized university in social sciences, management/commerce, or a related field such as architecture or civil engineering, with a standing equivalent to a mid B in the final year of the program.

  • Successful completion of 0.5 full-course equivalent (FCE) in an undergraduate statistics course.

  • Letter of intent.

  • Three letters of reference.

  • A writing sample.

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete a total of 9.5 FCEs as follows:

    • 4.5 FCEs from other core courses (MUI 1010H, MUI 1020H, MUI 1030H, MUI 1040H, MUI 1050H, MUI 1060H, MUI 1070H, MUI 1080H, MUI 1090H)

    • 0.5 FCE summer internship (MUI 1100H)

    • 0.5 FCE capstone group project (MUI 2095H)

    • 4.0 FCEs chosen from the preapproved elective listing. It is recommended that a minimum of 2.0 FCEs be completed from one of the three groupings. The remaining 2.0 FCEs can come from any of the course groupings.

Program Length

6 sessions full-time (typical registration seq​uence: F/W/S/F/W/S)

Time Limit

3 years full-time



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