IPMM Program Contact Information

Master of Intellectual Property Management and Markets Program

IIT Downtown Campus
565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661
P: (312) 906-5259

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Master of IP Management & Markets

Earning Your Master of IP Management & Markets Degree

The master's in intellectual property management and markets at Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) is the first degree program in the country to provide a foundational understanding of intellectual property that integrates perspectives and skills from five key disciplines:

  • Business
  • Computer science
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Law

Upon earning this degree, you'll be equipped to take strategic and leadership roles in leveraging and managing intellectual property whether through marketing, research and development, portfolio management, legal protection or business transactions.

A Rigorous Curriculum

Our program consists of about 10 months of full-time study (30 credit hours) starting in August of each year and running until the following June. Your course work will track the life cycle of intellectual property from its inception to full exploitation. Course will also include doctrinal as well as skills instruction and practice with real-world problems and real-world solutions. Electives covering basic instruction in the fields of engineering, law and business provide you with an opportunity to enhance or augment your prior education or business experiences. During the program, you'll collaborate with other students as a cohort, drawing upon each other's experiences and ideas. Finally, the Capstone Class provides an experiential learning opportunity integrating your newly acquired knowledge, experiences and expertise.

Instructional teams are drawn from five IIT colleges as well as from the world of IP practitioners. Your classes will also draw instructors from at least two disciplines.

IP Management and Markets Blog

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