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How to launch innovation in schools

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Microsoft have joined forces to empower educators to become change leaders, with the course 'Launching Innovation in Schools'.

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London school inspires intrapreneurship with this programme

May 29, 2019

Aimed at industry managers looking to innovate successfully within their organisation, the Imperial College Business School has developed a hands-on programme entitled From Idea to Innovation: Inspiring Intrapreneurship.

Creativity, Innovation, and Change


By the University of Pennsylvania/ Coursera

LENGTH: 3/5 hours a week (several dates)

This course allows you to explore change, innovation and creativity. What do we do? We discover creative uniqueness through Creative Diversity. We use Intelligent Fast Failure to build innovative skills. And we apply center principles to drive personal change.

Design Thinking for Business Innovation


By the University of Virginia / Coursera

LENGTH: 5 weeks (several dates)

As design thinking becomes popular in the business world, it is challenging traditional problem-solving assumptions. Dr. Jeanne M. Liedtka will provide an overview of design thinking and work with a model containing four key questions and several tools to help you understand design thinking as a problem solving approach.

ECQA® Certified Innovation Manager

By the European Certification and Qualification Association

Companies are increasingly faced with the need to innovate in a systematic way. Learning how to explore new ideas and coordinate data will help innovation managers get a place in the future of business.



By the University of Pennsylvania / Coursera

LENGTH: 6 weeks (several dates)

This buzzword refers to the process of applying digital games design and techniques to management. Through efficient motivators, it engages both employees and customers. This course focuses on how it works and how you can use it to address key business challenges.

Innovating in Health Care


By edX and HBS

LENGTH: 9 weeks (several dates)

This course explores how to create successful global business innovations in health care that can better meet consumer and social needs. Upon conclusion, you will learn to evaluate opportunities and gain an understanding of the elements necessary for viable healthcare business models.

Innovating through value chains

By Stanford University, California, USA

LENGTH: 90 day access (starts upon payment)

Innovation is more than creating a product. This course teaches you how to make use of value chains to support the process. Understanding how innovations come about and what you can get from them makes you more aware of opportunities, in any kind of business.

Innovation and Commercialization


By edX and MIT

LENGTH: 13 weeks (several dates)

This course is taught by distinguished practicing innovators. They debunk the concept of innovation as a linear process, from research to development to product in the market, presenting a simple model for understanding this highly iterative process.

Innovation and Enterprise


By Future Learn

LENGTH: 6 weeks

Teaching participants a model for innovation, this course pledges to put you at the forefront of management – it demonstrates how you can lead the process of innovation, from ideation, through to selection and implementation.

Innovation and Problem Solving through Creativity


By edX and British Columbia University

LENGTH: 6 weeks (several dates)

This course will make you more effective as an innovator in your organisation by giving you practical tools for fostering effective problem solving and innovation efforts.

Innovation for Entrepreneurs: From Idea to Marketplace


By the University of Maryland, USA / Coursera

LENGTH: 4 weeks (several dates)

We waste too much creativity due to the inability to take ideas out of people’s heads into the market. This course is for innovators who want to change that. It will teach you how to create strategies and develop innovation models for your organisation.

Innovation Generation: How to Be Creative


By edX and the University of Texas Health Science Center

LENGTH: 5 weeks (several dates)

This course is based on a successful programme that has been presented at over 70 top American universities. Over 8 weeks, Dr. Roberta Ness, an internationally renowned physician-scientist and an expert in innovative thinking, provides proven techniques to expand your originality.

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

By HEC Paris

LENGTH: 4-10 months (self-paced)

A flexible, self-paced online executive certificate programme designed for busy managers and entrepreneurs to develop an entrepreneurial mindset and drive innovation. The course provides the necessary skills and knowledge to develop products or services, focus on business strategy, and adopt a new way of thinking to find creative solutions.

Insights for Innovation

By Ideo

LENGTH: 7 weeks (several periods)

This course teaches Ideo's approach to gathering human-centered insights that fuel innovation. It promises to enable you to see the world differently, ‘so you can uncover deep insights that help you solve problems in new ways’.

Leading Innovation

By Stanford University, California, USA

LENGTH: 90 day access (starts upon payment)

People are not born innovation leaders. They work hard on continuously developing leadership skills. This course begins with the distinction of innovative work and routine work and then proceeds to give you the tools to make your organisation thrive.

Leading Strategic Innovation in Organisations


By Vanderbilt University / Coursera

LENGTH: 9 week (several dates)

Improve your ability to manage creativity and to lead an innovation strategy in schools, hospitals, businesses, governments and other complex organisations and institutions, by diagnosing likely innovation failures before they occur.

Managing Innovation

By CorpU, USA

LENGTH: 5 weeks

To innovate in a systematic way, companies cannot rely on luck. This course explains how innovation can be managed. It delivers the tools you need to create an innovative culture in your organisation, to promote and develop new competitive advantages.

Managing Innovation: Emerging Trends

By the Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Open Courseware

Open innovation and other emerging trends are focusing business on the users and democratising the creative process. Renowned professor Eric Von Hippel challenges common assumptions regarding innovation through the identification of these trends and their implications.

Managing the Innovation Process


By the Massachusetts Institute of Technology / MIT Open Courseware

Professor Jonathon Cummings specialises in Management and Organisation. In this course, he will present to you five levels of analysis (individual, team, network, organisational and industrial) and assess what contributes to the failure and success of innovation efforts in each.

Scaling Excellence through Innovation

By Stanford University, California, USA

LENGTH: 90 day access (starts upon payment)

Leaders don’t want to be outperformed by more adaptable mind-sets as your team or company grows. This course will help you develop the skills needed for that. It provides some mantras of scaling that apply to any leader in any sector.

Strategy Driven Innovation

By Stanford University, California, USA

LENGTH: 90 day access (starts upon payment)

This course will teach you how to replace complicated frameworks with simple rules in your firm’s innovation strategies. Through the analysis of insightful case studies, professor Kathleen Eisenhardt shares best practices to drive innovation.

Check other Stanford Innovation and Entrepreneurship Professional Certificate Program courses >

User Innovation: A Path to Entrepreneurship


By edX and MITx

LENGTH: 6 weeks (several dates)

Taught by Eric von Hippel, the founding scholar of user innovation, this course will help you think about what problems you should choose to solve and how to share your innovations with others.

Certified Innovation Manager™ (CIM™)

By InnovationLab

LENGTH: 5 days

The CIM™ course wants to make a successful innovation manager out of you. Through a comprehensive programme of presentations, group discussions and other activities, it enables you to develop solid innovation management skills.

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Creativity & Idea Management

LOCAL: Centre for Software Engineering, Dublin City University Campus, Ireland

LENGTH: 2 days

Participants will learn how to promote innovation in and outside the company, mastering innovation skills. The course also addresses the basic dynamics of the innovation process to help managers develop sustainable strategies.

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Design thinking and innovation for directors and entrepreneurs

November 21, 2018

A research trip, a VIP behind-the-scenes experience or a ‘design safari’. This is how people have described the Design Thinking and Innovation Week from the Future London Academy, which takes place in the British capital between March 18-22, 2019. Aimed at innovation directors, creative leaders and entrepreneurs, product managers, UX researchers, innovators and trendsetters, the immersive programme uncovers the latest approaches to design thinking and innovation. The five-day course is designed to provide inspiration and tools for business. It consists of keynote presentations, case studies, roundtable discussions and visits to leading companies who have adopted the human-centred approach. Among other key points, it will cover:
  • The methodologies and processes companies use to create new products;
  • How to create a customer-obsessed culture;
  • How to build market-winning strategies;
  • Corporate innovation best practices;
  • The mistakes companies make when conducting research and product launching;
  • The latest trends in artificial intelligence, virtual reality, robotics and new technologies.
Curated by Ekaterina Solomeina, co-founder of the Future London Academy, and Harri Nieminen, lead service designer at K Group, the programme also includes visits to “secret” London spots and a final party. To register for the course or for more information, please visit the Future London Academy website.

Executive Certificate in Innovation Management

LOCAL: Grenoble École de Management, France

LENGTH: 3 weeks

This buzzword refers to the process of applying digital games design and techniques to management. Through efficient motivators, it engages both employees and customers. This course focuses on how it works and how you can use it to address key business challenges.

Global Innovation Certification Program

By the Global Innovation Management Institute, Innovation Excellence and IXL Center in several institutions worldwide

As innovation becomes an increasingly required capacity, experts, senior executives and academics joined to launch the first open Global Innovation Certification in the business sector. It delivers the skill set and knowledge participants need to make their organisations get ahead in today’s market.

IMD business school and MIT post new dates for Driving Strategic Innovation course

November 30, 2016

Driving Strategic Innovation: Achieving High Performance Throughout the Value Chain is a six-day programme bringing together leadership knowledge from the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) and the latest technology research from Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management – a 14-year partnership. The programme is offered on several dates in 2017, in Lausanne, Switzerland, and in Boston, USA. Teaching ‘new solutions to current business problems’, the course is designed for teams, entrepreneurs, senior executives and business leaders. Students can practice rapid prototyping, develop business models to match ideas and explore styles and approaches for maximum success. In 2016, this joint programme also started including MakerSpace, ‘a daily innovation lab which allows you to think holistically about innovation and explore your individual style and approach’ (watch video). IMD is ranked as first in open programmes worldwide and in the top three executive education worldwide. Download the brochure with the full details here.

Innovation Management Consulting

By IMP3rove (Initiative of European Comission)

LOCAL: will be offered in different locations in Europe

LENGTH: 2 days

This course aims at encouraging innovation processes in SMEs. It identifies the main problems innovation faces in such organisations. Then, it seeks to solve them through straightforward consulting methods to innovation management.

Intelligent Organizations: Collaboration and the Future of Work

LOCAL: MIT Sloan Executive Education, Massachusetts, USA

LENGTH: 2 days, 18-19 June 2015

This seminar, promoted by the renowned management school, teaches you how technology is changing work, increasing collaboration among companies and empowering them to tackle issues more effectively and at a lower cost. Managers must learn to use technology in the benefit of their company.

Man studying in an innovation intrapreneurship programme at Imperial College Business School

London school inspires intrapreneurship with this programme

May 29, 2019

Aimed at industry managers looking to innovate successfully within their organisation, the Imperial College Business School has developed a hands-on programme entitled From Idea to Innovation: Inspiring Intrapreneurship. The short innovation course, with a duration of four days at the London institution, has been conceived to contribute to a mindset change in managers, inspire innovation in all functions and provide the practical tools to develop ideas into viable business propositions.
The key objective is to help managers of any industry understand how to become entrepreneurial within their own organisation, while also inspiring their teams and colleagues to innovate together.
The programme aims to immerse participants in an innovation experience, provide applicable innovation tools, allow networking across organisational silos, and help identify new business opportunities, build the right business model around innovation and negotiate for internal resources. The next dates for the programme are from the 9th to the 12th of June, and the 24th to the 27th of June. See the full programme overview here.

Managing Innovation Strategically

LOCAL: Judge Business School – University of Cambridge, UK

LENGTH: 2 days (19-20 November 2015)

‘Innovate or die’ has become a byword. Your company must learn how to innovate in a sustainable way to secure a place in an ever-changing world. This course teaches key concepts of innovation and their application to businesses.

Market-driven Innovation Management

LOCAL: normally organised with a local partner, who provides the physical structure.

LENGTH: 10 days

Competitive advantages call for systematic innovation. Innovative companies understand and predict the needs of the customers. This course will teach you how to create a market-oriented innovation process. It begins with a seminar phase and then allows you to work individually with a coach.

Economics and Business Administration – Innovation Management

LOCAL: Aarhus University, Aarhus, Denmark

Learn how to create winning products from their conception to the market. The course was developed in collaboration with the R&D department of the university to assure participants take valuable advice to their companies.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

LOCAL: USC Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, USA

A programme designed for graduates who want to engage in large organisations or launch businesses. This is an opportunity to study decision-making processes and to master the competences for developing and commercialising products.

Global Innovation Management

LOCAL: IAE Aix Graduate School of Management, Marseille, France (in partnership with Jenkins Graduate School of Management, North Carolina State University, USA)

A three-stage programme composed of two academic semesters, followed by a summer internship or an experience in a Chinese university. It helps participants maturing the skills that companies around the world are looking for.

Innovation and Entrepreneurship

LOCAL: University of Warwick, Coventry, UK

Do you want to run your own business? Then this one-year, full-time programme can be worthwhile. It aims at empowering you to develop the skills of an innovative, market-oriented business leader.

Innovation and Management

LOCAL: Tufts University’s Gordon Institute, in Massachusetts, USA

The one-year programme will help recent science and engineering graduates develop essential business and leadership skills, equipping them to join companies or start their own ventures. The curriculum includes not only finance, leadership and strategic management but also technology management, Lean Six Sigma and new product development.

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Innovation Management

LOCAL: Aalborg University, Esbjerg, Denmark (will also take place in China)

A two-year programme combining the Danish high standards of education with the qualifications granted by an experience in China. This double-degree is the push you need to begin an international career managing innovation.

Innovation Management

LOCAL: Technische Universiteit, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

This is an opportunity to study and gain experience in the technological region of the Netherlands. The programme equips managers with the ability to develop and commercialise new products, answering the needs of the customers.

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

LOCAL: Manchester Business School, The University of Manchester, UK

Setting up new business ventures sounds as scary as it is exciting. In this programme, you learn how to take ideas to the market. Participants will also use that knowledge in projects and even create their own business plan.

Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship

LOCAL: University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth, UK

Anyone who hopes to turn scattered ideas into real business plans must master product development and marketing skills. This programme will provide you with the knowledge and experience to do just that.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Management

LOCAL: Imperial College London, Business School, UK

Imperial College Business School is one of the best in the world, according to the FT Global MBA rankings. This specific programme is taught by top leaders in innovation and gives you first-hand insights on innovative entrepreneurship.

Innovation, Strategy and Entrepreneurship

LOCAL: Grenoble École de Management, Grenoble, France

This is a two-year graduate programme composed of lectures by experts, case studies and group activities. Well worth it if you want to acquire practical knowledge on how to create and manage opportunities for innovation.

Management of innovation

LOCAL: Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam, the Netherlands

A one-year programme put together for recent graduates with a background in business, economics, science, industrial design or engineering. You can learn from passionate teachers the practical competencies you need to become an innovation manager.

Marketing and Innovation Management

LOCAL: Faculty of Business and Law, Edith Cowan University, Mt Lawley, Australia

A manager must be able to reason the needs of the market and respond to them. This programme is thought to turning you into one, making you a valuable asset to your company, customers and society.

Mastering Innovation Management (MIM)

LOCAL: Vlerick Business School, Ghent, Belgium

A programme developed by the European Industrial Research Management Association, in partnership with the Vlerick Business School, ‘to inspire and equip [the] best R&D managers with [the] methodology and practical tools to shape the future of global innovation’.

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University of Maryland online Master in Corporate Innovation - Learning Just do It

University of Maryland opens online Master in Corporate Innovation

June 14, 2017

Applications for the Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Corporate Innovation from the University of Maryland are open until 15 July. The 100% online, 15-month programme targets learners interested “in acquiring the knowledge, competencies, and relationships to solve innovation challenges within established companies and large organisations”. Combining online experiences with award-winning faculty, the MPS in Corporate Innovation promotes interactive collaboration with corporate entrepreneurs worldwide. Based on a dynamic online platform for learning, it offers lecture videos, real-time video conference discussion forums and a comprehensive knowledge management system to connect students.This programme equips students “with the ability to envision, develop, launch, and grow innovations”. If you are interested in developing and commercialising ideas into a product or service-based start-up, you can also check the MPS in Technology Entrepreneurship. Navigate other online courses and masters here.

Executive MBA in Innovation and Business Creation

LOCAL: Technische Universität München, Munich, Germany

Committed to being a ‘leading entrepreneurship program for professionals’, this MBA combines excellent management education with individual innovation and start-up advisory – from management abilities and entrepreneurial understanding, through to how to establish a business.

Global MBA in Innovation and Technology Management

LOCAL: London School of Business and Finance, London, UK

With the quality stamp of LSBF, you can learn how to incorporate new technologies and innovations into an organisation’s existing culture and practices, covering both methodologies behind change management, as well as drivers of technological changes.

Innovation Management MBA Program

LOCAL: Jenkins Graduate School of Management, North Carolina State University-Raleigh, USA

Promising to provide ‘the foundation necessary to equip the next generation of managers’, the program is set to develop the skills, knowledge and technology needed to lead corporate innovation efforts and entrepreneurial new business ventures.

MBA Innovation Management Concentration

LOCAL: The University of Tampa, Florida, USA

Focused on the skills and knowledge required to lead the process of innovation in all types of businesses, this MBA prepares business managers for the next economy – one of successful competition through technology and innovation.

MIT Sloan Fellows Program in Innovation and Global Leadership

LOCAL: MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA

This rigorous executive MBA program is designed to equip an elite group of global mid-career managers, expanding skills and capabilities and magnifying their impact as leaders. It promises to deliver ‘a change-the-world toolkit’.