"As the founder and CEO of a startup, I have very limited time for executive development programs. But the Certificate in Innovation Management provided concepts, frameworks, and takeaways that will help me and my company in key functional areas, all in a format that was perfect for my schedule."

-- Matt Howard, CEO, SMBLive
"The Innovation Management Program attracted me because it was one of the first of its kind to address how to accurately manage changes to established systems. The student body was diverse and accomplished, and the interactions were rich and insightful. I gained immediate take-aways from the program and would encourage anyone who works in a fast paced demanding environment to participate as they will garner valuable insight into executing change management strategies."

-- Congressional Staffperson

Certificate in Innovation Management
Learn the Keys to Sustained Growth and Success

Course Offerings

Strategies for Managing Innovation
Strategic Management of Innovation requires business leaders to skillfully navigate a dynamic external environment while leveraging and reconfiguring core capabilities for a sustained competitive advantage. This module will consist of interconnected sessions that link macro technology and industry trends and organizational capabilities to the creation (and redefinition) of an innovation strategy, and the management of critical talent. Each session integrates hands-on exercises, discussion and presentations that highlight real-world situations. More»

Customer-Centric Innovation
For an innovation to be successful in the market, it has to be customer centric. The key objective of this module is to understand how to overcome the challenge of designing and bringing to market elegant and efficient solutions to strong customer needs. This is a fundamental business challenge, faced when developing a new product or a new service, working in a startup or an established company, or serving customers who are individuals or large corporations. More»

Effective Negotiation Skills
Negotiating to a win-win outcome is an essential part of effective business practice today, whether your negotiation partner is across the world, across the country, or across divisions in your company. This session will expose you to well-tested strategies that ensure you negotiate an outcome that not only satisfies you, but leaves your counterpart satisfied as well. We'll spend part of the day in simulated negotiation exercises where you'll get the opportunity to practice and hone your new skills. More»

Dynamic Project Management
With this course, participants will understand the basics of project management, including the importance and interrelationship of all its components. Attendees will be cognizant of the Project Management Institute's process group functions (initiating, planning, executing, controlling and closing) and the project knowledge areas (integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resources, communications, risk and procurement). More»

Raising Capital
In this session, we will explore a wide variety of equity and debt strategies to help you determine the capital formation plan that best suits your venture. Funding topics will focus on early stage investors such as angels and individuals, development stage investing by way of private placement memorandums and strategic investing, venture capital, mergers and acquisitions, preparing for the initial public offering, strategic alliances and joint ventures. More»


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