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Graduate Certificate in Corporate Innovation Prerequisite Course* 3 crs.
Courses
Credits
BUS505 Organizational Creativity, Discovery and Innovation

BUS505

Organizational Creativity, Discovery, and Innovation - 3 Credits

This course examines the processes involved in creativity, discovery, and innovation.   Students explore the motivations involved in innovation both internal to the individual and external to the organization. The course provides strong focus on the creative process in a team environment, including managing and leading knowledge workers.  Course content exposes students to the varied approaches and results of the creative process across disciplines such as psychology, marketing, leadership and general management.    

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3 crs.
* BUS505 is a prerequisite course that must be taken by anyone applying for the Corporate Innovation Certificate. This course will be waived for Post University MBA students or graduates as this course is a part of the MBA online curriculum.
 
Graduate Certificate in Corporate Innovation Core Courses 12 crs.
Courses
Credits
BUS660 Leadership and Change Management

BUS660

Leadership and Change Management - 3 Credits

This course will focus on individual, team, and organizational leadership, providing frameworks from various perspectives on organizational performance improvement. The course will provide learners with the foundation for examining and developing their own individual leadership style. The work of a leader is to constantly look forward and provide the necessary changes for the organization. Being the visionary is critical to success in any organization, and is a key attribute for any organizational leader in building a culture for change, performance improvement and excellence. As a result, this course will focus on Leadership and Change Management. In doing so, the leader’s role as a change agent will be a focus of the course. Understanding various methods of bringing about change will be provided and researched by learners, and then discussed in our time together. The course will also delve into and explore numerous aspects of leadership including but not limited to horizontal and vertical leadership, formal and informal leadership, team leadership, managing performance and sustainability of a change effort, ethics and authenticity. In addition, various models of change will be introduced and explored.

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3 crs.
BUS665 Unleashing and Sustaining Innovation in Organizations

BUS665

Unleashing and Sustaining Innovation in Organizations - 3 Credits

The sweeping waves of technological breakthroughs supplemented by geopolitical and social changes, undermine the rigidity and viability of corporate structures, and usher in a new era of innovation and opportunities. The overall scope of this course consists of the analysis and evaluation of how organizations either adapt to or flourish under the constraints of bureaucratic inertia and resistance to change or relegate themselves to mediocrity and possibly extinction. Specifically, the themes of the course focus on technological breakthroughs and the groundwork that is necessary to render an organization amenable to creativity and change and on the process of establishing the right physical and psychological environments to foster successful and sustainable innovations.

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3 crs.
BUS670 Complexity of the Innovation Process

BUS670

Complexity of the Innovative Process - 3 Credits

The course examines the process of innovation within a multidimensional framework, including emerging technologies, changing markets, organization culture, world economy, competitive pressures and leadership. The issue of uncertainty as a by-product of innovation and how organizations recognize uncertainty and respond by modifying their organizational structures, including the structure of executive leadership, is examined. On another front, the role of cross-functionality, of technical communications, of external relationships, and of intra-organizational and inter-organizational networks in promoting innovations is critically assessed and explored. A variety of learning tools will be used: lectures, video clips, case studies, and class discussions.

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3 crs.
BUS675 Financial Tools for Managing Innovations

BUS675

Financial Tools for Managing Innovation - 3 Credits

This course focuses on financial concepts and how they relate to the innovation process in data-driven organizations committed to continuous improvement. Application of current financial tools in judging value to the firm are defined and analyzed from the perspective of appropriateness in today’s economy and business environment. The student will learn how to use current tools in judging innovation but also develop the thought process of innovating the way we look at project financial valuation. The role of finance in the innovation process is discussed with the intention of modifying existing relationships to improve innovation and the positive impact to the shareholder with an appreciation of meeting all customers’ needs to achieve organizational effectiveness in a continuously changing environment.

Graduate level course with the following prerequisites: Completion of foundation and core course particularly BUS 501, BUS 510

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Disclaimer: The above syllabus is a sample only from the course, and is subject to change at the Professor's discretion. Please do NOT purchase books based on this syllabus.

    Prerequisites: Completion of foundation and core course
    particularly BUS501, BUS510 
3 crs.
 
Graduate Certificate in Corporate Innovation Total Credits 12 crs.

 

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