About the course
As the world faces a shared challenge unlike any we’ve experienced in the modern era, the trajectory of entire governments and economies is shifting. Though the future of business may be unclear in this challenging moment, one thing is already becoming evident: the complexities of our present moment will drive the next era of innovation. How will you help ensure innovation-led growth within your organization?
This nine-month online program from Emeritus—in collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School Executive Education & Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth—offers a comprehensive approach that incorporates the latest innovation and design thinking techniques and frameworks that will enable you to identify, analyze, conceptualize, and create solutions that work in the real-world.
As a participant, you’ll gain the tools necessary to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success with design thinking, systematic inventive thinking and strategy that will enable you to build products and services that propel your organization forward while honing your competitive edge.
Module 1: Innovation of Products and Services: MIT’s Approach to Design Thinking
- Design Thinking Skills
- Identifying Customer Needs
- Applied Creativity
- Design of Services
- Financial Analysis
- Environmental Sustainability
Module 2: Breakthrough Innovation Through Systematic Inventive Thinking
- Introduction to Creativity and Closed World Innovation
- Changing Your Mindset: An Introduction to Fixedness
- Tools for Generating Innovative Ideas
- Researching Creative Ideas to Turn Patterns Into Tools and Using the Function Follows Form Approach
- Using the Subtraction Template
- Using the Division Template
- Using the Multiplication Template
- Using the Task Unification Template
- Using the Attribute Dependency Template
Module 3: Strategy is Innovation: How the Leaders of Tomorrow Create the Future
- Strategy is Innovation
- Strategic Intent and Core Competencies
- Box 3 Ideation
- Innovation Execution
Module 4: Capstone Project
Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital diploma by Emeritus Institute of Management, in collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School Executive Education & Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.
Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is widely regarded as one of the world’s leading experts on strategy and innovation. VG was the first Professor in Residence and Chief Innovation Consultant at General Electric. He worked with GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt to write “How GE is Disrupting Itself”, the Harvar...
Jacob Goldenberg is a professor of Marketing at the School of Business Administration in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a visiting professor in the Columbia business school and in IDC. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in a joint program of the School of Busin...
Biography Gita V. Johar (PhD NYU 1993; MBA Indian Institute of Management Calcutta 1985) has been on the faculty of Columbia Business School since 1992 and is currently the Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business. She served as the school’s Senior Vice Dean from 2011 to 2014, as the inaugural Vice D...
Steven D. Eppinger is the General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor, a Professor of Management Science and Engineering Systems, and the Co-Director of the System Design and Management Program at the MIT Sloan School of Management. Eppinger served as deputy dean of MIT Sloan from 200...
Yoni is a Partner at SIT and SVP Business Development. Since 2001, he has pioneered the strategic development of the SIT approach with multinationals helping them achieve breakthrough results while developing an organizational culture of innovation. He combines a profound academic knowledge of th...
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