Spécialisation Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship

Commence le Jul 23

Spécialisation Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship

Innovate in a Connected World. Learn about frameworks to manage and innovate in uncertainty

À propos de cette Spécialisation

In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, leaders require innovation skills. Thinking flexibly and developing an entrepreneurial mindset are critical to thriving in uncertain business environments. This specialization addresses how to recognize and question assumptions and constraints so as to identify and capitalize on opportunities. Innovation is needed within existing organizations and to found new organizations. Learning to change the rules of the game by creating innovative value propositions and discovering new market positions for sustained competitive advantage are some of the actionable lessons in this specialization. This specialization will be of value to both aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs as well as employees in established firms who are interested in becoming innovative leaders in an interconnected world.

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No prior experience required.
  1. COURS 1

    Strategic Innovation: Building and Sustaining Innovative Organizations

    Session à venir : Jul 23

    À propos du cours

    Innovation strategy is about creating unique value for consumers by delivering a great product that satisfies their needs and capturing value back from consumers. At the core of a successful innovation strategy is a great product concept. Produ
  2. COURS 2

    Strategic Innovation: Managing Innovation Initiatives

    Session en cours : Jul 16
    3-4 hours a week of study, including watching videos, doing the readings, and completing assessment

    À propos du cours

    You may have noticed that what is new often behaves differently than what has become accepted over time, whether it is in a market, or a technology, or involves people and firms. Much research supports these general ideas, and this course builds on
  3. COURS 3

    Creativity Toolkit I: Changing Perspectives

    Session à venir : Jul 25

    À propos du cours

    Thinking and doing the same things faster and better is not enough; we need creativity. Fortunately, creativity is a skill you can learn. This course will examine when, why, and how we can be creative. It examines the cues that trigger us to consid
  4. COURS 4

    Creativity Toolkit II: Creative Collaboration

    Session à venir : Jul 23

    À propos du cours

    Creativity requires us to collaborate with others. This course is designed to make you a better creative collaborator. Creativity can require us to bring together knowledge from different areas, often known by different people. We need to foster e
  5. COURS 5

    Entrepreneurship I: Laying the Foundation

    Session en cours : Jul 9

    À propos du cours

    This course will explore the earlier stages of the entrepreneurial venture process across four modules. The modules will examine the nature of growth and error in entrepreneurial settings and how to manage resources in those settings. In addit
  6. COURS 6

    Entrepreneurship II: Practices and Approaches

    Session en cours : Jul 16

    À propos du cours

    This course builds on previous concepts and outlines strategies and tactics for forming, financing and launching a new venture. Topics to be addressed will include building the new venture’s initial management team, identifying and reaching out
  7. COURS 7

    Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Capstone

    Session en cours : Jul 16

    À propos du cours

    The capstone for the specialization will provide a learning experience that integrates across all the courses within it. It will involve analysis of a situation concerning a new enterprise – a venture of one’s own or within a larger organization – to dev


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    The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a world leader in research, teaching and public engagement, distinguished by the breadth of its programs, broad academic excellence, and internationally renowned faculty and alumni. Illinois serves the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and finding solutions to critical societal needs.

  • Raj Echambadi

    Raj Echambadi

    Alan J. and Joyce D. Baltz Professor | Sr. Associate Dean for Strategic Innovation
  • Jeff Flesher

    Jeff Flesher

  • Jeffrey Loewenstein

    Jeffrey Loewenstein

    Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
  • Jack Goncalo

    Jack Goncalo

  • Thomas E. Parkinson

    Thomas E. Parkinson

    Visiting Professor
  • E. Geoffrey Love

    E. Geoffrey Love

    Associate Professor