Online Noncredit Course Offerings

Effective Business Plans

Effective Business Plans is a how-to guide to research and write a business plan. By utilizing this guide and included assignments, you are taking an important step to learn the skills, resources, and tools you need to join a global movement of people who are harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to advance their business goals. Whether you utilize the business plan for starting a new business, expanding an existing business, developing a new product or service, or entering a new market, the business plan can help you to assess the risks, determine the likelihood of success, and communicate your opportunity to others. The information in this guide will be useful for those who want to learn more about basics steps to research and write a business plan.

This is an online, self-paced course - you can work on the assignments at your own pace. Participants are expected to completed the course within 120 days of enrollment.

Strategic Innovation

Today's top companies succeed by making innovation a fundamental part of their strategy. As the pace of change continues to increase and the threat of disruption becomes the new normal, company leaders need to have a focused and effective approach to innovation. Through a combination of business cases, readings, expert interviews, and on-line discussions, we will focus on the concepts of innovation and innovation management as they relate to creating an innovative corporate culture. Students will be introduced to some of the core tools and strategies companies use to harness the innovative abilities, talents, and passion of their employees. Case study analysis and exposure to thought leadership in the field of innovation are the core learning methods in this course, designed to enhance your critical thinking and communication skills.

Course Objectives

    • Learn an overview of the field of innovation
    • Identify and evaluate the various tools, methods, and strategies organizations use to advance an innovation strategy
    • Gain an understanding of some of the challenges to implementing innovation strategies
    • Enhance communication and critical thinking skills

This is an online, synchronous course delivered through Canvas-Pro.

  • Fee: $2,000
  • Cap: 25 enrollees
  • Course Dates: Begins January 6 - Ends January 31
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