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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign via Coursera Specialization

Overview

In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, leaders require robust 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 to identify and capitalize on opportunities. 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. This specialization is part of Gies College of Business’ suite of online programs, including the iMBA and iMSM. Learn more about admissions into the programs and explore how your Coursera work can be leveraged if accepted into a degree program here.

Syllabus

Course 1: Strategic Innovation: Building and Sustaining Innovative Organizations
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Innovation strategy is about creating unique value for consumers by delivering a ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Strategic Innovation: Managing Innovation Initiatives
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. You may have noticed that what is new often behaves differently than what has become ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Creativity Toolkit I: Changing Perspectives
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Thinking and doing the same things faster and better is not enough for innovation; we ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Creativity Toolkit II: Creative Collaboration
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Creativity requires us to collaborate with others, and this course helps you be a ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Entrepreneurship I: Laying the Foundation
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This course will explore the earlier stages of the entrepreneurial venture process ... Enroll for free.

Course 6: Entrepreneurship II: Preparing for Launch
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. This course builds on previous concepts and outlines strategies and tactics for ... Enroll for free.

Course 7: Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Capstone
- Offered by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The capstone for the specialization will provide a learning experience that ... Enroll for free.

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Taught by

E. Geoffrey Love, Jack Goncalo, Jeff Flesher, Jeffrey Loewenstein, Raj Echambadi and Thomas E. Parkinson

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