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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Innovation Environments and Capabilities

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 65 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
Welcome to week one2m
What are some basic types of innovations?8m
How can an audit reveal innovation competence and weakness?10m
How many ways can companies innovate?11m
How does innovation occur at different business levels?6m
How does technology uncertainty influence an innovation in the marketplace?9m
What are key "associating" skills of innovators?10m
6 readings
Welcome to Crafting Strategies for Innovation Initiatives for Corporate Entrepreneurs3m
Meet Dr. Thomas J. Mierzwa3m
Connect with your Classmates10m
Our Recommended Textbook for the Course10m
How P&G Tripled Its Innovation Success Rate (Optional)10m
Explore the Online Master of Professional Studies in Technology Entrepreneurship5m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Organizational Structures and Operational Formats

3 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 73 min)
8 videos
How do you evaluate a winning innovation idea when you see one?12m
Who are innovation's creative role players?8m
Who are innovation's implementation role players?10m
How do manager, entrepreneur, and innovator roles differ?12m
How can innovation be framed as a process?7m
Do different organizational forms matter for innovation initiatives?6m
What organizational forms do innovation venture units take?12m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Corporate Culture

3 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 55 min)
7 videos
How does corporate culture influence innovation and creativity?12m
How can knowledge management enable innovation?6m
What factors influence the feasibility of an innovation?8m
How is innovation value classified within a firm?8m
How can benchmarking become an innovation practice?9m
How do innovation tournaments serve as a best practice?7m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Creating an Innovation Strategy

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 86 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
8 videos
How do innovation managers survive an innovation project?9m
What's inside an innovation portfolio?8m
How do disruptive innovations change the marketplace?11m
How are innovations revealed in a blue ocean strategy?11m
How can lead users contribute to an innovation strategy?9m
How can open innovation become an entrepreneurial strategy?11m
Summary of key concepts21m
2 readings
Creating Breakthroughs at 3M (Optional)10m
Earn a Degree Online in Entrepreneurship and Innovation5m

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About the Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovating within Corporations Specialization

For an increasing number of established companies, creating new business opportunities within the company is an imperative for success. Maturing technologies and aging product portfolios are requiring companies to create, develop, and sustain innovative new businesses. The Corporate Entrepreneurship Specialization is designed for those interested in learning how to innovate and apply entrepreneurship principles in the corporate setting. Learners will develop knowledge on how to navigate the barriers to creating, developing, and sustaining innovative new businesses or initiatives within existing companies. These new activities rarely fit neatly within well-established systems, processes, and cultures. Learners will develop the skills, and learn the tools and best practices, for identifying and developing the entrepreneurial opportunities, building business models, creating strategies for leading innovation, and financing innovation. These four topics comprise the four courses of the Corporate Entrepreneurship Specialization, along with a final project. The Corporate Entrepreneurship Specialization is for individuals who are charged and/or inspired to develop and lead new businesses within established companies. It's specifically designed for junior- and middle-managers with the the opportunity, or responsibility, to start new businesses or initiatives within their company or division, in any industry, and in any country....
Corporate Entrepreneurship: Innovating within Corporations

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