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Subtitles: English, Arabic

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Emotional IntelligencePersonal ProductivityAdaptibilityProblem SolvingKnowledge of Human Behavior
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Approx. 17 hours to complete
Subtitles: English, Arabic

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week 1

1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

1 hour to complete
2 videos (Total 6 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Meet Professors Loewenstein & Goncalo3m
4 readings
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz30m
4 hours to complete

Module 1: Being Creative

4 hours to complete
12 videos (Total 96 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
12 videos
Creativity is a Skill You Can Learn13m
The Creative Process5m
Knowledge, Stories, and Perspectives13m
Using, Adding To, Changing, and Building Perspectives10m
Separating Stories from Perspectives3m
What Puts Us On the Road to Creativity?2m
The Impasse Cue9m
The Dissatisfaction Cue9m
The Surprise Cue7m
The Crosstalk Cue11m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (Optional)1m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz30m
Module 1 Quiz30m

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Module 2: Raw Materials and End Products

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 70 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
PAGES Exercise1m
PAGES Exercise Continued7m
More PAGES17m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz30m
Module 2 Quiz30m

Week 3

4 hours to complete

Module 3: Tools for Thinking

4 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
4 videos
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 3-3 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 3-4 Practice Quiz30m
Module 3 Quiz30m

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Module 4: The Creative Journey

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 4 quizzes
6 videos
Reality of Rejection5m
Why Persist?10m
Intrinsic Motivation: Interview with Michael Williamson7m
Module 4 & Course Wrap-Up4m
Gies Online Programs3m
3 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz30m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz30m
Module 4 Quiz30m



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About the Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Specialization

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....
Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship

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