About this Specialization

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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.
Learner Career Outcomes
75%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
50%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 8 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English
Learner Career Outcomes
75%
Started a new career after completing this specialization.
50%
Got a pay increase or promotion.
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online courses
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible Schedule
Set and maintain flexible deadlines.
Beginner Level
Approximately 8 months to complete
Suggested pace of 4 hours/week
English

How the Specialization Works

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Hands-on Project

Every Specialization includes a hands-on project. You'll need to successfully finish the project(s) to complete the Specialization and earn your certificate. If the Specialization includes a separate course for the hands-on project, you'll need to finish each of the other courses before you can start it.

Earn a Certificate

When you finish every course and complete the hands-on project, you'll earn a Certificate that you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

There are 7 Courses in this Specialization

Course1

Course 1

Strategic Innovation: Building and Sustaining Innovative Organizations

4.8
stars
946 ratings
209 reviews
Course2

Course 2

Strategic Innovation: Managing Innovation Initiatives

4.8
stars
524 ratings
104 reviews
Course3

Course 3

Creativity Toolkit I: Changing Perspectives

4.7
stars
505 ratings
140 reviews
Course4

Course 4

Creativity Toolkit II: Creative Collaboration

4.7
stars
322 ratings
67 reviews

Offered by

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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Start working towards your Master's degree

This specialization 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.

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