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EdX is an online learning platform trusted by over 12 million users offering the Innovation - From Plan to Product Certificate in collaboration with University of Queensland - UQx. Learn how to build an innovative business model using the most effective tools, including forecasting, prototyping, financial modeling and customer discovery.

About

Business models are regarded as a form of innovation and not merely just a vehicle for commercialization. In this course, students will learn about multiple business model innovation avenues and metrics for assessing on-going market fit and sustainability.

The Innovation - From Plan to Product Certificate, which is part of Corporate Innovation MicroMasters Program and is also offered by EdX in partnership with University of Queensland - UQx, introduces an evidence-based approach to innovation management with the aim of providing students with the capability to understand the strategic value of information and the tools and techniques that can be used to analyze and use that information to improve decision-making. Tools include: customer discovery, prototyping, financial modeling, business plans and forecasts.

Students will learn how to apply the most effective tools in developing sustainable business models by exploiting viable, validated opportunities in rapidly changing environments where traditional strategic management approaches are less effective.

What you'll learn

  • How design techniques can help businesses to develop market relevant ideas,
  • How to use financial decision-making techniques to improve innovation outcomes,
  • Adapt and apply strategic and operational management frameworks and tools necessary for innovation leadership,
  • Overview of planning and problem solving methods,
  • Relationship between and use of business models and business plans.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 70 days
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description

      10 weeks, 8-10 hours per week

  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Week 1: Why do innovations fail?
  • Week 2: Business models and innovation
  • Week 3: Value chains and Industry Networks
  • Week 4: Designing and testing innovation options
  • Week 5: Managing for now and the future
  • Week 6: Introduction to valuing innovation
  • Week 7: Managing implementation projects
  • Week 8: Structured problem solving for planning
  • Week 9: Business plans
  • Week 10: Managing uncertainty and risk in innovation

Lecturers

  • John Steen - Associate Professor, The University of Queensland

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Prerequisites
  • English writing/reading proficiency (required)
  • General knowledge of business processes (recommended)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    249 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 249 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
  • National Applies to you

    249 USD/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 249 USD for the full programme and a duration of 70 days.
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Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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