Free Online Course on Innovation: From Plan to Product

The University of Queensland is offering free online course on Innovation: From Plan to Product. This course 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.

In this ten week course, applicants will learn how to build an innovative business model using the most effective tools, including forecasting, prototyping, financial modeling and customer discovery. This course will start on October 2, 2018.

Course At A Glance 

Length: 10 weeks
Effort: 8-10 hours pw
Subject: Business Administration
Institution: The University of Queensland and edx
Languages: English
Price: Free
Certificate Available: Yes, Add a Verified Certificate for $249
Session: Course Starts on October 2, 2018

Providers’ Details

The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, is one of the world’s premier teaching and research institutions. Striving for excellence through the creation, preservation, transfer and application of knowledge UQ ranks in the top 50 Universities as measured by the QS World University Rankings.

About This Course

Business models are regarded as a form of innovation and not just 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.

Why Take This Course?

This course 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.

Learning Outcomes

  • 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.

Instructors

John Steen

John Steen is an Associate Professor at the University of Queensland Business School.

Requirements

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

How To Join This Course

  • Go to the course website link
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  • Choose “Register Now” to get started.
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