Corporate Innovation: Strategies for Leveraging Ecosystems (self-paced online)


In today’s dynamic and ever-changing economic climate, innovation is less of a choice and more of a business imperative. Similar to entrepreneurship, innovation requires a context of engagement and interconnection between people, stakeholders, and ecosystems in order to flourish — in other words, an innovation ecosystem. This executive program explores MIT’s research on the science of innovation ecosystems, offering you the tools and frameworks necessary to foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in your organization.

This program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Please register on the GetSmarter website.

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Corporate Innovation: Strategies for Leveraging Ecosystems (self-paced online)
Certificate Track: Strategy and Innovation
Location: online
Tuition: $2,800
Program Days (for ACE Credit) 2

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Innovation is imperative in the fast-paced landscape of contemporary business. Forward-thinking managers know that a strategy for innovation must become an integral part of an organization’s primary operation.

Based on our Innovation Ecosystems: A New Approach to Accelerating Corporate Innovation and Entrepreneurship course, this online executive program offers a unique framework (iEcosystem) designed by MIT faculty to help organizations align internal and external processes, leverage key stakeholders, and innovate successfully to overcome business challenges. The online program offers those who would previously be limited in accessing the on-campus course the opportunity to engage with a portion of content in a flexible and personalized way.

Over the course of six weeks, you’ll gain access to this framework along with a range of cutting-edge concepts and tools, empowering you to foster a culture of sustainable innovation in your organization.

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6 weeks (excluding orientation)

Entirely online

Self-paced learning

6-8 hours/week*

*The recommended weekly time commitment for core content is 4-5 hours, taking into account the busy lifestyles of working professionals, with an additional 2-3 hours recommended for non-compulsory weekly extension activities, should you have the time. Each module is released weekly, allowing a flexible but structured approach to learning. You’ll be supported as you engage in individual activities and group discussions, ensuring you feel confident to submit your best work at each weekly deadline.

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