A simple Internet search on the term "innovation" returns more than 100 million results. The interest in innovation as a catchy term is clear, but a focus on the practicalities of teaching – and learning – innovation continues to lag.
Some colleges and universities are realizing the future's need for continuous innovation and have implemented innovation classes, programs and degrees. The following list (in alphabetical order) features an array of these learning institutions and their innovation offerings. If you know of any programs not featured, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Case Western Reserve University, Weatherhead School of Management
Strategy and Innovation Certificate
Hanover, New Hampshire
Ph.D. Innovation Program
Mastering Innovation Certificate Program
Fairleigh Dickinson University
Teaneck, New Jersey
Creativity and Innovation Certificate Program
Business Innovation Course
Minor in Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Engineering Innovation Certificate and New Product and Process Development Certificate
MIT, Sloan School of Management
Certificate in Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Swinburne University of Technology, Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship
The Insa Strasbourg
Advanced Master in Innovative Design
The University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School
Master of Management, Innovation
Postgraduate Diploma in Management, Innovation
The University of New South Wales
Management of Innovation and Technical Change Capstone Class
University of California, Berkeley
Big Ideas @ Berkeley
University of Colorado
Managing Innovation Certificate
University of Maryland
College Park, Maryland
Certificate in Innovation Management
University of Minnesota
St. Paul, Minnesota
Innovation Studies Certificate Program
University of North Carolina
Charlotte, North Carolina
Mechanical Innovation Course
University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
Executive Education: Full Spectrum Innovation
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