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Developing hands-on skills and know-how in innovation and entrepreneurship is becoming increasingly important for managers all over the world. This is why we have designed a self-paced, online certificate program to meet the specific needs of busy executives and entrepreneurs who want to find innovative and practical solutions to the challenges they face. The program will enable you to:
Seize new opportunities in your current organization or business venture
Drive innovation and develop an entrepreneurial mindset
Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower.”
– Steve Jobs
The program will enable you to acquire the skills and knowledge to:
Develop products or services in a start-up context or within an existing organization
Focus on business strategy and how to implement it effectively
Adopt a new way of thinking to find creative solutions to the challenges you face
Professor, HEC Paris
Self-paced courses: this innovative and flexible online program has been specifically designed for busy professionals and is composed of three for-credit specializations.
Each for-credit specialization contains four courses (12 short courses in total). Flexible, self-paced, and depending on the time you can invest, it will take you 4-10 months to complete. We recommend you spend 8-10 hours per week to complete the Certificate in 6 months.
Entrepreneurship strategy: from ideation to exit strategy, Scaling-up Operations, Managing the Performance of a Growing Enterprise, Marketing through Social Media
Boosting Creativity, New Product Development, Developing a Customer-Centric strategy with Marketing, Value Creation & Risk Management through Intellectual Property (IP) Law
Business Strategy, Strategic Management of Innovation, Organizing for Innovation, Social Entrepreneurship: Tackling global challenges through sustainable businesses
This online Certificate program is run in partnership with Coursera, the world’s largest online learning platform.
FEES & ADMISSION
Teaching language: English with French subtitles for videos
Certificate: 5,000 €
For-credit Specialization: 2,000 €
Payments for the certificate and for-credit specializations can count toward a Master’s or EMBA Degree, if you are admitted to the program.
Courses open September 2017, with a new intake every month
The program is particularly relevant for:
Professionals in charge of or interested in innovation and business development,
Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs,
Executives who want to innovate and launch new projects within their current organizations.
Successful completion of all three specializations leads to an HEC Paris Certificate. The credits gained can then be used toward the Online Master’s in Innovation & Entrepreneurship and other degree programs at HEC Paris Executive Education, if you are admitted to the program concerned.
Each specialization can be taken as a stand-alone program.