Effective Business Plans is a how-to guide to research and write a business plan.
By utilizing this guide and included assignments, you are taking an important step
to learn the skills, resources, and tools you need to join a global movement of people
who are harnessing the power of entrepreneurship to advance their business goals.
Whether you utilize the business plan for starting a new business, expanding an existing
business, developing a new product or service, or entering a new market, the business
plan can help you to assess the risks, determine the likelihood of success, and communicate
your opportunity to others. The information in this guide will be useful for those
who want to learn more about basics steps to research and write a business plan.
This is an online, non-credit, self-paced course - you can work on the assignments
at your own pace. Participants are expected to completed the course within 120 days
Today's top companies succeed by making innovation a fundamental part of their strategy.
As the pace of change continues to increase and the threat of disruption becomes the
new normal, company leaders need to have a focused and effective approach to innovation.
Through a combination of business cases, readings, expert interviews, and on-line
discussions, we will focus on the concepts of innovation and innovation management
as they relate to creating an innovative corporate culture. Students will be introduced
to some of the core tools and strategies companies use to harness the innovative abilities,
talents, and passion of their employees. Case study analysis and exposure to thought
leadership in the field of innovation are the core learning methods in this course,
designed to enhance your critical thinking and communication skills.
Learn an overview of the field of innovation
Identify and evaluate the various tools, methods, and strategies organizations use
to advance an innovation strategy
Gain an understanding of some of the challenges to implementing innovation strategies
Enhance communication and critical thinking skills
This online course will run from January 6-31, 2020.
Online non-credit course
Class size for this course will be limited - early enrollment is encouraged!