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Innovation and Ideation Microcredential from Deakin University

Institution
FutureLearn · Deakin University
Qualifications
University Credits

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Entry requirements

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

This microcredential is available ‘on demand’, as such it is open in 6 week learning periods. Learners can commence at any time and complete in a minimum 6 weeks, or maximum 6 month period. The opportunity to join live sessions and assessment windows are provided regularly to ensure all learners receive the same level of support.

Is this microcredential right for you:

This microcredential is for managers or leaders in senior positions dealing with major change and/or innovation in an organisation.

It can be stacked together with related microcredentials to build towards full postgraduate Deakin degrees:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

Complete a maximum of four stackable microcredentials (earning 2 Deakin credit points) for the Master of Business Administration and two courses (earning 1 Deakin credit point) for the Graduate Certificate

Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

This 6 week fully-online Innovation and Ideation course from Deakin University will teach you to foster an environment that values and nurtures creativity. Investigate frameworks and approaches, learn how to use tools, and develop the skills to ideate, prototype and test new products and services – or modify and enhance existing products and services.

What you’ll learn

In this stackable microcredential, you’ll:

  • Describe a range of strategic and ideation frameworks in the context of innovation

  • Apply design thinking methods to propose human-centred approaches to problem solving

  • Evaluate the merits of different ideation strategies within the context of organisational innovation.

Job Outcomes

  • Identify and articulate ideas and potential solutions using various

  • Ideation processes and frameworks.

  • Apply models and tools, such as Mintzberg’s Crafting Strategy and PESTLE Analysis, for creativity and rigour when developing new ideas.

  • Analyse and select approaches to prototyping and testing solutions for new or enhanced products and services.

  • Make informed decisions about how to ideate for innovation.

How you’re assessed

Write a 2500-word wicked problem analysis report and recommendation that illustrates connections between ideation and problem framing, using the different tools and insights gained from the course

Co-designed with industry

This microcredential is co-designed with the International Centre for Transformational Entrepreneurship, Coventry University; Cathryn Nolan, Senior Knowledge Lawyer at Hall & Willcox; and Mark Cameron CEO of W3. Digital. Together, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Stackable or standalone

This microcredential can be completed to receive a standalone credential or stacked together with related microcredentials to build towards a full postgraduate Deakin degree later.

What skills will you learn

  • Change management

  • Communicating vision

  • Written and verbal communication

  • Ideation (identify and articulate solutions)

  • Problem framing and definitions

  • Planning

  • Apply design thinking tools

  • Business model innovation

What you will achieve

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • describe a range of strategic and ideation frameworks in the context of innovation

  • apply design thinking methods to propose human-centred approaches to problem solving

  • evaluate the merits of different ideation strategies within the context of organisational innovation

Join by 7 Apr 2022 at 00:00

Information for international students

This course is taught fully online so is suitable to be studied anywhere in the world.

Fees and funding

UK students
£506
International students
£506

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Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • University Credits
    flexible
    2 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

0.5 Deakin Credit Points at Postgraduate level from Deakin University and a Digital Certificate and Badge from Deakin University and Credly

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment100

Course contact details

Name
FutureLearn Community Team
Email
support@futurelearn.com