Business Innovation Certificate
Certificate Program Overview
1 Take Designing Strategy
2 Take Designing a Business
3 Receive and Share Your Certificate
After completing the two courses, you’ll receive your Business Innovation Certificate of completion via email as a downloadable PDF within 1-2 weeks of completing the final required course. Certificates are configured for uploading and sharing on LinkedIn.
Commonly Asked Questions
Course OrderWe recommend you take Designing Strategy first to learn how to surface the bigger challenge you’re facing, come up with possibilities to tackle it, and test to make a strategic choice. Then, take Designing a Business to learn how to efficiently brainstorm and prototype parts of any new business model that underpins your strategic initiatives.
This is only a recommended order. Some people prefer to take Designing a Business first because they are ready to work on building a business model or business case, and are looking for ways to test their assumptions early. We recommend that they come back to take Designing Strategy to help them learn a creative and grounded process to make tough choices that they will inevitably face along the way.
Because of the depth contained in these two courses, we do not recommend taking both courses at once.
I work at a (non-profit, school, government, startup, small business). Is this program right for me?Short answer: yes. Though some of the frameworks and thinking in these courses are rooted in business, they’re still highly applicable to anyone who wants to drive innovative initiatives at work and grow ideas, confidence, and influence in their organization. In both Designing Strategy and Designing a Business, case studies, terms, and examples were created to help different individuals see themselves and their organizations in the work.
Completion TimeThe program typically takes between 3-4 months to complete if courses are taken consecutively. However, there is no deadline for certificate completion.
Certificate RequirementsIf you’ve completed either Designing Strategy or Designing a Business as a part of another certificate program or on its own, it will count toward your certificate of completion.