This course is designed for individuals aspiring to become strategically focused in their business operations and to innovate and lead change in their organizations. As organizations strive to keep abreast of a fast-changing business environment, the need for innovation increases. While some companies focus on incremental and continuous innovations, other companies have managed to create disruptive innovations, challenged existing incumbents, and created entirely new markets for their products or services. However, without leadership, many of these innovations go unrealized, as not all managers have the leadership qualities that ensure success. This course focuses on preparing operational managers to appreciate the relationship between innovation and leadership.
This path is for those in management who are engaging in or preparing for a more strategic role within their organization. This includes senior executives, operational managers, consultants, and business people looking to add a more strategic edge to their business activities. This path is also of benefit to business students and professionals wanting to gain knowledge of strategy as it is applied in a business context.