Emeritus Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation & Design Thinking


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Program Description

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Why Enroll for PG Diploma in Innovation & Design Thinking

In a world that grows more complex and intensely connected each day, strategy and design thinking are no longer just the playground of design-focused companies. Organizations of every type and industry can (and must) use core design principles and applied creativity to develop innovative strategies that better connect them with their end-users.

According to the IBM 2017 Global C-suite Study, "Organizations of all sizes are prioritizing personalized customer experiences. The enterprises that most effectively deliver on this imperative are using design thinking to manage complexity, orchestrate across channels and truly understand their customers’ motivations."

To this end, organizations have three critical tasks: filling the funnel with a flow of creative ideas, validating those ideas and prioritizing the best ones, and shepherding them from seed stage to market.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Design Thinking will provide participants the tools they need to take a design project from inspiration and insights to ideation and implementation, and understand the full scope of organizational innovation and strategy.

Your Learning Journey

Module 1: Innovation of Products and Services: MIT's Approach to Design Thinking

  • Design Thinking Skills
  • Identifying Customer Needs
  • Applied Creativity
  • Design of Services
  • Financial Analysis
  • Environmental Sustainability

Module 2: Breakthrough Innovation Through Systematic Inventive Thinking

  • Introduction to Creativity
  • Changing Your Mindset: An Introduction to Fixedness
  • Tools for Generating Innovative Ideas
  • Researching Creative Ideas to Turn Patterns Into Tools and Using the Function Follows Form Approach
  • Using the Subtraction Template
  • Using the Task Division Template
  • Using the Multiplication Template
  • Using the Task Unification Template
  • Using the Attribute Dependency Template

Module 3: Strategy is Innovation: How the Leaders of Tomorrow Create the Future

  • Strategy is Innovation
  • Strategic Intent and Core Competencies
  • Box 3 Ideation
  • Innovation Execution

Module 4: Capstone Project

Past Participant Profile

EMERITUS Network Benefits

On successful completion of this program, join a community of over 7400 learners on the EMERITUS Network. The EMERITUS Network is your platform to connect to a global network of individuals. Benefits of the EMERITUS Network include:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Global Network that includes over 400 CEOs, Presidents, Vice Presidents, Directors, Founders, and Managing Directors
  • Invitation to Global Events
  • Start-up Corner to help connect, collaborate, raise capital, invest or identify talent
  • Extended Course Access and
  • Access to EMERITUS Groups


Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital diploma by EMERITUS Institute of Management, in collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School Executive Education & Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

Last updated Mar 2020

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