Ideate

As an entrepreneur, you’ll often find you’re the CFO, CTO & CEO in one. Apply the business fundamentals while you nurture your entrepreneurial spirit and skills.

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Core Course

Business Insights Through Data

Successful businesses compare past business performance with newly acquired information to visualize industry trends and make decisions. Using data analysis helps companies predict industry and market trends and adapt accordingly. This course will help students understand and apply different business metrics and use quantitative and qualitative analyses to provide specific recommendations to their businesses and clients.

Key topics & skills

  • Data & Decisions

  • Describing Categorical & Numerical Data

  • Association Between Variables

  • Normal Probability Models

  • Samples & Confidence Intervals

  • Regression Models

Core Course

Communication & Collaboration 1: Personal Impact

Effective communication and collaboration skills can make or break a successful career. Gain a clear understanding of the most in-demand interpersonal competencies and skills in business today. Then, continually apply these skills in exercises and role plays—and graduate with the soft skills needed to succeed in the global workplace.

Key topics & skills

  • Learning & Development

  • Managing Yourself

  • Communicating With Individuals & Groups

  • Presentation Skills—Story Telling, Presentations & Pitching

Core Course

Futures Thinking & Emerging Tech

Develop your future thinking, using the Institute for the Future's stages of Prepare, Foresight, Insight and Action. Explore specific techniques to identify drivers and signals of change which enable innovative products and services. Then look into promising emerging technologies such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, and machine learning.

Key topics & skills

  • Future Mindset—Trends & Signals of Change to Insights & Action

  • Future Thinking Tools—Prepare, Foresight, Insight, and Action

  • Blockchain Technology & Applications

  • Artificial Intelligence (AI) & Applications

  • Machine Learning & Applications

Core Course

Design Thinking for Customer Discovery

Get a practical and in-depth exploration of design thinking as a method and mindset for creative problem-solving in a business context. Understand how it serves to solve complex problems and as a framework to balance needs and feasibility. See how it’s used to develop business strategy and as a tool for building a culture that fosters curiosity, exploration, and experimentation.

Key topics & skills

  • Opportunity Identification —Defining the Context, Customer Segments, Competition, Vision & Value

  • Design Thinking & Strategic Innovation, Creating Design-Oriented Companies—Business Models, Experience Design, Culture

  • Understanding & Empathizing With the Customer

  • Ideation—Brainstorming & Pivoting

Core Course

Program Immersion

Begin your program with an immersion experience. This is where you’ll first practice essential business skills to prepare for the program and assess your readiness on commonly used concepts and tools for industry and career preparation. You’ll begin to develop communication and teamwork skills, reflect on your personal journey, and build a strong foundation for your ongoing success.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Business, Finance & Communication Fundamentals

  • Academic & Program-Specific Skills, Tools & Essentials

  • Career, Professional & Personal Development

Business Challenge

Business Challenge #1

Put all your newly acquired knowledge and skills directly into practice at the end of each block through a practical and relevant business challenge. Teams will draw on the content and themes of previous courses in each block to complete challenges involving simulations, executive pitch presentations, innovation hackathons, real company challenges, designing new business models, etc.

Key Topics & Skills

  • Cross Functional Strategic Decision Making, Planning & Coordination

  • Analyzing Real & Simulated Business Cases

  • Team Leadership & Dynamics

Courses and challenges subject to change

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    Application Deadline - Round 3

    February 16, 2023

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