Innovation Graduate Certificate

Are you looking to drive innovation and make positive change? The Innovation Graduate Certificate at the University of Evansville will give individuals valuable information on using creativity, problem-solving skills and facilitation of change management in a hands-on environment designed for working adults. Individuals have the opportunity to make an immediate impact in the workplace and provide the competitive edge.


LDR 560 Empathy and Prototyping (3 credit hours)

This course will provide an overview of design thinking, focusing specifically on the processes of Empathizing and Prototyping. Students will explore the application of these processes across varying fields and disciplines, while learning to identify and understand client needs and develop potential solutions to proposed problems.

LDR 561 Leading Innovative Teams (3 credit hours)

This course will explore how leaders can enhance the innovation and effectiveness of teams. Students will examine innovation styles and the ways they influence their individual and team approaches to innovation processes. Students will learn creative problem-solving process and facilitation skills necessary to define complex problems, ideate, develop solutions, and create action plans in collaborative settings. Divergent and convergent thinking skills will be applied to enhance creativity and drive innovation.

LDR 563 Corporate Entrepreneurship (3 credit hours)

This course will equip leaders to embrace an innovative mindset and apply entrepreneurial thinking in an existing organization or a new business venture. Students will learn about and apply theories, processes, and practices of corporate entrepreneurship to a business proposal for a new product or service.

Accelerated Online Format

The 9 credit-hour certificate can be completed in 6 months. Certificate courses are offered in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Students will complete their coursework through interactive and engaging online classes. Credits earned may be transferred into the MS in Leadership program.

Cost of Program

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When you're ready to apply, here are the requirements and documents you'll need to get started.

  1. Must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university.
  2. Official transcripts, completed application, and resume.
  3. Applications will be considered based on academic and professional experience.