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Innovation And Design: Capstone Project

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This course provides a learning environment that reinforces creativity and innovation. Students will examine the core concepts related to innovation and analyze effective strategies for managing start-ups or organizations. Topics will include leading innovation, scaling excellence from innovation, financing innovation, creative problem-solving, and design thinking.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Defining Your Competitive Advantage

    • Analyze industry and market benchmarks to determine competitive climate.
    • Design milestones and metrics to track success.
    • Develop tools to determine market response to innovation.

    Setting Operations Goals

    • Explain the product design, manufacturing, distribution and sales chain.
    • Develop recordkeeping, inventory, and cash control systems.
    • Develop systems for product development, inventory control, and distribution.
    • Analyze pricing and sales strategies.

    Planning Market Penetration

    • Create a quarterly forecast for market penetration.
    • Develop an online presence to engage potential customers.
    • Develop a terrestrial marketing plan to increase market share quarterly.

    Financial Forecasting

    • Calculate investment needs and use of funds.
    • Develop financial statements.
    • Calculate financial ratios.
    • Develop an investor exit strategy.
    • Evaluate capital compliance.

    Team Building

    • Determine the implications of change and its impact on company stakeholders.
    • Analyze management development needs.
    • Create a management succession plan.
    • Create a plan for support staff development.
    • Develop a board of directors or managers.

    Business Plan Presentation

    • Present a plan for market penetration.
    • Present growth forecast for 3 years, including projected revenues, use of funds, breakeven point, and team development and utilization.
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