About this Course
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28 reviews

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Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

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Subtitles: English, Arabic

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 4 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, Arabic

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
1 hour to complete

Course Orientation

You will become familiar with the course, your classmates, and our learning environment. The orientation will also help you obtain the technical skills required for the course....
2 videos (Total 6 min), 4 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
Meet Professors Loewenstein & Goncalo3m
4 readings
Syllabus10m
About the Discussion Forums10m
Updating Your Profile10m
Social Media10m
1 practice exercise
Orientation Quiz10m
3 hours to complete

Module 1: Being Creative

In this module you will learn why creativity matters, what creativity is, and how to get started being creative....
11 videos (Total 90 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Creativity is a Skill You Can Learn13m
The Creative Process5m
Knowledge, Stories, and Perspectives13m
Using, Adding To, Changing, and Building Perspectives10m
What Puts Us On the Road to Creativity?2m
The Impasse Cue9m
The Dissatisfaction Cue9m
The Surprise Cue7m
The Crosstalk Cue8m
Like this course? Learn more with the iMBA! (Optional)1m
2 readings
Module 1 Overview10m
Module 1 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 1-1 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 1-2 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 1-3 Practice Quiz10m
Module 1 Quiz20m
Week
2
4 hours to complete

Module 2: Raw Materials and End Products

In this module you will learn a way to break down what it is we are currently thinking so that we can consider changing it to generate new outcomes....
7 videos (Total 69 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
7 videos
PAGES Exercise1m
PAGES Exercise Continued7m
More PAGES17m
Insights11m
Inventions8m
Enlightenments9m
2 readings
Module 2 Overview10m
Module 2 Readings and Resources10m
3 practice exercises
Lesson 2-1 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 2-2 Practice Quiz8m
Module 2 Quiz20m
Week
3
4 hours to complete

Module 3: Tools for Thinking

In this module, you will learn how to help yourself change your perspectives using four tools....
4 videos (Total 39 min), 2 readings, 6 quizzes
4 videos
Re-categorization8m
Combination6m
Association11m
2 readings
Module 3 Overview10m
Module 3 Readings and Resources10m
5 practice exercises
Lesson 3-1 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 3-2 Practice Quiz8m
Lesson 3-3 Practice Quiz6m
Lesson 3-4 Practice Quiz6m
Module 3 Quiz20m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Module 4: The Creative Journey

In this module, you will learn that creativity can be joyful, intrinsically motivating, and even liberating. You will also learn how to manage your organization so that your employees find ways to persist through the process as well. ...
5 videos (Total 36 min), 2 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
Reality of Rejection5m
Why Persist?10m
Intrinsic Motivation: Interview with Michael Williamson7m
Module 4 & Course Wrap-Up4m
2 readings
Module 4 Overview10m
Module 4 Readings and Resources10m
4 practice exercises
Lesson 4-1 Practice Quiz4m
Lesson 4-2 Practice Quiz2m
Lesson 4-3 Practice Quiz10m
Module 4 Quiz20m
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Top Reviews

By VRJun 5th 2018

Great Course. Did not realize that creativity could be learnt and there were tools to help being creative. Enjoyed the course !

By PBFeb 19th 2019

Amazing course! Great teachers! Fantastasic personal result, because it brought my creativity to a much higher level!

Instructors

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Jeffrey Loewenstein

Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior
Department of Business Administration
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Jack Goncalo

Professor
Department of Business Administration

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This course is part of the 100% online Master of Business Administration (iMBA) from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. If you are admitted to the full program, your courses count towards your degree learning.

About University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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About the Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship Specialization

In a world characterized by volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity, leaders require innovation skills. Thinking flexibly and developing an entrepreneurial mindset are critical to thriving in uncertain business environments. This specialization addresses how to recognize and question assumptions and constraints so as to identify and capitalize on opportunities. Innovation is needed within existing organizations and to found new organizations. Learning to change the rules of the game by creating innovative value propositions and discovering new market positions for sustained competitive advantage are some of the actionable lessons in this specialization. This specialization will be of value to both aspiring and practicing entrepreneurs as well as employees in established firms who are interested in becoming innovative leaders in an interconnected world....
Innovation: From Creativity to Entrepreneurship

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