Certificate in Creativity and Innovation

Certificate Level: Graduate
Admission Requirements: Bachelor's degree
Certificate Type: Post-Baccalaureate 
Number of Credits to Completion: 18.0
Instructional Delivery: Online
Calendar Type: Quarter
Expected Time to Completion: 2 years
Financial Aid Eligibility: Not aid eligible

Classification of Instructional Program (CIP) Code: 13.9999
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 11-9199

The graduate-level certificate in creativity and innovation provides, in a concentrated format, the most contemporary knowledge and skills needed in this important area for students who do not wish to pursue a master's degree but who would value a credential that demonstrates their learning. Credits from the certificate can be applied toward the MS in Creativity and Innovation.

In a world of increasing complexity, change, and competition, generating new ideas and bringing them to the table is now essential for corporate management. Creativity is multidisciplinary – it is in all professional fields from chemistry to engineering, from education to computer science, and from sociology to business. Successful organizations, in all fields, view creativity as vital and are the ones that instill creativity throughout the organization. The application of creativity skills distinguishes managers who maintain the status quo from leaders who inspire a new direction or vision. By internalizing the spirit of creativity and the principles of creative problem solving, individuals can be transformed into change leaders.

Upon completion of the certificate program, students will have formed an in depth understanding of creativity, enhanced communication, creative problem solving, and how these may be applied to practical situations that further their workplace culture. Participants will use their newly enhanced creative thinking skills to reflect critically on existing workplace practices and express coherent and cogent ideas and suggestions for continuous improvement.

Program Requirements

Requirements
CRTV 501Foundations in Creativity3.0
CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
CRTV 610Creativity and Change Leadership3.0
CRTV 620Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking3.0
CRTV 630Global Perspectives on Creativity3.0
Total Credits18.0

Sample Plan of Study

Term 1Credits
CRTV 501Foundations in Creativity3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Term 2
CRTV 502Tools and Techniques in Creativity3.0
CRTV 630Global Perspectives on Creativity3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 3
CRTV 503Creativity in the Workplace3.0
CRTV 610Creativity and Change Leadership3.0
 Term Credits6.0
Term 4
CRTV 620Research Methods and Assessment of Creative and Innovative Thinking3.0
 Term Credits3.0
Total Credit: 18.0

Additional Information

For more information, visit Drexel Online's Graduate Certificate Creativity and Innovation web page.

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