Competitive advantages through strategy, creativity and sustainability
Globalization, increasing market saturation, shortened innovation cycles, and new customer needs and requirements present large and, especially, small and medium-sized businesses with serious challenges. A new strategy and an appropriate set of tools driven by a consistent focus on innovation are required to be able to use the current dynamics for creating a competitive advantage for your company.
In close cooperation with the business world, MCI has created an international high-quality training program. This is primarily to provide the decision makers in SMEs with a practical guide on how to meet the specific challenges their businesses are faced with.
Upon completion of this course, you will be able to
The part-time Certificate in Innovation Management program is a unique opportunity for executives and up and coming executives of any management level to obtain further training. The program is particularly appropriate for managers who
The certificate program is designed, in particular, for individuals familiar with, or preparing for, tasks in research and development, technology management, risk management and risk impact assessment, product development, product management, business formation, and general management.
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The numerous graduates of the Certificate in Innovation Management program attest to the success of this course. Please see below for more information:
The Certificate in Innovation Management program is a part-time course of study based on a didactic concept tailored to the needs of professional decision makers.
The content of the course is divided into ten modules teaching relevant knowledge in innovation management. The topics discussed include idea management and creative techniques, innovation culture and leadership, as well as innovation strategies and innovation management. The course also touches on the issue of digitalization, with particular regard to the design of processes, on brands and marketing, and, of course, on sustainability.
The program includes 16 on-campus sessions held on Fridays and Saturdays. Please also plan extra time for five projects to be completed as part of selected modules and your final paper.
More information on costs & teaching principles can be found here.
The faculty includes researchers and experienced practitioners with proven expertise in their respective areas of specialization. Participants in the course will benefit from the combination of recent scientific findings and extensive practical experience provided by our team.
Scientific management & advisory board
PD FH-Prof. Dr. Bernd EbersbergerBernd Ebersberger is a university of applied sciences professor. He acts as the head of R&D Services at MCI and coordinates the Business & Management and International Business programs.
Dr. Thomas OsburgThomas Osburg is Professor of Sustainable Marketing & Leadership and dean of studies for Automotive & Mobility Management at the Fresenius Business School in Munich, Germany.
Philipp Kazianka, M.A.Philipp Kazianka is a consultant at the Institute of Brand Logic in Innsbruck.
Mag. Verena KuenVerena Kuen is the founder of 1030 Innovation Consulting, Vienna.
Dipl.-Soz.-Päd. (FH) Christian LeißChristian Leiß is a qualified social education worker and the owner of Inntegra, Innsbruck.
FH-Prof. Dr. Oliver SomOliver Som is a professor and lecturer at MCI, Innsbruck. He is also the head of MCI Innovation Management and the head of the Business & Management study program.
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Patrick SpiethPatrick Spieth is a professor and the head of technology and innovation management at the Institute of Management & Business Studies of the University of Kassel, Germany.
Mag. (FH) Patricia StarkPatricia Stark is a solution designer and the CEO of SPLEND, Engerwitzdorf.
The MCI certificate programs have been designed to meet the highest international quality standards. They are continuously assessed by internal and external bodies.
The Certificate in Innovation Management can be counted towards the Executive MBA in General Management and the MSc in Management & Leadership programs. Both have been awarded the FIBAA Premium Seal.
All business-related MCI study programs have been accredited by the renowned Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).