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MIT Sloan School of Management - Corporate Innovation: Strategies for Leveraging Ecosystems

6 weeks
Full time/part time
Diploma / certificate
Online / Distance
Cape Town
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Program description

Corporate Innovation: Strategies for Leveraging Ecosystems

Develop a culture of innovation and engage with stakeholders to mobilize opportunities for change.

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from MIT Sloan School of Management

Innovation is imperative in the fast-paced landscape of contemporary business. Forward-thinking managers understand that a strategy for innovation must be an integral part of an organization’s primary operation in order to remain competitive.

This online course offers a unique iEcosystem framework, designed by MIT faculty, to help companies align internal and external processes, leverage key stakeholders, embrace technology and overcome business challenges through disruptive innovation. Gain access to this framework, along with a range of cutting-edge concepts and tools, enabling you to foster a culture of sustainable innovation in your organization.

Admission requirements

Is this course for you?

This online course in innovation management is designed for decision-makers who want to improve their organization’s capacity to formulate and implement innovative strategies, as well as entrepreneurs and business leaders launching new offerings. By exploring the key levers of innovation, it’ll offer you the tools to remove barriers and effectively drive change in your business. Whether you’re an executive, consultant, business strategist, or simply a professional with innovative ideas, this course could help you.

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Program content

Course curriculum

Learn to identify opportunities for innovation as you work through the weekly modules of this course.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

Innovation and its challenges

Module 2

Innovation in ecosystems, with stakeholders

Module 3

Innovation-driven entrepreneurship and experimental innovation loops

Module 4

Corporate stakeholders in innovation ecosystems

Module 5

Innovation practices as tools of engagement: Hackathons, accelerators, and prize competitions

Module 6

Leading innovation in an ecosystem

Program delivery


  • 6 weeks (excluding orientation)
  • 6–8 hours per week - Self-paced learning online


Earn a certificate of completion from MIT Sloan

Learn to lead innovation in your organization through ecosystem engagement and earn an official certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

This program also counts towards an MIT Sloan Executive Certificate, which you can earn by completing four programs; three from your chosen certificate track and one completed in person. Find out more.

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The ability to assess your team’s capacity for innovation and entrepreneurship.
  • The tools and frameworks to facilitate ongoing innovation in your company.
  • A tailored innovation strategy designed for your organization.

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Contact info


Deneb House, 368 Browning Road, Woodstock,
7925 Cape Town
South Africa

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