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University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education Accelerated Certificate Program: Creativity & Product Development
University of California, Irvine - Division of Continuing Education

Accelerated Certificate Program: Creativity & Product Development

Irvine, USA

3 Months

English

Full time

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Jul 2024

USD 7,900 / per course *

On-Campus

* certificate tuition: $7,900; approximate total cost: $14,100 USD, excludes airfare; internship tuition: $2,900

Introduction

Overview

Capitalizing on innovation is essential to business growth, and knowing how to do so is essential to personal career growth. Addressing the developing needs of innovative organizations, this forward-thinking program focuses on design thinking and the nurturing of creative cultures within organizations for entrepreneurs. Students will learn to think about designing new products or creative updates to existing products, the logistics of implementing those ideas, and how to do it all in the corporate environment or entrepreneurial space. Designed with the promising creative professional in mind, this course series provides an intensive examination of the scope of demands of real-world innovation and product development, whether a tangible object, system or service.

Benefits

  • Design new or updated products, services or processes to fulfill unmet needs
  • Learn to manage advanced projects to get products, services, and ideas to market
  • Develop skills to analyze the viability of a new product or innovation
  • Utilize rapid prototyping and systems thinking to refine new products
  • Examine how customers perceive competitive products and services
  • Gain a competitive edge in the global job market through an internship in a U.S. company

Internships

As an optional last course and for an additional fee, you have the opportunity to apply academic theory and gain practical experience in a variety of businesses and industries for 10 weeks. A research project provides additional training. Also included in the internship is the Résumé Writing and Interviewing Skills workshop.

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