Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship (Online)

Date  
Jul 10–Aug 21, 2017 $2,489
Sep 18–Oct 30, 2017 $2,489
Oct 30–Dec 18, 2017 $2,489
	Holly L Wright
Contact
Holly L Wright
Assistant Director
+1 212-854-4915
hlz2102@gsb.columbia.edu
Location
Online

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"In many companies today, ideas often fade when the champion goes away or the business changes. In this program, you’ll learn how to develop a pipeline of competitive advantages so that as one fades you’ve got the next one ready to launch."
–  Professor Rita McGrath, the program’s Faculty Director

Hear from Faculty Director Rita McGrath with an introduction on the program.

According to a recent McKinsey survey, 86% of senior executives believe that innovation is critical, and 80% think that their business models are going to undergo significant threats in the near term. Yet only 6% report feeling confident about their organization’s ability to innovate.

Mastering Corporate Entrepreneurship is an online program that provides executives with the concepts, tools, and application opportunities to dramatically enhance the effectiveness of their efforts to create new businesses from within their firms.

The program is offered in three parts that can be taken individually or as a series and address the three central challenges of corporate entrepreneurship:

  • How to find great ideas—ideation;
  • How to develop those ideas into a business—incubation;
  • How to launch this new business so that it can merge successfully with the corporate parent—acceleration

Part One: Ideation

Date: January 16–March 6, 2017
Tuition: $2,489

Date: October 30–December 18, 2017
Tuition: $2,489

Part one focuses on rapidly finding and vetting great ideas. You’ll learn important concepts such as looking at ways your organization can be a disruptive player and ways to challenge existing orthodoxies. This part will also provide you with insights into the ways innovative companies have successfully unleashed inspiration in their own organizations and how they have dealt with risk.

Part Two: Incubation

Date: July 10–August 21, 2017
Tuition: $2,489

Part two equips you with the tools for setting your venture team, creating a learning plan, and initiating the prototyping phase. You will receive best practices for A/B testing and create an action plan for in-market experiences with your prototype. You'll walk away with valuable insights into failing intelligently and prepared for a successful venture launch back at the office.

Part Three: Acceleration

Date: September 18–October 30, 2017
Tuition: $2,489

Part three teaches the scaling skills required to accelerate your launch to market. You'll start the program by identifying your entry strategy. Next, you'll learn how to make critical decisions on pricing, promotional budget, and relationships with ecosystem partners. Finally, you'll tackle the resource question, evaluate your launch team, and develop a strong set of external assets. You will return to work with a powerful tool kit for innovation proficiency.

Please Contact Us

Please contact our Learning Solutions Specialists at 212-854-3395 for a personal conversation to learn more.