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miniMBA: Innovation and Management


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Full course description

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What You'll Learn

While the fields of entrepreneurship, creativity, and new technology are ever-changing, learning the sound business practices behind these topics prepares one for any changes that lay ahead. Access your entrepreneurial spirit and creativity, and embrace the changes which continue to drive the business landscape of the 21st century with sections focusing on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Creative and Design Thinking, and Leveraging Disruptive Technology. 

Contrary to popular belief, entrepreneurship is a method, a way of approaching and operating in the world that anyone, regardless of their role, can learn to put into practice in their daily routine. The next section shows how treating creativity as a process also helps one find meaningful solutions for customers' problems. Finally, the section on leveraging disruptive technology dives into artificial intelligence, cybersecurity, and communicating with data in an increasingly data-driven world.

Course Topics

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Creative and Design Thinking
  • Leveraging Disruptive Technology

miniMBA Certificate Overview

Miami University's miniMBA program consists of five short courses, each focusing on a different area of business. Led by renowned faculty from Miami's Farmer School of Business, you'll advance your business acumen and earn a digital badge of completion for each three-module course. Complete all five courses to earn your shareable, verifiable miniMBA Certificate.

Why Miami?

Miami University Farmer School of Business students — tomorrow's leaders — choose us for our teaching excellence, global perspective, access to business leaders, career connections, and outstanding alumni network. Farmer ranks in the nation's top 15 public undergraduate business schools — and number one in Ohio (Poets & Quants, 2023). Our academic programs are all accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Computer and Browser Requirements

A computer or laptop is recommended for an optimal learning experience. Miami University hosts this course in its learning management system, Canvas. Most browsers should work fine, but Canvas provides a list of minimum browser and computer requirements and a tool to check whether the browser you are using is up to date.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

If you wish to cancel your registration and receive a refund for the course, you must complete the Refund Request Form within 3 days of enrollment.

Enrollment Guidelines

This course is currently open to those in the United States. Our payment gateway does not accept international credit cards at this time.


  • Michael Conger, Associate Professor
  • David Eyman, Associate Lecturer
  • John "Skip" Benamati, Professor and Chair
  • Chad Anderson, Assistant Professor
  • Carol McGuire, Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Zhe "Jay" Shan, Assistant Professor
  • Waldyn Martinez, Associate Professor
  • Arthur Carvalho, Associate Professor
  • Joseph Nwankpa, Assistant Professor
  • Maria Weese, Associate Professor
  • Maciej Rysz, Assistant Professor
  • Allison Jones-Farmer, Professor
  • Gabe Lee, Professor