Professional Course

Strategic Innovation Programme

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6 weeks
6 weeks
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Course description

Strategic Innovation Programme

Earn an official certificate of professional achievement from University of Oxford

For years, innovation has been seen as a tool for finding new solutions to current challenges, in particular those that have been brought on by technological disruption. However, it’s unlikely that the challenges of tomorrow will be anything like those we face today. In such a fast-paced and uncertain world, businesses need to develop the strategic capacity to respond to unforeseen challenges.

The Oxford Strategic Innovation Programme approaches innovation as a tool for handling challenges that can’t yet be predicted. Designed by Oxford Saïd’s leading expert on innovation, Marc Ventresca, you’ll redefine what innovation means, why it’s essential, and how it can be mobilised within your organisation.

Through a critical thinking and analytical approach, you’ll explore different ways of navigating innovation and how to implement it within your organisational design, structure, and culture.

Learn to build systems that can adapt to unpredictable situations, making it a sustainable and routine practice within your organisation.

Who should attend?

Is this programme for you?

This programme is suitable for senior business professionals, leaders, entrepreneurs, or consultants from all industries who want to enable innovation within their organisations. This programme will equip you with the skills to influence strategy and decision-making, and employ innovation practices within your business structure. Build an environment that is optimised for developing new ideas through fostering a culture of innovation in your organisation.

Guided by global thought leaders and Oxford Saïd faculty, you’ll gain cutting-edge insights and discover new approaches to solving business challenges. As this is an industry-agnostic programme, you’ll be equipped with the tools to create increased value regardless of your business area or market sector.

Training content

Develop a toolkit for innovation as you work through the weekly modules of this online programme.

Orientation module

Welcome to your Online Campus

Module 1

A primer on innovation

Module 2

Organising for innovation

Module 3

Drivers of innovation: Technology and beyond

Module 4

4IR technology: Ethics and governance

Module 5

Corporate innovation strategies and platforms

Module 6

Innovation in practice

Course delivery details


  • 6 weeks Excluding orientation
  • 7–10 hours per week Self-paced learning online

Certification / Credits

  • Gain the tools to optimise your organisation for innovation and earn an official certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford.
  • Assessment is continuous and based on a series of practical assignments completed online. In order to be issued with a certificate, you’ll need to meet the requirements outlined in the programme handbook. The handbook will be made available to you as soon as you begin the programme.
  • This Oxford Strategic Innovation Programme is certified by the United Kingdom CPD Certification Service, and may be applicable to individuals who are members of, or are associated with, UK-based professional bodies. The programme has an estimated 60 hours of learning.

What will set you apart

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

  • The knowledge to analyse various innovation trends, systems, strategies, and methodologies, and apply them within your own context.
  • The ability to lead change in your organisation, and enable your teams to become more innovative.
  • A mindset for innovation that transcends technology and disruption, and enables you to add value by preparing your organisation for future challenges.
  • An understanding of the ethics and governance considerations for innovation.
  • Guidance from leading industry experts and Oxford Saïd faculty, and unlimited access to both the official Oxford Executive Education Alumni group on LinkedIn and 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.

Why choose GetSmarter?

  • Data-driven course selection
  • Outcomes-based design
  • People-mediated delivery
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