Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking

The Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to help any organisation increase its ability to thrive in any unpredictable future. In this postgraduate course, you will learn how to apply innovation methodologies to increase the adaptability and responsiveness of any organisation faced with market changes and disruptions.

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The Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools needed to help any organisation increase its ability to thrive in any unpredictable future. In this postgraduate course, you will learn how to apply innovation methodologies to increase the adaptability and responsiveness of any organisation faced with market changes and disruptions.

Degree

Postgraduate Degree in Innovation and Design Thinking.
Awarded by UVic-UCC.

Direction

Enric Bayó

Language

English

Credits ECTS

30

Course length

March to June

Field Trip

Expenses are not included.

Price

€6,050
(+€450 registration fee)
Financing and grants

Access and admission requirements

Official university degree or equivalent. High level of English in oral and written expression and in reading comprehension.


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We live in an increasingly uncertain and complex world, where the only constant is change. In this context, being strategically ready to change at the right time is the key to any organisation's competitiveness. In other words, adapting or transforming before becoming obsolete. Or, expressed differently, being able to thrive in any unpredictable future.

Organisations, in this new context, need a new type of professional who knows how to connect the exploitation of current business with the exploration of future business. A new professional who is capable of identifying new opportunities and transforming them into new solutions that add value sustainably and systematically speaking.

The Postgraduate in Innovation and Design Thinking will provide you with the knowledge, skills and tools you need to become an agent of change in any organisation, to lead, define and manage innovation focusing on people.

In this sense, this postgraduate course will teach you how to build and consolidate the most appropriate innovation model so that each organisation can prosper in any unpredictable future, i.e. that it can sustainably and systematically identify relevant challenges and transform them into new solutions that add value.

What does the field trip consist of?

It consists of a 4-day trip to Aarhus, organised together with Kaospilot*. This field trip is compulsory. It aims to give you a broader view of "ways of thinking" and "ways of doing", as well as to promote self-awareness, teamwork and a wider network of contacts. New horizons, new perspectives. 

*Kaospilot is one of the best design schools in the world (BusinessWeek) and a world leading business school (Fast Company). Kaospilot has worked on the intersection of design and business for many years, applying design principles to business and society.

Why should I enrol in this Master's programme?

Because you will gain the knowledge, skills and tools needed to lead innovation in any organisation with a person-centred approach, both from a strategic and from an operational perspective.

  • Train resilient professionals who are capable of leading responsible change and innovation in uncertain, complex and fast-paced environments.
  • Train consultants with the ability to research, create and participate in innovation and strategy processes.
  • Develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills to deal with uncertainty and develop appropriate innovation strategies.
  • Understand how to apply design management methodologies to new business and social challenges with a person-centred approach.
  • Provide the tools, skills and knowledge needed to transform relevant problems or opportunities into solutions that add value to clients/users, businesses and society.
  • Develop team and people management skills in changing environments.
  • Provide a space for interaction with other agents of innovation processes to work in multidisciplinary teams.
  • Ability to lead and manage the innovation model of any organisation.
  • Ability to apply the different innovation techniques and methodologies to develop new products, processes, services and business models.
  • Knowledge to apply appropriate methods for building and managing high-performance teams so as to lead and manage change in any organisation.
  • Ability to formulate and adequately communicate new initiatives and proposals for change or transformation to the organisation's main stakeholders.
  • Analyse the innovation maturity level of an organisation in order to identify its strengths and weaknesses and recommend actions for improvement.
  • Critical thinking
  • Public speaking and presentations

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Enric Bayó

Executive Masters and Postgraduates Coordinator