Driving Strategic Innovation: Leading Complex Initiatives for Impact

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Key Takeaways

Wharton’s Driving Strategic Innovation: Leading Complex Initiatives for Impact program is designed to prepare business leaders for creating and executing a well-developed innovation strategy that ensures their organization can meet the challenges of today and the future. Throughout the program, you will:

  • Discover strategies to drive innovation within your organization

  • Learn to balance exploration and exploitation as part of an organizational strategy

  • Evaluate commercializing technology innovation through partnerships

  • Gain an understanding of innovation ecosystems, and learn how to successfully manage them

  • Explore open-innovation models and applications

  • Examine large-scale innovation implementation and management within organizations

Program Experience

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Discussion Boards

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Capstone Project

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Personalized Program-Leader Feedback

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Knowledge Checks

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Try-It Activities

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Cohort-Based Learning

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Live Faculty Sessions

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Live Office Hours

Who is this program for?

The program is designed for business leaders and professionals across industries seeking to:

  • Understand the commercialization of technology solutions

  • Learn how to drive successful strategic initiatives in their department or organization

  • Expand their knowledge of large-scale innovation and implementation and management

  • Learn about the ecosystem approach to innovation in business

Program Modules

Case Studies

The content for each module will be fueled by industry case studies that connect the innovation strategy concepts to real-world examples from globally recognized organizations.

Boeing and Tesla

Boeing and Tesla



Pfizer and Warner–Lambert

Pfizer and Warner–Lambert





Proctor & Gamble, BP

Proctor & Gamble, BP



Mack Professor; Professor of Management; Co-Director; Mack Institute for Innovation Management; Faculty Director; Huntsman Program

Harbir Singh is the Mack Professor of Management; co-director, Mack Institute for Innovation Management; and faculty director of the Huntsman Program for International Studies...



Upon successful completion of the Driving Strategic Innovation: Leading Complex Initiatives for Impact program, you will earn a digital certificate of completion from the Wharton School.

Note: After successful completion of the online program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of the Wharton School.

This online certificate program does not grant academic credit or a degree from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.


Didn't find what you were looking for? Write to us at learner.success@emeritus.org or Schedule a call with one of our Program Advisors or call us at +1 680 205 5118 (US) / +44 185 845 9995 (UK) / +65 3135 1422 (SG)

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options available.

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