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Innovation and Design Thinking

"Innovation is not a gift that you’re born with. It’s a skill that anyone can learn." - Drew Boyd

We are excited about the tremendous response to our class.  Participants told us it was relevant, engaging and very enjoyable. The Innovation and Design Thinking MOOC is currently closed.  We hope to offer it again in Fall 2014 and invite all interested participants to join us in the next class.

In this FREE seven-week Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), students will master the tools necessary to generate new ideas and quickly transform those concepts into viable new products and services.

Participants who successfully complete the course and enroll as a new student at the University of Cincinnati will receive graduate credits that can be applied toward either an MBA degree from the Lindner College of Business or a Master of Engineering degree through the College of Engineering and Applied Science.*

The UC MOOC is team taught by Professors Drew Boyd and Jim Tappel. Drew Boyd founded the acclaimed Marketing & Mastery Program at Johnson and Johnson and recently co-authored the book Inside the Box: A Proven System of Creativity for Breakthrough Results. Jim Tappel has spent more than 25 years of his life focusing on design thinking work, including a ten-year stint at renowned innovator IDEO.

*See our FAQs page for more information about applying credit for this course.

We are delighted with the success of UC’s first MOOC.  Based on the positive response to the Innovation and Design Thinking MOOC, we anticipate offering it in the future. If you would like to receive information as it becomes available, please sign-up below.

Innovation at its finest

  • No tuition fees – this course is FREE
  • No admissions process – this class is open to anyone
  • Earn University of Cincinnati graduate-level credits*
  • Learn from leading University of Cincinnati faculty members
  • Learn on your own schedule at your own pace – course content is available 24/7