Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation & Design Thinking (E-Learning)


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Course Dates

Course Duration


9 months, online
4-6 hours per week

Course Duration


US$3,000 US$50 application fee

Course Information Flexible payment available

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In collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School & Tuck School of Business

Why is the PG Diploma in Innovation & Design Thinking (E-Learning) right for you?

From governments and organizations to industries and businesses, our world is changing more rapidly now than perhaps ever before, making staying ahead of the innovation curve even more critical. Through this comprehensive program, you’ll get the tools necessary to integrate the needs of people, the possibilities of technology, and the requirements for business success with design thinking, systematic inventive thinking, and strategy that will enable you to build products and services that drive your organization forward.

The average Teacher-Student ratio in the program is 1:300.

Reasons to Enroll

MIT'S Design Thinking

MIT'S Design Thinking

Learn to use MIT's Design Thinking approach to overcome critical innovation hurdles.

Master Processes

Master Processes

Learn from the pioneers of innovation & understand how to take a business idea from seed stage to market.

Practical Templates

Practical Templates

Employ practical templates of innovation to implement solutions to everyday business problems you may face.

World-renowned Business Schools

World-renowned Business Schools

Learn from the faculty of world-renowned business schools.

Creative Solutions

Creative Solutions

Administer creative solutions to complex business problems by using module-based recommendations.



Upon successful completion of the program, receive a verified digital diploma.

What You Will Learn

  • Innovation strategy
  • Box 3 Ideation
  • Innovation Execution
  • Product Development using SIT framework
  • Design of Services
  • Business impact
  • Journey-mapping
  • Product-market fit
  • Rapid prototyping
  • Disruptive business model
  • Human-centered design
  • Design thinking
  • Innovation-led growth
  • Design for environment

Your Learning Journey

200 Video Lectures

200 Video Lectures

20 Live Online Teaching Sessions

20 Live Online Teaching Sessions

24 Assignments

24 Assignments

17 Industry Examples

17 Industry Examples

15 Discussions

15 Discussions

1 Capstone Project

1 Capstone Project


    • Design Thinking Skills
    • Identifying Customer Needs
    • Applied Creativity
    • Design of Services
    • Financial Analysis
    • Environmental Sustainability
    • Introduction to Creativity and Closed World Innovation
    • Changing Your Mindset: An Introduction to Fixedness
    • Tools for Generating Innovative Ideas
    • Researching Creative Ideas to Turn Patterns Into Tools and Using the Function Follows Form Approach
    • Using the Subtraction Template
    • Using the Task Division Template
    • Using the Multiplication Template
    • Using the Task Unification Template
    • Using the Attribute Dependency Template
    • Strategy is Innovation
    • Strategic Intent and Core Competencies
    • Box 3 Ideation
    • Innovation Execution
    • Solve a business problem that requires combining the elements that you learn in each of the modules

Participant Speak

Richard Crosbie

"Formally learning new techniques and processes for design learning & ideation was the best part of this program. The webinars were enjoyable, as well as the individual projects and assignments."

— Richard Crosbie, Senior Product Designer, Toys"R"Us

Risti Merdikawati

"All modules have given us a practical approach to manage the abstracts in our head into a solid plan for execution."

— Risti Merdikawati, Business Process Reengineering & Governance Sr. Specialist (Lending), CIMB Niaga Indonesia

Steven Maikweki

"Enjoyed the ease of use of the platform, the quality of the content and delivery."

— Steven Maikweki, Marketing and Innovation Management Consultant (Independent)

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Program Faculty

Steve Eppinger

General Motors Leaders for Global Operations Professor of Management

Prof. Steve Eppinger is the Professor of Management Science & Engineering Systems as well as the Co-director for the System Design & Management Program. His research efforts are applied to improving product design and development practices... More info

Faculty Member Vijay Govindarajan

Vijay Govindarajan

Coxe Distinguished Professor of Management

Vijay Govindarajan, known as VG, is the Coxe Distinguished Professor at Dartmouth's Tuck School of Business and a Marvin Bower Fellow at Harvard Business School. VG–a New York Times and Wall Street Journal best-selling author—is an expert on strategy... More info

Faculty Member Gita Johar

Gita Johar

Meyer Feldberg Professor of Business, Columbia Business School

Professor Johar is an influential scholar in the field of consumer psychology who has published several articles and cases on consumer adoptions of new products, on marketing and on advertising. Her expertise in persuasion, marketing and consumer... More info

Jacob Goldenberg

Professor of Marketing, Visiting Professor, Columbia Business School

Jacob Goldenberg is a professor of Marketing at the School of Business Administration in the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a visiting professor at Columbia Business School and IDC. He received his Ph.D. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem... More info

Faculty Member Yoni Stern

Yoni Stern

Partner at Systematic Inventive Thinking & SVP of Business Development

Yoni is a Partner at SIT and SVP Business Development. He has pioneered the strategic development of the SIT approach with multinationals helping them achieve breakthrough results while developing an organizational culture of innovation. He is also... More info

Course Leaders

Faculty Member Jenny Buck

Jenny Buck

Course Leader, Emeritus

Eli Itin

Course Leader, Emeritus


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Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital diploma by Emeritus Institute of Management, in collaboration with MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School Executive Education & Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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Emeritus Network Benefits

On successful completion of this program, join a community of learners on the Emeritus Network. The Emeritus Network is your platform to connect to a global network of individuals. Benefits of the Emeritus Network include:

  • Tuition Assistance
  • Global network that includes over 400 CEOs, presidents, vice presidents, directors, founders, and managing directors
  • Start-up corner to help connect, collaborate, raise capital, invest, or identify talent

Pre-admission Requirements

Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and will be required to submit:

  • A completed application form
  • Minimal educational requirement of a Bachelor Degree certificate or official transcript in any discipline
  • An updated CV/resume


All candidates who have received their bachelor’s or other degree or diploma from an education institution where English is NOT the primary language of instruction are required to demonstrate English language proficiency through ANY ONE of the following methods

  • Obtain a TOEFL minimum score of 550 for the paper based test or its equivalent
  • Obtain an IELTS minimum score of 6.0
  • Obtain a Pearson Versant Test minimum score of 59
  • Obtain a Certificate of Completion for a Certificate course offered by Emeritus
  • Submit a document which shows that the candidate has, for the last 24 months or more, worked in ANY ONE of these countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America
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