Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Opportunity Identification – Online Microcredential

Make the most of every opportunity

The world is changing faster than ever, and our economy needs creative leaders who can readily identify new ventures and remain agile through complex and uncertain times.

When you earn a microcredential in innovation and entrepreneurship: opportunity identification online from Oregon State University, you’ll learn design-thinking principles that will help you quickly identify and scale emerging business opportunities. This microcredential gives you an overview of the basic principles of entrepreneurship, common mistakes and pitfalls as well as a framework for process innovation. 

Coursework

Required courses (12 credits)

Skills

The in-demand skills you’ll develop as a student in this microcredential will give you what you need to stand out and level up your career.

  • Design thinking
  • Innovation
  • Business planning

Start working toward a full business degree

This microcredential gives you invaluable skills for starting your own enterprise or innovating in your current industry. It also puts you on a path toward earning a business degree online.

You can apply the microcredential credits directly toward many of Oregon State’s online bachelor’s degrees in business.

If you plan to apply these credits toward a full degree, we encourage you to first contact the program and learn about the degree requirements. Please note that acceptance into a microcredential does not guarantee acceptance into a degree program.

How to apply

When applying to this microcredential, you should apply as a nondegree (visiting) student. Check out the resources available to you as a nondegree student while pursuing this microcredential online.

Benefits of learning online with Oregon State

  • All classes are developed by OSU's world-class faculty, who are renowned for their research, expertise and innovation.
  • Oregon State is institutionally accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities.
  • Oregon State Ecampus is consistently ranked among the nation’s 10 best providers of online education according to U.S. News & World Report.
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