The online graduate certificate program in global development and innovation helps students translate their imaginations into innovations by mobilizing knowledge in the service of human needs. It provides current and critical perspectives on innovation and development for overseeing and managing complex global challenges.
Next start date: 05/18/2020
Total classes: 5
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 15
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21st century global development needs have brought forward new perspectives related with equity, participatory democracy, social values, and innovation. Accordingly, people working in development aid agencies can benefit from updated knowledge and skills. As a trans-disciplinary certificate program, global development and innovation (GDI) responds to the knowledge and skills gap development practitioners often struggle with and links them to innovations that policymakers seek for a more sustainable and resilient future.
The program caters to ASU graduates and professionals from around the world seeking to complement their experience and skill set with critical perspectives on innovation and development for managing and overseeing complex global challenges.
The online certificate in GDI provides an overview of both theories and practices on how innovations emerge, how they diffuse across societies, and what impacts they have on policies and practices to sustainable development challenges.
Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of the Graduate College and those of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.
Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country.
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