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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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Your Learning Journey

200
Video Lectures

15
Discussions
24
Assignments
17
Industry Examples
1
Capstone Project
20
Live Online
Teaching Sessions
  • 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
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Who Is This Program Designed For?

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Who Is This Program Designed For?

The Postgraduate Diploma program is an intensive, nine-month online program designed for working professionals seeking to develop advanced skills in innovation and design thinking.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.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Innovation and Design Thinking will provide participants the tools they need to take a design project from inspiration and insights to ideation and implementation and understand the full scope of organizational innovation and strategy.

The learning journey will NOT be easy. It requires your commitment for at least four to six hours a week to learn, explore, and collaborate.

The program evaluates three core pillars of innovation:“Outside the Box” Thinking, “In the Box” Thinking, and The Strategy. The three topics are woven together to provide a comprehensive perspective on innovation and creativity.

No, the program is designed to be completed in its entirety and cannot be taken as standalone modules. However, the option of pursuing specific modules as certificate courses is available.

The program is a combination of interactive lectures and individual and team assignments. Additionally, it includes live sessions with course leaders who are dedicated to guiding you through your learning journey.

If you are eager to explore the core design thinking principles in business, and excited to develop innovative solutions and strategies for your business/organization, then this program is meant for you.

Yes. Applicants will be required to submit:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport copy (ID page)
  • Recent photo (digital)
  • Updated CV/resume
  • Proof of degree in any field of study (highest qualification should be submitted)
  • Proof of language proficiency (if formal education or degree was not completed in English)

A nonrefundable application fee of USD 50 + GST is required. (GST is only due for students residing in Singapore.)

No, the application fee is nonrefundable.

Listed below are the steps for enrolling in the program:

  1. Complete the application for the program:
    • Include your personal details, education details, and employment details
    • Write two essays pertaining to the program
    • Submit your application
  2. Once you have submitted the application, pay the fee of USD 50.
  3. Thereafter, your application will be reviewed by the EMERITUS Admissions Committee.
  4. If your application review is successful, you will receive an offer letter via email regarding your admission confirmation.
  5. Once you’re admitted, you’ll need to review and accept the following post-admission documents online via your application dashboard. You can download and save these documents for subsequent requirements.
    • Form 12: Advisory note to students
    • Pre-course counseling form
    • Student contract
  6. After you have submitted the above documents, you can proceed to pay the first installment of the tuition fee to confirm your enrollment.
  7. Finally, you’ll need to mail the hard copies of the below documents to: Admissions Office, Emeritus Institute of Management, 78 Shenton Way, #20-02 Singapore – 079120.
    • Certified true copy of submitted academic certificate (Self attested)
    • Form 12: Advisory note to students (print and sign)
    • Pre-course counseling form (print and sign)
    • Student contract (print and sign)

You can pay for the course using an international debit or credit card. Alternatively, you can also pay for the program using a bank/telegraphic transfer mechanism. Below are the telegraphic transfer details (please quote the invoice no.):

Account Name: Emeritus Institute of Management Pte Ltd
Bank Name: The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited
Bank Address: 21 Collyer Quay, #07-01 HSBC Building, Singapore 049320
USD Account Number: 260-816558-178
Bank Code: 7232
Branch Code: 260
SWIFT Code: HSBCSGSG

Once you complete the application for the course, you will receive an invoice. Payment for the course is required to gain access. You will be given a receipt once the payment is received for your files and/or tax purposes.

An admission decision can be expected within five working days, provided all required application documents are submitted.

There are two sets of documents you need to submit to enroll in the program:

Pre-admission documents that you should have ready in soft copy before starting your application:

  1. Passport copy (ID page)
  2. Updated CV/resume
  3. Recent photo (digital)
  4. Academic certificate or full transcripts of highest degree

Post-admission documents, which need to be submitted once your application has been accepted by the Admissions Committee:

  1. Pre-course counselling form
  2. Form 12: Advisory note to students
  3. Student contract

A degree in any field of study is required to take this program. However, students with a lower qualification but significant work experience may be considered for admission as a mature entry.

A degree in any field of study is required to take this program. However, students with a lower qualification but significant work experience may be considered for admission as a mature entry.

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, and Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

You will receive both a hard copy and soft copy of the certificate after successful completion of the program.

In addition to the faculty video lectures, participants will learn from course leaders through live teaching sessions. The number of sessions varies from cohort to cohort as per the program flow. Typically, 18 to 20 live teaching sessions are conducted during the course.

Live teaching sessions are usually scheduled between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. UTC/GMT. All the live teaching sessions are recorded and shared with students within 24 hours. The recording links are also made available on EMERITUS’s learning platform, Canvas.