Strategic Innovation Certificate from the SmartState® Center for Innovation + Commercialization at the Darla Moore School of Business

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The Strategic Innovation Certificate is designed by SC Innovates to prepare students to successfully navigate an increasingly complex technological environment and to develop the skills needed to strategically manage science, technology, and innovation in the workforce. The certificate is available from the Moore School at the University of South Carolina (USC).


Working professionals and graduate students from all disciplines


The certificate includes three core strategic management courses and a customizable elective choice allowing you to tailor your experience to match your priorities.

  • Academic Requirements
    All candidates are required to complete four courses (12 credit hours) beyond the typical core coursework with a GPA of 3.0 or better across the four courses.
  • Required Courses
    MGMT 733 Strategic Management of Technology and Innovation (SMTI)
    MGMT 776 Strategic Innovation Planning and Processes
    MGMT 775 Strategic Analysis and Application of Innovation
  • Typical Course Sequence
    Fall I: MGMT 733
    Spring II: MGMT 776
    Full Summer: MGMT 775
    Any Semester: One Elective


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