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Strategic Innovation, Certificate

Darla Moore School of Business

Prepare yourself to successfully navigate an increasingly complex technological environment, and develop the skills needed to strategically manage science, technology and innovation in the workforce.

Over the last two decades, entire industries have been restructured to accommodate rapid technological change and the continued innovation and growth needed to remain competitive. This program will prepare you to succeed under these conditions, whether you're a current USC graduate student or a working professional.

Program Highlights

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    Study with the Best

    Enjoy all the advantages offered at the Moore School, which is internationally renowned for its superior programs.

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    Expert Faculty

    Learn from an expert faculty renowned for their accomplishments in and out of the classroom.

What You’ll Study

You will complete the three required courses and one elective with a GPA of 3.0 or better in each course. Designed for working professionals and graduate students from all disciplines, the certificate includes three core strategic management courses with a customizable elective choice to match individual goals and priorities.

Building Skills

Gain the professional and personal intelligence it takes to have a successful career.

  • Data Analysis

    Examining and interpreting information to uncover insights and inform decision making

    Scientific Writing

    Communicating scientific research and findings in a clear, accurate and compelling manner


    Introducing new ideas, methods or products to improve performance or achieve a specific goal

  • Technical Writing

    Creating clear and concise documents, such as manuals or instructions, for technical or scientific topics

    Planning and Strategy

    Developing and implementing a comprehensive and effective approach to achieve specific goals

    Analytical Reasoning

    Breaking down complex problems or situations to identify patterns, connections and solutions

Using your degree

Make your college experience the foundation for a successful future.

Potential Careers

  • Market Analyst
  • Consultant
  • Risk Management Expert
  • Consumer Behavior Expert

Workplace Settings

  • Business
  • International Business
  • Government
  • Nonprofits