The Office of Alumni Relations, in partnership with the Lifelong Learning Network, is excited to offer you a content series that provides 24/7 access to faculty experts from some of today’s hottest industries.

Organizations today operate in a highly competitive, global environment—one where once-popular video rental and bookstore chains sit vacant, shuttered in the aftermath of Netflix and Amazon’s rise. Now more than ever, innovation is crucial to a company experiencing and sustaining success. “Companies need to be fast-moving, and their employees and managers need to be comfortable with assessing the global landscape and enabling their organization to change,” says Tucker Marion, Associate Professor and Director of the Master of Science in Innovation (MSI) program at Northeastern University.

Stay ahead of the curve and keep your finger on the pulse of what’s next! As you look for ways to be more resilient, use the month of October to be a part of this online course, Be a Change Maker: An Introduction to Innovation. This is a preview into the course offerings of the MSI program, where you can learn from Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group Chair Professors Tucker Marion and Fernando Suarez. Be introduced to the fundamentals of innovation in business, to engage and push your passion for innovation forward.

Begin the course at any time during the month of October, completing the modules at your own pace. Register here for complimentary access to the course, if you have not already done so. Get an exclusive sneak peek into graduate level courses, from the comfort of your home (or office, or coffee shop – it’s up to you!). The biweekly content modules should take less than an hour-and-a half to view and read. Registrants will begin to receive biweekly course email updates on September 30.

Learn more about advanced degree opportunities available from the Lifelong Learning Network, to thrive and succeed personally and professionally. Programs are designed to meet learners’ needs at any point in their professional journey.

About the Featured Faculty Experts


Tucker Marion
Associate Professor
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group Chair, Academic Programs
Director, Innovation Masters programs
Samuel Altschuler Research Fellow
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
See Tucker’s bio


Fernando Suarez
Jean C. Tempel Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Group Chair, Research and Tenure-Track Faculty
D’Amore-McKim School of Business
See Fernando’s bio

Course Schedule

Module 1: Lean Innovation
The content will be posted on September 30, 2018.

Module 2: Competing in Dynamic, Innovation-Driven Markets
The content will be posted on October 14, 2018.

Module 3: Wrap-up and Learning Opportunities
The content will be posted on October 28, 2018.

  • Module 1: Lean Innovation

    The content will be posted on September 30, 2018.

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  • Module 2: Competing in Dynamic, Innovation-Driven Markets

    The content will be posted on October 14, 2018.

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  • Module 3: Wrap-up and Learning Opportunities

    This content will be posted on October 28, 2018.

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  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How do I register for this course?
    To register for complimentary access to this course, click here. Registrants will begin to receive biweekly course email updates on September 30, 2018.

    What resources will I need for this course?
    The only resource needed is an internet connection to access the course material published on this website and the course module emails.

    When does the course meet?
    The course does not meet in-person. The course is completely online. You can watch the course videos and read the supporting materials at any time, on demand, when it is convenient to you. There are no required assignments for this self-paced course.

    The course schedule is:

    Module 1: Lean Innovation
    The content will be posted on September 30, 2018.

    Module 2: Competing in Dynamic, Innovation-Driven Markets
    The content will be posted on October 14, 2018.

    Module 3: Wrap-up and Learning Opportunities
    This content will be posted on October 28, 2018.

    Can I earn credit for completing the course?
    Course credit is not offered for the completion of Lifelong Learning: On Demand courses. To learn more about professional programs – bachelor’s, master’s, doctoral, certificates, and bootcamps – offered at Northeastern University, click here.

    Any other questions?
    For any questions about this program, please contact Jovvann-Dominque Cafua at j.cafua@northeastern.edu.

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