Success or failure? The future of your organisation today depends on how well it can adapt to and leverage disruptive technologies and business models. This MicroMasters program enables you to do just that – to deal with disruptive change in the marketplace and take advantage of the shifting landscape to benefit your organisation. By combining elements from innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategy research, this program will show you how to use a standard toolkit to judge and assess real-life cases and learn using a practice-oriented approach. You will be guided through the innovation process from ideation to implementation, will explore the typical creation process of a new venture and will learn more about the differences between entrepreneurial and managerial thought patterns. As a final part of the program, you’ll learn strategic management concepts – so your organisation can be ahead of the curve and not be victim to disruption.

  • Average Length: 6 weeks per course
  • Effort: 6-10 hours per week, per course
  • Number Of Courses: 6 Courses in Programme
  • Subject: Business & Management
  • Institution: The RWTH Aachen University
  • Institution Offering Credit: The RWTH Aachen University
  • Language: English
  • Video Transcripts: English
  • Price (USD): Free to try or pursue the MicroMasters credential for $894

Job Outlook

  • Career opportunities include managerial positions in business development, post-merger/acquisition integration, innovation management, and general manager positions of newly launched “intrapreneurial” ventures

What You'll Learn

  • To scan an organisation’s environment and identify relevant threats to its business
  • To develop a set of strategies to quickly address upcoming change
  • To discover risks and sources of internal resistance towards innovation and develop successful counter strategies
  • To familiarize yourself with the differences between entrepreneurial and corporate thinking
  • To strategically position your organisation in times of uncertainty

How To Earn The MicroMasters Credential

Complete and successfully earn a Verified Certificate in all 6 MicroMasters courses.

Take Your Credential To The Next Level

RWTHx's MicroMasters Credential enables you to combine your online learning experience with on-campus work at the RWTH campus in Aachen, Germany. Upon completion of the RWTHx MicroMasters Credential, participants are eligible to apply for the M.Sc. Management and Engineering in Technology, Innovation, Marketing and Entrepreneurship (MME-TIME), a blended learning format that is partly residential, partly online. For further information, please refer to Participants will be credited 15 ECTS for having completed the Credential, which will count towards the 90 ECTS required for graduating with the MME-TIME degree.


  • Managing Disruptive Change
  • Customer-Centric Innovation
  • Innovation & Creativity Management
  • Thinking & Acting like an Entrepreneur
  • Strategic Management: From Intuition to Insight
  • Strategic Management: From Insight to Decision
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