By collaborating with leading innovative companies and world-known universities we offer today’s graduates a future-oriented education. Students of this programme can choose an elective course, during which they travel to Nagoya University of Commerce & Business (NUCB) and visit major international companies such as Mitsubishi Aircraft, Brother, Toyota, etc.
This course offers a deep dive into the new product development (NPD) process, blending theoretical insights with practical applications. We'll explore foundational NPD theories, emphasizing models like the Stage Gate and Design Thinking. Real-world success stories in NPD will be analyzed in our lectures. As a hands-on component, students will collaborate in teams to develop entrepreneurial projects and present them to a panel of industry experts. We aim to empower students with skills to identify innovative opportunities and navigate the complexities of New Product Development.
Process innovation management is a key source of competitive advantage for any organization, and this course enables students to perform an in-depth analysis of the principal operational processes and operational challenges faced by managers, and provides students with the language, concepts, and tools to manage these issues with a particular emphasis on innovation and change management. Using a mix of simulations, case study analyses, and latest technologies students develop conceptual frameworks of business processes and identify methods for improvement in all major areas of operations, starting with operations planning, implementation, and control, and ending with operational improvements.
This course approaches the management of technological innovation as a driving force of competitive advantage of organizations through a combination of internal resources and external linkages. Students are introduced to the theories, models, tools and practical cases from industries. Students will be trained to develop competencies to become future innovators or innovation managers in a wide range of industries.