Suffolk University Offering Certificate Program In Innovation

BOSTON (CBS) — Starting this summer executives looking for help in teaching their employees how to innovate will have another place to turn.

Suffolk University is teaming up with Synecticsworld to offer three certificate programs in creative collaboration and innovation.

“We want the world to start recognizing Boston as an innovative city in addition to health care and biotech,” said Joe Giordano, a principal at Synecticsworld.

Giordano explains the program came out of conversations with board members at Suffolk and businesspeople as to what they want and feel they need.

He says the courses will be for people charged with leading innovation in their business and help them develop true innovation.

Giordano says his company has worked in nearly every industry from health care and finance to oil and restaurants, and one of the toughest things these businesses face, he says, is although there are risks involved with some innovation they must work around those constraints.

There will be three levels of certificate – foundations, master’s and executive’s – and within each of those a series of courses. Some of them will be taught by Suffolk and the others by Synecticsworld.

The price of the certificate program starts at $4,500. In addition to earning the certificate, participants can use the program toward course credits at Suffolk University.

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