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Integrated Innovation Institute

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Online Student Resources

Welcome, online certificate and MIIPS students!

You may have signed up for our complete online degree, one certificate, or even one course. Regardless of your engagement, we want you to have a community of resources at your fingertips.

Refer to this page to find information about academic policies, technology resources, the rotational certificate schedule, and advising resources. These resources and guidelines are relevant and essential to your success as an online student.

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Fall 2022 Certificates

49-606, Understanding Markets, Products & Services
Professor Dave Lamont

Every other Monday beginning August 29th, 8 - 9:30pm ET

Course Highlights:

  • Study the actions required to bring a product to market
  • Learn strategies to build, leverage, defend, and sustain new products
  • Gain business management knowledge
  • Focus on pricing strategies and tactics
  • Discuss the span of products — consumer and B2B, products and services, digital and physical

 

49-607, Product Strategy & Planning
Professor Dave Lamont 

Every other Tuesday beginning August 29th, 8 - 9:30pm ET

Course Highlights:

  • Learn the concepts, roles, and responsibilities of product and brand management
  • Study how strategy and business models work together to shape a business
  • Gain knowledge of planning, development, and marketing tools that work to differentiate a product
  • Use a business simulation to understand how functional areas of a business tie together
  • Gain an overview of multiple business types: corporate, entrepreneurial, for-profit, and nonprofit

49-600, Introduction to Design Innovation
Professor Susanna Zlotnikov

Every other Wednesday beginning August 29th, 8 - 9:30pm ET

Course Highlights:

  • Learn methods to understand a breadth of user needs
  • Gain skills in techniques and applications to create tangible products and product features
  • Hone skills needed to visualize and represent concepts efficiently
  • Generate a range of solutions via methods of early prototyping and testing

 

49-601, Innovation of Services & Experiences
Professor Susanna Zlotnikov

Every other Thursday beginning August 29th, 8 - 9:30pm ET

Course Highlights:

  • Learn techniques to design services and experiences, easily distinguishing and shifting between perspectives on the same design problem space
  • Leverage service and experience innovation frameworks to explain how an offering unfolds for people
  • Design holistic "product" offerings that spam UI/UX physical products and human activity
  • Gain fluency to articulate offerings that are made up of systems of products, services and other components

Upcoming Certificate Schedule

Important Dates

  • Last day to register: 1/17/2023
  • Classes begin: 1/17/2023

Methods & Tools for Product Innovation Certificate

Course Name

Faculty

Day & Time

49-604, Innovation Processes & Tools

TBD

Every other Wednesday from 8 - 9:30pm ET

49-605, User Experience Research for Digital and Physical Products TBD Every other Thursday from 8 - 9:30pm ET

Technology for Product Management Certificate

Course Name

Faculty

Day & Time

49-602, Designing for Production & Sustainability

Dr. Jimmy Williams

Every other Wednesday from 8 - 9:30pm ET

49-603, Cyber-Physical Product Design

Arthur Sugden (bio coming soon)

Every other Thursday from 8 - 9:30pm ET

Important Dates:

  • Last day to register: 5/15/2023

  • Classes begin: 5/15/2023

New Product Management Certificate

Course Name Faculty Day & Time
49-606, Understanding Markets, Products & Services TBD Day TBD, 8 - 9:30pm ET
49-607, Product Strategy & Planning TBD Day TBD, 8 - 9:30pm ET

Product Design Innovation Certificate  

Course Name Faculty Day & Time
49-600, Introduction to Design Innovation TBD Day TBD, 8 - 9:30pm ET
49-601, Innovation of Services & Experiences TBD Day TBD, 8 - 9:30pm ET

Technology for Product Management Certificate

Course Name Faculty Day & Time
49-602, Designing for Production & Sustainability TBD Day TBD, 8 - 9:30pm ET
49-603, Cyber-Physical Product Design Course offering tentative based on student interest.

Important Dates:

  • Registration Opens: 4/17/2023
  • Classes begin: 8/28/2023 (Tentative)

Methods & Tools for Product Innovation Certificate

Course Name Faculty Day & Time
49-604, Innovation Processes & Tools TBD Day TBD, 8 - 9:30pm ET
49-605, User Experience Research for Digital & Physical Products TBD Day TBD, 8 - 9:30pm ET
New Product Management Certificate
Course Name Faculty Day & Time
49-606, Understanding Markets, Products & Services TBD Day TBD, 8 - 9:30pm ET
49-607, Product Strategy & Planning TBD Day TBD, 8 - 9:30pm ET

Register for Upcoming Courses

Spring 2023

Registration Opens 11/15/2023

Register for Spring

Summer 2023

Registration Opens 3/23/2023

Coming Soon!

Stories from the Community

Meet Kristin, iii Online Program Manager

Kristin supports the Master of Integrated Innovation for Products and Services (MIIPS) Online and the Stackable Online Certificates programs as Online Program Manager. She coordinates multiple aspects of online education needs, including program development and logistics, communications, and faculty support, along with student engagement and registration. In her role she works closely with the CMUiii team, campus partners and external vendors.

Prior to joining the CMUiii in October of 2022, Kristin served as the Assistant Director and Business Manager for the CMU Leonard Gelfand Center for Service Learning and Outreach where she focused her time on operations, program and project management, and educational outreach. Over the past few years, she’s been pursuing coursework in programming, design, and UX.

Kristin has been a Pittsburgher since 2003 and in her free time enjoys walking her dogs, dabbling in crafts, working on renovation projects, singing karaoke, bowling or playing PSL kickball.