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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

Olin Business SchoolOlin Business School


The Institute infuses undergraduate, MBA, and Executive Education curricula with a deep understanding of innovation and growth through challenging course work, programs, and experiential learning opportunities. 

MBA Program

Innovation is a core business process associated with survival and growth of the organization. MBA courses examine concepts, theories and practices in managing growth and innovation in today’s ever-changing business landscape. Students study key concepts, the “rules” of value creation, market value, and other areas related to innovation and growth. Two courses that center on innovation and growth are Managing the Innovation Process, taught by Professor Panos Kouvelis, and Integrated Value Creation: The Wholonics Approach taught by Professor Anjan Thakor.

Executive MBA Program

The Executive MBA program asked top executives at 200 leading corporations about their most difficult and persistent business challenges. With that in mind, curriculum has been designed using four themes - two of which are Innovation and Growth - that address the issues and challenges identified and provide students with the tools necessary to succeed in a complex, unstructured business environment. Two current executive MBA courses on innovation and growth are:

  • Innovation and Creativity: Managing the Innovation Process
    A core business process associated with organizational survival and growth; and the evolution of knowledge creation, testing and implementation.
  • Sustainable, Profitable Growth: Strategies for Growth
    Evaluate how organizations make the best choices on mergers and acquisitions, learn how to foster organic growth, and develop tools and strategies that will help your organization generate and sustain profitable growth.

Open Enrollment

Olin’s Open Enrollment Executive Education Seminars help business professionals elevate their advantage. These one- and two-day seminars provide knowledge and tools these professionals can apply immediately to their jobs. Senior and mid-level managers from organizations of all sizes will benefit from these highly interactive open enrollment seminars.

Innovation Seminars

Strategy & Corporate Growth Seminars

Game Changing Innovation: Breakthrough Business Models for Disruptive Technologies Leveraging Partnerships: Managing Strategic Alliances View a video clip
Firm IQ: Optimizing R & D and Market Value Strategies for Driving Continuous Growth
Managing Innovation in the Established Company Building Competitive Advantage Through Strategy
For more information, please contact:

Jennifer Schmich
Administrative Coordinator for MBA Platforms, IIG & CFAR

Campus Box 1133
One Brookings Drive
St. Louis, MO 63130
314-935-6359 (Fax)

IIG influences curriculum at Olin

The Institute for Innovation and Growth infuses undergraduate, MBA and Executive Education curriculum at Olin