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Innovation Design Courses

Learn how to think, not what to think. Focusing on interdisciplinary learning outcomed, all College of Innovation and Design courses are open to students from every academic college and discipline.


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The Master of Innovation Design (MID) degree program merges arts, science and technology courses, creating opportunities for interdisciplinary student/faculty collaboration. The program is tailored for each student, helping them develop their innovator mindset including their ability to:

  • Communicate ideas effectively
  • Facilitate design thinking and design sprints
  • Utilize an agile product development workflow
  • Develop transformative physical, digital and service products
  • Validate ideas for market fit
  • Build sustainable teams
  • Launch a startup enterprise
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The undergraduate certificate in interdisciplinary leadership comprises 12 credit hours of courses chosen from across many disciplines.

Upon completion of the leadership certificate, students are able to:

  • Identify leadership theories and concepts;
  • Differentiate leadership practices across settings, organizations, disciplines and systems;
  • Identify cultural strengths and differences through a leadership framework;
  • Develop leadership skills based on personal strengths and professional interests; and
  • Lead individuals in teamwork exercises.
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The minor in Sustainability through the College of Innovation and Design approaches sustainability through a holistic lens. Courses investigate the management of our social, environmental, economic, and cultural resources so they may last for generations.

Areas of focus include: 

  • Innovation life cycle 
  • Change management 
  • Sustainable business development 
  • Social mobility 
  • Challenges in sustainability and innovation 
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The undergraduate leadership certificate comprises 10 credit hours of design thinking courses.

Upon completion of the Design Thinking Certificate, students are able to:

  1. Identify design thinking methods and exercises;
  2. Develop critical thinking skills to evaluate and refine design solutions;
  3. Foster a mindset of continuous learning and iteration;
  4. Recognize and overcome common barriers to innovation and change; and
  5. Lead others to employ a human-centered approach to problem-solving and decision-making


Inside the Institute

Enjoy this sneak peek of everyday life as a Master of Innovation Design student at Wichita State University.




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