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Innovation for Leadership and Organizations

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ABUS 4151

Delivery Method
Fully online
Tuition | Fees

About This Course

Innovation as cornerstone of knowledge economy. History of innovation process, importance to individuals/organizations. Strategies to foster innovation. Responsibilities in innovation skill-building/leadership.


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Gordon Flanders

D.B.A., University of Phoenix; M.B.A., Carlson School of Management; B.A., Augsburg College

Gordon Flanders teaches courses in marketing, market research, international business, consumer behavior, strategic management, advanced management seminar, critical thinking and decision making, selling and sales management, and macroeconomics. He is a tenured assistant professor of business and winner of a Merit Award for excellence in teaching, service, and research at Montana Tech of the University of Montana. Before working in academia, Dr. Flanders spent 20 years at 3M/Imation, where he earned the Circle of Technical Excellence Award and three Golden Step Awards for successful new product launches. The new products he launched have also won industry-specific awards for innovation and a US government environmental award.

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  • ABUS 4509 − New Product Development
Drew Grahek
Drew Grahek

MBA, University of St. Thomas 

Drew was recently named the vice president of operations for Hawkins Inc., a manufacturer and distributor of industrial chemicals to municipalities and businesses throughout the central United States. A management executive with over 26 years of experience with Target, Kohl’s, Field & Stream, and Ulta Beauty, as well as business ownership, Drew has experience in retail operations, merchandising operations, property management, and franchising. He enjoys sharing his many varied business experiences, teaching and mentoring the next generation of business leaders, as well as learning from their experiences.

  • ABUS 4151 – Innovation for Leaders and Organizations