Our MOOCs aim to engage with communities outside our university, and to spread RSM’s expertise on global issues and trends.
Currently, our MOOCs cover:
- the implementation of the UN’s SDGs in business
- how businesses use innovation management to generate new ideas for products and services
- a business approach to restoring landscapes
- innovating business models for sustainable landscape restoration.
We will continue to add new MOOCs to our portfolio.
Top quality MOOCs from RSM
All RSM MOOCs are developed by experts in education and learning innovation, and are produced in our modern media studios here on campus. Our educational experts and faculty members develop our MOOCs so they offer just the right amount of challenge, allowing you to learn effectively and work towards your MOOC certificate without compromising your other activities.
Our MOOC, Driving Business Towards The SDGs, won a 2019 Award of Excellence from the SDG Academy, the online education platform of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative for the United Nations.
Land degradation caused by human activities is undermining the well-being of two-fifths of humanity, driving species extinctions and intensifying climate change. But there’s a huge potential for restoring landscapes: around two billion hectares of land – about two times the size of China – can be restored. This eight-week programme covers the process, from ideation to the successful implementation of a new sustainable business model with four returns: return of natural capital, return of social capital, return of inspiration and return of financial capital.
Is sustainable development relevant for every business? For example, can every kind of business or organisation do something to counter climate change, or help to create a global culture for sustainable business? The answer to both questions is ‘yes’.
In the MOOC Driving Business Towards the SDGs, you can explore the role of business in contributing to a better future for people AND the planet without giving up profits, by using the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as a framework for addressing these massive global problems.
What is innovation management? How do firms bring in new business models and get new products and services to the market? Go on a nine-week journey through innovation management concepts, theories of idea generation, selection, strategy formulation and implementation in our MOOC in Innovation Management. In it, you will also learn the tools for implementing innovation projects yourself.
Guided by RSM’s top professors, you will develop an innovative mindset and expertise in how firms successfully create new ideas for marketing new products. The syllabus also includes sessions about innovation strategy, idea management and social networks.
It is a frightening prospect – that all life on Earth must either adapt or be doomed. This course is about landscape degradation – a global and wicked problem that is contributing to the dooming prospect of depletion of Earth’s finite resources. But this course is also about the solutions to this problem – business driven landscape restoration, and the skills that you will need in order to play part in reversing this development.
So rather than leaving you powerless, it is our hope that you learn how you can be part of the solution to making sure that Planet Earth still provides a safe and habitable home for future generation.