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Innovation and creativity have emerged over the past decade as essential to success in a rapidly changing world. Gannon's Minor in Innovation and Creativity (MIC) delivers on this increasing need for professionals who possess the skills, attitudes and mindsets that allow them to inspire solutions to complex societal problems. Leverage your own ability to solve real-world issues, identify both opportunities and the resources needed to explore these opportunities, work with a diverse group of people, and turn creative thought into actionable innovation to drive meaningful change in any career field you choose.
The MIC enhances EVERY major.
You'll collaborate with students and faculty from across the University through the MIC.
The MIC is not only for self-identified "creatives" - it is for anyone who wants to develop skills in creative problem solving and collaborative innovation.
Students selected for the MIC will journey through a truly unique Gannon experience.
The MIC uses 12 of the 15 credits from your Liberal Studies Core requirements - you only need to take 3 additional credits to earn the minor.
“The MIC Minor would benefit any Gannon Business major because it presents the nonanalytical side of business. What I mean by that is it provides one with the sociological, philosophical, emotional and innovative aspects that one needs to think ‘outside the box’. It is there that new business and processes are born and future successes are made.”
“I would join the MIC because the program uses creative methods to teach students a way of thinking and problem solving that can be applied not only academically and to your future career, but also to your personal life.”
“The MIC provides a unique opportunity to be able to participate in various design thinking and team building activities in a classroom setting while also giving students an experience that allows you to get different perspectives from the students enrolled in the other colleges.”
“Students who are enrolled in the Morosky College of Health and Sciences should take the MIC because it allows our practical brains to be stimulated in ways that we normally would not get the opportunity for. It allows our brains to think outside of the box and collaborate with people who think in completely different ways than us.”
For more information on the Minor in Innovation and Creativity contact Kurt Hersch, Assistant Professor.
Phone: 814-871-5865Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Location:Center for Business IngenuityOffice: CBI 326 900 State St., Erie, PA 16506