Online Global Development and Innovation Graduate Certificate

The online graduate certificate program in global development and innovation helps students translate their imaginations into innovations by mobilizing knowledge in the service of human needs. It provides current and critical perspectives on innovation and development for overseeing and managing complex global challenges.

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Quick facts

Next start date: 08/20/2020


Total classes: 5

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours: 15

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21st century global development needs have brought forward new perspectives related with equity, participatory democracy, social values, and innovation. Accordingly, people working in development aid agencies can benefit from updated knowledge and skills. As a trans-disciplinary certificate program, global development and innovation (GDI) responds to the knowledge and skills gap development practitioners often struggle with and links them to innovations that policymakers seek for a more sustainable and resilient future.

The program caters to ASU graduates and professionals from around the world seeking to complement their experience and skill set with critical perspectives on innovation and development for managing and overseeing complex global challenges.

The online certificate in GDI provides an overview of both theories and practices on how innovations emerge, how they diffuse across societies, and what impacts they have on policies and practices to sustainable development challenges.

Featured courses


Required core

GTD 501 Global Technology and Development (3)


Required core

GTD 511 Development Policy and Practices (3)


Related careers

Graduates of the online Global Development and Innovation Graduate Certificate will be equipped with analytical and practical skill needed to engage in issues around innovation in global development. Pathways to careers can include:

Middle management career advancement

Positions in development practice

Social entrepreneurship

Social change agent

Prestigious faculty

The faculty of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society who specialize in international development work around the world on a wide variety of projects, such as energy innovation and poverty alleviation, community development, food security and water access, and education.

They work on projects in the regions of Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, China, Latin America and North America, with funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, and other entities. They bring their real world experience to bear on the design of courses, and the mentoring of students.

Prestigious faculty

The faculty of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society who specialize in international development work around the world on a wide variety of projects, such as energy innovation and poverty alleviation, community development, food security and water access, and education.

They work on projects in the regions of Africa, the Middle East, Central and Southeast Asia, China, Latin America and North America, with funding from the National Science Foundation, U.S. Agency for International Development, the World Bank, and other entities. They bring their real world experience to bear on the design of courses, and the mentoring of students.

Admission requirements

Applicants must fulfill both the requirements of the Graduate College and those of the School for the Future of Innovation in Society.

Applicants are eligible to apply to the program if they have earned a bachelor's or master's degree, in any field, from a regionally accredited institution or the equivalent from an international institution that is officially recognized by that country.

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