By choosing the Online MBA at William & Mary, you are opting to pursue an essential element of revolutionary leadership: design thinking. Design thinking is a method of tackling problems that does not presume a solution. It replaces a linear mindset that prioritizes completion over innovation with an iterative approach aimed at constant refinement and open to unexpected discoveries.
Design thinking is introduced in the Online MBA program’s first course, Renaissance Manager, through a framework derived from the Renaissance ideal of Leonardo da Vinci. Adapted for the modern business world, this ideal informs the decisions of effective design thinkers by driving them to:
- Approach new challenges with voracious intellectual curiosity;
- Bring deep expertise in an enabling field to their work;
- Develop and maintain broad knowledge and interests to transcend limitations;
- Think systematically and logically to focus on creative, well-reasoned solutions.
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