Brown Post Graduate Program in Innovation Leadership

Innovation Leadership is a management style that helps senior leaders to be creative and innovative when managing people, projects, and ideas. Innovation-led growth at the business level needs a multi-pronged approach. To fulfill this growth, leaders need to reimagine their roles to foster new thinking, learn to communicate both vertically and laterally, disseminate best practices and expertise to gain organizational buy-in from planning through execution.

Brown University’s post-graduate program in Innovation Leadership is a seven-month, 100% online program, consisting of sixteen live-synchronous sessions, taught by acclaimed Brown University faculty. This program is open to participants worldwide and is ideal for leaders looking at a global perspective on innovation and digital transformation. Learners will acquire the tools and know-how required to solve their most pressing challenges in today’s landscape.


Mike Grandinetti is an Adjunct Professor at the School of Engineering at Brown University. As a veteran Silicon Valley engineer and McKinsey consultant, Grandinetti has been in the practice of innovation and entrepreneurship as an operating executive and educator. He has served as CxO of eight startups, two went public on the NASDAQ while seven were acquired by corporate strategies including IBM and Oracle. Grandinetti serves as a faculty member at Harvard & Rutgers and has been affiliated with MIT in various capacities. He also holds numerous affiliations with Berkeley and was named Financial Times Professor of the Week. He has won numerous Professor of the Year and Global Teaching Excellence Awards.

Grandinetti has been continuously active in the fields of innovation, entrepreneurship, human-centric design and digital marketing since earning his Bachelor of Science in Engineering degree. He went on to earn his MBA degree with distinction at Yale. He began his career in Silicon Valley and has spent his entire career in the world’s leading innovation clusters of Silicon Valley / San Francisco, Boston / Cambridge, Austin, TX and Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a successful serial tech entrepreneur, multi-award-winning professor, innovation consultant, angel investor, board member, hackathon & design sprint leader, popular keynote speaker, podcast author, and in-demand startup mentor.