Topics in Creative Management I


In addition to the twelve Core Courses, Cohort Members are required to complete one Topics in Creative Management (TCM) course per semester.


Both Topics in Creative Management Courses consist of three 60-minute live webinars, scheduled once a week on selected Thursdays from 10:00 - 11:00 AM New York Time. For more information about when these are scheduled, see Academic Calendar. These sessions do not involve preparatory readings or viewings.

Topics in Creative Management Course Semester I (October - December)

Substream 1: Storytelling for Impact
The art of Storytelling and the world of Social Impact are deeply tied. Without Social Impact, stories fail to inspire. And without stories, social impact fails to enroll and engage. Our goal for this substream is, in the context of a world defined by ever increasing noise, to help Cohort Members harness storytelling intelligently to bring social impact to life in the eyes of crucial stakeholders.

Substream 2: Public Narrative
A good story has the power to change the world. The public narrative methodology trains organizers, activists, and community leaders to share their personal stories more effectively, in order to build a sense of community around shared values and experiences, and ultimately to move large numbers of people to action on an issue or cause.

Substream 3: Ethics and Engagement
The relationship between organizations and society is rapidly evolving. Questions around impact, privilege, access, and biases have been increasingly pressing for leaders in virtually all industries, calling for reflection and instruction on the intersection of ethics and entrepreneurship. This substream brings thinkers and experts on complementary subjects to explore critical questions that precede the intentional building of constructive organizational cultures.


Cohort Members choose a prompt from two available options to submit a written reflection about how the learnings of one Substream could be best applied to, or observed within, their home working environment. Cohort Members submit one assignment per semester (total of two assignments in the year).

    Application requirements


  • Accreditation: Swiss Private Course
  • Total workload: 75 hours
  • Requires extra purchases (outside texts, etc.): No, all materials included
  • ID verification: Required
  • Admission requirements: Application required
  • Minimum education requirement for students: Undergraduate