Innovation Academy

Welcome to the Innovation Academy at the University of New Orleans! The Academy’s suite of programs equips learners with the 21st-century skills, experience, and creative spirit to thrive in an innovative work culture. Whether you are seeking professional growth or looking for new avenues in emerging fields, the Innovation Academy’s immersive learning and professional experiences prepare students for competitive, high-earning career opportunities…with a little New Orleans flair. 

Courses are designed to accommodate a range of learning styles and provide flexibility for learning on your own time. The duration of Innovation Academy courses are between 6 to 8 weeks each, and include weekly one-hour live virtual web conferences led by instructors. In addition, students are provided with learning materials, activities, discussion forums, and assignments through UNO’s learning environment, organized into weekly modules for self-directed learning. Innovation Academy students can expect to spend approximately 7 to 12 hours a week studying outside of weekly web conferences with instructors.

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If you’re a full-time resident of Louisiana, you may qualify for free enrollment in one or more of the Innovation Academy courses below! Limit three applications per person. Select the courses you're interested in and follow the application link on that page