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.

Interested in learning more or becoming a business partner? Contact us at innovationacademy@uno.edu. or visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.

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Immersion Programs

Innovation Academy programs have a limited number of spaces and admission is competitive.  Stay tuned for additional courses in Spring 2022!

Data Analytics

In this foundational course, learn common business practices for data collection, storage, use, and privacy, as well as how to communicate complex findings to key stakeholders. Course begins September 2021.

Instructor: Dr. Ying Lin, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Researcher

Digital QA

Apply critical thinking principles to test software products for quality and usability while documenting processes and outcomes for partners and customers. Course begins September 2021. Read more »

Instructor: Janet Genusa, Quality Assurance Sr. Manager | Raistone Capital


Examine the fundamentals of managing risks and keeping an organization safe from security threats. Course coming soon.

Instructor: Andrea Bercy

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