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    Disruption: Breaking the Rules of Business – Powered by Harvard Business Publishing

    Disruption: Breaking the Rules of Business – Powered by Harvard Business Publishing


    • Listing Type: After-School Enrichment
    • Entering Grade: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th
    • Program Delivery: Online
    • Session Start: March
    • Session Length: Other
    • Category: Business/Entrepreneurship
    • Sub-Categories: Business, Entrepreneurship
    • Minimum Cost: > $1,000
    • Gender: Coed
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    About This Online Course

    iD Tech is the exclusive K-12 partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education.

    Simulations, case studies, and innovation…oh my! Successful companies that change the world don't just improve the marketplace. They transform it, turning enormous industries on their heads and gaining profits from countless players. Innovation is at the heart of disruption, and strategy can be learned by looking to titans like Apple, Spotify, Netflix, and Amazon that have revolutionized everything from music and movies to our daily lives. When you're setting out to break the rules of business, studying disruptors like these is vital. With guidance from the STEM pros at iD Tech and content from Harvard Business Publishing, you'll plan your own disruption and decide what industry you’ll rule.

    Topics Covered
    • Understand key innovation strategies and how to disrupt markets
    • Review successes and difficulties from disruptive giants like Netflix, Spotify, AirBnB, and more
    • Explore simulations and case studies from Harvard Business Publishing
    • Develop a portfolio to share with potential universities or employers
    • Conceptualize innovative product ideas and design mockups
    Innovation is at the heart of disruption—just look at Apple, Spotify, Netflix, and Amazon.

    In this course, you will learn how companies have transformed industries and marketplaces, becoming industry royalty. You’ll also plan your own disruption—what will you rule?

    Earn Certification

    Upon successful completion of this program, you will earn an official certificate granted by iD Tech, the exclusive K-12 education partner of Harvard Business Publishing Education. This program is graded as a pass or fail; students must receive 75% to pass and obtain the certificate of completion.

    • Certificate recognizing your skills and success
    • Insights and demos from Harvard Business Publishing content and renowned industry experts
    • Skills that can help secure internships and potential jobs
    • Portfolio to share with colleges and future employers
    Frequently Asked Questions

    Why does my teen need this program?

    If your teen dreams of making their mark on the startup scene, there’s more to it than just improving the marketplace–they need to hone the visionary skills required to transform industries. With content from Harvard Business Publishing, they will gain valuable insights to propel them forward in the dynamic world of businesses on the forefront of disruption and innovation.

    Is this program right for my teen?

    This program is ideal for college-bound business and leadership students interested in management, launching a company, leading a nonprofit, or who generally want to develop new skills in leadership. Students can boost their portfolios with an authentic certificate which may be submitted to select universities for college applications.

    Is this program right for students who are new to studying business?

    This course is designed for students of all skill levels. With content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing Education, your teen will unlock many secrets and lessons learned from case studies with Apple, Spotify, Amazon, and more, as well as fun simulations that test their ability to respond and adapt to an ever-changing business environment.

    What are the technical requirements for this program?

    In order for your teen to participate, they will need a Mac or Windows computer, webcam, and stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Curriculum will be delivered through Canvas.

    How will my teen receive their certificate?

    After successful completion of the program, your teen’s verified digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images shown are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of iD Tech and Harvard Business Publishing.

    Will Harvard Business Publishing faculty be teaching this course?

    This course is taught by live iD Tech instructors and features content exclusively from Harvard Business Publishing. Students will learn the same case studies and simulations taught to business undergrads, MBAs, and business leaders.