An Accredited Innovation Education Program (AInEP)® is a comprehensive multi-course / multi-module education program that – as a whole – has been fully verified and subsequently accredited by the Accreditation Center of Global Innovation Institute.

This includes such programs as undergraduate degree programs, graduate degree programs (both masters and doctorate levels), graduate-level certificate programs, comprehensive multi-course executive education programs, and so on. These programs – whenever they focus on or touch on select facets of business innovation – are all eligible for consideration as an AInEP®.

There is significant value in universities, colleges, and other academic bodies having their Innovation and Innovation-related education programs accredited by GInI as an AInEP®.

AInEP® accreditation assures all affected stakeholders that the program has been thoroughly assessed by GInI and therefore its caliber and scope conform fully to GInI’s demanding accreditation standards. No other organization in the world prescribes this same level of accreditation standard in the field of business innovation as does GInI. Consequently, accreditation by the GInI Accreditation Center is the global standard for the accreditation of Innovation Education Programs.

Innovation Education Programs that have achieved accreditation with GInI will bear GInI’s AInEP badge – GInI’s seal of assurance that the program is of a high caliber and is being delivered with excellence.

This offers significant value, because Accredited Innovation Education Programs attract a substantially larger and higher-caliber student body than do non-accredited programs, resulting in significant economic value to the organizations delivering these programs

GInI remains fully committed to pursuing excellence and continuous improvement in all activities relating to the GInI Accreditation Center and the GInI Accreditation Program. The AInEP Guidebook.

provided on this page sets forth the policies, procedures, and standards used to assess the quality and scope of individual Innovation Education Programs, and to thereafter accredit them to GInI’s standards.

Organizations wishing to pursue accreditation of their Innovation Education Programs with GInI must submit to GInI the AInEP Application with full supporting evidence. GInI will thereafter undertake a formal assessment of the program, including in most cases a formal Site Visit of the program, with tours, interviews of faculty and staff, interviews of present and past students, scrutiny of the curriculum, and more – and will then make its determination of the program’s accreditation worthiness.

Innovation Education Program accreditation is valid for a period of two years, at which point the program must submit to an abbreviated reassessment process. Programs must also submit an Annual Report to GInI each year to ensure their ongoing compliance.