At a Glance

Next Available Program
September 7 - September 27

Time Commitment
15 hours (6 hours/week)

Program Duration
3 weeks

IMD Business School Certificate of Completion

Who Should Attend
Senior Leaders, Mid-level Leaders, Directors

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About the Program

Driving Digital Transformation, a 3-week leadership development program, will equip your leaders with strategies, frameworks, and tools to capitalize on the opportunities and avoid the threats that accompany the increasing digitalization of business models, products, and value chains. Participants in this program will learn how to evaluate how their business is affected by the transformational value drivers created by digitalization, identify digital opportunities and threats, formulate a digital response strategy, and build digital business agility.

Key Takeaways

  • Understand the key routes via which digitalization creates transformational value for customers and organizations
  • Assess your organization’s and your own personal readiness to pursue digital transformation
  • Broaden your view to consider multiple options before developing an informed strategy for responding to opportunities and threats
  • Orchestrate people and processes to drive execution with agility

Program Structure

  • 3 week duration, 15 hours to complete requirements
  • Over 2 hours of on-demand, HD lectures
  • Professor interactions, group learning, and optional coaching sessions
  • Facilitated intra-company team meetings
  • Final project, which integrates weekly activities

2020 Program Dates

February 2020 April 2020 July 2020 September 2020 October 2020
Program Start February 24 April 27 July 13 September 7 October 26
Program End March 15 May 17 August 2 September 27 November 15

Experienced Faculty

  • Michael Wade

    Professor of Innovation & Strategy

    Michael Wade is a Professor of Innovation and Strategy at IMD and holds the Cisco Chair in Digital Business Transformation. He is the Director of the Global Center for Digital Business Transformation and was named one of the top 10 digital thought leaders in Switzerland in 2016 and 2017.

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How many hours per week am I expected to devote to the program?

Our programs are designed for busy professionals. Participants are expected to spend 4-5 hours each week watching video lectures and completing assignments. There are also live online sessions most weeks, which last 1-1.5 hours each.

How long does the program last?

Our leadership development programs last 3 weeks. Additionally, you will complete a short orientation prior to the official start of the program.

Will I receive a grade or university credit?

Upon successfully completing the program, you will receive a certificate of completion from the sponsoring business school. ExecOnline provides non-degree programs for which no grades or university credits are provided.

Who takes ExecOnline programs?

Our programs are designed for busy leaders—managers, directors, VPs, and C-suite—with the drive and desire to solve their organization’s critical business challenges. Our short, focused programs allow you to develop solutions for both near- and long-term challenges—without disrupting your day-to-day responsibilities.

Will I apply my learnings to real-world work objectives?

Yes. You will develop a project of your choosing that addresses your organization’s critical business challenges. At the completion of the program, you will have produced an implementation-ready project, designed to make a fiscal and business impact.

Do you have an alumni program?

Yes. You can stay connected to ExecOnline through our alumni group, which allows you to interact with peers to generate support and networking opportunities.

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