Digital Business Leadership Program

Columbia Business School's Digital Business Leadership Program is an intensive, six-month, multi-modular program that prepares global executives to innovate new strategies and business models and lead their organizations to thrive in the digital age.

Digital Business Leadership Program

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Program Highlights

6

Month learning journey

10+

Faculty and practitioners

15+

Topics covered

1

Capstone project on
digital transformation

1

In-class immersion

2

Online modules

3

Live online sessions

Note: Final schedule subject to change

WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER THIS PROGRAM?

Curriculum

Digital Strategy

  • The 5 domains of digital transformation
  • Platforms, coopetition, and multi-sided business models
  • From mass marketing to customer networks
  • Disruptive business models and asymmetric competition
  • Decoding artificial intelligence: from science fiction to business application

Rapid Innovation

  • Innovating through experimentation and minimum viable prototypes
  • Lean Startup: the customer development method to search for business models
  • Value proposition design and jobs-to-be-done theory
  • Building an opportunity portfolio
  • Translating the Lean Startup to enterprise-scale innovation

Organizational
Transformation

  • Leading organizational change
  • Data-driven decision making and quantitative intuition
  • Building data as a strategic asset in your business
  • Surviving disruption: incumbent responses to a disruptive challenger
  • The value proposition roadmap: a customer-centric tool for rapid change
  • Digital transformation in the enterprise
Note: Topics and sessions are subject to change based on faculty availability.

Team Project

Personal Case

Guest Speakers and Site Visits*

*Subject to easing of travel and gathering restrictions due to COVID-19.
PAST SPEAKERS INCLUDE
PAST SPEAKERS INCLUDE
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Participant Profile

Participants might come from large or medium-sized organizations that are focused on digital transformation and innovation within existing industries.

The Digital Business Leadership Program helps talented leaders prepare to take on larger digital transformation roles. All the key elements of the Digital Business Leadership Program experience—the faculty, the content, peer interactions, and application exercises—are designed specifically for participants with:

THE PROGRAM COHORT

The Digital Business Leadership Program participant mix reflects diversity across functions, industries, backgrounds, companies, and life experiences.

FUNCTIONS
FUNCTIONS
EXPERIENCE
EXPERIENCE
ORGANIZATIONS
ORGANISATIONS
INDUSTRIES
INDUSTRIES
Others include: eCommerce, Telecommunications, Advertising, Tourism/Hospitality, Human Resources Service Provider, Energy, Electronics/Hardware, Real Estate, Agriculture, Civil Construction
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS

meet the faculty

David Rogers
David Rogers
Faculty Director, Digital Business Leadership Program

David Rogers, a faculty member at Columbia Business School Executive Education, is a globally-recognized leader on digital business strategy known for his pioneering work on customer networks and digital transformation. He is author of four books, including the Network Is Your Customer, and his best-selling book, The Digital Transformation Playbook: Rethink Your Business for the Digital Age, published in nine languages.

Additional Faculty

Note: Faculty is subject to change

Alumni Benefits

Participants receive these select Columbia Business School alumni benefits upon completing the program:

Participant Testimonials

Kevin Brown
“The program is a great balance of theory and practical learnings as well as company visits and tours of innovative centers. Since the completion of the program, my views on digital have changed. I am much clearer on the many ways to define ‘digital.’ The pace of change is so fast that the old ways won't last in the future and therefore being open to a whole new paradigm is key.”
Kevin Brown
Partner, Ernst & Young
Gladys Morales
“What really drove me to choose this program was the opportunity to meet people who are top leaders going through change and facing challenges and to share experiences and potential solutions to organizational problems. The faculty at Columbia Business School provide a wealth of knowledge bringing their first-hand experience from advising top companies that have been facing disruption successfully.”
Gladys Morales
CEO and Founder, GHMG Strategies
Angelo Gazzoni
“The program is structured in a way to enable us to take advantage of the interaction with our peers. We have people coming from all over the world with different experiences in the role they have in their companies, industries, and countries where they come from.”
Angelo Gazzoni
Country Manager, Hexagon Safety & Infrastructure
Judia Black
“The Digital Business Leadership Program at Columbia has taught me that digital business leadership is not just about technology, it's also about changing people’s attitudes and relationships. I was kind of talking to the same people and hearing from the same people, but now I am hearing from new people and new ideas.”
Judia Black
Founder and CEO, enJoie

Program Schedule

Module Date Location
Pre-Program Preparation April 2021 Pre work
Module 1 April 27–May 6, 2021 Live online sessions
Module 2 May–June 2021 Online module
Module 3 June 21–25, 2021 Live online sessions
Module 4 June–July, 2021 Online module
Module 5 August 9–13, 2021 Live online sessions
Module 6 August–September 2021 Online module
Module 7 October 3–8, 2021 New York City

Note:

  • Inclusions: program materials, coffee breaks, and lunches
  • Exclusions: travel costs and accommodation

Final Application Deadline and Fees

Date Application Fee Program Fee
March 18, 2021 600 USD 32,000 USD
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