Digital Business Leadership Program (DBLP)

Columbia Business School’s Digital Business Leadership Program (DBLP) is an intensive, 6 month, multi-modular, digital business and leadership program that prepares global executives to innovate new strategies and business models and lead their organizations to thrive in the digital age.

Key Benefits

  • Develop leadership abilities to lead digital transformation in your respective companies
  • Examine disruptive business models in a highly immersive module in Silicon Valley and learn from leading industry practitioners in New York City
  • Access to expert Columbia faculty who are world renowned experts in their fields
  • Flexible structure which minimizes time away from work, over a 6-month Ivy League learning journey
  • Apply your learnings at your workplace through project work, guided by expert faculty
  • Graduate with Columbia Business School alumni benefits, with global networking opportunities

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Participant Profiles

Participants might come from large or medium sized firms who are focused on digital transformation and corporate innovation within existing industries. DBLP will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger digital transformation roles. All the key elements of the DBLP experience – the faculty, the content, peer interactions and application exercises etc. are designed specifically for participants with:

  • A minimum of 10+ years of work experience
  • International exposure is preferred
  • An urgent agenda for digital transformation
  • Confident fluency in written and spoken English


  • David Rogers

    David Rogers

    Faculty of Columbia Business School Executive Education; Renowned expert on digital transformation

  • Todd Jick

    Todd Jick

    Senior Lecturer in Discipline in Business Bernstein Faculty Leader, Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. Ethics Fellow

  • Rita McGrath

    Rita McGrath

    Faculty of Columbia Business School Executive Education; World-renowned strategist

  • Oded Netzer

    Oded Netzer

    Associate Professor of Business; Renowned expert on data-driven organizations

  • Miklos Sarvary

    Miklos Sarvary

    Carson Family Professor of Business; Co-faculty director, The Media Program


Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
Jul 16 - Jul 20, 2018 5 Days Columbia Business School, New York USD 36,000
Aug 2018 4 Weeks Online + Project fieldwork
Sep 10 - Sep 14, 2018 5 Days San Francisco
Oct - Nov 2018 4 Weeks Online + Project fieldwork
Dec 3 – Dec 7, 2018 5 Days Columbia Business School, New York
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 March 26, 2018 $200
Round 2 April 23, 2018 $300
Round 3 May 21, 2018 $400
Round 4 June 11, 2018 $500