Digital Business Leadership Program (DBLP)

Columbia Business School’s Digital Business Leadership Program is an intensive, five-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 five-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 innovation within existing industries. The Digital Business Leadership Program will help talented leaders prepare to take on larger digital transformation roles. All the key elements of the program – the faculty, the content, peer interactions and application exercises etc. are designed specifically for participants of the experience:

  • 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

Meet...the Faculty

  • David Rogers

    David Rogers

    Faculty Director

    David Rogers, a member of the faculty at Columbia Business School, 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 seven languages.


  • Rita McGrath

    Rita McGrath

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

  • Todd Jick

    Todd Jick

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

  • 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

  • Jeremy Kagan

    Jeremy Kagan

    Managing Director, The Eugene Lang Entrepreneurship Center

  • Bob Dorf

    Bob Dorf

    Lean Innovation and Customer Development Expert

  • Sree Sreenivasan

    Sree Sreenivasan

    Former Chief Digital Officer, City of New York, Met Museum, Columbia University


Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
April 15 - 19, 2019 5 Days Columbia Business School, New York USD 36,000
May 2019 4 Weeks Online + Project fieldwork
June 10 - 14, 2019 5 Days San Francisco
July 2019 4 Weeks Online + Project fieldwork
September 16 – 20, 2019 5 Days Columbia Business School, New York
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 December 10, 2018 $200
Round 2 January 14, 2019 $300
Round 3 February 11,2019 $400
Round 4 March 11, 2019 $500