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.

Key Benefits

  • Experience an Expertly Developed Curriculum
  • Learn from Ivy League Faculty
  • Work on a Capstone Project
  • Network with Your Experienced Peer Group
  • Connect with an Elite Network of Alumni

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Participant Profiles

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 will help 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:

  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience
  • International exposure (preferred)
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
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Participant Experience

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: The list of topics is not exhaustive and is subject to change.

Meet the Faculty

  • David Rogers

    David Rogers

    Faculty Director, Digital Business Leadership Program

    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 nine languages.

Note: Faculty is subject to change

Dates & Fees

Dates Length Location Tuition Fees
November 2020 Pre Program Preparation Pre work 32,000* USD
December 2020 Live online sessions
January–February 2021 Online module
March 15–19, 2021 5 Days San Francisco
March 2021 Live online sessions
March–May 2021 Online module
May 24–28, 2021 5 Days New York City
Deadline Application Fees
Round 1 February 4, 2020 300 USD
Round 2 March 22, 2020 400 USD
Round 3 August 18, 2020 500 USD
Round 4 September 8, 2020 600 USD

Note:

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

*Applicants of Round 3 can avail a registration benefit of 3000 USD on the Program Fee.

FAQs

What is Columbia Digital Business Leadership Program?

Columbia Business School’s Digital Business Leadership Program is an intensive, six-month, multi-modular, Ivy League learning journey that prepares global executives to innovate new strategies and business models and lead their organizations to thrive in the digital age. It equips digital leaders to lead digital transformation in their respective organizations. Upon completion of the program participants receive select Alumni benefits of Columbia Business School.

Who should consider this program?

Participants of the Digital Business Leadership Program come from large or medium-sized organizations that are focused on digital transformation and innovation within existing industries. The learning experience is designed specifically for participants with a minimum of 10 years of work experience.

How is the program structured?

The digital business leadership program kicks off with a webinar, followed by 1 in-person modules at Columbia Business School campus in New York City and 1 in Silicon Valley, 2 online modules, and Virtual online sessions.

Will I receive a certification after completing this program?

Upon completion of the Digital Business Leadership Program, participants will be awarded a ‘Certificate in Business Excellence’ from Columbia Business School. Participants will also receive a completion certificate for the Digital Business Leadership Program.

How can I apply for this program?

Applications to the digital business leadership program can be made online and should include an updated resume/LinkedIn profile as well as professional references. The application fees vary by rounds—applying earlier help your chances of being accepted into the program.