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Digital Leadership

Boston University via edX Micromasters

Overview

What does it take to win in today’s digital economy? How do you deal with the disruption caused by digital technologies, evolving business models and a changing workforce?

Digital leaders are in high demand as business increasingly relies on digital technologies. These leaders are tech savvy, data driven and are able to inspire teams to engage in rapid experimentation that drives transformation and business outcomes.

Given the scale of digital disruptions, the skills and perspectives of digital leaders are now required in every industry and job function: from operations to HR; accounting to product development; marketing to strategy.

In this Digital Leadership MicroMasters program, you will develop the knowledge and capabilities to lead organizational change and transformation. You will gain hands on experience in understanding and articulating:

  • Strategies to drive and transform your business in the digital economy;
  • How to drive business value through experimentation;
  • Development of platform based strategies for growth;
  • Negotiation and management of digital transformation projects;
  • Effective people and team management strategies;

The MicroMasters program concludes with two courses that leverage object oriented thinking, and data analytics for designing, running, assessing and adapting strategic experiments that lead to more innovative products and business processes that expand market growth.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Digital Transformation Strategy

Strategies for driving business success in the new digital economy.



Course 2: Platform Strategy for Business

Learn how you can design, launch, monetize and compete in a networked platform market.



Course 3: Leading in the Digital Age

Develop a new leadership mindset and the leadership skill sets required to lead digital transformation in your organization.



Course 4: Driving Digital Innovation through Experimentation

Learn how to apply principles of experimentation at the technical, organizational and strategic levels of your business to drive digital innovation.



Course 5: Business Analytics for Data-Driven Decision Making

Learn how to lead your firm to make better business decisions using analytic methods and create competitive advantages from data.



Courses

Taught by

Kristen J. McCormack, Darrell Griffin, N. Venkat Venkatraman, Matthew J. Reis, Marshall Van Alstyne, Paul R. Carlile, Ben Lubin, John W. Byers, Chris Dellarocas, Andrei Lapets, Sandra Deacon Carr and Lloyd Baird

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