Technology is shaking the status quo in every area of business, and digitalization has changed the very nature of what's needed to succeed. The pressure to stay ahead of the curve is enormous, requiring constant change, continuous innovation, and unrelenting, forward-looking leadership.
The Executive Master in Digital Transformation & Innovation Leadership is a pathway for mid- and senior-level business professionals to become the next best version of themselves, transforming themselves into the tech-savvy leaders that companies need.
*The 2024-2025 intake starts on April 15th.
This is a University Private Degree from IE Universidad*, and taught in IE Business School. More information on what earning a University Private Degree from IE Universidad entails.
*IE Universidad is a University officially recognized by the Spanish education authorities, allowed to grant both University Official Degrees (Bachelor’s, Master’s and PhD degrees), which are specifically regulated and accredited by Spanish Ministry of Education and University Private Degrees (Master), that are specifically designed by the University towards the professional application of their studies and the constant update of higher education, preserving the educational standards of excellence of IE. Both types of degrees are equally backed by the rigor and prestige of IE University.
Companies—yours included—are under constant pressure to innovate and stay competitive, and to do this they’re scrambling to identify and grow their next generation of leaders. They need their leaders to be business innovators who stay current on the latest tech, develop coherent improvement strategies, and who have the leadership skills to run the innovation processes and transformation efforts required to execute these strategies. To accelerate your career path, you must become a tech-savvy business leader armed with the practical ability to innovate.
The Executive Master in Digital Transformation & Innovation Leadership is a pathway for mid- and senior-level business professionals to “up-skill” and become the innovators and digital transformers that their companies so desperately need. It is a part-time, 13-month program that is cutting-edge, robust, and designed to mesh with the intense work schedule of a successful business professional. It is divided into 3 modules, with courses and collaborative projects that will give you hands-on experience in business innovation and leadership so you can boost your career.
This 13-month program is both online and face-to-face— in other words, it’s liquid. We align and combine the best of technology, pedagogy and our world-class faculty, so you can experience multi-layered learning in a multi-faceted environment.
Three take place at IE University’s campus facilities in Madrid, and one takes place in an international destination, during which you’ll have practical classes, interactions with top executives experienced in innovation leadership, and company visits to experience real-world transformation projects and results.
Between the 4 residential periods, you’ll return to your job and continue studying in our online campus, taking classes via live video, online forums, and carry out practical projects in teams.
The program culminates with your own digital transformation journey to lead change in the next step of your career.
40% of today’s businesses will fail in the next ten years, and only 30% of those attempting to transform themselves digitally will succeed
Only 15% of CEOs are executing a digital strategy, even though 90% agree that the digital economy will impact their industry.
Make no mistake, business success via innovation and transformation isn’t really about tech, it’s about leadership.
Professional with more than 25 years consultancy experience in Pharma, Hi Tech, Chemical, Retail and FMCG industries, with a primary focus on business strategy and digital transformation, digital marketing, global operations in different domains and IT-ERP consulting.
The program is designed for mid-career and senior level professionals currently with management responsibilities, or seasoned individual contributors planning to transition into management roles.
The program is grounded in digital tech and in practical innovation methods (design thinking, lean/ scrum, agile...) as drivers of positive transformation and bottom line performance improvement – but technical training and experience are not required. You’ll learn what you need to know at an executive level, to think strategically about how to apply current and emerging technologies to reshape business practices.
We welcome candidates with diverse academic and professional backgrounds who want to “up-skill” and become the innovators and digital transformers that companies need.
Our mission is to help you become the next best you: a leader driven by purpose, equipped with the key areas of knowledge in tech-based innovation, strategy and value proposition, business models, marketing and sales, digital process operations, emerging tech and more.
Now is the moment to build on your current career success and push it to the next level. We’ll work with you to understand your strengths, ambitions and objectives, then create a career development plan tailored to your needs. From in-demand skills to knowledge of emerging tech and mastery of AI, our practical teaching and expert coaching will help you hone your creative, leadership and teamworking skills and get you to where—and who—you want to be.
No matter the strength of your skill set or the breadth of your experience, to succeed at the sharp end of tech innovation you need to understand organizational transformation and impactful leadership. But impact is not a matter of intangibles—it’s about how you think, how you act and how you embrace technology. We’ll equip you with the tech and soft skills to increase revenue, increase profitability and add value.
Business has the potential to address today’s most pressing social issues, but lasting change requires individuals with the passion and skills to lead confidently. We put your sense of purpose at the heart of your career path, helping you become a transformative leader who can leverage tech to drive change that matters. Guiding you to develop a spirit of collaboration for a greater purpose, you will cultivate a global professional network and create new sources of value for your business, now and in the future.