Leadership And Strategy In The Age Of Disruption

Leadership & Strategy in the Age of Disruption delves into the various challenges leaders are faced with in a business climate marked by uncertainty, complexity and technological disruption. Leaders are now being challenged to use visionary thinking, make insightful strategic decisions, and guide their teams to success amidst an ever-changing environment. A “business as usual” thinking model is an easy path to follow, but in this program, you will learn why it should never be the only option considered.

Together with the Financial Times, IE has tailored a program where top FT journalists analyze disruptive decisions taken by world leaders for you to gain the insights that, together with the right tools, will help you develop a vision to become the leader in your industry.

Oct 19th - Nov 30th, 2022
6 weeks
8 hours of study per week
Tuition Fees
General Management, Leadership & Strategy

Academic Director

ProfileMark Esposito

Adjunct Professor of Strategy at IE University
Professor at Hult International Business School

Mark Esposito

Adjunct Professor of Strategy at IE University
Professor at Hult International Business School

Leading Megatrends

“We cannot plan for a chosen future, we can only respond to what happens. Megatrends are pathways to help you see further into uncertainty.”


Mark is a technology futurist and AI pioneer, and currently a strategic advisor to the UAE Government Office of AI on digital strategy. Canadian by birth and now living in France and Spain, he is co-founder of Nexus FrontierTech. He is also co-leader of the Microeconomics of Competitiveness program at the Institute of Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School, with specialist interests in corporate sustainability, economic complexity, and the circular economy. His books include Understanding How the Future Unfolds and The AI Republic.


Our Partners


  • Financial Times | IE Exponential Learning
  • FT AV | IE Exponential Learning

The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition

  • Logo Member | Exponential Learning

    The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition brings together Member States, companies, social partners, non-profit organisations and education providers, who take action to tackle the lack of digital skills in Europe. IE University has pledged to carry out actions to reduce the digital skills gap in Europe by developing digital skills to enable all citizens to be active in our digital society and by transforming teaching and learning of digital skills in a lifelong learning perspective.

"Our lives were turned upside down during the global pandemic, but there are aspects we can control. I chose to join this online program at IE because I believe that continuous learning is essential for self development. The program provided me with strategic tools that can be implemented in my current role, and I learned that we can be agile and resilient during disruptive situations if we turn negatives into positives."
"The role of CFO has evolved to include a wider range of responsibilities, including now being the guardian of the long-term vision and performance of an enterprise. In a VUCA world this gets more complex every day. This is why Leadership and Strategy in the Age of Disruption was such an intense and rewarding program. I valued being able to discuss with—and learn from—peers from other countries, roles and businesses."
"This highly engaging program develops the necessary skills and perspectives so decision-makers can seek out the opportunities volatile and disruptive environments offer. The experience was enriched by my group of international peers from a range of industries and backgrounds, under the professor’s leadership and inspirational insight. The online design allows you to work on assignments in a way that’s compatible with work and travel."

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    • English
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As an IE alumni you are part of our community, and we want to support your passion for Lifelong Learning. Therefore, all IE alumni receive 25%* off tuition fees for all Executive Education programs.
*Alumni from Intensive Programs (less than a week duration), Summer Schools or Executive Education online programs will receive 15% off.
Neither scholarship is compatible with other deductions.

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At IE, we are committed to encouraging companies to enroll teams of their employees. We believe this allows them to explore new perspectives together and speak a shared language of change. Companies that sign a Corporate Agreement are eligible for a 15% off the tuition fee for Executive Education programs for group of employees. Additional services and support may also be available for a Corporate Partner Agreement.
Neither scholarship is compatible with other deductions.

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