Executive Master in Digital Transformation & Innovation Leadership - The Program

Digital up-skilling to drive tech innovation and transform teams, functions and organizations.

Accelerate your trajectory

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.

WHAT’S THE PART-TIME FORMAT LIKE?

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.

Online periods – Through our virtual campus, you get a challenging and highly interactive educational experience. The well-structured, faculty-led sessions fit into the modern professional’s busy schedule and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection. Engage with other global professionals in synchronous and asynchronous sessions including interactive small groups where you work on real-world, industry-based case studies.

  • Live SessionsOn Saturdays, you will connect to live video conference sessions engaging with your peers and professors in real time, discussing previously established topics for the week. These sessions are truly an extension of the traditional classroom experience, allowing you to negotiate and collaborate with your classmates in the same space, despite connecting from all over the globe.
  • Asynchronous online discussions – The forums allow you to participate in the faculty-led asynchronous sessions every week from Monday to Thursday. Professors will moderate these written discussions about chosen topics in order to achieve the learning objectives.

Face-To-Face Periods – get to know your diverse classmates even more through all-day workshops and classes that further develop your soft skills and teamwork.

  • Roughly 4 weeks of full-time course work and networking with your peers and other top executive in Madrid & Shanghai, spread throughout the academic year.

Note: due to the current situation, IE has developed the Liquid Learning model which will ensure your studies continue even if travel is not possible for you at the moment.

Liquid Learning at IE University

In this new reality, we understand it’s not always possible to attend class in person. That’s why we developed our Liquid Learning approach, which seamlessly adapts to individual needs and provides equal access to world-class education—whether on campus or online wherever you are.

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What does "Part-time" mean?

How many hours a week will I have to invest in studying?

You'll dedicate 20 hrs a week on average to successfully complete your Master's.

Will I have to travel to Madrid?

Yes. You'll get to enjoy the beautiful city of Madrid for a total of 4 weeks during your studies to complete our program's face-to-face portions.

Will I have Residential Periods outside Madrid?

Yes, in this Master you will spend a week in Shanghai. Check the calendar.

How much time will I get to complete Online Forums?

You'll have from Mondays at 2:00 pm (Madrid time) to Thursdays at 10:00 pm (Madrid time).

When do Live Videoconferences take place?

All Live Videoconferences take place on Saturdays, from 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm (Madrid time).

Will I get to meet my fellow students before traveling to Madrid?

Of course. Our program is designed so you can meet your classmates, even if it’s digitally, and start working with them right from the beginning.

Digital Transformation Executive Master Program Key Areas

  • DIGITAL TECH & INNOVATION

    Learn about the current and emerging digital technologies enabling radical improvements in business processes + innovation methodologies (Agile, Lean, Design Thinking,…) and how to lead them within companies.

  • DIGITAL STRATEGY & BUSINESS INNOVATION

    Understand how data analytics and digital tech are being used to disrupt sectors of the economy and transform business functions. Learn to develop results-focused innovation and transformation strategies.

  • LEADING TRANSFORMATION & INNOVATION

    Develop practical leadership skills to overcome organizational obstacles to innovation and to drive successful transformations within functions or businesses.

Digital Transformation Executive Program Structure

EXECUTIVE MASTER IN DIGITAL TRANSFORMATION & INNOVATION LEADERSHIP

Duration

13 MONTHS

JUNE

JULY

Location

MADRID

ONLINE

MADRID

ONLINE

SHANGHAI

ONLINE

MADRID

Subject

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

ONLINE PERIOD

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

ONLINE PERIOD

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

ONLINE PERIOD

FACE-TO-FACE 1 WEEK

FLEXIBILITY FOR BUSY PROFESSIONALS

Students from around the world come together for intense residential periods combined with ongoing classes and projects in the digital campus.
Museo

Four 1-week residential periods

3 take place in HST's Madrid campus and one in Shanghai, 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.

Lápiz

Work-study-life balance

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.

Bola del mundo

Real-world applications

The program culminates with your own digital transformation journey to lead change in the next step of your career.

Brochure

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