A unique program that will help participants explore digital disruption from the perspectives of strategy, organization, and leadership.

April 15, 2022

PHILADELPHIA, PA: The Aresty Institute of Executive Education at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has launched the Digital Transformation for CXOs Program — designed for business heads and C-suite leaders aiming to drive digital transformation in their organizations. Launched in partnership with Emeritus, the global leader in making high-quality upskilling education accessible and affordable, this 9- to 12-month program will prepare leaders for the digital age through immersive online modules and integrated capstone projects.

According to a recent report, 89 percent of companies say that digital transformation is currently a priority. For it to succeed, leadership must extend beyond the technology function to ensure that all verticals throughout the organization are aligned to embrace new initiatives. The Wharton Executive Education Digital Transformation for CXOs Program is specifically designed to address this shift.

This unique program will help participants explore digital disruption from the perspectives of strategy, organization, and leadership. They will learn to craft digital strategies for evaluating and applying emerging technologies to drive innovation and change throughout the organization. In addition, participants will explore real-world case studies and learn how to apply the core concepts of digital transformation to their organizations. The program’s flexibility allows participants to choose electives relevant to their career goals as well as their organization’s business objectives.

“Digital transformation is increasingly critical for the success of any organization, and harnessing its potential goes far beyond the chief technology officer’s purview. CXOs across functions are now expected to be involved in leveraging emerging technologies to generate new value propositions while influencing their teams and internal stakeholders to embrace new initiatives. We at Wharton Executive Education are delighted to offer this comprehensive program to help C-suite leaders forge growth-led digital strategies and build innovative digital solutions to sustain transformation,” says Rahul Kapoor, academic director of the Digital Transformation for CXOs Program, David W. Hauck Professor, and professor of management at the Wharton School.

The faculty for the program includes George Day, Lori Rosenkopf, Prasanna Tambe, Raghuram Iyengar, and other renowned scholars who are recognized for their expertise in business, technology, and digital transformation. In addition to this esteemed faculty, the program will feature industry experts providing valuable insights into cutting-edge innovative practices.

The program comprises three core modules spanning 18 weeks, followed by three six-week online electives and a two-day on-campus networking and graduation event. Participants will work on a capstone project that will enable them to apply core concepts to their organizations immediately. Through immersive learning sessions — online modules and real-world case studies — participants will glean insights to lead their organizations from disruption to transformation.

“As a key member of the C-suite, those who choose to invest in their development can stay ahead of digital disruptions and ensure that their organization remains competitive. We at Emeritus are excited to collaborate with Wharton Executive Education in helping senior professionals build a perspective on the future,” says Lisa Rohrer, president of university partnerships at Emeritus.

The Digital Transformation for CXOs Program can be completed in 9 to 12 months and is priced at US$20,000, which includes teaching fees, all academic material, and access to online coursework. The program starts on June 21, 2022, and is open for enrollment now through Emeritus. For more information about the program, visit: https://online-execed.wharton.upenn.edu/digital-transformation-for-cxo-program

About Emeritus

Emeritus is committed to teaching the skills of the future by making high-quality education accessible and affordable to individuals, companies, and governments around the world. It does this by collaborating with more than 50 top-tier universities across the United States, Europe, Latin America, Southeast Asia, India, and China. Emeritus’ short courses, degree programs, professional certificates, and senior executive programs help individuals learn new skills and transform their lives, companies, and organizations. Its unique model of state-of-the-art technology, curriculum innovation, and hands-on instruction from senior faculty, mentors, and coaches has educated more than 250,000 individuals across 80+ countries. Founded in 2015, Emeritus, part of Eruditus Group, has more than 2,000 employees globally and offices in Mumbai, New Delhi, Shanghai, Singapore, Palo Alto, Mexico City, New York, Boston, London, and Dubai. Following its $650 million Series E funding round in August 2021, the company is valued at $3.2 billion and is backed by Accel, SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Leeds Illuminate, Prosus Ventures, Sequoia Capital India, and Bertelsmann.

About the Wharton School

Founded in 1881 as the world’s first collegiate business school, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania is shaping the future of business by incubating ideas, driving insights, and creating leaders who change the world. With a faculty of more than 235 renowned professors, Wharton has 5,000 undergraduate, MBA, executive MBA, and doctoral students. Each year 13,000 professionals from around the world advance their careers through Wharton Executive Education’s individual, company-customized, and online programs, and thousands of pre-collegiate students explore business concepts through Wharton’s Global Youth Program. More than 105,000 Wharton alumni form a powerful global network of leaders who transform business every day. For more information, visit www.wharton.upenn.edu.

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Amy HessSenior Director, Marketing & Digital StrategyAresty Institute of Executive Education
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania