Digital Transformation for Senior Executives Program

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Digital disruption is reshaping entire industries in today’s global economy. In this dynamic environment, organizations must be agile and innovate with emerging technologies to generate new value propositions and create sustainable growth. Leaders will need to build new perspectives and capabilities to navigate this changing digital landscape and ensure that their organizations remain competitive. For digital transformation to succeed, it must go beyond the technology function. As a part of the C-suite, you will play a central role in aligning your teams and internal systems while influencing stakeholders to embrace new initiatives.

Wharton Executive Education’s Digital Transformation for Senior Executives Program will equip you with the strategic mindset required to evaluate emerging technologies and leverage them for long-term growth and sustainability. Over 9 to 12 months, the program’s robust curriculum will help you explore digital disruption from the perspectives of strategy, organization, and leadership. It will strengthen your skills as a visionary leader as you build a road map aligned with your organization’s business objectives for digital readiness.

Program Highlights

  • Recognize the disruptive trends around digital technologies and plan to leverage them to transform an organization through innovation and long-term sustainable growth
  • Determine the strategy, organization, and leadership perspectives required for sustaining digital transformation
  • Assess the role of leadership in moving the organization from disruption to transformation
  • Determine strategies that enhance the vigilance and agility of the organization
  • Evaluate an organization’s readiness and the preparedness required to transform and sustain long-term growth and gain a competitive advantage
  • Build a perspective on the future with insights from case studies of digital leaders like Adobe, Deloitte, and Microsoft
  • Propose a plan for leveraging new technologies, innovation, and customer insights to disrupt old business models


Duration: 9–12 months

Online + On Campus*

*Includes a two-day immersion on the University of Pennsylvania campus in Philadelphia, USA

The program fee is US$20,000 and covers teaching fees, all academic material, and access to online coursework. The fee does not include accommodation for the on-campus recognition ceremony and networking event, transport expenses (domestic, international, visa fee, and more), and other expenses not specifically mentioned in the fees.

Program Format

The program’s core modules will enable you to leverage emerging technologies, forge customer-centric digital strategies that drive growth, and build innovative digital solutions to sustain transformation. Designed with your demanding schedule in mind, this immersive program comprises 18 weeks of core modules followed by three six-week online electives.

Three core modules

(18 weeks)

Digital Strategy Digital Techniques, Capabilities, and Methods
Digital Innovation

Three online electives

(Six weeks each)

Platform Strategy: Build, Grow, Monetize, and Lead Digital Platforms Corporate Governance: Maximize Your Effectiveness in the Boardroom
Executive Presence and Influence: Persuasive Leadership Development Future of Work: Leading Modern Workplaces
Driving Strategic Innovation: Leading Complex Initiatives for Impact Leading and Managing High-Impact Teams

Two-day on-campus recognition ceremony and networking event

Who Should Attend

Whether you are directly responsible for ensuring digital infrastructure and strategic readiness at your organization or tasked with driving innovation and growth for various business verticals, you will benefit from this comprehensive program. You will emerge from the program with the strategy, organization, and leadership perspectives and capabilities for leveraging new technologies and staying ahead of digital disruptions.

Program eligibility criteria include:

  • A minimum of 12 to 15 years of work experience
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • International exposure (preferred)

Pathway to Wharton Alumni Status

After completing the Digital Transformation for Senior Executives Program and subsequent open-enrollment programs, subject to further qualification criteria and additional tuition, you have a pathway to apply for Wharton Alumni Status.

Executives who successfully complete the Digital Transformation for Senior Executives Program have the option of applying to the General Management Program (GMP). The GMP provides a further opportunity to enhance your leadership skills and business acumen with a flexible curriculum. The Digital Transformation for Senior Executives Program provides one credit towards the six required to complete the GMP and earn alumni status. Learn more about GMP ».

Upon qualifying for Wharton Alumni Status, you will be eligible to receive:

  • Full access to become a member of 77+ Wharton Alumni Clubs
  • Invitation to attend future Wharton Global Alumni Forums
  • A Wharton email address

Please also note that participation in the Digital Transformation for Senior Executives Program (a) will not result in a degree from, alumni status with, or earned credit at the University of Pennsylvania or the Wharton School (or, to Wharton’s knowledge, any other institution), (b) will not be recorded on a University of Pennsylvania or Wharton transcript; and (c) does not guarantee or suggest that a participant will be admitted to the University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School, or to any other university or institution.

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Delivered in collaboration with program partner Emeritus:

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Rahul Kapoor

Rahul Kapoor, PhDSee Faculty Bio

David W. Hauck Professor; Professor of Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Innovation, technology management and strategy, industry evolution, firm boundaries, business ecosystems

Lori Rosenkopf

Lori Rosenkopf, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Simon and Midge Palley Professor; Professor of Management; Vice Dean of Entrepreneurship, The Wharton School

George Day

George Day, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Geoffrey T. Boisi Professor Emeritus; Faculty Emeritus in Residence of Mack Institute of Innovation Management, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Competitive strategies in global markets, strategic planning processes

Raghuram Iyengar

Raghuram Iyengar, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Miers-Busch, W’1885 Professor; Professor of Marketing; Faculty Director of Innovation, Experiential Learning and Research Initiatives, Analytics at Wharton, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Pricing, social influence, social networks

Ethan Mollick

Ethan Mollick, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Ralph J. Roberts Distinguished Faculty Scholar; Associate Professor of Management; Academic Director, Wharton Interactive, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Innovation, entrepreneurship, crowdfunding, games, AI

Prasanna Tambe

Prasanna Tambe, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Economics of IT labor, technological change, and labor markets

Karl Ulrich

Karl Ulrich, ScDSee Faculty Bio

CIBC Endowed Professor; Professor of Operations, Information and Decisions; Professor of Management; Dean’s Office Advisor on Asia Strategy, The Wharton School

Research Interests: Environmental issues, product design and development, innovation

Tyler Wry

Tyler Wry, PhDSee Faculty Bio

Associate Professor of Management, The Wharton School