University of cologne - Business School

Digital Leadership and Innovation

 

Digital Innovation is the lifeblood of any organisation, large or small. Digital Innovation is a crucial capability ensuring long-term sustainability of a business in that it allows continuous adaptation to changing environments. But it also is a capability that is hard to build, maintain or replicate in the face of changing and emergent new digital technologies that upend and disrupt organisations, sectors and entire markets. Anticipating, mastering and deploying novel digital technologies and understanding their impact on strategy, processes, organising and customers is a crucial competitive advantage to master and lead the digital innovation challenge.

 

Topics

The certificate programme Digital Leadership and Innovation (DLI) improves your competence and excellence in Digital Innovation. Using a systemic and holistic approach and building on established methodologies such as Agile, Lean or Design Thinking. It updates your core competencies and capabilities across six key building blocks – marketing strategy, strategy implementation & operations, business model innovation, entrepeneurship, innovation leadership & management and agile & lean organising for innovation.

All modules teaching these building blocks will be infused with knowledge about relevant digital technologies core to all elements – be it Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence or Blockchain. Drawing on the expertise of practitioners and industry thought leaders, each module will feature expert sessions to cover these and associated digital technologies as they relate to the building blocks.

All modules at a glance

Student of Digital Marketing Strategy open programme

Digital Marketing Strategy

In this module, you will develop an integrated understanding on the digitalisation of business and society as well as its challenges and opportunities for a company.

Dates: 24.- 25.09.2020 (Thu-Fri)

Duration: 1.5 days

 

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Digital Strategy Implementation and Operations

In this module, you will learn how a digitalisation strategy can be effectively implemented in operations and supply chain processes. 

Dates: 25.- 26.09.2020 (Fri-Sat)

Duration: 1.5 days

 

Students of Digital Business Model Innovation open programme

Digital Business Model Innovation

In this module, you will learn about the clash between existing and digitally enhanced business models. Thereby, you will emphasise on platforms and ecosystems.

Dates: 08.- 09.10.2020 (Thu-Fri)

Duration: 1.5 days

 

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Entrepreneurship

In this module, you will obtain a detailed understanding how entrepreneurship helps coping with exploiting new business opportunities and flexibly dealing with unforeseen challenges.

Dates: 09.- 10.10.2020 (Fri-Sat)

Duration: 1.5 days

 

Participant of Digital Innovation Leadership and Management

Digital Innovation Leadership and Management

In this module, you will learn to develop innovation capabilities in your teams and workforce in a systematic, reproducible and consistent way.

Dates: 22.-23.10.2020 (Thu-Fri)

Duration: 1.5 days

 

Participant of Agile and Lean Organising for Innovation

Agile and Lean Organising for Innovation

You will learn methods to create an innovation-ready organisational structure, with processes designed to foster creativity and responsibility.

Dates: 23.-24.10.2020 (Fri-Sat)

Duration: 1.5 days

 

Digital Innovation Capstone Project

Digital Innovation Capstone Project

To cap off your learning experience, the capstone project will enable you to apply your new knowledge to a real in-company digital innovation challenge. Your task is to identify and analyse a digital innovation challenge or opportunity.

Date: 1 day of presentation (in agreement with Prof Jan Recker)

 

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Registration

Register now for the Digital Leadership and Innovation programme!

Download the registration form here.

 

Key Facts

Duration

Duration

10 days in 2 months

Attendance

Attendance

9 course days plus
1 day Capstone Project

Language

Language

English

Location

Location

University of Cologne

Work experience

Work Experience

Minimum of 2 years

Certificate

Certificate

Issued by University of Cologne Executive School

Fees

Fees

9.475 €

Registration

Registration

Download the registration form here.

Benefits

  • Obtain a University of Cologne Executive School Certificate in Digital Leadership Innovation.
  • Put your new skills into practice immediately, with the aid of the Capstone Project.
  • Learn how to build an integrated approach to digital innovation.
  • Understand how to implement digital business model innovation.
  • Explore the latest digital technology trends from thought leaders and expert practitioners.
  • Gain hands-on experience in tools and techniques for creativity and innovation.

 

Target Audience

Our certificate programme is specifically tailored to suit management teams in organisations faced with digital technology challenges, who have the desire and capacity to tackle these challenges. Suitable participants include, but are not limited to, team leaders, project managers and managers of business units in large organisations and directors and executive staff in small to medium sized companies.

Academic Director

Prof. Jan Recker, PhD

Chaired Professor for Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne

Prof. Recker is the most accomplished business and management researcher under 40 years of age according to a ranking by the magazine Wirtschaftswoche (01/2019). He is Alexander-von-Humboldt Fellow, Chaired Professor for Information Systems and Systems Development at the University of Cologne and Adjunct Professor at the QUT Business School in Brisbane, Australia. In 2018 he was also made the youngest ever AIS (Association for Information Systems) Fellow. His research and teaching covers issues in design and processes surrounding digital innovation, digital transformation and sustainability in a digital world. He is one of the most published information systems academics of all time.

Your contact persons

Jennifer Biesenthal

Jennifer Biesenthal

Marketing and Admissions Manager

+49 (0) 221 470 7942

jennifer.biesenthal@uni-koeln.de

Contact us

Juliana Milla

Juliana Milla

Marketing and Admissions Manager

+49 (0) 221 470 76337

juliana.milla@uni-koeln.de

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