There are thousands of online courses to choose from. However, as a business leader, you don’t have the time to research or shortlist. The Blue Circle team has sifted through several top universities catalogues’ to come up with a list of eight C-Suite courses you might find useful.
1. MIT’S DIGITAL BUSINESS STRATEGY
Course Duration: 6 Weeks, Self Paced, 6-8 Hours Per Week Recommended;
Course Fee: $2,800 USD
Intake Starting from April 2019 to January 2020.
Course delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter web portal. Registrations open here.
The framework of the course is based on the book Machine, Platform, Crowd: Harnessing Our Digital Future and is conducted by its bestselling authors and MIT Sloan faculty Erik Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee.
In recent years, innovative businesses have used a range of novel digital tools, from apps to AI, to invent new business models and delight customers with convenience, high quality and low prices. This wave of technology fueled disruption has already transformed many industries, and it’s just getting started. This executive program explores how new and existing business strategies can be improved through the introduction of technologies and digital systems.
The curriculum is based on three key relationships: human minds and machines; physical products and digital platforms; and the core (centralized knowledge) and the crowd (decentralized knowledge).
You’ll be introduced to examples of companies that have excelled at finding a harmony between tradition and technology. Furthermore, you’ll be supported in uncovering ways to relate these principles to your organization through weekly, ongoing project submissions which encourage you to apply concepts to a business scenario.
2. PERSONAL LEADERSHIP AND SUCCESS by COLUMBIA
Course Duration: 12 Weeks, Self Paced, 3 Hours Per Week Recommended;
Course Fee: $2,489 USD
Intake starting for May 2019 and September 2019.
Registrations Open here.
Leadership is often perceived as being outward focussed- aimed at inspiring others, creating change and overcoming challenges. Hitender Wadhwa, a Professor of Practice at Columbia Business School and founder of the Institute for Personal Leadership (IPL) however, wishes you to turn the lens inwards.
His online course on Personal Leadership and Success is aimed at inspiring, directing, changing and influencing one’s own self.
Through scientifically validated principles, tools and techniques, this course will help you learn the impact your inner environment has on your success, your current level of mastery over different aspects of your inner environment, how it compares with top performers and, a deeper understanding of your core values and how to align your day-to-day behavior and priorities with these values.
3. FUNDAMENTALS OF DIGITAL MARKETING, SOCIAL MEDIA AND E-COMMERCE by WHARTON
Course Duration: 6 Weeks, Self Paced, 2-3 Hours Per Week Recommended;
Course Fee: $585 USD; Intake open, starts on April 29th 2019
Course delivered in collaboration with online portal EDx. Registrations open here.
Taught by Internet consumer shopping expert and Wharton professor David Bell, this course is an indispensable resource to master the ever evolving art of marketing in a digital economy.
In this business and management course, you will gain an understanding of how the digital economy works and develop the critical insights necessary to succeed in e-commerce and digital and social media marketing. These include themes and topics like-
- Learning how to leverage new models in business and e-commerce to increase profitability
- Successful social media and digital marketing techniques
- Real-world application of digital marketing and e-commerce methods
- How to market yourself and your products more effectively and efficiently
Get ready to navigate an exciting new digital landscape for your organisation with a fresh, thoughtful understanding of its most valuable tools!
4. INSEAD’S INNOVATION IN THE AGE OF DISRUPTION
Course Duration: 5 Weeks, Self Paced;
Course Fee: €1500 EUR; Intake Open, Course Starts on October 25th 2019
Registrations Open here.
This programme integrates ideation, design thinking, agile methodologies, and business model innovation into a single framework, allowing you to test innovative strategies and helping your organisation foster innovation.
This course will enable you to understand the meaning of innovation and disruption, learn about what kind of people lead innovation in today’s business world, acquire the tools and frameworks to develop a process for innovation, and successfully translate your ideas into action in your organisation.
5. MASTERCLASS ON BLOCKCHAIN BUSINESS STRATEGY by THE FRANKFURT SCHOOL
Course Duration: 6 Weeks, Self Paced, 8-10 Hours Per Week Recommended ;
Course Fee: €600 EUR 30 Days before Course Starts, €750 EUR 0-15 Days before Course Starts.
Next Intake Starting 1st June 2019. Registrations open here.
The conversation around blockchain technologies is constant and vibrant- even when most people don’t fully understand what it is!
The purpose of this course is to provide you with comprehensive knowledge about the idea and capabilities of blockchain from a potential business perspective. It educates the participants on the new digital infrastructure and how it is being used across different industries. With various practical insights and examples from experts, you will not only learn about their best practices, but also, how a blockchain project can be successfully implemented in your company and industry.
Be part of the change and learn how you and your company can profit from blockchain technology!
6. CORPORATE STRATEGY by HEC PARIS
Course Duration: 5 Month Course, Self Paced;
Course Fee: €2650 EUR
Register Interest for for next session here.
As the business environment becomes increasingly complex, global and competitive, thinking strategically about how an organization can compete successfully, achieve growth and create value is even more critical.
Taught by renowned professor Pierre Dussauge, this program will help you understand the reasons for success or failure, acquire an overall framework and the concepts, methods and tools which are used in strategy formulation and implementation processes, identify business situations in which they can be applied most effectively and understand the limitations of the various approaches.
7. NEGOTIATING IN A VIRTUAL WORLD by KELLOGG, NORTHWESTERN
Course Duration: 5 Weeks, Self Paced, 3-4 Hours Per Week Recommended;
Course Fee: $1750 USD; Intake Open for Course Starting in July 2019.
Registrations Open here.
This intensive program provides an interactive experience in which participants engage in realistic negotiation scenarios and receive meaningful feedback. Through this personalized approach, Kellogg’s premier faculty will equip you to navigate the complex landscape of deal-making in a global and digital environment.
Participants will learn to negotiate one-on-one and team-on-team, bridge cultural divides, understand how to approach from positions of high and low power, and how to win when up against tight deadlines and outside pressure.
8. BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS AND POLITICAL ECONOMY by LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
Course Duration: 8 Weeks, Self Paced; 7-10 Hours Per Week Recommended
Course Fee: £1,900 GBP; Intake closes on 23rd April 2019, Course Begins in May 2019.
Course delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter web portal, registrations open here.
The larger world scenario can have a more pervasive effect on day to day business realities than we might think. The uncertainty of macro-factors can seem daunting, but if understood correctly- can yield great opportunities.
The London School of Economics and Political Science brings an analysis led course based on helping leaders take on the world by giving them a well-rounded understanding of political, social, economic, technological and environmental drivers of global change.
Leaders can dive deep and reflect conceptually on various paradigm shifting events in global business throughout history, to better contextualise their present, and prepare themselves for the future.
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