Whether you're launching a new platform business, or want to develop platform thinking within a traditional business, this module will guide you.Full details
Some of the most valued, yet short-lived, companies including Alibaba, Amazon, Facebook, and Google are platform businesses. At the same time, long-lived companies such as General Electric are considering how they can adopt platform thinking to improve performance. This means that there are high levels of interest in platforms and their strategic implications across all sectors.
This module will enable you to understand the nature of platform strategy, and the specific challenges of both launching a new platform business as well as developing platform thinking in a traditional business. By analysing a variety of case studies, you will gain a better understanding of what you need to consider when designing your strategy.
How can AI impact your organisation now, and in the future?Full details
Artificial intelligence and its relevance for contemporary businesses needs to be understood and analysed through a broad perspective including its potential impacts on competition, strategy and regulation, as well as jobs and skills.
From building a conceptual understanding to critical analysis of real-world business examples, you will be able to understand the implications and potential to leverage artificial intelligence developments for your industry, and particularly for your organisation.
Develop your analytical skills and unlock the power inside your company's data.Full details
It is essential for senior executives to have a strategic understanding of the nature of business analytics and its ever-growing importance for organisations in the digital age. For senior managers and leaders this means having an up-to-date understanding of the relationship between the tools - for analysing big data, understanding digital innovation and new analysis techniques - and developing insightful managerial advice.
In this module, you will not only develop the ability to use analytics for improved decision-making but also learn to apply new techniques for the effective communication of results to your stakeholders for greater impact and influence.
The knowledge you have gained culminates in a final module showing you how to implement digital transformation.Full details
This final module builds on the previous three to look comprehensively at digital transformation and how you manage it. This includes debate, discussion and analysis with your cohort of the roles of management, leadership and governance in digital transformation and the challenges that you as leaders face across sectors and functions.
You will explore and unpack digital transformation, now working from an informed and knowledgeable position, to understand its implications, opportunities and challenges for your own individual business or organisation.
Develop a strategy for implementing your learning into your organisation.Full details
The final component of your Executive Diploma is the individual project. The project is completed and submitted after the four core modules, though you will begin developing ideas for your project from the outset, as it is intended to be an integrating focus for your learning across the whole Diploma.