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Leading the Modern Day Business Specialization

The modern-day business is a dynamic enterprise, and leading it now needs a combination of essential skills, ranging from design thinking and digital transformation, to product management and IT. This specialization*, developed by BCG and the University of Virginia, covers these essential skills and concepts, and what they mean for companies and businesses. It starts with digital transformation, developed at the Darden School of Business at the University of Virginia, and led by top-ranked Darden faculty and Boston Consulting Group global management experts. It then introduces design thinking, which provides you with the tools to become an innovative thinker and uncover creative opportunities at every level in every kind of organization.

A Specialization is a group of (4-10) courses including a hands-on Capstone Project that helps you master a certain skill. Once you successfully complete all the required courses including the Capstone, you will earn the Specialization Certificate from Coursera and the University of Michigan, which you can share with prospective employers and your professional network.

This is a beginner level specialization for anyone interested in Leadership. No prior experience is required.

• All online
• Self-Paced Learning
• 34 learning hours must be completed in 3.5 months (~2.5 hours per week)
• Course Videos & Readings
• Graded Quizzes
• Graded Assignments with Peer Feedback
• Capstone Project

Course Prerequisites

• Age 18 and up.
• Saudi nationals or individuals whose spouse or mother is Saudi.
• Very good English proficiency (especially reading and writing).
• Regular access to a computer with good online connection.
• Complete all steps in the admissions process.
• You may apply to more than one program, but you will only be accepted in one (based on your application). If you really prefer one program, you should only apply to that program.
• You may not apply to this program if you are already enrolled in another Misk Academy program (due to the amount of work).

What You Will Learn

• How to utilize BCG's digital transformation framework as a "how-to" for digitizing your organization
• Instrument relevant, actionable analytics into your product program
• What design thinking is and when to use it
• How to take the many ideas you generate and determine which ones are likely to produce specific, desired outcomes

Available Sessions

Leadership Development

Leading the Modern Day Business Specialization, Online

Registration Deadline March 31, 2021
3.5 Months
April 6 - July 22

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