Course Review - Executive Development Programme in Digital Transformation by XLRI
The programme is carefully designed for professionals looking to expand their knowledge and understand the nuances of digital transformation. The course is comprehensively designed to cater to professionals across multiple industry domains. The course is provided by XLRI Jamshedpur through Eruditus. Popular skills such as Fintech system design, Digital analytics and communication, and change management are given special attention so that students learn from a practical example of domains that are being disrupted by digital transformation.
Mode of Learning
Rs. 172500 + GST
The Executive Development Programme in Digital Transformation by XLRI, is uniquely designed to offer insights into multiple verticals and is not just focused on a single domain. Since the concept of digital transformation cuts across multiple industry domains, the concept needs to be understood in terms of a road map. These steps and methodologies are clearly outlined in the programme and described in high detail. On completion, the participants get a certification directly from XLRI which adds great value to one’s resume. Eruditus' name would not appear in the certificate and the same would directly come from the Institute. There is no alumni status offered. However, one must keep in mind that the duration of the course is just eight months.
Most short-duration courses from prestigious universities do not offer alumni status. The programme covers a detailed hands-on project at the end which offers a pragmatic view to the learners who want to put their skills and ideas at work.
Content coverage: The programme takes a pragmatic approach with a comprehensive course coverage in the domain of digital transformation. The course offers an avenue to learn via real-world business applications, industry case studies, and a capstone project.
Mode of Learning: The programme is completely online, with once a week online session on the weekend for a total duration of eight months.
Target Audience: The difficulty level of the certification is Intermediate to Expert. The eligibility as per the website states that the participants must hold 7+ years of work experience after UG and for PG students the criteria are to have a minimum of 5+ years of work experience before enrolling in the program.
Learning support: The learning programme offers good peer learning and discussion support forums. Since the learning is completely online via live webinars, students have an option to clarify any doubts or understand the applicability of the concept at the time of learning.
Price Aid: The programme does not offer scholarships. However, students can opt for 0 interest EMI payment options via third parties or corporate sponsorships.
College pedigree: XLRI Jamshedpur is one of the top ranked institutions across various ranking agencies, portals and magazines consistently. The college is backed by a strong history of alumni connections and over-the-bar college placements.
What makes the course unique
The curriculum provides an avenue to gain insights into new business procedures with a focus on innovation, design thinking principles and entrepreneurship. Since the programme is designed for intermediate and senior-level professionals, it covers a host of concepts with deep insights on innovation and development. The programme takes a practical approach by covering complementary skills such as agile project delivery and strategic thinking. These complementary skills are essential to implement the learning ideas in real life projects and use cases. Hence, the curriculum takes a pragmatic approach to learning and focuses on learning application.
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The following points cover the major offerings by the certification.
The programme focuses on the impact of all major emerging technologies on business development and delivery.
The program aims to create a strong impact on transformational leadership and communication.
The capstone project aims to deliver applied knowledge on business transformation and strategic thinking.
The program offers to understand the nuances of transformation technologies, analyze new business models, and acquire cross-domain perspectives.
Key discussion points
Value Addition: Strong college pedigree, cross domain knowledge delivery, exposure to all major emerging technologies.
Points to debate: Lack of discussion boards and financial aid. The programme does not cover multiple Industry case studies. However, a capstone project is covered at the end to offer practical insights.
Senior Manager-IT Strategy: This role involves strategic thinking and designing the next roadmap for product or project management, keeping the digital theme in mind. The role involves retrofitting as well as starting a development project from scratch. Complex issues such as scaling in the digital world, adoption, change management, operations, strategy, pricing are part of the job profile.
Digital Consultant: A digital consultant typically helps an organization to map out its path to digital transformation. The profile demands skill sets across multiple domains which are interdependent on each other. A consultant must act as a bridge between the technology and business teams to bring about a digital product or service to life.
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