Berkeley Executive Program in Digital Transformation and AI

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Leverage AI for digital transformation

Emerging technologies are rapidly changing traditional business models with no industry being immune to disruption. To successfully navigate this dynamic environment, leaders need to be data-driven and demonstrate analytical skills combined with robust leadership skills for driving digital transformation and innovation. 

The Berkeley Executive Program in Digital Transformation and AI offers a comprehensive learning experience for executives who want to gain a deeper understanding of the tools and frameworks required to craft a robust digital transformation strategy. This distinctive program explores the role of artificial intelligence (AI) and its potential applications that can help you transform your business and gain a competitive advantage. The program combines cutting-edge theoretical frameworks with real-world case studies and an in-person module, enabling you to interact with industry experts and a global peer group of like-minded executives. You will emerge from the program equipped with the expertise in AI, machine learning, and robotics required for leading digital transformation in your organization.

Tailored for Your Leadership Journey

The Berkeley Executive Program in Digital Transformation and AI is designed to complement the demanding schedules of busy executives, ensuring quality learning without disrupting your commitments. Guided by expert faculty and enriched by sessions from global industry practitioners, you can mold your learning experience in ways that most effectively bolster your career and business objectives.

Balanced
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The program is designed to seamlessly integrate your learning with your work commitments, allowing you to complete the core modules and short courses within the specified duration.

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Immerse yourself in an engaging learning experience through online and in-person interaction with peers, faculty, and industry speakers.

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Accelerate your growth with advanced insights for business strategies, and elevate your impact.

What You Will Learn

In this comprehensive program, you will learn how to:

  • Manage the digital innovation ecosystem: navigate digital disruption, and engage in strategic technology outsourcing and co-creation with partners

  • Apply AI for business strategies: leverage generative AI (genAI) models and simulations for prediction and decision making

  • Design and execute digital strategy: explore digital technologies and data analytics tools to craft an effective digital-first business strategy

  • Lead your organization from the C-suite: hone your decision-making skills, and enhance your executive presence to drive change

  • Navigate the future of technology: develop a strategy for responding to disruptive technologies, and create a road map to implement them 

Program Highlights

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Immersive Learning

Engage with faculty, industry experts, and peers during the live sessions and the in-person module held on the Berkeley campus in California.

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High Touch

Live online sessions, project coaching, and guest lectures by industry experts.

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High Tech

Theater-style virtual classroom brings the world-class Berkeley experience to you, wherever you are.

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Core Curriculum

In-depth core sessions in digital leadership and artificial intelligence.

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Short Courses

Engage in two required short courses to gain skills specific to your career.

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Real-World Application

Apply lessons learned to your job immediately.

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World-Renowned Faculty

Learn from subject matter experts and digital leaders.

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Peer Learning

Learn from high-achieving peers from around the globe and build your network.

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Interactive Sessions

Take advantage of interactive learning with faculty, industry experts, and an accomplished peer group.

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Capstone Strategy Project

Apply learnings to leverage digitalization to drive your organization's business objectives.

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Peer Circles

Engage in substantive discussions on important business, leadership, and career challenges.

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Alumni Benefits

Earn select Berkeley Haas alumni benefits upon completion of the program.

Who Is It For?

The Berkeley Executive Program in Digital Transformation and AI is ideal for senior executives, leaders, and aspirants who are responsible for driving digital strategy or who aspire to lead organization-wide digital innovation. It is for those aiming to grow in their existing leadership roles or stepping into one by building a multifunctional, digital-first skill set. The program design is best suited for those who wish to reciprocally share insights with a diverse group of global peers aiming to drive digital innovation in their organizations.

Participants are required to:

  • Have a digital innovation agenda

  • Be in a role that requires them to develop and drive strategy based on the latest digital developments

  • Have 10+ years of experience

  • Be fluent in written and spoken English

Curriculum

Embark on an immersive learning journey with interactive online modules and in-person events.

Note: Exact dates, topics, and sessions will be confirmed later and are subject to change.

Connect with our learning advisor for more details on the program schedule.

“With technology reshaping the way we do business, organizations are looking for leaders who can develop innovative business models and effectively implement enterprise-wide digital strategies. The Executive Program in Digital Transformation and AI is tailored for digital strategy leaders and leverages the in-depth knowledge and experience of the global environment, which will help you to successfully lead in an increasingly digitalized business environment.”
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Saikat Chaudhuri
Faculty Director for the Executive Program in Digital Transformation and AI; Faculty Director, M.E.T. Program and Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Hub

Capstone Strategy Project

Across the core modules, participants will apply classroom lessons to a capstone project that evolves throughout the program. You are organized into groups or can work individually on an opportunity or problem in which you are interested.

The project asks you to take the next steps in leveraging digitalization to drive your organization's business objectives. Coaching sessions will be led by an industry expert serving in a learning facilitator role and include high-touch discussions. Participants submit a presentation that covers the following:

  • Summarize the opportunity

  • Submit digital inventory

  • List prioritization criteria for the opportunity, and include data alignment, cultural alignment, and success metrics

  • Use techniques to test your digital strategy

  • Assess the strategy implementation and propose next steps

  • Present your project outcomes

Peer Circles

Peer Circles

Over the duration of the program, you will join peer circles, a close-knit learning community of a subset of your classmates for confidential, substantive discussions. You will meet every one to two months and follow structured agendas that foster intimate, powerful discussions on challenges, opportunities, and choices related to business, leadership, and career. This is a key component of your learning journey, which helps you build a community of care and support that can live on long after the end of the program. 

Faculty

Berkeley’s proximity to Silicon Valley’s cutting-edge disruptors will help you gain insights to lead transformation in your organization. You will attend live sessions with guest speakers and thought leaders at the forefront of innovation. The world-renowned Berkeley faculty will provide you with in-depth insights and take you through changing industry trends.

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SAIKAT CHAUDHURI Ph.D.

M.E.T. Faculty Director, Grimes M.E.T. Chancellor's Chair, Innovation, Strategy & Engineering Professor

Saikat Chaudhuri is the inaugural faculty director of the Management, Entrepreneurship, & Technology (M.E.T.) Program, a flagship dual-degree program in engineering and busine...

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ABHISHEK NAGARAJ Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Management of Organizations

Abhishek Nagaraj is an assistant professor in the Management and Organizations (MORS) group at Berkeley Haas. He earned his Ph.D. in management at the MIT Sloan School of Mana...

Alumni Benefits

Earn select Berkeley Haas alumni benefits upon completion of the program.

Networking and Events
  • Ability to join local alumni chapters or clubs in your region

  • Access to a private network of distinguished Berkeley Haas alumni

  • Invitations to the annual Berkeley Haas Alumni Conference

  • Opportunity to attend select Berkeley Haas and Berkeley Executive Education networking events

Berkeley Resources
  • Access to Haas Amplified — latest research and thought leadership from Industry speakers and faculty

  • 30% discount on the list price of eligible future programs after completion of the Berkeley Executive Program in Digital Transformation and AI and earning your Certificate of Excellence in Digital Strategy and AI

  • Get an @haas.executivealumni.berkeley.edu email forwarding address

  • Public visitor access to select campus libraries and university database services (remote and onsite access available for select services)

News and Communication
  • One-year complimentary digital subscription to the California Management Review

  • Berkeley Haas alumni newsletter

  • Subscribe to the Berkeley Haas alumni jobs e-newsletter , which has the latest job postings from distinguished employers

Note: all benefits are subject to change.

Certificate of Excellence

Certificate of Excellence

Upon completion of the Berkeley Executive Program in Digital Transformation and AI , participants are awarded the Certificate of Excellence in Digital Strategy and AI from Berkeley Executive Education.

Note: This program results in a digital certificate of completion and is not eligible for degree credits/CEUs. After successful completion of the program, your verified digital certificate will be emailed to you in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of UC Berkeley Executive Education.

FAQs

Connect with a Program Advisor for a 1:1 Session

Our program advisors have helped senior executives across the world choose the right programs for their career goals. Schedule a 1:1 to get a deeper understanding on why the Berkeley Executive Program in Digital Transformation and AI is the right fit for you. Email: berkeley_epdxai@emeritus.org

Phone: +1 567 485 3613 (U.S.) / +44 131 381 2082 (U.K.) / +971 800 0321209 (U.A.E.) / +52 559302 0507 (LATAM)

Early registrations are encouraged. Seats fill up quickly!

Flexible payment options are available.

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