Executive certificate program „Leading Digital Transformation (LDT)“

The application for the program is open until the 27th of November 2023.

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In a world that is increasingly data-driven, innovation has accelerated and competition has toughened. Therefore, the needs for senior managers and executives to innovate, update and be one step ahead of the rest are enormous. And when it comes to novel technologies such as Internet of Things, data analytics, and blockchain, leading digital transformation requires not only an understanding of technologies driving the change but also the ability to lead the organizational transformation. A robust business model that leverages the technology is thus the key to digital transformation and sustained value creation.

Through a six-month period and three weeks of in-class modules, the executive certificate program Leading Digital Transformation (LDT) has been tailored to the needs of the business leaders and decision makers in the digital age. It aims to provide them with a framework to analyze and develop an innovative blueprint for their companies to embrace the wave of digital transformation. Case studies, industry visits and interviews with business leaders who implementing digital transformation are keys elements of the curriculum. Hands-on workshops are also a staple of the program, such as a business modelling workshop at the headquarters of BMW with a team of their experts.

This program has been carefully conceived and developed by three excellent and notorious institutions: Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU), top three most innovative university in Germany, in cooperation with Fraunhofer Institute of Integrated Circuits (Fraunhofer IIS) and the Indian Institute of Management of Bangalore (IIMB) the best business school in central Asia. Together, these institutions have contributed with their best knowledge, experiences and networks to support organisations take the lead in digital transformation. Moreover, thanks to this trilateral cooperation, the programme offers a terrific platform for networking and for exploring mutual cultures and markets.

After successful completion of the three modules, the participants will be awarded a joint certificate.

The total programme price  is 5560€ (+ 18% tax). The programme fee includes the boarding charges at Bangalore but does not include travel and living expenses. 


  • Get an insight into various disruptive technologies at the core of digital transformation
  • Build value through the co-creation of innovative business models
  • Create new lines of business by setting up a new culture of innovation and entrepreneurship
  • Create an innovative business plan to lead digital transformation
  • Develop strategic thinking and the ability to lead self and others through complexity and change


  • The program will be delivered in English.
  • Total duration of the program: 7 months
  • Total in-class duration of the program: 3 weeks
    • 12 – 16 February 2024 in Bangalore, India
    • 29 April – 04 May 2023 in Nuremberg, Germany
    • 03 – 05 July in Bangalore, India