Executive Education Programmes designed to build capabilities in infocomm and digital business.
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We offer five practice-based graduate programmes focusing on information technology (IT) and data science.
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In today’s world, almost every business is a digital business. In every industry, processes are being transformed by the pervasive use of digital technologies and rise of disruptive business models. To compete, businesses need to adapt and transform. Organisations need leaders who can think strategically to harness the digital change that create new opportunities for the business. This digital strategy and leadership programme prepares students to become leaders who can develop and lead strategies to transform their business to thrive in the new digital economy.
It is about the job of the digital leader and how the role has become increasingly complex and multi-faceted as the innovative use of technology permeates through the organisation and drives new business models. New demands are mandated on today's leaders to reap the full benefit of digital opportunities, manage risks, complexity and uncertainties, and to drive cultural changes.
This MTech DL programme that focus on digital strategy and leadership will equip students with the critical thinking, hard and soft skills to become an effective leader. It will accelerate their career and enhance one's ability to take on greater roles and responsibilities in digital leadership. Students will be equipped with the right processes and people capabilities to ride the digital wave and to thrive in the digital economy. Our goal is also to help organisations to develop its next generation of IT and digital leaders.
The NUS Master of Technology in Digital Leadership programme builds on a comprehensive curriculum and delivered through executive style teaching and peer learning. Candidates must successfully complete all the 10 course modules as well as deliver a digital leadership capstone project.
Students are evaluated through a combination of continuous assessments, class participation, case studies and output from the capstone project. The programme is a 44 modular credit (MC) Master degree based on four major study areas: Practice of Digital Business, Digital Transformation, Digital Leadership & People and Digital Leadership Capstone. The curriculum strikes a balance between building deep leadership capabilities and functional skills and will be complemented by activities outside the classroom to reinforce learning.
Learn what is digital business and the different models of digital transformation and innovation. Analyse business models of platforms and software disruptors with case studies from diverse industries and how digital business create, deliver, capture and defend value. Understand digital agility and change imperatives for competitive advantage. Explore what are the emerging trends and the underlying economics of market disruptions, innovation and technologies
Embark on the journey to create and transform into digital business. Analyse through strategic thinking and foresight what transformation means for the business, what drives innovation by design and what it takes to win in a digital age. Use relevant frameworks to identify key areas to transform including integrated strategy, core processes and enabling technologies. Understand practical approaches to move from a legacy to a digital business. Learn the “how-to” with design of product portfolio, operating model and digital architecture.
Develop leaders with strategic thinking and team building skills. Understand the type of talents, competencies and capabilities needed to lead a cross organisational digital business strategy and transformation effort. Develop the compact needed to establish and support high performance transformation team and to sustain the digital culture. Learn about leadership and challenges in managing complexity and digital governance.
A highlight of the programme is the 9-month Digital Leadership Capstone project that brings together all
the disciplines that students have encountered in the programme. Students reflect, apply and synthesise the
knowledge, skills and techniques that they have learnt in class and apply to a real-life organisation. They will
integrate what they have learnt with how they, as the Digital Leader, will have to perform digital business transformation and solve real-world problems for a target organisation. Students will work in groups and are mentored by industry advisors to deliver the capstone project.
Will extend over a period of 9 months for part-time students. Students will work in groups to perform the capstone project, with an expected student commitment of 40 man-days per team member.
Digital Organization Models
Digital Business Strategy
Mastering Digital Architecture
Talent & Leadership Pathways
Strategic Thinking & Foresight
Digital Agility & Change Leadership
Managing Digitalisation Complexity
Innovation By Design
Digital Leadership Capstone
All candidates will be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment assignments, class participation and mid-term assessments, as well as the output produced for the capstone project module.
To become MTech DL graduates, candidates will be required to pass the 10 course modules:
Miscellaneous fees are typically levied on items that are either not covered or partially covered by tuition fee and grant/subsidy. All students, whether registered on a full-time or part-time basis, are charged the mandatory miscellaneous fees. These are due at the same time as the tuition fees. These fees help defray the costs of student activity, health services and insurance, campus shuttle service and other services.
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Applicants who graduated from universities where English is not the medium of instruction should submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.
Note: Institution code of NUS-ISS for TOEFL is 2432
TOEFL and IELTS are only valid for five years after the test and the validity should not expire before the beginning of the application period for the coursework programme.
All applicants are required to submit an online application for our graduate coursework programme (through-train).
Step 1: You can refer to our detailed step-by-step guide on how to complete the online application.
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Step 4: Please ensure you submit your online application(s) and make online payment for the application fee (non-refundable) of S$50.00 per application (inclusive of prevailing GST).
Our Master of Technology in Digital Leadership programme (MTech DL) focus on digital strategy and leadership. Aimed at seasoned professionals with the ambition to shape the future, you will get a solid grounding in digital business models, how tech-based innovations drive and transform a business. It will equip you to become a leader in business-technology strategy and digital transformation. You will acquire the necessary critical thinking, process and people skills to lead an organisation to thrive and harness the digital economy.
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