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Jul 09, 2024 - Jul 08, 2025
Registration Deadline
Online + On Campus
Course Length
12 Months
Course Fee

With the business world transitioning to digitalization at an accelerated rate, organizations increasingly require higher-level masters of digital strategy and transformation. In the coming years, new technologies will have immense implications for how businesses operate and interface.

The role of the Chief Digital Officer is to drive growth and strategic continuous evolution by transforming the organization's traditional analog business into more effective digital practices. Companies will need to rely more and more on holistic digital experts to drive this change forward via knowledge, tools, leadership, and future-thinking strategy. 


This Professional Certificate focuses on creating new values via the smart use of digital tools, platforms, technologies, services, and processes. 

"Once you climb that first mountain of knowledge, you will be able to teach yourself many things." - Prof. John R. Williams, Executive Director of the MIT Geospatial Data Center

Blended Professional Certificate: Chief Digital Officer, with curriculum developed and taught by MIT faculty, is delivered in collaboration with Global Alumni. Contact Global Alumni for more information about this program:

Global Alumni is an ed-tech company that collaborates with institutions to manage enrollments (including all payment services and invoicing), technology, and participant support. 


The Chief Digital Officer certificate from MIT provides you with the knowledge, skills, professional direction and access you need to become a CDO. Throughout this professional program, you will: 

  • Acquire a solid foundation for driving digital innovation across the entire organization 
  • Develop a comprehensive perspective about how technologies, platforms and ecosystems boost growth and innovation 
  • Understand how to leverage and integrate data to transform your business and organization 
  • Develop key managerial capabilities to make transformation work in your company 
  • Being able  to create a digital-focused action plan and establish the means to govern digital strategies on an ongoing basis

The program enables you to apply your learnings to a real-world challenge as you gain insights into the opportunities awaiting a Chief Digital Officer. That said, the contents can be of great benefit for professionals from a number of sectors and different levels, such as:

  1. Directors, VP and entrepreneurs responsible for digital transformation 
  2. Current and aspiring C-suite executives from Digital, Marketing, IT and Operation looking forward for boosting growth and innovation. 
  3. Senior consultants and entrepreneurs focused on innovation and growth. 
  4. Senior executives looking for innovating and leveraging technology.

Participants are required to have:

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience
  • At least 3 years of experience managing projects related to technology, innovation or business development. 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • International experience is appreciated

As a Chief Digital Officer, you must oversee the digital transformation in an organization. From leading an innovative team to implementing the latest technology, this course provides you with the necessary tools to learn what it takes to be a CDO. This program includes various certificates from the following courses:

  • Leadership and Innovation 
  • Digital Transformation: From AI and IoT to Cloud, Blockchain, and Cybersecurity
  • Blockchain: Disruptive Technologies  
  • Digital Platforms: Designing Two-Sided Markets from APIs to Feature Roadmaps 
  • Data Leadership  
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