Kellogg Digital Transformation Program

Leading In The Digital Age

The Kellogg Digital Transformation Program will help you re-examine and refine your thinking about what it means to be a growth-minded leader. You will ask yourself powerful questions and gain an expanded perspective essential for success at the top. You will leave equipped to thrive in today's fast-paced, interconnected economy with the tools, insights and frameworks you need to ignite growth and propel your organization forward.

The Kellogg Digital Transformation Program promises an unparalleled educational experience marked by immersive, rigorous academics, engaging real-time case studies and stimulating interaction with fellow executives and Kellogg's world-class faculty.

Personal Consultation

Prospective participants with questions about the program are encouraged to contact our program partner, Eruditus Executive Education, for further information.

Who Should Attend

The program is for leaders and senior executives who aspire to drive digital transformation agendas in organizations. Participants are expected to have:

  • A minimum of 10 years of work experience
  • Confident fluency in written and spoken English
  • A commitment to participate actively in the rigorous in-person and online components over the six-month period of the program

Key Benefits

  • Deepen your understanding of strategic drivers of digital transformation, data, analytics and technology to lead your organization for growth
  • Develop a comprehensive perspective of the business, economic and social impact of frontier technologies such as AI, IoT, Robotics, Biotech and Blockchain, and how to leverage them in implementing disruptive business models
  • Enhance your leadership skills to create and lead business transformation initiatives in your organization
  • Apply your learnings through six months of project work, guided by expert Kellogg Faculty
  • Learn from world-class Kellogg Faculty, guest speakers and industry practitioners who are thought leaders in their fields
  • Become part of the Kellogg global alumni network of 60,000+ alumni spread across 122 countries

Program Framework

Kellogg’s Digital Transformation Program is your deep dive into rethinking leadership in the digital business economy. Business leaders require focused digital business strategies to ensure their customer service, organizational support and marketing campaigns thrive in the digital age. The program familiarizes participants with the latest in strategy & innovation, emerging technologies, business analytics, artificial intelligence, online customer engagement and customer-centricity. Participants will be equipped to make informed decisions and forge innovative strategies that lead to increased revenue, productivity and customer engagement.

The program offers its participants the opportunity to learn from the best. Classes are taught by Kellogg’s world-class faculty, while your peers come from diverse backgrounds and leading global businesses. Participants benefit from Kellogg’s elite alumni network, unique case studies and important insights culled from world-class research and practical experience.


Value Creation

  • Digital business models and strategies
  • Marketing in a digital world
  • Customer insights
  • Customer journey in a digital world
  • Data analytics
  • Finance and value creation
  • Strategic alliances and M&A
  • Design thinking
  • Digital operations

Technology & Impact

  • Artificial Intelligence and business applications
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Internet of Things
  • Blockchain
  • Synthetic biology technologies and business models
  • Quantum computing and future platforms
  • Technology strategies
  • Big Data & Implications

Leading Transformation

  • Competitive strategy
  • Value-based leadership
  • Innovation in large organization
  • Leading contagious change
  • Organizational agility
  • Negotiation skills
  • Future of work
  • Leading high performance teams
  • Fewer Bigger Bolder; growth strategies
  • Networks and influence

Action Learning Projects:

Action learning — learning by doing — has been a hallmark for years at the Kellogg School of Management. Kellogg participants take their textbook-and-lecture insights to the next level by applying them in a variety of real-world settings. In essence, they knock down the “fourth wall” of the classroom to come face-to-face with actual business challenges confronting their industry and business.

As a participant, when you employ a framework, you develop greater facility with that tool, thus acquiring a deeper level of knowledge. The frameworks that need to be applied are of real value. The action learning opportunities let you flesh out how those frameworks can apply in the specific situations that matter most to you.

Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria

An admissions committee thoroughly reviews each application and considers the nature and scope of the applicant’s responsibilities. For the benefit of peers, sponsoring organizations and the integrity of the program, the committee seeks to admit individuals with comparable management responsibilities but with diverse skills and experience. It is expected that program participants will immerse themselves completely in the experience and be free of all other duties.


Strong English language speaking, reading and writing skills are imperative to completely immerse in the Kellogg Enterprise Leadership Program experience, to complete reading assignments and to actively engage in group discussions and activities. Because the program is rigorous and includes emphasis on building a strong business network, the faculty will expect participants to contribute fully to classroom and study group discussions. The Test for English for International Communication (TOEIC) is not required.


The Kellogg School of Management awards a certificate upon the successful completion of the Digital Transformation Program. Along with the certificate, participants also receive select benefits as Executive Education alumni of the Kellogg School of Management.

Program Fee

The program fee covers class materials and most meals. Travel expenses (including airfare) and accommodation are the participant’s responsibility. Enrollment is not confirmed until full payment is received. Payment may accompany the application, or an invoice may be requested.

Enrollment in Kellogg programs is highly competitive, and seats will not be guaranteed until your payment is received.

It is expected that applicants have their own health insurance valid in the United States. The University is not responsible for medical expenses incurred by participants during the program.


Gina Fong - Adjunct Lecturer of Marketing; Principal of Fong Insight

Steven Franconeri - Professor of Psychology, Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences; Director, Northwestern Cognitive Science Program; Professor of Leadership, Kellogg School of Management (Courtesy)

David S. Friedman - Clinical Assistant Professor of Executive Education; Senior Program Director of Executive Education

Sanjay Khosla - Senior Fellow and Adjunct Professor of Marketing

Richard I. Kolsky - Adjunct Professor of Executive Education

Harry M. Kraemer - Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations; Former Chairman & CEO, Baxter Intl.; Executive Partner, Madison Dearborn Partners

Sarit Markovich - Clinical Professor of Strategy

Loran Nordgren - Professor of Management and Organizations

Nicholas A. Pearce - Clinical Professor of Management & Organizations

Mohanbir Sawhney - Associate Dean for Digital Innovation; McCormick Foundation Chair of Technology; Clinical Professor of Marketing; Director of the Center for Research in Technology and Innovation

Joel K. Shapiro - Clinical Professor of Managerial Economics & Decision Sciences

Leigh Thompson - J. Jay Gerber Professor of Dispute Resolution & Organizations; Professor of Management & Organizations

Jan A. Van Mieghem - Harold L. Stuart Professor of Managerial Economics; Professor of Operations

Edward Zajac - James F. Bere Professor of Management & Organizations

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