Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business (E-Learning)

Who Is This Program Designed For?

The Postgraduate Diploma program is an intensive, nine-month online program designed for working professionals seeking to develop advanced skills in digital business and marketing. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by EMERITUS Institute of Management, in collaboration with Columbia Business School Executive Education and MIT Sloan.

You will learn key concepts and advanced frameworks for designing and implementing digital strategies. You will evaluate real-world case studies from disruptive start-ups and traditional companies undergoing digital transformation. The program even offers business simulation set-ups that let you apply the theory and concepts learned in the program.

The learning journey will NOT be easy. It requires your commitment for at least three to four hours a week to learn, explore, and collaborate.

The program evaluates 3 core pillars of digital transformation – The Strategy, The Platform, and The Tools. The 3 topics are weaved together to offer a comprehensive perspective on digital business transformation.

No. The program is designed to be completed in its entirety and cannot be taken as standalone modules. However, the option of pursuing specific modules as ‘Certificate Courses’ is available.

The program is a combination of interactive lectures, and individual and team assignments. Additionally, the program includes live sessions with course leaders who are dedicated to guiding you through your learning journey.

If you are eager to explore the upcoming digital trends and transformation in business, and excited to develop digital strategies for your business/organization, then this program is meant for you.

Absolutely! Today, knowledge of digital business and strategies has become a requisite across industries, as all businesses will eventually need to digitize in order to thrive. While your current role may not require digital knowledge, it is almost certain that digital skills will be in high demand in the near future.

There is a growing demand for digital professionals across industries. The program will equip you with advanced skills and enable you to be future-ready for the upcoming digital revolution. These skills will make you invaluable in your current role and even help you enhance your future career prospects.

The program is a blend of theory, tools, and case studies, which are easy to assimilate and implement. For instance, concepts such as the five Domains of digital transformation, the five-step process of planning, and executing your digital marketing strategy (overview) + access strategy have detailed steps for implementation. Additionally, business simulations including marketing and social media simulations offer the opportunity to manage campaigns for a fictional business.

Yes, EMERITUS offers need-based scholarships for limited participants.

MIT Sloan Executive Education has collaborated with EMERITUS Institute of Management to offer a portfolio of online programs. These programs leverage our faculty’s thought leadership in management practice developed over years of research, teaching, and practice. Through EMERITUS, we expect to extend our impact in the world of leadership development to learners across the world.

Columbia Business School Executive Education has collaborated with EMERITUS Institute of Management to offer a portfolio of online programs. These programs leverage our faculty’s thought leadership in management practice developed over years of research, teaching and practice. Through EMERITUS we expect to extend our impact in the world of leadership development to learners across the world.

The following courses developed by CBS are currently offered through EMERITUS:

You can use the below reference links to understand our collaboration model:

ADMISSIONS

Applicants will be required to submit:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport copy (ID page)
  • Recent photo (digital)
  • Updated CV/resume
  • Proof of degree in any field of study (highest qualification should be submitted)
  • Proof of language proficiency (if formal education or degree not completed in English)

You need to pay a nonrefundable application fee of USD 50 + GST. GST is payable only for students residing in Singapore.

No, the application fee is nonrefundable.

The next application deadline is 30 July 2018

The program commences on 02 August 2018

Listed below are the steps for joining the program:
1. Fill the application form for the program:

  • You need to fill your personal details, education details, employment details
  • Write 2 essays pertaining to the program
  • Submit your application

2. Once you have submitted the application, you need to pay the application Fee of USD 50.
3. Thereafter, your application would be reviewed by the EMERITUS Admissions Committee.
4. Once your application review is successful, you would receive an offer letter via email regarding your admission confirmation.
5. Thereafter, you need to review and accept the following post admission documents online via your application dashboard. You can download and save these documents for subsequent requirements.

  • Pre-Course Counselling Form
  • Form 12: Advisory Note to Students
  • Student Contract

6. After you have submitted the above documents, you can proceed to pay the first instalment of the tuition fee to confirm your enrollment.
7. Finally, you need to courier the hardcopies of the below documents to: Admissions Office, EMERITUS Institute of Management, 78 Shenton Way, #20-02 Singapore – 079120.

  • Certified true copy of submitted academic certificate
  • Pre-course counselling form (print and sign)
  • Form 12: Advisory note to students (print and sign)
  • Student contract (print and sign)

An application outcome can be expected within five working days, provided all required application documents are submitted.

There are two sets of documents you need to submit for joining the program:
Pre-Admission Documents that you should have ready in softcopy before starting your application:

  1. Passport copy (ID page)
  2. Updated CV / Resume
  3. Recent Photo (Digital)
  4. Academic Certificate or Full Transcripts of highest qualification

Post-Admission Documents which needs to be submitted once your application has been accepted by the Admissions Committee:

  1. Pre-Course Counselling Form
  2. Form 12: Advisory Note to Students
  3. Student Contract

A degree in any field of study is required to take this program. However, students with a lower qualification may be considered for admission as a mature entry.

The applicant should preferably have at least 3 years of professional experience. For mature entries, you should have at least 10 years of professional experience to be considered.

  • Why are you interested in earning the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business?
  • How will you contribute to your colleagues’ learning during this program?

The 9-month diploma program is a rigorous professional certificate program registered with the Committee for Private Education, Singapore.

The program does not award any credits/education points towards any master’s programs from the respective schools, MIT and Columbia.

This is a global postgraduate business diploma program; you will need to check with your national or qualification regulatory body on respective recognition.

Applicants can be reviewed for mature entry (Min. 30 years of age and 10 years’ work experience). These criteria constitute eligibility for review and do not guarantee admission. Applicants must still submit their highest degree for consideration.

Proof of language proficiency would be required if the formal education or degree was not completed in English. TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent evaluations can be considered to satisfy the language proficiency requirement; applicants are required to achieve CEFR Level B2. Minimum scores of both tests are listed below:
TOEFL (IBT) – 72>br/>
TOELF (PBT) – 550
TOEFL (CPT) – 210
IELTS (GT or AC) – 6.0

Delivery

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by EMERITUS Institute of Management, in collaboration with Columbia Business School Executive Education and MIT Sloan.

You will receive both a hard copy & soft copy of the certificate after successful completion of the program.

You will receive both a hard copy & soft copy of the transcripts after successful completion of the program.

In addition to the faculty video lectures from Professor David Rogers and Professor Geoffrey Parker, participants will learn from course leaders through live teaching sessions. The number of sessions varies from cohort to cohort as per the program flow. Typically, 8-10 live teaching sessions are conducted during the course.

Live teaching sessions are usually scheduled between 01:00 P.M – 02:00 P.M UTC/GMT. All the live teaching sessions are recorded and shared with students within 24 hours. The recording links are also made available on EMERITUS learning platform (Canvas)

There will be live sessions conducted by industry experts during the course. The number of sessions varies from cohort to cohort as per the program flow.

Students who fail to complete the program within the stipulated period due to valid reasons may apply to EMERITUS for an extension of time. The application will be evaluated by the Learning Team and Academic Board on a case-by-case basis by considering the student’s academic performance during the study period.
The application should be submitted in writing through email and include the following information:

  1. A letter explaining the reason(s) for the inability to complete the program within stipulated timeframe
  2. Supporting documents
  3. Any other document(s) that may be required by EMERITUS
  4. A non-refundable administration fee of USD 150 (exclusive of GST applicable to Singapore-based students)

It will require at least three-four hours of dedicated learning per week to optimally benefit from the program.

If students have any technical queries or request for assignment extension, then they can contact program coordinator via ticketing system integrated into EMERITUS learning platform. Students can also contact course leaders via EMERITUS learning platform inbox to get clarity on any content related queries.

For the Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business (PGDDB), our grading system uses a grade point average (GPA) scale that runs from 0-10. Students are assigned a final GPA in each of the required three courses and final capstone on a scale of 0-10. On completing each of the individual courses within the program, a course GPA is awarded along with a status of Distinction, Pass, Low Pass, or Fail.

  • Distinction: Awarded to the top 25 percent of the cohort in a course
  • Pass: Awarded to students who receive a course GPA of 5 or higher
  • Low Pass: Awarded to students who receive a course GPA of 4 or higher but lower than 5
  • Fail: Students who receive a course GPA below a 4 fail the course and do not complete it

The overall diploma program GPA is calculated as an average of the GPAs received across the three courses. The top 10 percent of the cohort achieves the status of “Global IVY Scholars” determined by their overall diploma program GPA.
Passing Criteria for the program:
The minimum overall program GPA required for graduation is 4.67 out of 10. Per our academic policies, to successfully complete the program you may only receive a Low Pass in one of the required courses and you must not fail any course. In addition to the GPA requirements, the program requires students to successfully complete a capstone project. The capstone project is a program requirement that demonstrates student’s understanding of the material across the three courses. The capstone project is graded on a scale from 0-10 points. Students are required to achieve a minimum of 5 points out of 10 on the capstone project to receive their diploma.

All course materials can be accessed through the EMERITUS learning portal at https://student.emeritus.org. Once you have enrolled in the course and logged into the learning platform, instructions for the course and assignment submissions will be provided. All assignment submissions will be done online through the learning portal.

Duration and Course Fee

APPLICATION DETAILS

Program fee: USD 3600
 
Non-refundable application fee: USD 50 Application deadlines:
  • Round 1: 30 July 2018
Program commences: 02 Aug 2018

Faculty

David Rogers

Faculty at Columbia Business School

Geoffrey Parker

Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)

APPLICATION DETAILS

Program fee:

USD 3000 + GST

Note: GST is payable for Singapore based students only

 

Non-refundable application fee: USD 50

Application deadline: 03 September 2019

 

Program commences: 04 September 2019

Applications are on a rolling basis. This program is expected to fill to capacity.

David Rogers
David Rogers


Faculty at Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School

Geoffrey Parker
Geoffrey Parker


Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)

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APPLICATION DETAILS

Program fee: USD 3000 + GST Note: GST is payable for Singapore based students only   Non-refundable application fee: USD 50 Application deadline: 03 September 2019 Program commences: 04 September 2019
 

Faculty

David Rogers

Faculty at Columbia Business School

Geoffrey Parker

Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)

Global Ivy Emeritus Institute of Management