The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management program was developed by Emeritus in collaboration with MIT Sloan and Columbia Business School Executive Education to provide this blend of knowledge and skills through the combination of three highly successful business courses—Digital Strategies for Business, Financial Acumen, and Leading Organizations and Change.

The six-month program can help managers innovate new strategies and business models to thrive in the digital age; develop their financial acumen to make astute financial decisions and deliver value to their stakeholders; and gain greater insight into the leadership skills, political resources, and culture required to implement organizational changes.


The program is designed for mid to upper-level executives in a functional, government, or unit position who seek to further their development and broaden their role. The content, lessons and cases featured throughout are applicable to professionals across disciplines and industries.


This six-month diploma features 12 live online teaching sessions as well as video lectures and discussions, and a high level of support to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience. We expect participants to dedicate 4–6 hours per week over the program.

The program is comprised of three courses that explore the essentials of business management—strategy, finance, and leadership—and is led by world-renowned university faculty members.

  • Innovate New Strategies & Models

    Innovate New Strategies & Models

    Get frameworks to invent or reinvent your business models and lead digital initiatives, from customer engagement and data analytics to product strategy and disruptive competition.

  • Develop Your Financial Acumen

    Develop Your Financial Acumen

    Learn fundamental concepts in finance, practice capital budgeting and valuation, and understand the relationship between risk and return.

  • Learn to Lead Complex Change Efforts

    Learn to Lead Complex Change Efforts

    Gain insight into the leadership skills, political resources and cultural perspectives necessary to implement transformative changes across your organization


    Take the first step to a Global Education

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    • Duration

      6 Months, Online

      (4-6 hours per week)
    • Program Fees

      US$ 3,000*

    Curriculum & Faculty


    • The Five Domains of Digital Transformation: A Holistic Framework
    • Customer Networks and the New Path to Purchase
    • Understanding Digital Customer Behaviors
    • Platform Business Models
    • Coopetition, Dis/intermediation, and Asymmetric Competitors
    • Building Data as a Strategic Asset for Your Business
    • Big Data at Work: New Data, New Tools, and Templates of Value
    • Innovation Through Experimentation: AB Test and Minimum Viable Products
    • Translating the Lean Startup to Enterprise Scale Innovation
    • Adapting Your Value Proposition
    • Mastering Disruptive Business Models
    • Surviving Disruption: Six Incumbent Responses to a Disruptive Challenger
    • Leadership and the Customer Value Imperative
    • Fundamental Concepts in Finance
    • Capital Budgeting (Chocolat Cordon Rouge case)
    • Valuation Methods
    • Corporate Valuation in Practice (Clarkson case)
    • Risk and Return; Valuation Using Multiples
    • MIT’s Four-Capabilities Leadership Model
    • Three Perspectives on Organizations
    • Power and Influence in Organizations
    • Organization Networks
    • The Change Simulation


    Daniel Wolfenzon
    Daniel Wolfenzon

    Stefan H. Robock Professor of Finance and Economics

    David Rogers
    David Rogers

    Faculty of Executive Education, Columbia Business School

    John Van Maanen
    John Van Maanen

    Erwin H. Schell Professor of Management

    Industry Leaders

    In addition to Course Leaders, industry experts focusing on data science share their knowledge and experience through periodic guest lectures.

    Learning Experience

    Benefits to the Learner

    Enhance Your Career Capital

    Enhance Your Career Capital

    • Professional acceleration through our enriched leadership toolkit.
    • Learn while you earn.
    • Get noticed. Get ahead.
    • Understand how to manage your career & personal brand.
    Enhance Your Social Capital

    Enhance Your Social Capital

    • Make new, life-long connections with experienced business people from a wide variety of cultures, industries, and backgrounds.
    • Inclusion in the Emeritus Network
    • Invitation to Emeritus alumni events globally including career panels, CXO speaker series, and industry interactions.
    Manage Your Brand Capital

    Manage Your Brand Capital

    • A Global Business Education on your resume
    • Top 10 percent of the class achieves the status of Emeritus Scholars determined by the overall diploma GPA
    Deepen Your Intellectual Capital

    Deepen Your Intellectual Capital

    • World class curriculum and teaching by faculty from MIT Sloan, Columbia Business School Executive Education, and Tuck School of Business At Dartmouth.
    • Peer-to-peer learning through learning circles, classroom discussions, and project reviews.
    • Selective entrance criterion ensures you learn with the best.


    Upon successful completion of the program, you will be awarded a certificate by Emeritus Institute of Management, in collaboration with MIT Sloan & Columbia Business School Executive Education.

    Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management (E-Learning) - Certificate Click to view certificate


    Application Requirements

    • Minimum three years of professional work experience
    • Employment history (CV/resume)
    • University transcripts
    • All candidates who have received their bachelor’s or other degree or diploma from an education institution where English is NOT the primary language of instruction are required to demonstrate English language proficiency through ANY ONE of the following methods
      – Obtain a TOEFL minimum score of 550 for the paper based test or its equivalent
      – Obtain an IELTS minimum score of 6.0 Obtain a Pearson Versant Test minimum score of 59
      – Obtain a Certificate of Completion for a Certificate course offered by the Emeritus Institute of Management
      – Submit a document which shows that the candidate has, for the last 24 months or more, worked in ANY ONE of these countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America
    • A completed Application Form
    • Proof of diploma/degree in any field of study (your highest qualification should be submitted)


    USD 3000 Flexible payment options available


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