Digital Transformation

Become a digital transformation leader with the skills to deliver high-impact organizational change and stay ahead in our rapidly evolving digital world. In this 4-course program, you will learn how to harness AI, machine learning, and design solutions to implement strategies in your organizations to boost innovation, streamline operations, and seize new market opportunities.

Required background

There are no formal prerequisites, but students entering this program are recommended to have the following:

An interest in digital transformation, strategy, and innovation
Experience with college-level learning
Relevant work or internship experience
Some familiarity with Python

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In this program, you will gain the knowledge and experience necessary to facilitate strategic and impactful organizational change. You will learn how to identify challenges associated with building data analytics, artificial intelligence, and machine learning capabilities and examine ways to develop digital transformation strategies to solve these challenges.

You’ll build foundational knowledge about forces of technological and economic change and the digital transformation journey through real-world examples drawn from industries such as financial services, manufacturing, and healthcare.

Through hands-on projects and applications, you will develop the skills and tools needed to manage digital transformation journeys successfully. You’ll also benefit from access to easy-to-use simulation and optimization tools that leverage cloud technology. You’ll explore digital product design and development, examine its relationship to agile project management, and learn to craft the metrics critical to any organization’s transformation efforts.

This certificate draws from the expertise of the Master of Engineering Management (MEM) program at Dartmouth. Taught by faculty from the Thayer School of Engineering and Tuck School of Business, the MEM program at Dartmouth provides students with an immersive experience that broadens technical knowledge, deepens business expertise, and diversifies professional experiences and connections.

Geoffrey Parker

Geoffrey Parker

Professor of Engineering and Executive Director of the Master of Engineering Management program, Dartmouth College

Vikrant Vaze

Vikrant Vaze

Stata Family Career Development Associate Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

 Elizabeth Murnane

Elizabeth Murnane

Charles H. Gaut & Charles A. Norberg Assistant Professor of Engineering, Dartmouth College

Who is this program for?‎

This program is designed for early- to mid-career professionals seeking to reimagine how organizations can leverage digital technology, talent, and processes to innovate and stay ahead of the curve. Business leaders looking to integrate disruptive technologies into company strategy, operational or strategic managers looking for inspiration to boost efficiency, and professionals aspiring to lead businesses through rapid technological change can all greatly benefit from this program. Foundational knowledge in data science, engineering, and/or platform technology is helpful but not required.

Is there a strong demand for digital transformation experts?‎

The demand is extremely high, and the need for digital transformation across businesses and industries is accelerating rapidly. In our current world, it’s not a matter of “if” or even “when” companies should initiate digital transformation but “how.” According to McKinsey’s 2021 “The new digital edge: Rethinking strategy for the post-pandemic era” report, 89% of top executives believe that by 2023, they must build new digital strategies or implement existing technology to stay competitive. All businesses will need digital transformation leaders skilled at leveraging new technology, human capital, and processes to change how we do business fundamentally.

What job roles does this program prepare me for?‎

Digital transformation impacts all industries, from finance, IT, and healthcare to education, manufacturing, and cybersecurity — any industry, business, or organization looking to adopt new or improve existing digital technology will need digital transformation experts. Representative job titles across industries include CEOs, CIOs, and CTOs; directors of digital strategy; chief data architects; directors of marketing and communications; directors of information technology; directors of digital services; lead data analysts; chief UX experts; and other strategic and operational roles.





The need for digital transformation across businesses and industries is accelerating rapidly. Join expert faculty from the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth to learn how Dartmouth’s Digital Transformation Certificate can equip you with the skills and vision necessary to lead high-impact organizational change through digital transformation.