Digital transformation is concerned with the changes digital technologies can bring to organisation's business model.


This course aims to provide participants with an understanding of digital transformation in a range of organisational contexts. On successful completion, participants will be able to:

  • Assess how digital technologies can disrupt industries by transforming industry value chains, patterns of demand and competitive pressures.
  • Understand how digital technologies and frameworks can be applied in a digital transformation strategy.
  • Understand the organisational and people capabilities required to support and implement a digital transformation strategy.
  • Critically evaluate current practice and theory on digital transformation.

This course can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development https://www.ulster.ac.uk/courses/201819/postgraduate-certificate-of-professional-development-16046

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About this course

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Digital transformation is concerned with the changes digital technologies can bring about to an organisation's business model, which lead to changes in products and organisational structures, and in the automation of processes. The diffusion of digital technologies has led to radical changes to entire business models across a range of industries. Digital technologies such as the Internet, social media, data analytics, collaborative tools, and cloud computing have eliminated traditional boundaries of time and geography and created virtual communities of employees, customers and suppliers, with new demands for products and services. Digital transformation has allowed organisations to leverage the benefits of digital technologies in the form of productivity improvements, cost reductions and innovation.

The course aims to provide participants with an understanding of digital transformation in a range of organisational contexts. It will provide participants with an understanding of digital disruption and how tools and frameworks can be applied in the planning and implementation of a digital transformation strategy.

Linked programmes

MBA Business Administration, PgCertPD Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development,


100% Coursework - Written report (3000 words) on understanding digital disruption and applying the tools and frameworks in a practical context. Typically, the report will involve a variation on one of the following:

  • Develop a new digitally enabled value proposition that responds to the disruptive dynamics in an industry of your choice.
  • Apply tools and frameworks from the course to develop a digital transformation strategy for an organisation, which focuses on leveraging digital technologies.
  • Analyse and critically reflect on the impact of digital disruption on an industry and organisation, and develop strategic options for an organisation to respond to digital disruption.


This course requires attendance onthree consecutive days from 9.30am to 4pm on:

Tuesday 28 May 2019
Wednesday 29 May 2019
Thursday 30 May 2019

Entry requirements

Any undergraduate degree and 3 years + management/leadership experience.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the minimum English entrance requirements of the University and will need to provide recent evidence of this (certified within the last two years).

Most of our courses require a minimum English level of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent, with no band score under 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement.

Please see details of the English language qualifications and certificates we can accept - https://www.ulster.ac.uk/__data/assets/pdf_file/0005/177404/Other-english-language-tests-and-qualifications-2017.pdf

International applicants will also require a short-term study visa. Further information is available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/international/visa-immigration

Start dates

  • 28 May 2019
How to apply


How to apply

The following page explains the postgraduate short course application procedure:

https://www.ulster.ac.uk/apply/how-to-apply/short-courses (choose postgraduate short courses)

Start dates

  • 28 May 2019

Fees and funding

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Northern Ireland & EU:
England, Scotland, Wales
and the Islands:


Fees information

Information about how to pay for a course including different payment options is available at


Scholarships, awards and prizes

Fee waivers may be available to those who meet the eligibility criteria. More information is available from FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk


Email: FlexEd@ulster.ac.uk

Telephone: (+44) 028 9036 6680

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Ulster University Business School

Department of Global Business and Enterprise