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The digital revolution is remaking every industry. It's time to step up.

Digital Leadership Executive Education Program

As the world becomes increasingly digitized and interconnected, there’s more reason than ever to develop yourself as a digital leader.

NOTE: For everyone's health and safety during the ongoing pandemic, all Digital Leadership Executive Education Program deliveries will be virtual for Cohort 1. All scheduled on-site sessions will now be virtual sessions. The revised dates based on this decision are reflected in the schedule below.

Digital LEEP program sealYou’ve seen it at your own company. Everything is changing. Digitization is not slowing down, and data is increasingly being used for strategic decision making across departments. Analytics and technology are becoming more important, not only in meeting the demands of your organization, but in staying agile and responsive to your customers and constituents. Carnegie Mellon University's Digital Leadership Executive Education Program (Digital LEEP) provides you with the tools you need for next generation leadership in any sector. 

There’s a lot to know. From privacy and security breaches to ethics and cultural issues, there’s a lot of complexity involved in the management of digital teams, assets, communications, products, and services. Where digital transformation goes, huge benefits can follow, as can major risks.

CMU’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and Tepper School of Business have joined up to develop this visionary executive education program. Over five months, you will complete cross-disciplinary coursework that you can only find at CMU, delivered in a hybrid format blending synchronous distance learning with on-campus sessions to form deeper connections with your cohort. The Digital LEEP program follows a team-based project/case study approach to prepare you to develop and implement a strategic digital roadmap for your home organization.

Digital LEEP is designed for Directors and Senior Managers tasked with oversight, management, and implementation of digital transformation initiatives. The program is also relevant for professionals across functions who want to rise to the challenges of a rapidly digitizing society and marketplace. If your department/role is seeing increased digital visibility, responsibility, or exposure—or if you’re looking to build your digital leadership portfolio to evolve into the next phase of your career—then this is the right program for you.

Digital leaders have to be ready for a dynamic future. To thrive, you need a diverse skill set, the agility to pivot as markets and business needs rapidly shift, and the resilience to weather change and ambiguity. CMU is in a unique position to accelerate the rise of next-gen digital leaders with a broad cross-section of relevant topics, the latest best practices, and an invaluable network of experts and peers. Mark Yolton | VP, Digital | Salesforce


Applications are currently being accepted for Cohort 1, beginning January 2021.

Digital Leadership Executive Education Curriculum

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Graduates of the Digital Leadership Executive Education Program will have access to new program modules created in the future, providing you with continuing education after the program ends. Approval is required.

Please note: This benefit does not extend to future CIO, CISO, or CRO program modules, unless the student is also a graduate of those programs.


Students who complete the Digital Leadership Executive Education Program and who subsequently apply for and are admitted into the Heinz College MSIT Degree Program are eligible for a tuition discount scholarship. Tuition that has been paid for completing any or all of the Heinz College Executive Education certificate programs (up to $40,000) by the individual student or their sponsor/employer will be matched with a tuition discount from the MSIT program—reducing the cost to complete the MSIT degree by up to $40,000.

In order to be considered, applicants to the MSIT program should indicate their enrollment status with the CIO, CISO, CRO and/or Digital LEEP certificate program(s) on the Application for Admission.

Please note: The tuition discount is only available once a student has completed all of the certificate program’s requirements. Completion of a certificate program does not guarantee admission to the MSIT program.