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Master 2021/2022

Digital Business Transformation

Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Type: Compulsory course (Master in International Business)
Area of studies: Management
When: 1 year, 2 module
Mode of studies: distance learning
Open to: students of one campus
Master’s programme: International Business
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

The course is devoted to different aspects of digital transformation of business. The first module covers the history of industrial revolutions, a special attention is given to Fourth industrial revolution (Industry 4.0). Different sides of digital transformation are considered, many examples based on real companies are given. A part of the course covers revolution of IT platforms themselves. Considerable time is reserved for deep dive into modern technologies which usually being considered as a base of digital business transformation. Complex cases of successful and unsuccessful transformation of real companies are on the focus as well. Social and humanitarian consequences of digital transformation analyzed at the last module.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Understanding the history of industry development from mid XVII century till now
  • Knowledge about Industry 4.0, current status and expectations about further industry development processes
  • Detailed understanding about 9 aspects of digital transformation
  • Knowledge about 3 IT platforms and how they support the industry development
  • Understanding of difference between digital companies and companies to be digitalized
  • Ability to make an analysis of competitive landscape in a particular industry
  • High level understanding of main technologies which drive digital transformation
  • Understanding of social and humanitarian consequences of massive digital transformation
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Able to analyze an IT platform being used by a company and provide SWOT analysis for it
  • Able to analyze different aspects of competitive landscape in a concrete business sector
  • Able to analyze the process of digital transformation of a particular company
  • Able to correlate a narrow technology with a particular point on the Gartner hype cycle
  • Able to generate suggestions of technologies implementation in a company which needs to be transformed
  • Has a high level understanding of the following technologies: cloud computing, data analytics, distributed ledger, VR/AR, bioinformatics, internet of things, machine learning
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Industrial revolutions
  • Digital transformation
  • Economics of innovation
  • 3 platforms in IT
  • Technologies overview
  • Most demanded technologies
  • Practice of digital transformation
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking attendance of lectures
  • non-blocking final presentation
  • non-blocking short presentations and tasks completed/presented during the seminar
  • non-blocking short test#2
  • non-blocking short test#1
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 2nd module
    0.15 * attendance of lectures + 0.4 * final presentation + 0.25 * short presentations and tasks completed/presented during the seminar + 0.1 * short test#1 + 0.1 * short test#2
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Westerman, G., McAfee, A., & Bonnet, D. (2014). Leading Digital : Turning Technology Into Business Transformation. Harvard Business Review Press.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Schwab, K., & Davis, N. (2018). Shaping the Future of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Vol. First American edition). New York: Currency. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1735840