Digital Transformation

Strategies for effective digital implementation and leadership

Master the core concepts and strategies of digital innovation

Explore the world of Digital Transformation with our comprehensive module that’s a key pillar of the Digital4Business master’s programme

This course empowers you to understand, discuss and master the core concepts and strategies of digital transformation. You’ll explore innovative business models, critically assess digital paradigms, and define strategic resource deployment for impactful change. Through practical exercises and real-world simulations, you’ll design and implement cutting-edge strategies.  Equip yourself with the skills to lead and navigate digital transformation, and seize opportunities in the dynamic digital business landscape. Join us and become a digital transformation leader.

Revolutionise your learning with innovative teaching methods

The Digital Transformation module delivers a cutting-edge online learning experience, blending hybrid learning with the expertise of top-tier tutors. Dive into dynamic synchronous lectures and flexible asynchronous activities, enriched with collaborative group projects, hands-on exercises, and immersive lab sessions. 

All your progress is tracked through a state-of-the-art online e-portfolio. Harness the power of work-based learning, problem-based learning, gamification, and flipped classroom techniques, all enhanced by the latest in artificial intelligence. This innovative approach will give you a stimulating, practical learning experience, equipping you to thrive and lead in the ever-evolving digital business world.

Register Your Interest

Full course breakdown

Subjects covered:

The Digital Transformation module is a 10 ECTS course, conducted over 12 weeks with 3 hours of lectures per week. Here’s an overview of the topics to be covered:

  • Introduction to Digital Transformation
    • Basic concepts of digital transformation.
    • Evolution stages of digital transformation.
    • Economic and social impacts.
    • Digital paradigms and platform economy.
    • Ethical issues in digital transformation.
    • Interdisciplinary connections.
  • Technologies and Innovations
    • Emerging digital technologies (AI, Blockchain, IoT).
    • Strengths and weaknesses of main digital technologies.
    • Evolution of AI.
  • Big Data and Platform Society
    • Platform-based business strategies.
    • Platform economy case studies.
    • Digital and data literacy.
  • Digital Competences
    • Digital competences framework.
    • Digital communication skills and capabilities.
    • Upskilling and reskilling.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Framework and Digital Transformation
    • Ethics and sustainability in the digital age.
    • UN SDGs.
    • Digital projects supporting SDGs.
    • Circular economy.
    • KPIs for digital sustainability.
    • CSR and social impact.
  • Digital Transformation Design: Methodologies and Tools
    • Industry trends in digital transformation.
    • Tools and methodologies for organisational culture and innovation.
    • SWOT analysis.
Application Form

Learning objectives

This dynamic module is aimed at business leaders, professionals and graduates from all across Europe. It is designed to empower you with cutting-edge skills in business and digital transformation. By the end of the course, you’ll not only grasp the essential concepts but also be ready to lead innovative changes in the digital era. Here’s what you’ll achieve:

  • Master the key concepts and enablers of digital transformation, unlocking new opportunities for growth.
  • Critically evaluate digital transformation paradigms to revolutionise business models and drive innovation.
  • Strategically deploy resources to maximise impact and efficiency in digital transformation efforts.
  • Design and implement advanced strategies, positioning yourself as a leader in digital business transformation.
Start Your Learning Journey
video play
close video

Module leaders

Scientific responsibility: Chiara Panciroli, University of Bologna

Chiara Panciroli is a Full Professor at the Department of Education Studies (Giovanni Maria Bertin) at the University of Bologna, specialising in Methodologies of Teaching and Special Education (M-PED/03). Her academic journey includes a Bachelor of Science and Education and a PhD in Pedagogy. Panciroli has held positions as an Associate Professor and Full Professor at the University of Bologna since 1998.

Chiara teaches courses such as Theories and Tools of Didactic Mediation, Museum Teaching, Iconography and Iconology, and Teaching Tools and Communication in Museum Environments. She also contributes to the Doctoral School of General Teaching, focusing on Care in education and Teacher professionalism in nursery schools.

Chiara’s research includes leading European projects like Promote Education, Participation and Projects for Youth (PEPPY), INTERSTICE, and FADING, and her recent publications address the intersection of education and artificial intelligence. She is an active member of several specialist bodies and research groups, contributing significantly to educational research and practice.

Organisational responsibility: Matteo Adamoli

Matteo Adamoli is a Research Fellow at the Department of Educational Sciences (GM Bertin) at the University of Bologna, specialising in Methodologies of Teaching and Special Education. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Cooperation and a Master’s and PhD in Pedagogical Sciences from the University of Padova and the Salesian Pontifical University.

Adamoli has been a contract lecturer in Communication Pedagogy at IUSVE since 2013 and in General Pedagogy since 2016. His research focuses on blended learning solutions for didactic innovation and digital identities. He is a member of the research groups Museo Officina dell’Educazione (MOdE) and Gruppo di Interdisciplinary Research on Digital Identities (GRID)

His recent publications include studies on digital platforms in education and digital storytelling methodologies. Adamoli also collaborates on industry projects like the Erasmus VACCINE project and is involved in specialist bodies such as the Italian Society of Pegagogy (SIPED) and the journal IUSVEducation.

Opening up new digital opportunities

This module is ideal for business leaders, professionals and graduates seeking to excel in implementing effective digital strategies. It opens career paths in digital innovation management and leadership roles in technology-driven industries.

Our master’s programme and micro-credentials offer a diverse range of modules that complement the Digital Transformation course. Discover how you can enhance your expertise and advance your career by exploring the full spectrum of courses available at Digital4Business.

Discover More

Part of the Digital4Business ecosystem

This exciting module is a key part of the Digital4Business programme, a €19.9m EU-funded online master’s designed to shape the digital leaders and strategists of tomorrow. Learn how digital transformation drives business innovation and efficiency, and gain the expertise needed to lead in the digital era.

Register Your Interest


Minimum B2 level in English. IELTS: 6.0 TOEFL PBT: 600 TOEFL CBT: 200 TOEFL iBT: 100

Minimum EFQ level 6 qualification (bachelor’s degree or equivalent). Flexibility may apply for the pilot.