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Learn about digital transformation with online courses and programs

When companies adopt new technologies, they need a plan of action. Digital transformation strategies allow those organizations to digitize business processes while retaining historical data. Learn how digital transformation works with courses on edX.

What is digital transformation?

Digital transformation is the process of integrating digital technologies and approaches into various business processes. These strategies can fundamentally change the way an organization operates, delivers value to customers, and reaches its objectives.

Rather than a one-time event, digital transformation is a continuous collaboration between different stakeholders. Some changes may come through process optimization, data-driven decision making, workforce empowerment, business model innovation, or other key aspects within a company.

With the right digital transformation strategy in place, an organization can set itself up for a stronger competitive advantage, greater market share, and improved business performance. If you want to help guide your company’s digital transformation journey, you can get started with courses on edX.

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Digital transformation course curriculum

Digital transformation requires collaboration between many different teams within a company. Because of this, your learning path toward becoming an integral part of your organization’s transformation will depend on your position, industry, and professional goals.

With edX, you can explore courses that can help develop or strengthen the skills needed for a successful digital transformation. Project management, data analysis, cybersecurity, and budgeting classes are all great options for learners who want to be part of organizational change. You may also want to find programs that allow you to practice important soft skills such as innovation, creativity, emotional intelligence, and critical thinking.

Learning about change management can supplement your experience in many different fields and positions. edX offers a variety of educational opportunities for learners interested in studying these topics, as well as a host of other disciplines. A boot camp can provide flexible hands-on learning for those who want to upskill quickly, while executive education courses are designed for busy professionals. You can also pursue a more comprehensive curriculum in a bachelor’s degree program or, for more advanced learners, a master’s degree program. Find the right learning path for you.

Explore digital transformation jobs

The teams and roles involved in an organization’s digital transformation will vary by specific employer. Some of the common jobs that contribute to the process include:

  • Chief technology officer (CTO): Identifies emerging technologies that can drive digital transformation.Footnote 1

  • Project manager: Ensures that digital transformation initiatives are well-planned, executed on time, and within budget.Footnote 2

  • Data scientist: Supports data-driven decision making regarding their organization’s digital transformation.Footnote 3

  • Change management specialist: Manages the cultural shift brought on by digital transformation activities.Footnote 4

  • Business analyst: Translates business requirements into actionable digital transformation strategies.Footnote 5

Each of these roles will have different education and skills requirements. For example, you may be able to build relevant skills in a data analytics boot camp. However, some employers may seek candidates with a business degree depending on the role. Before deciding on a specific learning path, research the positions you hope to pursue and align your coursework with your career goals.

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