Postgraduate Diploma in Digital Business

Who Is This Program Designed For?

The Postgraduate Diploma program is an intensive, nine-month online program designed for working professionals seeking to develop advanced skills in digital business and marketing. Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by EMERITUS Institute of Management, in collaboration with Columbia Business School Executive Education and MIT Sloan.

You will learn key concepts and advanced frameworks for designing and implementing digital strategies. You will evaluate real-world case studies from disruptive start-ups and traditional companies undergoing digital transformation. The program even offers business simulation set-ups that let you apply the theory and concepts learned in the program.

The learning journey will NOT be easy. It requires your commitment for at least three to four hours a week to learn, explore, and collaborate.

The program evaluates 3 core pillars of digital transformation – The Strategy, The Platform, and The Tools. The 3 topics are weaved together to offer a comprehensive perspective on digital business transformation.

No. The program is designed to be completed in its entirety and cannot be taken as standalone modules. However, the option of pursuing specific modules as certificate courses is available.

The program is a combination of interactive lectures and individual and team assignments. Additionally, the program includes live sessions with course leaders who are dedicated to guiding you through your learning journey.

If you are eager to explore the upcoming digital trends and transformation in business, and excited to develop digital strategies for your business/organization, then this program is meant for you.

Absolutely! Today, knowledge of digital business and strategies has become a requisite across industries, as all businesses will eventually need to digitize in order to thrive. While your current role may not require digital knowledge, it is almost certain that digital skills will be in high demand in your future.

There is a growing demand for digital professionals across industries. The program will equip you with advanced skills and enable you to be ready for the coming digital revolution. These skills will make you invaluable in your current role and help you enhance your future career prospects.

No, every course at EMERITUS is developed with a neutral perspective so that everyone benefits out of the same. The modules and the frameworks taught inside the respective modules are applicable for both a B2C and B2B type of business.

The program is a blend of theory, tools, and case studies, which are easy to assimilate and implement. For instance, course topics such as the five domains of digital transformation, the five-step process of planning, and executing your digital marketing strategy and access strategy include detailed steps for implementation. Additionally, business simulations — including marketing and social media simulations — offer the opportunity to manage campaigns for a fictional business.

MIT Sloan Executive Education and Columbia Business School Executive Education (CBS) have collaborated with EMERITUS Institute of Management to offer a portfolio of online programs. These programs leverage our faculties’ thought leadership in management practice developed over years of research, teaching, and practice. Through EMERITUS, we expect to extend our impact in the world of leadership development to learners across the world.
The following courses developed by MIT are currently offered through EMERITUS:

The following courses developed by CBS are currently offered through EMERITUS:

You can use the reference links below to understand our collaboration model:

ADMISSIONS

Yes. Applicants will be required to submit:

  • Completed application form
  • Passport copy (ID page)
  • Recent photo (digital)
  • Updated CV/resume
  • Proof of degree in any field of study (highest qualification should be submitted)
  • Proof of language proficiency (if formal education or degree was not completed in English)

You need to pay a nonrefundable application fee of USD 50 + GST. GST is only due for students residing in Singapore.

No, the application fee is nonrefundable.

Listed below are the steps for joining the program:
1. Fill out the application form for the program:

  • Include your personal details, education details, and employment details
  • Write two essays pertaining to the program
  • Submit your application

2. Once you have submitted the application, pay the application fee of USD 50.
3. Thereafter, your application will be reviewed by the EMERITUS Admissions Committee.
4. If your application review is successful, you will receive an offer letter via email regarding your admission confirmation.
5. Once you’re admitted, you need to review and accept the following post-admission documents online via your application dashboard. You can download and save these documents for subsequent requirements.

  • Form 12: Advisory note to students
  • Pre-course counselling form
  • Student contract

6. After you have submitted the above documents, you can proceed to pay the first instalment of the tuition fee to confirm your enrollment.
7. Finally, you need to mail the hard copies of the below documents to: Admissions Office, EMERITUS Institute of Management, 78 Shenton Way, #20-02 Singapore – 079120.

  • Certified true copy of submitted academic certificate (Self attested)
  • Form 12: Advisory note to students (print and sign)
  • Pre-course counselling form (print and sign)
  • Student contract (print and sign)

You can pay for the course using an International Debit or Credit card. Alternatively, you can also pay for the program using Bank/Telegraphic transfer mechanism. Please find below the Telegraphic transfer details (please quote the Invoice No):

Account Name: Emeritus Institute of Management Pte Ltd

The program commences on 02 August 2018

The tuition fee for the program is USD 3,600 + GST. GST is payable only for students residing in Singapore.

An application outcome can be expected within five working days, provided all required application documents are submitted.

There are two sets of documents you need to submit for joining the program:
Pre-Admission Documents that you should have ready in softcopy before starting your application:

  1. Passport copy (ID page)
  2. Updated CV / Resume
  3. Recent Photo (Digital)
  4. Academic Certificate or Full Transcripts of highest qualification

Post-Admission Documents which needs to be submitted once your application has been accepted by the Admissions Committee:

  1. Pre-Course Counselling Form
  2. Form 12: Advisory Note to Students
  3. Student Contract

A degree in any field of study is required to take this program. However, students with a lower qualification but significant work experience may be considered for admission as a mature entry.

The applicant should have at least three years of professional experience. For mature entries, you should have at least 10 years of professional experience to be considered.

Why are you interested in earning the postgraduate diploma in Digital Business? Also, how will you contribute to your colleagues’ learning during this program?

The nine-month diploma program is a rigorous professional certificate program registered with the Committee for Private Education, Singapore.

The program does not award any credits/education points towards any master’s programs from the respective schools, MIT and Columbia.

This is a global postgraduate business diploma program; you will need to check with your national or qualification regulatory body on respective recognition.

Applicants can be reviewed for mature entry (min. 30 years of age and 10 years’ work experience). Applicants who meet these criteria are eligible for review and not guaranteed admission. Applicants must still submit their highest degree for consideration.

All candidates who have received their bachelor’s or other degree or diploma from an education institution where English is NOT the primary language of instruction are required to demonstrate English language proficiency through ANY ONE of the following methods

  • Obtain a TOEFL minimum score of 550 for the paper-based test or its equivalent
  • Obtain an IELTS minimum score of 6.0
  • Obtain a Pearson Versant Test minimum score of 59
  • Obtain a Certificate of Completion for a Certificate course offered by the EMERITUS Institute of Management
  • Submit a document which shows that the candidate has, for the last 24 months or more, worked in ANY ONE of these countries: Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, The Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Canada, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana, India, Ireland, Jamaica, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, United Kingdom, United States of America

Learning/Teaching/Grading/Certificate

Upon successful completion of the program, participants will be awarded a verified digital certificate by EMERITUS Institute of Management, in collaboration with Columbia Business School Executive Education and MIT Sloan.

You will receive both a hard copy and soft copy of the certificate after successful completion of the program.

You will receive both a hard copy and soft copy of the transcripts after successful completion of the program.

In addition to the faculty video lectures from Professor David Rogers and Professor Geoffrey Parker, participants will learn from course leaders through live teaching sessions. The number of sessions varies from cohort to cohort as per the program flow. Typically, eight to ten live teaching sessions are conducted during the course.

Live teaching sessions are usually scheduled between 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. UTC/GMT. All the live teaching sessions are recorded and shared with students within 24 hours. The recording links are also made available on EMERITUS’s learning platform, Canvas.

The number of live sessions conducted by industry experts during the course varies from cohort to cohort as per the program flow.

It will require at least three to four hours of dedicated learning per week to optimally benefit from the program.

If students have any technical questions or requests for assignment extensions, they can contact a program coordinator via the ticketing system integrated into EMERITUS’s learning platform. Students can also contact course leaders via their EMERITUS learning platform inbox for answers to any content-related questions.

For the postgraduate diploma in Digital Business, our grading system uses a grade point average (GPA) scale that runs from 0 to 10. Students are awarded a final GPA in each of the required three courses and final capstone on a scale of 0 to10, along with a status of Distinction, Pass, Low Pass, or Fail.

  • Distinction: Awarded to the top 25 percent of the cohort in a course
  • Pass: Awarded to students who receive a course GPA of 5 or higher
  • Low Pass: Awarded to students who receive a course GPA between 4 and 5.
  • Fail: Students who receive a course GPA below a 4 fail the course and do not complete it

The overall diploma program GPA is calculated as an average of the GPAs received across the three courses. The top 10 percent of the cohort achieves the status of “Global IVY Scholars,” determined by their overall diploma program GPA.
Passing Criteria for the program:
The minimum overall program GPA required for graduation is 4.67 out of 10. Per our academic policies, to successfully complete the program you may only receive a Low Pass in one of the required courses and you must not fail any course. In addition to the GPA requirements, the program requires students to successfully complete a capstone project. The capstone project demonstrates the student’s understanding of the material across the three courses. The capstone project is graded on a scale from 0 to10 points. Students are required to achieve a minimum of 5 points out of 10 on the capstone project to receive their diploma.

All course materials can be accessed through the EMERITUS learning portal at https://student.emeritus.org. Once you have enrolled in the course and logged into the learning platform, instructions for the course and assignment submissions will be provided. All assignment submissions will be done online through the learning portal.

You will lose access to the content of the Certificate Program if you fail to graduate within the provided term duration. Only students who can successfully graduate from the program retain access to the contents of the certificate.

No. The start and end dates of this certificate are fixed, and you must complete all allotted assignments by the end dates. There is some opportunity to work at your own pace, but you should plan to follow our recommended timeline, as this will best enable you to keep pace with your peers and complete the program on time.

No. The fixed-term nature of this Certificate, and the need for maintaining a consistent and stable student body throughout doesn’t allow for offering the option to pause your studies.

The program is rolled out in a specific structure and sequence to ensure the optimal user experience. There are many assignments interspersed at specific points in the program to facilitate the best learning experience. Moving ahead to view videos without doing these assignments would be a suboptimal way to complete the program.

You will have access to all the course materials, including the videos, for a period of 12 months from the day the course was launched.

Our content licensing agreements with our university partners and world-class faculty restrict us from allowing videos to be downloaded. This step is necessary for us to protect the integrity of our course, our university partners’ brands, and the personal brand of our faculty.

Everything you need will be provided via the course platform.

There is no examination, but there are assignments at the end of most modules to help you apply your learnings.

Assessments are a combination of individual assignments & group assignments.

You can work on the assignments offline on a word doc or PPT and upload it back on the learning platform basis the nature of the assignment. In some cases, you might have to directly answer the questions on the platform.

You can access the course from a desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile devices as long as you have access to the internet. The EMERITUS Learning Platform is cloud-based – it is synchronized across all devices. If you have an iPhone or an Android device, you can also download the Canvas App and access the course. When you download the application, you will be asked to enter a URL. Please enter student.emeritus.org followed by your login id and password. 

APPLICATION DETAILS

Program fee: USD 3000
 
Non-refundable application fee: USD 50 Application deadline:
  • Round 1: 04 January 2019
  • Round 2: 04 February 2019
  • Round 3: 04 March 2019
Program commences: 05 March 2019
 

Faculty

David Rogers David Rogers

Faculty at Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School
Geoffrey Parker Geoffrey Parker

Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)

 Management Executive Education

APPLICATION DETAILS

Program fee:

USD 3000

 

Non-refundable application fee: USD 50

Application deadlines:

  • Round 1: 04 January 2019
  • Round 2: 04 February 2019
  • Round 3: 04 March 2019

Program commences: 05 March 2019

Applications are on a rolling basis. This program is expected to fill to capacity.

APPLICATION DETAILS

Program fee: USD 3000
 
Non-refundable application fee: USD 50 Application deadline:
  • Round 1: 04 January 2019
  • Round 2: 04 February 2019
  • Round 3: 04 March 2019
Program commences: 05 March 2019
 

Faculty

David Rogers David Rogers

Faculty at Columbia Business School

Columbia Business School
Geoffrey Parker Geoffrey Parker

Visiting Scholar and Research Fellow, MIT Initiative on the Digital Economy (IDE)

 Management Executive Education
Global Ivy Emeritus Institute of Management