Digitalization and Boardroom Dynamics - MBA module Business & IT

March 14, 2024
3 x 2 days
6-8 uur per week (excl. colleges)
€ 7.145

Digitalization and Boardroom Dynamics

In an increasingly data-driven world, companies are forced to adapt to thrive in business. That means boardrooms face difficult decisions; employees and structures need to transfer to more agile ways of working instead of within the silo structure of departments. The speed of change is the new currency in a digitalizing world. Technology developments, such as machine learning, 3D printing and robotization, have substantial impact on the way markets and enterprises are organized, giving birth to new ecosystems and platforms. But how do you persuade a boardroom to abandon old ways and embracing new developments? What skills do you need to impact decision making? How can a board be convinced to take on new projects without proven revenue track record? The answers to these questions are the core of the module Digitalization and Boardroom Dynamics.

Become an influential speaker in the boardroom

Decision making within boardrooms has substantial impact on daily operations and management. Leaders within organizations benefit from understanding boardroom dynamics and knowing what challenges boardroom members face to be a valuable and impactful business partner. This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to maximize your influence on boardroom decisions. Your organization and the board will benefit from your new knowledge and insights about your specific organization and management issues. Being a stronger conversation partner helps the people around you to stay sharp and take effective decisions.

Désirée van Gorp, professor of International Business and core teacher of this module, gives you five tips in advance!
Five tips how to become an influential speaker

Meet core teacher Désirée van Gorp en the program

  • Content matches the participants' work practice
  • Develop by learning from each other
  • Create your own MBA and determine your own pace; the ideal work-life balance

What are you going to do?

In the module Digitalization & Boardroom Dynamics you get to see digital transformation from a boardroom perspective. We take a deep dive into how executive boards take decisions in response to challenges related to digitalization; how boardroom dynam­ics work to initiate and to support innovation and digitalization throughout the company; and how a vision is translated into strategy. You will develop the tools to operate with new ideas that sometimes may change existing business models and demand transforma­tional leadership across the organization.

Theory and practice

The module has a strong focus on ex­change between theory and practice. It involves a fair amount of case work in teams as we believe that the most precious learnings also come from your peers and their experience, building on the knowledge and experience-sharing of the teachers. We facilitate fruitful interaction, realized via classroom dialogue, discussion, and peer ex­change.

The program consists of three blocks:

  • Overview of building blocks of innovation and digitalization; creating a burning platform and first phase of understanding board room dynamics.
  • Diving deeper into different aspects of digital transformation and driving innovation in an organization; operating in platform and ecosystem driven markets; translating your ideas/solutions into concrete projects; tools for convincing a board to engage in new innovative projects and phase two of understanding board room dynamics and making them work for you.
  • Translating academic learnings into practice; transforming your business idea/solution into a one page proposal and pitching your idea for a board as part of the third phase of understanding board room dynamics.

What’s in it for you

  • You gain understanding of the impact of new technological changes on society, industries and your organization
  • You understand the boardroom dynamics regarding digital transformation processes.
  • You can apply tools to take the lead in digital transformation
  • You work on a case from your own daily practice, applying the teachings from the module immediately

Why choosing a module of the Modular Executive MBA?

The Digitalization & Boardroom Dynamics  module is part of the Modular Executive MBA in Business & IT but can be taken separately. Do you want to follow only this module? That is possible! After successful completion of the module you will receive a certificate. Do you want to follow more modules after this module or even go for a full MBA? That is also possible. To obtain your MBA title, you will follow six minimum modules, two specialization modules, the international study trip and the MBA thesis.

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Admission and application

To be eligible for the module Digitalization and Boardroom Dynamics you need:

  • At least five years of strategic experience as a manager, executive, entrepreneur or in an otherwise influential position.
  • A bachelor’s or master’s degree or a demonstrable equivalent ability.
  • Good command of English.


Block 1:
March 14, 2024 - 09:00-22:00 incl. dinner
March 15, 2024 - 09:00-17:00

Block 2:
April 18, 2024 - 09:00-22:00 incl. diner
April 19, 2024 - 09:00-17:00

Block 3:
May 29, 2024 - 09:00-22:00 incl. diner
May 30, 2024 - 09:00-17:00

Application deadline: February 22, 2024

Apply now

Have you become excited about Nyenrode's module Digitalization & Boardroom Dynamics? Apply now!
After your application has been received, we will send you an email outlining what we need to complete your registration.

Introductory meeting

Is this your first module? Then mark down in your calendar the Introduction Meeting for new participants, it will be on March 4, 2024 from 15:00 - 18:15 (excluding dinner).



Your investment for this module is € 7,145. This amount is exempt from VAT and includes access to all of Nyenrode's physical and virtual student facilities as well as food and drink on course days.