Digitalization and Boardroom Dynamics - MBA module Business & IT

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  • Breukelen
  • Spring 2022
  • 3 x 2 days
  • 6-8 uur per week (excl. colleges)
  • English
  • € 6.395,00 (incl. VAT)

Digitalization and Boardroom Dynamics

Decision making within boardrooms has substantial impact on daily operations and management. Leaders within organizations can benefit from understanding boardroom dynamics and knowing what challenges boardroom members face in order to be a valuable and impactful business partner.

This module provides you with the knowledge and skills to maximize your influence on boardroom decisions. Companies are increasingly data driven and need to transfer their employees and structures to more agile ways of working. They can no longer afford to work in the silos 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.

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.

Learning Goals

  • Understand the impact of new technological changes on society, industries and your organization.
  • Understand the boardroom dynamics regarding digital transformation processes.
  • Apply tools to take the lead in digital transformation processes by working on your individual case and working in different teams to share your knowledge, experience and bring your individual cases to the next level.
  • 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?

This module deals with digital transformation from a boardroom perspective. It is a deep dive into how executive boards take decisions in response to the aforementioned challenges; how boardroom dynam­ics work to initiate and to support innovation and digitalization throughout the company; how a vision is translated into strategy; and how a board can be convinced to take on new projects without proven revenue track record, while providing enough room to operate with new ideas that sometimes may change existing business models and demand transforma­tional leadership across the organization. It provides you with the latest literature regarding innovation and digital transformation and leadership while en­abling you to translate your academic insights into skills needed to: understand boardroom dynamics; convince a board of new innovative ideas and to take the lead in digital transformation projects.

During the module there is 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. Hence, an im­portant aspect of the course is interaction, realized via classroom dialogue, discussion, and peer ex­change.

Create your own MBA

We understand combining work, study and personal life can be quite a challenge. That is why we have developed a modular MBA program. You create your own MBA and follow one or more modules or a complete MBA (containing a minimum of two track modules (specializations), six basic modules, the international study trip and the MBA thesis).

If you only want to do this module, we are happy to accommodate you too!

Want to know more about the content of the module or our Modular MBA program? Attend an experience session. For personalized advice please contact our program advisors via +31 346 291 001 or


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

  • At least five years' work experience as (general) manager or in an influential/strategic position
  • Proven minimum bachelor's level of work and/or education
  • Affinity with ICT
  • Sufficient knowledge of English

Experience session

If you are interested in this module, please join us for an experience session. This allows you to familiarize yourself with the course content and attend a trial lecture. You will also meet current and past participants so there is the opportunity to find out how they combined our program with busy jobs and social lives.

You can also contact us at any time for a personal consultation; we are happy to advise you and answer any questions you may have.


Start spring 2022. Dates not available yet.

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After your application has been received, we will send you an email outlining what we need to complete your registration.

Your investment for this module is € 6,395. 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.