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Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Oxford Digital Disruption and Platforms Programme
April 19, 2023
Registration closes
April 25, 2023
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Length: 6 weeks
Language: English
Effort: 7-10 hours per week, self-paced online learning
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Why study digital disruption and platforms?
Disruption and growth are the defining features of digital transformation: Amazon harnessing AI to take over retail and the cloud, Netflix and Uber growing as platforms that upended entertainment and taxis, blockchain technology cutting out middlemen with smart contracts.

In this 6-week collaborative online programme, busy executives will learn from faculty from across the University of Oxford, and industry leaders who have pioneered digital business models.

You’ll develop the strategy skills to leverage AI, platforms and blockchain for business growth, and you’ll also develop a proposal for how a business should respond to disruption – tools to help you advance your career.

“The rise of the platform business model and the double-edged sword of new banking regulations provides a window of opportunity for new entrants looking to leverage artificial intelligence and blockchain technologies to impact the future of banking.”
Pinar Ozcan,
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation
and Director of the Oxford Future of Finance
and Technology Initiative at Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
Is this programme right for you?

You will benefit from this programme if you are:


  • A business executive overseeing a digital transformation and looking to better leverage cutting-edge digital technologies for a competitive advantage.
  • A business leader with deep expertise and passion for digital, looking to hone roles and products and develop more impactful strategies.

  • A business leader looking to better understand the rapidly-shifting digital priorities of your customers, clients and competition.

  • A product, operations or unit manager building out or overseeing digital initiatives within your organisation. 

  • An entrepreneur looking to integrate disruptive digital technologies into your business strategy.

  • A professional looking to deepen your knowledge about the power of AI, platforms and blockchain in a business environment.

  • A motivated and intellectually-curious professional looking to future-fit your career and lead a tech division in your current organisation or a new one.

Programme content
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What you will gain
  1. Receive your certificate of attendance from Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, as confirmation of your learning.
  2. Earn a blockchain-backed Credly badge verifying your new areas of expertise and connecting you to new opportunities.
  3. Become part of a powerful professional network of proven global leaders, thinkers, strategists and influencers, and join a community of driven programme participants.
  4. Possess dynamic new skills supported by an AI-driven learning platform, individual- and team-based programming and individual success coaching.
  5. Have experienced a programme with a market-driven curriculum designed and delivered to the highest academic standards.
  6. Have a ready-made value pitch to potential investors or presentation to executives at your company – tools to boost your business or kickstart a career pivot.
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Professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation and Director of the Oxford Future of Finance and Technology Initiative Saïd Business School, University of Oxford
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How you will learn:
  • Digital videos or audio content, augmented by material created exclusively for the course
  • Quizzes and exercises designed specifically to help you understand and retain new information
  • Dialogue with expert instructors and your peers via discussion forums and small group sessions
  • Simulations and other carefully crafted interactions to provide an engaging learning experience
  • Real-life examples that place information in context to help you understand how the concepts delivered in the programme material can be applied to your work environment
  • AI coaching to improve your and your team’s collaboration
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The Esme Learning way
Collaborative AI-enhanced learning
We teach executives as they work - in cross-functional teams. Learners participate in interactive simulations and team projects which reinforce applied learning and enhance collaboration and complex problem solving skills. If you are looking for an individually-paced course, this course is not for you.
improvement on completion rates compared to other online courses