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Read Jeanne's New Book!

Learn more about Designed for Digital

In the digital economy, technologies and customer demands are changing rapidly. As a result, business strategies are constantly evolving. Only agile companies will survive! Most business leaders rely on organizational structure to implement strategy, unaware that structure inhibits, rather than enables, agility. To execute digital strategies, companies must abandon structure and instead rely on business design.

Designed for Digital: How to Architect Your Business for Sustained Success discusses five capabilities—we refer to them as building blocks—that together enable established companies to execute, and constantly refine, their business strategies. Published by MIT Press, the book explains how companies can evolve into digital powerhouses without compromising current sources of revenues and profits.

Organizational Design for Digital Transformation

May 20–Jul 7, 2020 | Jul 22–Sep 8, 2020 | Sep 16–Nov 3, 2020 | Nov 18, 2020-Jan 19, 2021

Developed by Faculty Director Jeanne Ross and her colleagues at MIT, this online course takes a deep dive into the five foundational dimensions of digital transformation. These key dimensions help organizations leverage the capabilities provided by technology.

In lieu of 2020 MIT CISR Summer Session, we plan to have a dedicated MIT CISR cohort in the July 22-September 8 offering. If you work at a sponsor or patron firm, please contact Amber Franey ( for guidance on how to register with our member benefit discount.

This program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Students earn an official certificate of completion from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Please register on the GetSmarter website.

Fast Facts

6 weeks 
(excluding orientation)

Entirely online

Self-paced learning

6-8 hours/week time commitment

Tuition: $2800



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