IIT Kanpur announces eMasters Degree in Business Leadership in the Digital Age


  • This programme aims to empower aspiring professionals with a comprehensive understanding of modern business dynamics
  • It’s an executive-friendly offering that doesn’t require a GATE score for application

KANPUR, India, Oct. 25, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IITK) has launched a one-of-a-kind eMasters degree in Business Leadership in the Digital Age to assist businesses in thriving in the digital era and to equip professionals with niche leadership skills. This program aims to empower aspiring professionals with a comprehensive understanding of modern business dynamics, tailored to provide individuals with the skills and insights necessary to navigate the complexities of the corporate landscape. Designed by the Department of Economic Sciences, it offers a comprehensive understanding of modern business dynamics and is an executive-friendly program that doesn’t require a GATE score for application.

The program is taught by IITK faculty, combining industry expertise with academic excellence. It offers flexibility, allowing completion in 1-3 years, with weekend-only live interactive classes and self-paced learning. The curriculum comprises a 60-credit structure consisting of 3 Core modules, 10 technology-oriented modules, and a Capstone Project. Participants gain access to IIT Kanpur’s placement cell, incubation cell, and alumni network, enhancing career prospects and networking opportunities.

The program accounts for the new dimensions that have entered today’s business landscape and enables the development of effective business leadership in the digital age. It equips modern leaders to navigate rapid technological advancements, shifting consumer behaviors, and the digital transformation of industries by providing them with an understanding of digital strategies, data-driven insights, and agile decision-making. It equips business leaders in the digital age to leverage technology for competitive advantage, innovation, adaptability, and adopting a customer-centric approach.

Studies have shown that 52% of companies reported an increase in worker productivity, and 49% registered better performance after conducting a digital transformation of their businesses. It has been found that leaders who can harness technology in a digitally disrupted and constantly evolving global business landscape are the ones who will thrive in this ever-changing business ecosystem.

The program adopts an immersive learning format to incorporate the requirements of a dynamic digital landscape, including visits to the IIT Kanpur campus, fostering connections with eminent faculty and experienced professionals.

The e-Masters in Business Leadership in the Digital Age helps professionals elevate their careers through strategic thinking and embracing transformative leadership. Notably, over 600 professionals have already joined the eMasters degree program from IIT Kanpur, propelling their careers in pioneering domains. Applications for the program are now open and participants can learn more and apply through the link below: https://emasters.iitk.ac.in/course/masters-in-business-leadership

About IIT Kanpur:

Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kanpur was established on 2nd November 1959 by an Act of Parliament. The institute has a sprawling campus spread over 1055 acres with a large pool of academic and research resources spanning across 19 departments, 22 centres, and 3 Interdisciplinary programs in engineering, science, design, humanities, and management disciplines with more than 550 full-time faculty members and approximately 9000 students. In addition to formal undergraduate and postgraduate courses, the institute has been active in research and development in areas of value to both industry and government.


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