Enabling Organizational Agility through Digital Innovation
Pivot to digital with this hands-on, in-depth course covering 8 essential skills — team taught by a distinguished researcher and an experienced consultant.


Program Information

Pivot to support digital innovation with this hands-on course covering 8 essential Technology Architecture skills — taught by a distinguished Marshall Data Sciences professor, researcher and in demand corporate consultant.

Be prepared to join innovative teams by upskilling with Enabling Organizational Agility through Digital Innovation program. Designed with curriculum from our powerful MBA course, this hands-on 6-week online program will deliver essential skills while helping you start your career pivot to digital and stand out in the crowded job market.

Since digital transformation is about talent and not just technology, it requires well-prepared, strategic and agile business professionals. Stay ahead of the accelerating digital marketplace by learning to analyze business and technology architecture to support strategic digital innovation. With digital transformation, a growing priority for almost all organizations, the demand for digitally savvy managers, directors and executives is higher than ever.


An important aspect of our programs is the ability to share your accomplishment with important stakeholders. Upon completing Digital Innovation, you will earn a digital badge recognizing your new proficiency. Share and showcase your achievements by posting your digital badge on online resumes and social networks such as LinkedIn.

Key Takeaways / Curriculum:

Key Takeaways/Curriculum

Analyzing Business and Technology Architecture to support Strategic Digital Innovation
•    Skill 1: Strategically identifying digital assets to leverage in the organization’s architecture
•    Skill 2: Grouping components to foster agility
•    Skill 3: Managing components on the cloud for agility
•    Skill 4: Deciding how to use an ERP to help with cross-functional information sharing
•    Skill 5: How to implement ERP
•    Skill 6:  How to flexibly integrate components with reusable business services
•    Skill 7:  Being able to identify where security threats can come from
•    Skill 8:  Being able to create a secure infrastructure

Who Should

Designed in response to requests from professionals who want to learn about the latest digital trends, opportunities and disruptions in order to help pivot their career. This online program provides a hands-on, interactive tour of the important technologies transforming most industries and commerce for business professionals and consultants from traditional organizations, start-ups and entrepreneurs seeking to harness the opportunities afforded by new technologies. This course will help you prepare for a variety of jobs, including technology consultant, business analyst, digital strategist or any job in which you want to help your firm or organization compete with technology.





This course is open for 6 weeks. You decide how best to arrange this robust, self-guided learning journey into your schedule. The course is designed to cover 8 crucial skills. Most participants pace their learning to 2 to 4 hours/week.


First DatesJanuary 10, 2023

Program Cost


COURSE DISCLAIMEREvery reasonable effort will be made to ensure this course runs as described on this webpage. Please note that course dates and professors are subject to change. You will be notified by email in advance if there is a date or professor change. Additionally, this course requires a minimum number of registrants to take place. You will be notified by email if the course does not meet this minimum.


Online: Using elements of High Impact Learning Journeys (HILJ), each module within this 6-week program will begin with participants engaging in a number of self-paced learning activities, including relevant case studies, articles and lecture videos, to build a foundational understanding of each skill. Participants will then work within small groups to dig deeper in applying the knowledge to hypothetical business cases and applied frameworks. Participants will then demonstrate their competency in applying the skill with a self-paced exercise centered around real-world application. Throughout the duration of the course, opportunities will be given for participants to meet live with program faculty members to receive content coaching and suggestions for applying the content in their current positions. We strongly recommend that participants dedicate 2- 4 hours per week for each week of this course.

Program Faculty

Ann Majchrzak

Professor of Data Sciences and Operations & USC Associates Chair in Business Administration

Ann Majchrzak is the USC Associates' Chaired Professor of Business Administration for Marshall. She teaches and does research on digital innovation. She is a Fellow of the Association for Information Systems. She has held concurrent appointments at Esade Business School, Ramon Llull University (Barcelona, Spain) Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, LUISS School of Business and Management (Rome, Italy) and Simon Fraser University (Vancouver Canada) in the areas of Innovation and Organization. She has a 2020 book: Unleashing the Crowd: Collaborative Solutions for Wicked Business and Societal Problems, a Marshall webinar for Covid19 & Small Businesses, and a Tommy Talk on the subject.

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