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Master of Science in Digital Leadership

The Master of Science in Digital Leadership is a new, flexible online program that prepares leaders to face today’s challenges and lead digital transformation in their organizations and industries. In this program, students will work with the technologies that are shaping our future, understand the strategic role of analytics, and learn how to lead digital change and the process of digital transformation.

  •  Take classes online in real time.
  •  Learn new technologies in short, highly focused “sprints.”

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Program Snapshot

Academic term
10-week quarters

Entry point
Fall quarter (September)

Course delivery
Online, with synchronous and asynchronous components

Program length
15–18 months

Topics covered include
> artificial intelligence
> augmented and virtual reality
> blockchain
> digital ethics and privacy
> leading digital teams
> many other emerging industry applications

From the Program director

Aaron Duncan, PhD

Aaron Duncan, PhD

Program Director, Digital Leadership

“To succeed in today’s dynamic business environment, organizations need a new type of leader; those who are skilled in the emerging technologies and analytics and who can help guide organizations through the digital transformation process. Digital leaders understand that the value of the organization now lies in its ability to digitally transform to meet the needs of its stakeholders.”

tuition:Base tuition (2022–2023): $69,075Typical scholarship range (% of tuition): 10–60%*

* Scholarships are based on academic record, testing and employment credentials, and are not guaranteed. Contact or 303.871.4212 for more information.

Lead. Innovate. Transform.

The newly launched Master of Science in Digital Leadership equips innovators with the knowledge to lead digitally driven transformation and create new business value for their organizations. Mid-level professionals can use this degree to advance their careers, while current leaders will learn to engage with stakeholders to develop new, value-generating business practices that truly transform their organizations. Our students work closely with faculty and industry experts in small online classes to gain valuable insights and build their resumes.

Program highlights

  • Fully online classes allow you to live and study anywhere in world without sacrificing the benefits of the live classroom experience.
  • With part-time and full-time completion options, you can earn your degree while you work.
  • Immersive sprint courses deliver focused instruction and real-world experience.
  • You’ll learn from and engage with leading digital experts and practitioners with real-world experience.
  • You’ll apply what you’ve learned in a digital transformation capstone project.

 The program is designed for

  • technical and non-technical professionals
  • professionals across all industries
  • students with bachelor’s degrees from any academic discipline
  • learners who want to apply their knowledge rather than write about it

Sprint Courses

Sprints are five-week courses that blend online learning with one night a week of online in-class engagement with your instructor and peers. In this program you’ll take several sprints, which are designed to quickly immerse you in a topic and help apply your learning.

After taking a sprint, you’ll be able to gain a strategic foundation of a subject and apply this learning directly to your organization.


Apply today!

The Master of Science in Digital Leadership welcomes applicants from all professional backgrounds and academic disciplines. Join students who come to Daniels from across the U.S. and around the world for a vigorous, innovative education.

Admission to the program is test optional. This means that applicants aren’t required to submit GMAT or GRE test scores for admissions consideration, but they should consider whether taking one of these exams and submitting test scores will support their individual candidacies.

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Contact Us

To learn more about the Master of Science in Digital Leadership, contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at: | +1 303.871.3416
2101 S. University Blvd, Suite 255 | Denver, CO 80210