We are pleased to announce the launch of the Master of Disruptive Leadership and the Master of Digital Transformation programs, made possible through a legally binding Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the European International University (EIU Paris) and Centre for Executive Education Pte. Ltd. (CEE).

These innovative executive education programs are curated and designed by a team of instructional designers and curriculum architects from the Disruptive Leadership Institute (DLI) LLC, New York, NY. DLI is a global research affiliate of CEE.

Disruption is happening everywhere and in every aspect of our lives. It is happening at a scale and speed that is unprecedented in modern history impacting diverse industries, from financial services to retail, media, logistics & supply chain, manufacturing, education, professional services, and healthcare & life sciences. Leaders are finding it challenging to navigate the near-insurmountable challenges resulting from the impact of these disruptive events on their operations and have to reinvent their operating and business models to ensure their survival.

Not every disruption is driven by advances in technology as we have seen in the case of the COVID-19 pandemic since early 2020 where organizations all over the world face uncertain futures in a global business environment that is highly disruptive and increasingly Volatile, Uncertain, Complex, and Ambiguous (collectively known as VUCA).

Organizations face a new era of radical uncertainty and disruption brought about by other challenges such as climate change, financial crises, terrorism, Brexit, demographic changes in the labor market, health/disease risk, mass migration, and rapid developments in digital technology and its impact on transformation at the workplace. The management of shocks and crises is becoming an everyday occurrence. Organizations also need to be agile, leverage opportunities, and drive innovation to remain competitive in the face of challenging conditions.

Whether it’s the application of big data and blockchain technologies to operations and logistics, or the use of augmented reality and IoT to drive retail sales, digital technologies are changing the very nature of what it means to do business today. The pressure for organizations to innovate is so high, as 40% of today’s businesses are expected to fail in the next ten years, and only 30% of those attempting to transform themselves digitally will succeed.

The digital transformation describes the most profound change in our age. It no longer entails the mere implementation of new technologies but requires the establishment of a new understanding of collaboration and disruptive digital leadership. Not least due to increased organizational complexity and increasing uncertainty as a result of rapidly changing markets, the qualification profile of executives has changed fundamentally in the course of digital transformation.

The right leadership is critical for organizations to thrive in a disruptive business environment. How should we define leadership in such an environment? Are the current leadership practices and competencies still relevant in the face of such disruption? How can leaders set themselves up not only to survive but also to thrive in navigating the challenges of disruptive events and crises? What are the contributing factors of organizations that have successfully implemented their digital transformation strategy?

This Master in Disruptive Leadership (MDL) provides insights into an understanding of disruptive leadership and its related concepts. It explores the transformation of organizations in today’s highly disruptive, increasingly VUCA and the digital-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (also known as Industry 4.0). It builds the case for organizations to revisit and, at times, reinvent their people strategy, internal systems, and processes and deploy the technologies that would suit disruptive times. The course also examines the attributes and competencies of disruptive leadership that would distinguish successful leaders as they guide their organizations through the disruption caused by the digital transformation at the workplace.

Are you equipped as a leader to deal with the strategic impact of new technologies on your industry and your business? Can you handle digital disruption and the speed of change? Are you prepared for a disruptive future of work and disruptive digital leadership models? Would you like to become a frontrunner in leading transformative digital innovation in your organization? Are you poised to master new challenges? Join us and apply for this innovative Master in Disruptive Leadership!

This new innovative online program from European International University (EIU) – Paris, provides research-based insights on disruptive leadership and creative innovation which are critical to the design and implementation of digital transformation at the workplace. It would provide the participants with the best practice approaches and proven frameworks to build and manage successful and sustainable business models in today’s highly volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) and increasingly disruptive and digital-driven era of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0).

The MDL Program has been designed specifically to prepare current and future business leaders for the challenges they face now and in the coming years. Focused on leadership in a world of disruptive change, the program will help the participants understand and take advantage of the underlying digital transformation trends and innovative practices that are driving the future and shaking up their industry.

Designed to prompt deep introspection and actionable learning, the program equips the participant with powerful insights about themselves and their leadership capabilities to bring about a full-scale transformation—at both the individual and organizational levels.

This online program is designed for managers and leaders who take part in developing and implementing business strategies in their organizations. Participants will engage, via video lectures, with our world-class faculty who will share their cutting-edge research and allow the participants to reflect on what disruption means in their industry.

12 Weeks
  1. Define disruption as viewed in today’s digital-driven business environment.
  2. Understand the types and sources of disruption in today’s marketplace.
  3. Identify digital disruptive trends and embrace the disruptive digital mindset that is necessary for developing and implementing digital transformation initiatives at the workplace.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of major concepts and ideas underpinning evidence-based approach to successful digital transformation and disruptive leadership.
  5. Apply tools for adapting to and leading through disruption to success at the workplace.
  6. Appreciate the value of agility as a leadership competency in the face of disruption
  7. Identify barriers to developing an innovation-driven culture in organizations
  8. Be able to analyze and critically evaluate the relevance of digital technologies in ensuring the organization’s sustainability.
  9. Be able to apply concepts and ideas to resolve workplace situations and challenges.
  10. Develop actionable plans to address the strategic, organizational, and innovation-based opportunities within the participant’s organization through a consultancy project.

The course will be delivered fully online over 12 weeks and will be divided into 4 Modules as follows:

Module 1: Developing Disruptive Digital Leadership
Module 2: Leading Disruptive Innovation For Organizational Success
Module 3: Developing And Implementing Successful Digital Transformation
Module 4: Action-based Learning Workplace Business Challenge

The learning resources will include recommended textbooks, published research articles, journals, access to an online library (e-resources), and other online learning resources including YouTube videos relevant to the theme of each of the Modules.

After each Module, you will be required to submit a brief outline of your ideas for discussion and formative feedback. Furthermore, there will be an Assessment in the form of a Harvard Business School Case Study or from similar institution, where you will be able to apply and build on your learning and view the entire course as a building block of related pieces of knowledge and information that you can apply to a practical business challenge in your organization. Your entire assessment will demonstrate the highest levels of professional managerial leadership consultancy skills.

The European International University (EIU-Paris), is a private higher education establishment authorized by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research, and Innovation, in accordance to and in compliance with the French Education Act: Code de l’Education Articles L 444-1 to 444-11 and R 444-1 to 444-28.

EIU-Paris is also internationally accredited by the Accreditation Service for International Schools, Colleges and Universities (ASIC). EIU is accredited with Premier University status by ASIC, UK, since 2nd October 2018. ASIC is recognized by UKVI in the UK, is a member of the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in the USA and is listed in their International Directory. It is also a member of the British Quality Foundation (BQF), an affiliate of European Network for Quality Assurance (ENQA) and an institutional member of European Distance and E-Learning Network (EDEN).

EIU-Paris has also obtained accreditation candidacy status, and is currently pursuing programmatic accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP), United States.

The European International University is further audited and quality assured, as well as ranked, by internationally acclaimed bodies such as QS, ACBSP, ECBE, BGA, ATHEA, and CEOWORLD Magazine.

For more information about EIU-Paris Recognition and Accreditation, please visit https://eiu.ac/recognition-and-accreditation/

The grading system is defined as follows:

 Higher   Distinction  90-100%
 Distinction  80-89%
 First Division  70-79%
 Second   Division  60-69%
 Satisfactory  50-59%
 Unsatisfactory  49% and below
  1. Possession of an MBA or equivalent degree from a recognized institution:
    * Applicants must hold a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree or an equivalent postgraduate degree in Business, Management, or related areas of study from a recognized institution.
  2. High level of motivation and self-discipline:
    * Applicants should demonstrate a high level of motivation and self-discipline to succeed in a rigorous academic program.
  3. Proficiency in the English language:
    * Applicants must be proficient in the English language, as evidenced by a recognized English language proficiency test or equivalent qualification. Individuals who have successfully completed an MBA or an equivalent degree in English medium are exempt from providing any additional proof.
  4. Basic smartphone or computer operating knowledge and skills:
    * Applicants must have basic knowledge and skills in operating smartphones or computers, as the program may involve online learning platforms and digital resources.
  5. Professional working experience:
    * Applicants should have a minimum of one (1) year of professional working experience in the field of Business, Management, or related areas of work. This experience should be demonstrated through a curriculum vitae (CV) or resume.
  1. Education Certificates
  2. Latest CV / Résumé
  3. Personal Statement (500 words)
  4. Passport Copy
  5. Passport Size Photo (jpg. format)
  6. Testimonial/Letter of Support from Employer ** If sponsored by company/organization **

To request for a hard copy award, please contact: [email protected]

CEO, Disruptive Leadership Institute LLC, New York, NY.

  • Prof. Sattar Bawany
  • PD (EIU Paris), EMBA (Golden Gate University), B Bus (Curtin University),
  • FCIM (UK), FPMA (UK), CMEC (UK), FMCA (Singapore), FSHRI (Singapore), SHRP (Singapore).