Graduate Certificate in Digital Transformation / Innovation ??

Discussion in 'IT and Computer-Related Degrees' started by B.N., Sep 18, 2020.

  1. B.N.

    B.N. Member

    I have to say it's been a long time since I was on this board. This board has been instrumental for me. :)
    Thanks to what I learned here I was able to complete a Bachelors back in 2006 (Excelsior) and later an MBA in 2015 (Heriot-Watt).

    I was wondering what options are out there for doing a self-paced graduate level certificate or diploma in something related to Digital Transformation / Innovation.

    I'm not interested in completing a second Masters degree, as I already have an MBA.

    I prefer self-paced because I live a busy life. If you know of other programs which are flexible but not self-paced then feel free to mention them.

    Since I would most likely pay this out of pocket I am most interested in the less costly options ;)

    Thanks for your help!
  2. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

  3. B.N.

    B.N. Member

    Thank you for the interesting link! Vielen Dank!!
    Actually I do speak German. Reading German is no problem for me, but unfortunately I don't write German well. My grammar sucks. There are a couple local universities in Switzerland that offer programs similar to what I am looking for, but I prefer to stick to English because the investment of time on my part would be less for the same amount of output.

    If I think of the amount of writing I needed to do for the MBA exams, that would probably kill my brain if I had to do it in German, and no doubt my grades would suffer.
    But it sure is hard to beat the price... FREE... interesting. It seems that the school has mixed reviews from what I found after a brief search.
    @Mac Juli - do you have personal experience with the school?

    Thanks again, Brandon
  4. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Let me put this way: If you enroll right now, we are going to be fellow students for two weeks, and after this, I am going to do something else at AKAD.
    I think they are quite good, if not great - definetely not the best university I ever went to (this would be Open Uni UK), but in the top 20% - and I attended many universities and other institutions!!

    However, the exam is multiple choice, so if you have at least B1 or even B2 as a German speaking level, there are not going to be many problems !
  5. B.N.

    B.N. Member

    Thank you for the clarification! Multiple choice exam should not be an issue. :)
  6. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    Yes, but keep in mind it will only be free if you enroll until September 30th 2020. I would be pleased if you keep me informed!
  7. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    I am re-reading my own post... "If you speak a fair amont of German".

    Oh, the irony...
  8. Messdiener

    Messdiener Member

    What a good find! I haven't used my German in ages. But if the course is predominantly reading & then a multiple choice exam, this might be a good option.

    Are we sure that there isn't a bunch of writing to be done?
  9. Mac Juli

    Mac Juli Well-Known Member

    I am sure. If you enroll, you will be, too.

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