Leadership in an Age of Disruption

About the course

Short-term Professional Development Program Abroad

Program Theme

The impacts of new technologies in Leadership Evolution.


Undergraduates and graduates.


Empower executives to analyze the impacts of new technologies in the development of business strategies of companies. Promote in the participants the reflection on the process of leadership evolution in organizations and the importance of the development of High-Performance teams for the success of the projects and business of companies.

Leadership in an Age of Disruption

Benefits for scholarship holders participating in this program:

  • Free Business English module in California
  • Guidance and documents for obtaining the US Visa

  • Academic Preparation and Logistics for the program

Why should I attend this course?

  • Classes taught by professors with extensive academic and professional experience;
  • Two meetings with local executives within the schedule of activities;
  • Develop a strategic and innovative vision in Leadership;
  • Lead High Performance teams to success of projects and businesses.

Check the opinion of our former students

Testimonials from IBS Americas students who attended California State University, Northridge

July - 2023

Margarette Munoz

Leadership in an Age of Disruption

January - 2023

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Leadership in an Age of Disruption

July - 2022

Riya Ghelani

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January - 2022

Fernanda Abril Flores Delgado

Leadership in an Age of Disruption


Exploring the impact of new technologies over the way we do business.

Digital-born startups and Digital Transformation of Traditional Companies; Emerging technologies and their influence on companies’ internal processes; New relationship company-client in the digital age. Business Cases and Company Visits.

Working on foundations of Leadership revisited by contemporary trends.

Personal and professional characteristics of a leader; Strategic Leadership in the Digital Era; Leading changes in traditional business; creating new business models in revolutionary startups. Business Cases and Company Visits.

Managing high performance teams in a global, digital workplace.

Team building and team management in the 21st century; new organizational structures for multi-task, multi-generation teams; improving productivity and life quality at work. Business Cases and Company Visits.

Frequently Asked Questions

Since the programs are 100% in English, to participate in the business-themed programs, the minimum level of English required is intermediate, and for the Business English course, the elementary level of English is fine.

Courses are 3 weeks with classes from Monday to Wednesday full-time. The student will take the administration module in one period and, in the case of students from the United States and England, the English module in another. In Italy, the other period is dedicated to the preparation of the work to be presented at the end of the course. 
On Thursdays, students in the thematic courses have company visits or lectures with local executives. 
Please refer to the course page for specific details of course load, syllabus and extra activities. 

The Advanced programs are designed for graduate students with a minimum of 3 years of working experience in their field of interest.

Professor Ricardo Britto

PhD in Business Administration from FEA/USP, he is one of the most experienced Brazilian professors in International Business.

  • Location
    Northridge - United States
  • Dates
    3 weeks (January or July)
  • Investment
    U$ 6.740 + Enrollment: U$ 90
    Check opportunities for partial scholarships
  • Program Profile
    Full-time classes and lectures
  • Workload
    80 class-hours (classes, lectures and talks)
  • Additional Activity
    Business English module included in the program with 27 class-hours
  • Students per Classroom
    From 15 to 30
  • Certification
    Certificate in Executive Management and Business English
  • Language
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