Foundation of Digital Business

By Prof. Rahul De', Shankar Venkatagiri, Shankhadeep Banerjee, Spurthy Dharanikota   |   Indian Institute of Management Bangalore(IIMB)
Learners enrolled: 4940

Welcome on board this journey of exploring the Foundations of Digital Business. Through this course, we shall develop a multi-faceted understanding of five common themes in foundations of digital business: data, agile, infrastructure, emerging technologies and enterprise applications.

Course objectives


.      Understand the key concepts and principles of digital business.

·      Explore the impact of digital technologies on business models.

·      Analyse the advantages and challenges of digital business.

·      Gain insights into data analytics and its role in decision-making.

·      Understand the legal and ethical considerations in digital business.

·      Foster critical thinking and problem-solving skills in digital business contexts.

·      Enhance communication and collaboration skills in a digital business environment.

·      Stay updated with emerging trends and technologies in digital business.

• By the end of this course, learners will have a solid understanding of the foundations of digital business and be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to navigate and leverage digital technologies in various business contexts.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 31 Jul 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 09 Sep 2023
Exam Date : 30 Nov 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Data
Week 2: Agile
Week 3: Infrastructure
Week 4: Emerging Technology
Week 5: Enterprise Applications

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Books and references

  • Dé, Rahul (2018). MIS: Managing information systems in business, government and society. Wiley 2nd Edition. 

Instructor bio

Prof. Rahul De'

Indian Institute of Management Bangalore(IIMB)

Rahul De' is Professor of Information Systems at IIM Bangalore. He joined IIMB in 2002 and served as the Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor in ICT for Sustainable Economic Development from 2004-18.
He teaches courses in Artificial Intelligence and Information Systems. His primary research interests are in AI Ethics, e-Government systems, Open Source, Digital Payments, Tele-medicine, and ICT for Development.

Shankar Venkatagiri

Shankar Venkatagiri has been a faculty in the Information Systems area at IIM Bangalore since 2002.Prior to joining IIMB, Shankar worked in the IT industry around Cambridge, USA. At Sapient, he consulted with clients in energy and healthcare. He then moved to Curl Corporation, an MIT start-up, where he built bandwidth-efficient applets.  At Reuters Consulting, he worked with financial firms as a solutions architect.

Shankhadeep Banerjee

Dr. Shankhadeep Banerjee is a techno-management enthusiast, and his entire career reflects this passion. His education includes PhD in Management Information Systems from IIM Calcutta, MBA from IIM Calcutta (including a semester at NEOMA Business School, France), and B.Tech in Computer Science & Engineering from NIT Durgapur. He has several years of practitioner experience at reputed technology companies like Microsoft, Computer Sciences Corporation (client: eBay), and Amazon.

Spurthy Dharanikota

Spurthy Dharanikota, Ph.D., serves as an Assistant Professor in the Information Systems (IS) Area. Her current research interests include exploring, identifying, and resolving complex problems in the Human-Artificial Intelligence Collaboration and Health Informatics disciplines, using a combination of behavioral and analytical frameworks.

Course certificate

Enrolling and learning from the course is free. However, if you wish to obtain a certificate, you must register and take the proctored exam in person at one of the designated exam centre’s. The registration URL will be announced when the registration form is open. To obtain the certification, you need to fill out the online registration form and pay the exam fee. More details will be provided when the exam registration form is published, including any potential changes. For further information on the exam locations and the conditions associated with filling out the form, please refer to the form.

Grading Policy: 

Assessment Type


Mid-Term & End-Term


Final Exam


Certificate Eligibility:
  • 40% marks and above in Mid Term & End Term
  • 40% marks and above in the final proctored exam


Type of Certificate



75 - 89


70 - 74


40 - 70

Successfully Completed


No Certificate

Sample Certificate:

Disclaimer: In order to be eligible for the certificate, you must register for enrolment and exams using the same email ID. If different email IDs are used, you will not be considered eligible for the certificate.

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