Business Transformation Course

Embark on a transformative journey with CXO Transform's Business Transformation Course. Grounded in the globally recognised Business Transformation Management Methodology (BTM2). This course is the result of an executive education collaboration among CXO Transform, Professor Dr. Axel Uhl, and Taylor & Francis Group (an Informa company).

Designed for leaders and managers, this comprehensive business transformation course covers nine crucial management disciplines integrated across the four-phase business transformation lifecycle.

Business Transformation Course Benefits

This business transformation course offers profound personal and professional benefits. You will develop the skills to orchestrate comprehensive changes crucial to your organisation's future success, balancing both rational and emotional elements of transformation.

Learn from a curriculum developed by a global think tank of leading academics and industry experts from renowned organisations and business schools. Whether you aim to enhance your strategic alignment, manage risks effectively, or lead organisational change, this business transformation course empowers you to elevate your leadership impact, ensuring you are not just part of the transformation but leading it.

Business Transformation Course Body of Knowledge

Course Modules and Learning Outcomes

This business transformation course is structured into distinct modules, each targeting a specific aspect of business transformation.

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Here’s what each module covers and the competencies you will develop:

Meta Management

Delve deep into the foundational framework of business transformation, connecting nine crucial management disciplines across four distinct phases of the transformation lifecycle. This module sets the stage for integrating complex management practices into a cohesive strategy.


You will learn how to establish robust management structures that are pivotal for transformation success. This includes crafting guidelines that underpin leadership practices, cultivating a culture aligned with organisational values, and enhancing internal communication to support transformation objectives.

Strategy Management

This module of the business transformation course zeroes in on the Envision phase of the transformation lifecycle. It encompasses the development of transformation strategies, from the initial conception through to the selection of capable team members to drive these strategies forward.


Equip yourself with the ability to conduct thorough data analysis, perform transformation readiness assessments, and design a compelling business vision and model. You will also learn to formulate an integrated plan that ties all aspects of the transformation strategy together.

Value Management

Central to this module is defining the tangible benefits that transformations should deliver and identifying the necessary changes to realise these benefits. It focuses on the operational aspects needed to translate transformation goals into actionable results.


Acquire skills to critically evaluate the feasibility of proposed changes, construct evidence-based business cases, actively engage stakeholders throughout the transformation process, and foster deep commitment to the realisation of benefits.

Risk Management

Provides comprehensive guidance on the strategic planning, development, and execution of business transformation, with a strong focus on minimising risks. This includes anticipating potential pitfalls and planning contingencies.


Become adept at managing the myriad risks associated with transformation processes, ensuring that the organisation not only achieves but sustains its desired future state.

Business Process Management

Examines the scope of process changes necessary for achieving expected performance improvements. This module emphasises the strategic importance of business processes in the context of overall organisational success.


Learn to continuously refine transformation efforts, oversee end-to-end business processes, and assign responsibilities to appropriate process owners, ensuring alignment with broader strategic objectives.

IT Transformation Management

Assesses how existing IT processes, competencies, and systems impact business transformation efforts and vice versa. This module addresses the integration of IT into broader business strategies.


You will understand how to evaluate current IT landscapes, determine readiness for new solutions, and effectively manage the IT lifecycle to support and enhance transformation efforts.

Organisational Change Management

Coverage: This module is dedicated to the human elements of transformation, recognising the critical role of people in the success of any change initiative.


Implement foundational change management strategies tailored to organisational needs, including effective stakeholder communication, performance management, and ongoing feedback mechanisms to support and sustain change.

Training and Competence Management

Targets the identification and development of essential competencies needed to support business transformation. This module emphasises the strategic role of training in organisational capability building.


You will learn how to identify training needs, design appropriate training programs to address competency gaps, and ensure effective transfer of learning to workplace settings, thereby enhancing the strategic capabilities of the organisation.

Program and Project Management

Aims to bolster the implementation of transformation strategies through effective program and project management practices, ensuring that the transformation delivers the intended benefits.


Gain expertise in managing high-level project specifications, engaging stakeholders effectively, handling dependencies, managing transitions, and ensuring change acceptance within the organisation. Learn to seamlessly integrate transformation initiatives with existing corporate strategies.

By completing these modules in the business transformation course, you will be equipped to orchestrate and lead business transformations effectively, aligning organisational strategies with operational processes and cultural shifts. This course prepares you to handle complex changes and act as a leadership role model in transformation initiatives.

Your Course Instructor: Professor Dr. Axel Uhl


This business transformation course is delivered online by Professor Dr. Axel Uhl – a leading Professor from Switzerland and the mastermind behind BTM2.

In addition to his academic experience, he has years of transformation experience inside organisations such as Allianz, KPMG, SAP, Novartis, and Daimler Benz. He is the author of four enterprise transformation books and an extensive number of papers about digital transformation.

Course Duration

The duration of the Business Transformation Management Course varies depending on individual circumstances. This course comprises a variety of engaging and interactive educational activities, including:


Listen to in-depth lectures that cover the theoretical and practical aspects of each module.

Reading Material

Dive into the comprehensive BTM2 handbook that serves as a key resource throughout the course. Participants must buy their own handbook as it does not come with the course.

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Revision Tests

Assess your understanding and reinforce your learning through periodic revision tests.

Practical Exercises

Apply what you've learned the business transformation course by immersing yourself in in real-world scenarios through practical exercises integrated into each module.

How Long Does The Course Take?

The time required to complete the business transformation course will depend on several factors:

  • Individual Experience: Those with prior knowledge in related fields may progress faster, while those new to business transformation concepts might take longer to assimilate the information.
  • Learning Ability: Your capacity to grasp new concepts and apply them effectively will influence the pace at which you can move through the course materials.
  • Study Schedule: The flexibility and consistency of your study schedule are crucial. The more time you can dedicate on a regular basis, the quicker you may complete the course.
  • Commitment to the Schedule: Your ability to adhere to your own study plan without significant breaks or distractions will directly impact your completion time.

While some participants are able to complete the business transformation course in as little as eight weeks, others may find they require more time to thoroughly understand and apply the course materials. This flexible structure allows you to tailor the learning experience to suit your personal and professional commitments.

Business Transformation Course Benefits

Career Impact

The business transformation course is designed to significantly enhance your career trajectory. By participating in this course, you will be prepared to step into higher managerial and leadership roles with confidence. The course sharpens specific leadership competencies, such as strategic thinking, risk management, and change leadership, making you an invaluable asset to any organisation. It equips you with the skills and knowledge to not only understand and manage complex transformations but also to spearhead them, positioning you as a key player in your industry.

Organisational Impact

This business transformation course offers profound organisational benefits. Participants will learn how to drive superior business results by applying effective transformation strategies that streamline processes, enhance efficiency, and boost productivity. The course emphasises improving team performance by fostering a culture of continuous improvement and innovation. By implementing the learned transformation management techniques, you can help your organisation adapt to market changes swiftly and effectively, ensuring long-term success and competitiveness.

Networking Opportunities

Enrolling in the business transformation course also opens up numerous networking opportunities. You will interact with peers from various industries and functional backgrounds during live sessions and through community access. These interactions allow you to exchange ideas, share experiences, and discuss challenges and solutions in real-time. The course encourages building professional relationships that can lead to collaborative projects, mentorship opportunities, and professional growth long after the course concludes. These connections can be invaluable as you navigate your career in business transformation.

BTM2 Success Stories

Welcome to our showcase of five BTM2 success stories, where we highlight how professionals have applied the Business Transformation Management Methodology (BTM2) to achieve remarkable outcomes after completing this business transformation course. These narratives illustrate the practical application and effectiveness of the BTM2 course, demonstrating its impact on career advancement, organisational improvement, and industry innovation. Each story is a testament to how the right tools, when wielded by skilled individuals, can transform challenges into opportunities and lead to substantial business successes. Explore these examples to see the real-world value and transformative potential of BTM2.

Revitalising a Struggling Transformation Program using BTM2

Rob, a seasoned transformation consultant, was brought in to rescue a faltering transformation program at a multinational company. Utilising his deep understanding of the BTM2 methodology, Rob conducted a comprehensive audit of the existing program. He identified critical misalignments in the transformation strategy and stakeholder engagement processes. By redefining the program's objectives to align with corporate goals and enhancing communication channels, Rob reinvigorated team morale from the CEO down, and reestablished momentum. His strategic intervention not only saved the transformation program but also ensured its successful implementation, resulting in a 50% faster rollout of new technologies across the company.

Establishing a Business Transformation Office Using BTM2

Alison, a visionary corporate strategist, recognised the need for a structured approach to manage ongoing transformations at a large financial services firm. After taking the business transformation course, drawing on her knowledge, particularly the Meta Management and Strategy Management modules, Alison spearheaded the creation of a Business Transformation Office (BTO). This office served as a central hub for overseeing all transformation efforts, ensuring consistency and alignment with the firm's strategic vision. Alison implemented governance frameworks and performance metrics that provided clear direction and accountability. The BTO under her leadership became instrumental in successfully driving numerous transformation initiatives, leading to enhanced operational efficiency and a robust adaptation to regulatory changes, significantly improving the firm's market positioning.

Streamlining Supply Chain Operations Using BTM2

John, a supply chain manager at a leading automotive manufacturer, took the business transformation course and utilised the BTM2 framework to overhaul his company’s supply chain operations. By taking the business transformation course and applying the principles learned in the Business Process Management module, John redefined the end-to-end process, identifying inefficiencies and bottlenecks. He implemented a new, streamlined process that integrated advanced data analytics for real-time supply chain tracking. The result was a 30% reduction in supply chain costs and a 25% improvement in delivery times, significantly enhancing the company’s operational efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Leading Digital Transformation in Healthcare Using BTM2

Sarah, a CTO at a mid-sized healthcare provider, spearheaded a digital transformation initiative using the IT Transformation Management and Organisational Change Management skills acquired from the business transformation course. She led the development and implementation of an integrated patient management system that enhanced data security and patient privacy while providing seamless access to patient records across facilities. Her leadership in managing the change process ensured high adoption rates among staff, leading to improved healthcare delivery and a reduction in administrative errors by 40%.

Enhancing Retail Customer Experience Using BTM2

Tom, a retail operations director, applied his learning from the Value Management and Strategy Management modules to redesign the customer experience for a national retail chain. Focusing on creating value through customer engagement, Tom developed a strategy that integrated an AI-powered recommendation system to personalise shopping experiences. Additionally, he launched a customer loyalty app that leveraged data from customer purchases to offer customised deals and rewards. These initiatives led to a significant increase in customer retention rates by 20% and boosted overall sales by 15%.


Each of these examples demonstrates how the skills and knowledge from the BTM2 business transformation course can be effectively applied to address real-world business challenges and drive significant improvements in various industry sectors. As with all management tools, the success of the BTM2 methodology depends heavily upon the person using the tool. This emphasises the importance of not only understanding the theoretical aspects of the methodology but also the ability to apply these concepts practically and adaptively in diverse situations.


CXO Transform helps ambitious people from these and thousands of other companies:

Quotes from Alumni:

The course is very practical

You can go at your own pace and you can repeat any chapter or module if you need to. The book is really good and a great companion for the course.
The study cases have been very interesting and you interact directly with the professor and with other peers learning in a very rich manner.
Jose Moreno
Chief Executive Officer

Based on extensive research

The fact that BTM² is based on extensive academic research and current commercial knowledge, ensures that my own capabilities are up to date, to better manage and lead people through holistic and integrative transformation, from strategy through to business benefit realisation and everything in between.”
Dr. Cara Antoine
Managing Director

Backbone of your transformation

What I like about the business transformation course is Axel and Rob bringing it to life, explaining the methodology and how all the parts of the BTM2 framework work together in a practical context. I would recommend others enroll in this course as it provides a methodology that will be the backbone of your transformation tool kit for the rest of your career.
Phil von Behr
SVP Global Transformation

Certification and Accreditation

Upon completing the business transformation course, you will have the opportunity to take a 75-minute online exam at any time that suits your schedule. This exam consists of multiple-choice questions, and achieving a score of 70% or higher is required to pass.

Details of Certification

Successfully passing the exam will earn you the Certificate in Business Transformation Management Methodology. This certification is recognised and valued by managers and leaders at many of the world’s top companies, as well as prestigious universities. Your certificate will be securely stored on the blockchain and can be accessed anytime via a personal URL, showcasing your achievement and professional standing in the field of business transformation.


Accreditation Information

This business transformation course has been accredited by CXO Transform in conjunction with Professor Dr. Axel Uhl of Switzerland Taylor & Francis Group – an Informa company. Their collective endorsement adds significant value and credibility, recognising the rigorous educational standards and industry relevance of the Business Transformation Management Methodology (BTM2). This accreditation assures that the certification is well-regarded within the global business community and academic circles.

Enrollment Information

Course Fees

Total cost: USD 1,300 per person.

Flexible payment plans also available.


Is the course 100% online?

Yes. All lessons are pre-recorded so you can work through them at your own convenience. The course does not involve any live training sessions. If your company want live training, please contact support at for a recommendation.

Who developed the BTM2 methodology?

BTM2 was developed under the leadership of Professor Dr. Axel Uhl. The initiative involved a global think-tank of 34 international thought leaders from companies such as Vodafone, SAP, Voestalpine, Sulzer, Daimler, Hilti, Volkswagen, Cisco and business schools like London Business School, Cranfield School of Management, University of Cambridge, IESE, Queensland University, University of St. Gallen, University of Liechtenstein.

What happens if I fail the exam?

If you do not pass the exam on your first attempt, you have the opportunity to retake it as many times as necessary. However, to ensure you have adequate time to review the course materials and improve your understanding, there is a mandatory waiting period of at least 5 days between each retake. This allows you to better prepare and increase your chances of success on your next attempt.

How long will I have access to the course for?

Five years.

Do I need to pay for anything in addition to the course fee?

Yes. You need to buy your own copy of the BTM2 Handbook. You need this to pass the exam. When you enroll in the BTM2 course, you will be provided with a 50% discount code to use when purchasing the book.

Could I pass the exam without buying the BTM2 book?

Probably not. The business transformation course explains concepts to a certain level. The book takes a more granular look at each topic, which will be part of the final exam. Participants are strongly recommended to buy the book. After enrolling you will be able to buy the ebook for a little less than £30 (GBP) and the hardback with a 50% discount.

Can I take the exam and get certified without enrolling in this course?

No. The only way to take the exam is to enroll in the business transformation course.