As they advance into high-level management, many IT leaders could benefit from training geared specifically toward executives. Some CIOs, for example, may have degrees in engineering or CIS, but would like to boost their education through finance or management classes. Others may find peer seminars very useful for discussing and sharing new developments in enterprise computing.

Universities and training centers nationwide offer everything from one-day seminars to two-year degree programs for tech executives. We’ve rounded up the following links to programs, but by no means is this list exhaustive. If you would like to enhance your expertise but don’t see an offering that’s at a good time and place for you, be sure to contact universities in your area.

Many schools of business are launching or expanding executive educational programs, so options are likely to increase. Several institutions offer distance-learning programs for professionals with little time during the workday and for those that may not have travel time.


Auburn University College of Business

Techno-Executive MBA Program

Auburn University, AL


Babson College–Executive Education

Consortium for IT Professionals

Wellesley, MA


Carnegie Mellon Graduate School of Industrial Administration

Executive EducationChief Information Officer Institute

Pittsburgh, PA


Emory University Goizueta Business School

The CIO Academy (partnership)

Atlanta, GA


Harvard Business School Executive Education

Technology and Operations Management Program

Boston, MA


MIT Sloan School of Management

Executive Education Management of Technology Program

Cambridge, MA


Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management

Executive EducationNew Program in Technology Management

Evanston, IL


Purdue University Krannert School of Management

Center for E-Business Education and Research

West Lafayette, IN


Santa Clara University Leavey School of Business

CIO Executive Leadership Program

Santa Clara, CA


Stanford Business School Executive Education

Electronic Business and Commerce Executive Program

Stanford, CA


University of Tennessee Executive Education Programs

Engineer/Scientist as a Manager Program

Knoxville, TN


University of Texas McCombs School of Business

Institute for Managerial Leadership

Austin, TX


UCLA Executive Education Programs

Managing the Information Resource Program

Los Angeles, CA

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania Executive Education

Executive Master’s in Technology Management

Philadelphia, PA


For more information
In this list, we’ve focused on programs that offer some combination of IT and executive training. For a comprehensive list of institutions offering all types of executive education, visit the International University Consortium for Executive Education. For ratings of all types of executive MBA programs, you may want to check out Business Week’s executive MBA rankings for 2001.

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