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, AL
The CIO Academy (partnership)
West Lafayette, IN
Santa Clara, CA
Los Angeles, CA
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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