The CIO Pocket MBA
The CIO Pocket MBA Programme
A World-Class Education with Real-World Application
The role of the CIO is becoming more important than ever; it is no longer just about managing the information technology infrastructure, but rather about architecting the business strategy and organisation for the information age.
Key components to this programme are identifying, weighing, and communicating the strategic competitive advantages shaping the information technology agenda today. The curriculum is a blend of technical and non-technical functions and evaluates information technology from an innovation and business perspective. Components identify and evaluate the advancement of business value and the strategic effort of information systems and pioneering methods for integrating information technology into the structure and culture of an organisation. Emphasis is placed on maximizing an organisation’s current asset of information systems, in addition to redesigning the organisational infrastructure, strategy, and culture.
The programme examines the best practices of top global companies, and their successes in creating value through information systems. Areas of concentration include: business strategy and IT, the impact of wireless technology, IT enabled business transformation, network innovations; and strategic alignment.
Based on our shared commitment to excellence in executive education, CIODEVELOPMENT and the Boston University School of Management invite European IT executives to attend the next session of the CIO Pocket MBA programme. This one-week residential program takes place at Boston University’s renowned Executive Leadership Center, and is taught by leading members of the Boston University international faculty.
With curriculum developed and presented by academic and industry thought leaders, the CIO Pocket MBA is establishing a new era in collaboration between academia and business. Past programmes have attracted participants from Canada, Egypt, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Korea, Malaysia, Netherlands, Russia, Spain, Sweden, UAE, UK and USA.
The alliance draws upon the Boston University School of Management’s expertise in highly interactive learning and CIODEVELOPMENT’s position as a European leader in providing personal and professional development for senior IT executives.
“The week I spent at the CIO Pocket MBA program will have a long-lasting positive effect on my business career. From the up-to-date curriculum to the world-class teaching staff, from the excellent class facilities to the high quality of professional networking, every aspect of the program was outstanding and deserving of the highest accolades.” — André Mendes, Global CIO, Special Olympics
Get the CIO Pocket MBA Advantage
As a participant in the programme, you will engage in intense, interactive classes with your executive colleagues. You’ll hear first hand about best practices from top global companies and how they create value through IT.
You will learn to identify, weigh and communicate the strategic competitive advantages shaping information technology today and how to use this to maximize the return on your organisation’s current assets of information systems.
Who should attend The CIO Pocket MBA?
The programme is designed for new CIOs, up-and-coming CIOs, CTOs and senior technology managers. Participants will hone and build upon their portfolio of management and technology skills while assessing the business impact that IT can bring to their organisations.
What is the programme format?
This highly interactive programme brings together the best of academic teaching and real business situations all within a focused, structured workshop setting. Working individually and in teams, attendees will analyse case studies and scenarios, and participate in exercises and discussions. Luncheons and dinners will be arranged to facilitate networking and lively discourse with Boston University faculty, staff and visiting executives.
“The programme introduced new thought processes and approaches to the CIO role for me. As a result, I’ve been offered and accepted a position as CIO for the Boston Public Health Commission. I would highly recommend the programme to IT Executives in that you have an opportunity to share ideas with peers and the professors challenge traditional thought processes in reframing and reinventing the role of the CIO with strategic business partners.” — Mark Campbell, CIO, Health Commission
Applications are being accepted now
Apply today for the European package including membership of the European Alumni programme and entry to the London based continuous professional development workshops. Contact email@example.com for full details and application.