Chief Information Officer (CIO) Executive Certificate
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This 12-month Chief Information Officer (CIO) executive certificate program has been designed in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration's CIO University to meet the needs of midcareer and senior-level government and private-sector IT professionals. The curriculum provides a senior-level focus on the management and leadership challenges that are faced by 21st century leaders in the rapidly changing information technology (IT) industry. Encompassing all the competencies cited in the Information Technology Management and Reform Act (Clinger-Cohen) and identified by the Federal CIO council, the program covers all areas of management required to effectively lead the design, development, acquisition, implementation, planning and maintenance of an organization's information technology structure. Clinger-Cohen guidelines hold that CIOs must move beyond management to leadership. Therefore, the CIO certificate program incorporates the expertise of the National Leadership Institute to provide comprehensive leadership assessments and executive team coaching to support individual leadership, team building and decision-making capabilities.
Program participants receive both a UMUC CIO and a GSA CIO University certificate. UMUC is one of only seven universities that partners with GSA to offer the certificate. In addition, all credits earned in this program may be applied towards a UMUC master's degree.
This program is designed for:
- Chief information officers and chief technology officers
- Senior information technology staff members and planners
- Consultants in the field of information technology
Total Semester Hours: 24
Students must take the following courses:
- UCSP 611 or 611E - Introduction to Graduate Library Research Skills (0) (Must complete within first 6 credits of study.)
- CIOC 610 The Strategic Management of Technology (6)
- CIOC 620 Leading Change and Innovation in Technology (6)
- CIOC 630 Information Security and Finance (6)
- CIOC 640 Program Management (6)
Apply Your CIO Certificate Credits Toward a Graduate Degree
Students who complete the CIO certificate program may apply all 24 credits earned toward the following master's degree programs:
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