The demand for skilled and experienced leaders who can guide their firms to compete in today’s highly competitive, fast-paced, global, technology-based economy has never been higher.

Columbia University’s Executive M.S. in Technology Management prepares senior technology professionals to develop a strategic mindset, fine-tune their speaking and presentation skills, understand core business functions (such as finance, accounting, and leadership), and ultimately drive enhanced business performance through the use of technology. The program emphasizes the importance of using technology in business for strategic advantage and improved productivity. Graduates typically assume positions as CIO, CTO, CAO, COO, CEO, CSO, or CDO, or as entrepreneurs. The program is also ideal for those pursuing CISA (Certified Information Systems Auditor) certification.

Study in New York City, San Francisco, or Paris

The executive, cohort-based program is completed over a 16-month period, which includes flexible online and interactive learning using Columbia’s unique networked learning platform and four multi-day intensives during which students have the opportunity to network with other students, faculty, and industry leaders. Students may choose an intensive study plan based in New York City, San Francisco, or Paris, and may attend an intensive at a different location throughout the program with the Academic Director’s approval.

Choose an Area of Focus

To meet expanding industry needs for executive technology managers with distinct knowledge, the program offers five areas of focus: C-Level Management, Data Management and Analytics, New Business Ventures, Cybersecurity, and Digital and Business Transformation.

Receive One-on-One Executive Mentoring

One of the unique ways the program prepares students for the challenges of technology leadership is through extensive, one-on-one, structured mentoring from accomplished technology leaders. Beginning in the second term, each student is matched with a seasoned executive best suited to provide informed, individualized guidance for developing a master’s project idea into a complete, portable asset that can move any career forward.

Who Should Apply

Most successful candidates have 10 or more years of experience in professional roles using technology to further business goals, with a résumé demonstrating a strong record of professional achievement and clear leadership potential.

Individuals with 7 to 9 years of relevant professional experience should reach out to discuss if this option is a good fit, and individuals with fewer than 7 years of relevant professional experience should consider the Master of Science in Technology Management program.

Graduate Success

Our graduates have garnered noteworthy successes. Based on a recent survey:


Achieved Promotions or Higher-Profile Positions at New Firms


Reached a C-Level or Equivalent Position



Launched New Business Ventures


Stated Their Mentoring Was a Significant Experience

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