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, or CSO, 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 residences where students engage in intensive study and have the opportunity to network with other students, faculty, and industry leaders. Students choose a residency plan based in New York City, San Francisco, or Paris.

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.

Four of the program’s 200+ executive mentors.

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Who Should Apply

The program provides an intensive graduate education for motivated candidates who have already demonstrated professional accomplishment. Candidates must have a minimum of five years of experience (10 years or more preferred) in professional roles using technology to further business goals, with a résumé demonstrating a strong record of professional achievement and clear leadership potential. Diverse industries and specializations are represented in every incoming class. Students are admitted as part of a cohort that moves through each phase of the program together, learning from each other as much as from faculty, mentors, and guest lecturers.

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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