C-Level Management

Is your goal to manage technology at the C-level?

Technology management can be a fast track to the C-suite.

In today’s business world, knowing how to manage technology-based initiatives and digital transformation is critical. With the addition of executive leadership skills, managers can quickly move to high positions of responsibility in companies.

In the C-Level Management area of focus, you will learn the innovative strategies that drive change and create value throughout the business. In addition, you will develop and expand the skills and understanding needed to move into a C-suite position.

This area of focus will help you:

  • Learn innovative strategies that create value at the core of business operations and drive business transformation
  • Develop an understanding of executive management, concerns, and practices
  • Build the executive-level skills and insights to further their careers

Where this degree can take you:

  • C-level positions
  • Leadership positions in corporate innovation and business transformation
  • Team management in technology innovation

World-Class Guidance

Only at Columbia can you get these three benefits: an area of focus, the intellectual rigor and depth of our curriculum, and the guidance of world-class mentors and executives in residence.

Along with core courses shared by other areas of focus in the program, you’ll follow the C-Level Management area of focus, taking elective courses that delve deeply into the issues of technology management from that perspective.

Shawn Banerjii

Shawn BanerjiManaging Partner for Technology, Digital, and Data Leaders Practice
Caldwell Partners

Specializing in the global technology sector, Banerji recruits CIOs,  CDOs, CISOs, and CTOs across industries including financial services, telecom/technology, retail/consumer, healthcare, industrial/natural resources, media, and internet.


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Designated Electives

These electives in your area of focus combined with the full curriculum inform the Master’s Project, where you apply your coursework to a real-world business challenge, objective, or scenario.

The goal is a technology solution—usually the development of a product or service. Your experience in the industry and knowledge gained in the program are brought together under the guidance of a mentor from our exclusive network of CIOs and technology executives. You’ll work closely with your mentor for three semesters, shaping your idea into a project plan that will become a professional asset.

Executive Seminars

At the C-level, technology is the tool and transformation the vision. Over the course of this program, you’ll develop and refine your Master’s Project solution in three stages:

Master's Project Stages

Product or service
Strategic planning
and marketing


The online Executive Seminars center on trends and issues specific to high-level technology management. After each seminar, your mentor will review the progress of your Master’s Project and provide feedback.

Intensive Study

The intensive study component is an essential part of your development as an executive. You can choose the C-Level Management area of focus with the New York City, Europe, or San Francisco intensive study plan.