Data Management and Analytics

Harness the power of data and analytics.

In the Data Management and Analytics area of focus, senior technology professionals investigate the strategic frameworks for strengthening an organization’s capacity for using data and analytics to meet business needs.

You’ll analyze specific methodologies for crafting solutions and the unique technology management challenges associated with their implementation.

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 Data Management and Analytics area of focus, taking elective courses that delve deeply into the issues of technology management from that perspective.

Arka Mukherjee

Arka MukherjeeCEO
Global IDs Inc.

Mukherjee, a former IBM principal with leadership expertise at Accenture and KPMG, now heads up Global IDs Inc., a data management software company based in New York City.


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Designated Electives

These electives in your areas 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

Data and analytics are tools that can help you transform your 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 Data Management and Analytics area of focus with either the New York City, Europe, or San Francisco intensive study plan.