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Executive Master of Science in Technology Management

Leading an enterprise in a digitally disrupted world.

Columbia University’s Executive M.S. in Technology Management is in a class all its own. Each student works with an accomplished and recognized technological leader as their personal mentor. Each student selects a leading-edge focus area that matches their interests and goals, such as Digital and Business Transformation, New Business Ventures, or C-Level Management. Instructors are world class technology leaders unparalleled in the Ivy League. Students can study online from anywhere in the world, along with regular in-person multi-day intensives in their choice of global capitals including New York, San Francisco, or Paris. Graduates typically assume positions as CIO, CTO, CAO, COO, CEO, CSO, CDO, or as ground-breaking entrepreneurs.

Fast Facts

Based on a recent survey, program graduates have:

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93% achieved promotions or higher-profile positions at new firms.
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48% launched new business ventures.

At a Glance


In This Executive Master’s Program, You Will…

  • Be paired throughout with an accomplished technology leader who will serve as your personal mentor.
  • Develop a mentor-led Master’s Project that can move your career forward immediately and long after you complete the program.
  • Participate in four in-person intensives in New York City, San Francisco, or Paris.
  • Receive ongoing guidance and input from the Associate Director of your area of focus and benefit from their expertise in the field.
  • Develop the technical, strategic, political, and communications skills you will need to be a successful leader in a digitally disrupted world.


Program Features Include…

  • The chance to select a specialized area of focus based on your interests and professional goals from among: C-Level Management, Data Management and Analytics, New Business Ventures, Cybersecurity, or Digital and Business Transformation.
  • A dynamic curriculum encompassing the key issues and trends roiling the digital marketplace, along with the strategic approaches and tactics being used in the C-suites of the world’s most successful companies.
  • A faculty encompassing world class technology leaders unmatched in the Ivy League.
  • Online Executive Seminars in which students research, develop, test, and refine their Master’s Project solutions in three steps: product or service realization, strategic planning and marketing, and operations management.
  • A formal defense of Master’s Project solutions at every stage of development in front of executive and faculty panels consisting of the world’s foremost technological thought leaders.
  • Personal assistance from your private mentor in every area, including research inquiry, professional development, and career networking.
  • Access to Columbia University’s resources, along with a global alumni network of over 1100 program graduates in key positions at top companies worldwide.

Who Should Apply?

  • Individuals with 10 or more years of professional experience seeking a CIO, CTO, CAO, COO, CEO, CSO or CDO position or an entrepreneurial role. Most successful candidates have experience using technology to further business goals, with a strong record of professional achievement and clear leadership potential.
  • Individuals with 7 to 9 years of relevant professional experience should contact the program advisor to discuss if this option would be a good fit.
  • The program is ideal for those pursuing Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification.
  • Individuals with fewer than 7 years of relevant professional experience should consider the Master of Science in Technology Management program.

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Master of Science in Technology Management

For individuals with fewer than 7 years of professional experience who seek to build their careers as technology professionals. The Master of Science in Technology Management program offers multiple study options, including full-time and part-time, with select coursework available online.

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