Develop the leadership skills and business acumen to drive transformation and shape organizational strategy.

As technology continues to infiltrate every business function, chief technology officers (CTOs) have started to play an increasingly influential role in organizations and the way they function. As a result, these executives now need more than technical expertise. They require the organizational knowledge and soft skills to participate in business discussions, drive decision-making, and reimagine enterprise strategy alongside other C-suite leaders.

Gain the business acumen, innovation techniques, and the leadership capabilities to guide a company through significant change in the Chief Technology Officer Program from IE University, one of Europe’s leading higher-education institutions.1 Over the course of five weeks online, you’ll examine the CTO’s role in enabling effective digital transformation, managing cultural shifts, and shaping business strategy. Guided by Professor Manuel López Martín de Blas, you’ll learn how to put different lean implementation methodologies into practice, and explore sourcing and recruitment strategies for IT transformation. Finally, you’ll look into the latest technology trends and ways to scout and select the right innovations to advance business outcomes.

1 IE University (2021).

Is this program for you?

Both current and aspiring technology leaders looking to broaden their skill set and play a more active role in business strategy will find this online program beneficial. CTOs, chief information officers, chief data officers, IT directors, and heads of technology can profit by building organizational awareness and gaining innovation tactics to excel in their executive roles and meet new business needs. The program will also support the professional growth of technical and IT professionals who want to unlock opportunities for promotion into a leadership role. In addition, technology entrepreneurs, founders, and start-up owners can draw on the content to improve business outcomes, and will benefit from the flexible, yet supported, nature of the online learning experience.

What will set you apart

On completion of this program, you’ll walk away with:
The knowledge and confidence to participate in strategic business decision-making and guide company plans.
Enhanced business acumen and the leadership, communication, and collaboration skills to make an impact as a technology leader.
Insight into the capabilities and frameworks required to facilitate digital transformation in a volatile, uncertain business environment.
The ability to drive innovation through a grasp of current technology trends, lean project management techniques, and IT transformation strategies.
Unlimited access to 2U’s Career Engagement Network, offering you exclusive resources and events to support your professional journey and drive your career forward.