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The Certified Information Executive Course

A Results Oriented Certification for Strategic and Effective IT Executives

Take the Lead in Your Organization's Strategy

As a CIO or future CIO in today's challenging economy, you must be equipped to move beyond achieving operational excellence to actively creating business value for your organization.The Certified Information Executive Course will equip you with systematic, tried-and-true processes for using IT to strategically create value within your organization and advance your career.

What You Can Expect

You will learn real-world IT leadership skills that are immediately useful as most of the coursework is completed along side your regular work in the workplace and has immediate application. In addition, you'll learn from top CIO educators in four different two-day in-class sessions that are interspersed across the entire course which can be completed in less than a year. Each class focuses on developing a specific practical skill needed by today's CIOs with topics ranging from IT Alignment, IT Risk Management, Technology Assessment, Communication in a Political Corporate Environment, and many others. Classes are taught by faculty members of USC Upstate with over 100 years combined business experience–much of it at the executive level. You will have the opportunity to interact with your peers from around the country; and you will be assigned one of our CIO coaches for the duration of the course.

What Your Organization Can Expect

Your organization will immediately benefit from your training since the CIE coursework is focused around 8 projects that are deliverables to your organization. These deliverables include a full IT Alignment plan for creating wealth strategically, a strategy for improving the effectiveness of IT Governance in the company, a useful process for assigning hard-dollar value to intangible benefits and much more.

Are You Right for the Program?

The CIE Course is for any CIO or up-and-coming CIO who want to increase their effectiveness within their organization and advance their careers. Graduates include:

  • CIOs of small and large organizations
  • Forward-thinking IT Directors and Managers (future CIOs)
  • IT leadership teams
  • Other C-Level executives who want to better understand the value of effective CIO leadership

An Investment in Your Future:

The CIE Certification is an investment in your effectiveness as an IT Executive & corporate leader. Your career and your organization will see immediate benefits, and more importantly, long-term strategic growth. Whether you've just begun your climb up the corporate ladder or are a seasoned veteran, now is the time to improve your effectiveness so that you can reap the benefits for years to come.

Fee: $8950
Dates: See full schedule
Location: USC Upstate Campus in Spartanburg, South Carolina

Register Now or call 800.277.8338 to speak with a representative.


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