ColumbiaThis sponsored post is produced by Columbia Tech Management.

Columbia’s graduate program in Technology Management targets professionals in the technology or technology-related fields who want to accelerate their careers to the executive/CIO level. Taking only 16 months to complete, the program is an accelerated executive model with short residencies and Saturday courses designed to accommodate and support the lives of busy, working technology professionals.

With a multidisciplinary faculty composed of industry leaders, the curriculum approaches technology from a business perspective, emphasizing the strategic issues that confront senior executives today. Current workplace challenges are at the forefront of classroom discussions, creating opportunities to share insights and solve problems among peers. Further, the program teaches students to evaluate the benefits of emerging technologies and apply them strategically in the business environment.

Classroom teaching incorporates students’ relevant work experience, and instruction is enhanced by the active participation of senior executives who serve as mentors. Over 125 technology executives each select a student in whose success they invest their time and attention. Program mentors work in every major industry and collectively represent an unrivaled resource of real-world executive expertise.

The deadline for fall 2012 is July 5. To learn more about this program’s world-class elective coursework, residencies, resources, and networking opportunities, visit

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