Become the Next CIO of Your Company

For many IT professionals, striving to reach the position of CIO is a dream of theirs, but how can you get the skills you need to fill that role?

The role of a CIO is challenging. The infographic below highlights the results from a survey of nearly 5,000 CIOs, which found that one of the top priorities of a CIO is managing change. According to the survey, 64% say that the political, business and economic environment is becoming more unpredictable, which makes the role of a CIO even more difficult. 62% of CIOs report technology skills shortage across the world. When asked how they combat the increasing change that they are faced with, 52% say they create a more nimble technology platform, 49% work with restricted budgets, and 45% invest in cyber security.

At George Mason University, MS in Technology Management students have the opportunity to receive a CIO certificate along with their degree. The CIO Graduate Certificate program at Mason helps IT professionals gain core competencies necessary for advancement into executive level roles that manage IT resources and strategy within organizations. The CIO Certificate specifically focuses on enterprise architecture and IT governance, management of information security, IT project management, managing IT investments, managing IT operations, and emerging technologies.

CIO certificate programs are another way to distinguish your abilities while in your technology position, and can be a differentiating factor in your career, helping you advance to the position you strive for.

Take a look at the infographic below for more CIO survey results.

Mason’s MS in Technology Management degree program helps you further your technology leadership career, positioning you to take advantage of opportunities as you sharpen your ability to adapt and excel in an ever rapidly changing business environment. The Master’s in Technology Management degree program at George Mason provides students with an executive-level perspective and the right skill portfolio to manage across all business disciplines. The program has a relevant and focused curriculum, experienced faculty, flexible program design for working professionals, active IT industry and global partnerships, and accomplished students and alumni.

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CIO Survey 2017

Source: Harvey Nash/KPMG

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