George Mason UniversitySchool of Business

Chief Data Officer

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of the CDO program, participants will be able to:

  • Establish and lead the data organization’s data activities as a strategic and aligned business partner.
  • Develop, in concert with senior leadership, a comprehensive strategic data plan with a mission, vision, and specific, measurable goals that is fully aligned with the organization.
  • Effectively and efficiently execute the strategic data plan.
  • Build the necessary infrastructure to integrate data practices into the business.
  • Create and sustain an enabling data-focused ecosystem with conditions to encourage a culture of data driven understanding and decision making, innovations for data management applications, and value creation.
  • Engage the organization’s leadership team in support of data initiatives at the enterprise level.
  • Lead innovation and change activities by fully leveraging the data asset of the organization.

Program Cost: $8,500

Discounts available:

  • George Mason Alumni, employee, or student please call 703-993-8275
  • Government and group discounts also available

Program Delivery: Online/in-person hybrid program


  • October 21-23, 2020: Virtual Opening
  • October 27, 2020 - February 22, 2021: Online Sessions
  • March 4-5 and 24-26, 2021: In-person Sessions

Participants who have completed the application and registration process will be given access to program materials and pre-reading in Blackboard two weeks before the start of the program.