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CMU Launches Additional Executive Education Certificate Programs

Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy announced today the launch of two new executive certificate programs. The new programs, Chief Digital Officer Certificate Program (CDigitalO) and Chief Data Officer Certificate Program (CDataO), expand upon Heinz College’s executive education certificate programs that offer IT leaders from around the world the opportunity to learn from Heinz College’s faculty experts as well as top industry leaders and practitioners.

“We’re so pleased to add these two new certificate programs to our already strong roster of executive education programs,” said Andrew Wasser, Associate Dean of Heinz College’s School of Information Systems. “With IT-related challenges evolving on a daily basis, these new programs give executives the opportunity to expand their knowledge and keep pace with digital transformation.”

The Chief Digital Officer Certificate program is a joint executive education program between Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and Carnegie Mellon University’s Tepper School of Business. It is designed for executives and senior managers with a growing digital portfolio that includes creation, implementation, oversight, and management of digital transformation initiatives. The program is also relevant for cross-functional professionals who want to solve high-level business problems in a rapidly digitizing society and marketplace.

During the five-month program, that begins in Spring 2021, students in the Chief Digital Officer Certificate program will complete cross-disciplinary coursework delivered in a hybrid format blending synchronous distance learning with on-campus sessions to form deeper connections with their cohort. The program follows a team-based project/case study approach to prepare students to develop and implement a strategic digital roadmap for their home organization.

The Chief Data Officer Certificate program provides current and future chief data officers with the critical strategic insight, management techniques, and analytical capabilities needed to set up a 21st century data governance program. It is designed for professionals with at least five years of relevant managerial experience, and will challenge students to develop an enterprise data strategy roadmap for a project organization.

This six-month executive education program, also beginning in Spring 2021, blends the value of on-campus sessions with the flexibility of synchronous distance learning and prepares students to recognize business opportunities afforded by new data sources and the latest data science; match the right data to the right problem; ensure compliance with evolving regulations around security, privacy, and bias; understand the role of emerging technology; and achieve buy-in from stakeholders throughout the organization.

About Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy
The Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy is home to two internationally recognized graduate-level institutions at Carnegie Mellon University: the School of Information Systems and Management and the School of Public Policy and Management. This unique colocation combined with its expertise in analytics set Heinz College apart in the areas of cybersecurity, health care, the future of work, smart cities, and arts & entertainment. In 2016, INFORMS named Heinz College the number one academic program for Analytics Education. For more information, please visit

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