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The digital revolution is remaking every industry. It's time to step up.

Chief Digital Officer Certificate


As the world becomes increasingly digitized and interconnected, there’s more reason than ever to be a digital leader.

NOTE: For everyone's health and safety during the ongoing pandemic, all CDigitalO Certificate Program deliveries will be virtual for Cohort 1. All scheduled on-site sessions will now be virtual sessions. The dates based on this decision are reflected in the schedule below, subject to change to in-person sessions in accordance with public health guidance.

Digital LEEP program sealWhere digital transformation goes, huge benefits can follow, as can major risks. You’ve seen it at your own company. Everything is changing. Digitization is accelerating and data is becoming more prominent in strategic decision making across departments. Analytics and technology are more important than ever before, not only in meeting the demands of your organization, but in staying agile and responsive to your customers and constituents. Carnegie Mellon University's Chief Digital Officer Certificate Program (CDigitalO) prepares you to navigate rapid shifts in digital with next generation leadership.

There’s a lot to know. From privacy and security breaches to ethics and cultural issues, there’s increasing complexity involved in the development and management of digital teams, assets, communications, products, and services.

CMU is world-renowned for its cross-disciplinary coursework. CMU's Heinz College of Information Systems and Public Policy and Tepper School of Business have joined up to develop this visionary executive education program. Over five months, you will build  a highly applicable toolset and a network of senior industry connections. The CDigitalO program follows a team-based project/case study approach to prepare you to develop and implement a strategic digital roadmap for your home organization.

CDigitalO 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.

Digital leaders have to be ready for a dynamic future. To thrive, you need a diverse skill set, the agility to pivot as markets and business needs rapidly shift, and the resilience to weather change and ambiguity. CMU is in a unique position to accelerate the rise of next-gen digital leaders with a broad cross-section of relevant topics, the latest best practices, and an invaluable network of experts and peers. Mark Yolton | VP, Digital | Salesforce

C-DIGITAL-O CERTIFICATE PROGRAM INFORMATION


Applications are currently being accepted for Cohort 1, beginning January 2021.

C-Digital-O Curriculum


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FUTURE MODULES BENEFIT

Graduates of the CDigitalO Certificate Program will have access to new program modules created in the future, providing you with continuing education after the program ends. Approval is required.

Please note: This benefit does not extend to future CIO, CISO, CRO, or CDataO program modules, unless the student is also a graduate of those programs.

MSIT PROGRAM DISCOUNT

Students who complete the CDigitalO Certificate Program and who subsequently apply for and are admitted into the Heinz College MSIT Degree Program are eligible for a tuition discount scholarship. Tuition that has been paid for completing any or all of the Heinz College Executive Education certificate programs (up to $40,000) by the individual student or their sponsor/employer will be matched with a tuition discount from the MSIT program—reducing the cost to complete the MSIT degree by up to $40,000.

In order to be considered, applicants to the MSIT program should indicate their enrollment status with the CIO, CISO, CRO, CDataO and/or CDigitalO certificate program(s) on the Application for Admission.

Please note: The tuition discount is only available once a student has completed all of the certificate program’s requirements. Completion of a certificate program does not guarantee admission to the MSIT program.