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For leaders in business technology, success begins with the right tools.

Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certificate


Carnegie Mellon University's Heinz College is consistently ranked #1 in Information and Technology Management for a reason. 

You don’t need to be a full-time graduate student to benefit from our faculty’s world-renowned expertise. The CIO Certificate Program can prepare you for impactful and effective technology leadership in less than a year.

Consisting of eight modules of three-day workshops taught on-site at our office in Arlington, VA, this program takes an interdisciplinary approach to information and technology management. It is designed for CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, other executives with IT oversight responsibilities, and their direct reports.

Participating in the CIO Certificate Program has had a profound impact on my life and my career. The collaborative and enthusiast environment created by the faculty allowed for real-world experience through student-involved curriculum and sessions. I benefited so much that I am now enrolling in the Carnegie Mellon CISO Certificate Program to continue the experience. Gary Simms | VP, Senior Technology Strategist | Wells Fargo

CIO Certificate Program Information


The full CIO program can be completed at your own pace in as little as eight months, or as long as two years.

CIO Curriculum


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MSIT Program Discount

Students who complete the CIO 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 and/or CRO 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.