Boston University's Questrom School of Business will offer a new four-day mini-MBA geared towards technology professionals, a program intended to help science-focused executives compete in and rise through a competitive business world.
The program, called Mini MBA for Tech Executives, will be offered from April 5 to 8 and September 19 to 22 in 2016. At the program, students will receive a crash course in accounting, finance, strategy, marketing, operations and organizational behavior--essential tools for IT leaders who want to move into leadership positions.
BU's program was developed in conjunction with CIO, a magazine, resource center, and networking service for information technology executives. The program is geared towards professionals with titles such as Chief Technology Officer, Chief Information Officer, Chief Financial Officer, Vice President, and Senior Director, according to the program's website.
The program joins a handful of others in the United States that offer short business programs to IT professionals. Rutgers Business School offers a Mini-MBA for Engineers and Technology Managers; Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management offers a mini MBA program called Management for Scientists and Engineers, which is geared towards STEM-field Ph.D. candidates at the school; and Florida Tech offers a Mini MBA Information Technology Management Degree.
BU's program is intended to help technology leaders hone their business skills and consider how tech might advance their business, but it's also intended to help its students assess whether they want to commit to a full-length MBA program, says marketing manager Katherine Yunker in the Daily Free Press, BU's student newspaper.
BU's program costs $4495 for early registration and $4995 for regular registration. Participants will be awarded a certificate upon completion.
Visit the school's website for more information.
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