The value of a high quality advanced educational program that focuses on leveraging IT can be defined in terms of productivity, innovation, and improved performance at all levels of the
organization: individual, department, functional area, and overall. This is achieved through the active application of the course content as well as opportunities to improve important overall
management competencies such as:
- Interpersonal skills – attendees will develop vital communications proficiencies including writing, speaking, presenting, negotiating, and analytical thinking.
- Collaboration/Teamwork – colleagues from multiple functional areas work together throughout the program, addressing current IS problems and opportunities.
- Management bench strength – the pool of qualified associates for management roles will increase as a result of the program. Individuals within the program will develop
leadership skills as well as a broad understanding of IS management disciplines.
- Partnerships/relationships – the education of IS and business colleagues will allow them to work more effectively and efficiently together. Considerations include how
workers work, how consumers consume, and how suppliers supply.
- Strategic thinking – introduction of innovative strategic thinking and problem solving throughout the organization. This will reap business value across functional areas
while achieving harmony across IT and business.
- Knowledge of the IS field – attendees will obtain a broad knowledge of the current and emerging management and technical topics within the IS field that can be directly
applied to their organization.
- Business management thinking – participants will develop a working understanding of the best practices in business management and systems thinking that can support the
agility and flexibility required to meet changes in technology and the marketplace.
- Cosmopolitanism – It is essential in today's open world that attendees have international experience.
- Business language – IT candidates will develop insight into the underlying language of business which reflects the business imperatives, industry, measurements,
management processes, and culture. Non-IT attendees will have a better understanding of the strategic, tactical, and operational responsibilities necessary for an effective IT