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Chief Technology Officer Programme

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9-12 months (Blended)

USD21,000 (Blended)

Starting 6 Jun 2023

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Excel as a visionary tech leader

Cambridge Judge Business School Executive Education’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Programme is designed for technology professionals in senior management roles who want to step into leadership positions. The comprehensive curriculum will help you master the leadership skills needed to champion technology initiatives and boost business outcomes. It will also help you anticipate the scale at which products and technologies may evolve in the future, enabling you to build a competitive advantage and exceed business goals.

This programme will prepare you to step up to the C-suite and contribute to business strategy. Practical sessions will guide you to formulate an innovation and technology action plan and cascade it into functional global strategies. The programme will equip you to take ownership of your organisation’s innovation portfolio. The in-depth curriculum is modelled to help you develop and lead new products and designs, business models, processes and technologies. You will also gain insights into the best practices for implementation of new technology initiatives to reshape the business. In addition, this programme will enable you to collaborate with other C-suite members and functional teams to continuously improve the technology road map and maintain a culture of innovation. Lastly, the programme will expand your external capabilities to handle tech intelligence and relationships with regulators, policymakers and business ecosystems.

This programme is being delivered in collaboration with Emeritus.

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Your learning journey

The core modules provide a broad foundation in the key parameters of technology leadership, from strategic planning to influencing company culture. You will develop essential technical and interpersonal skills to foster high-performance teams, delve into disruptive technologies and learn how to make data-driven decisions.


  • A vision of change, shaping technology strategy and corporate versus business strategy
  • Strategic risk, innovation typology, process and outcome metrics
  • Technology strategy portfolio and measuring portfolio success
  • The decision process for managing and driving the portfolio

Culture and leadership

  • The power of culture and its complexity and limitations
  • The basis and power of leadership, the motivation to lead and the drawbacks
  • Empowered innovation leadership, fair process and its challenges

Processes and execution

  • Moving from strategic concepts to concrete operational measures
  • Process types, their strengths and limitations: agile, waterfall, experimentation and experimental ventures
  • Managing the differences, classical organisational structures and the power and challenge of complexity
  • The birth and management of innovation and decentralised and hierarchical structures
  • The locus of innovation, application of success measures and how organisations learn

Global organisation and partners

  • The architecture and management of distributed innovation
  • Catalysing a cutting-edge ecosystem strategy
  • Inter-firm collaboration, partner contracting and contract design
  • Traditional and cloud-based IT infrastructure, global innovation and marketing

Externalities and technology policy

  • The impact of technology on society and developing a plan and vision for the future
  • Problem definition and its effect on solutions
  • Policy emergence and evolution
  • Competition and antitrust policy, ESG governance and regulatory impact.

Download the programme brochure for more information on the modules and faculty.


Core curriculum – Kick-start your programme journey with 26 weeks of in-depth core sessions on strategy, culture and leadership and policy, process and execution.

High touch – Live online and face-to-face sessions, online webinars, project coaching and leading industry guest speakers.

World-renowned faculty – Learn from thought leaders and cutting-edge researchers. Learn from high-achieving peers from around the globe and build your network.

Choice of electives – Select two topical electives to gain a relevant skillset specific to your career goals.

Success coach – You will be assigned a success coach, who will help craft your learning journey through regular check-in sessions.

Practitioner insights – Glean insights from global industry experts with guest lectures throughout the programme.

Networking event – Interact with faculty, peers and global industry leaders during a two and a half-day in-person networking event.

Action plan – Apply programme concepts to prepare an action plan that addresses a real-world technology issue in your organisation.

Alumni benefits – Earn select Cambridge Judge Business School alumni benefits upon completion of the programme.

Upon successful completion of the programme, participants will be awarded a digital Certificate of Completion by CJBS Executive Education.

Faculty & speakers

Learn from our world-class faculty who bring fresh insights from their leading-edge research into all of our Executive Education programmes.

Access profiles of the programme’s faculty:

Download the programme brochure for more information on the modules and faculty.

Programme format

Blended (a mix of Live Online, Online and Face-to-face)

The rewarding nine-month learning journey comprises a mix of core and elective online modules crafted to deliver professional development, supported by your own personal success coach.

  • Learn from thought leaders and cutting-edge researchers
  • Benefit from high touch live online sessions, project coaching and leading industry guest speakers
  • Interact with faculty, peers and global industry leaders during a three-day, in-person networking event.

Who should attend?

The programme is ideal for technology professionals in decision-making roles who want to step up to a company-wide leadership position and contribute to business strategy. If you are seeking a programme that hones your innovation and technological capabilities, advances your influencing and communication skills and helps you grow your global network, then this is ideal for you.

Participants should have more than five years of management experience with a successful track record in one or more functional areas of business and an agenda for change.

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Why Cambridge Judge Business School?

Cambridge Judge faculty

All of our programmes are designed and led by an Academic Programme Director, who is a member of Cambridge Judge Business School faculty. They will also deliver substantial portions of that programme.

Leading-edge research

The research conducted by Cambridge Judge Business School’s 20 research centres, across a diverse range of disciplines, flows directly into all of our programmes, bringing new insights to our programme content.

Small group learning

With small class sizes, we continue the Cambridge way of learning that emphasises high levels of interaction with both our world-class faculty and peers.

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USD20,000 (Blended)

Please note prices pre-registration are subject to change.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to have a chat about this programme and how it could benefit you or your organisation, please get in touch with the Open Programmes team:

[email protected]

Additional information

Registration closes at midday two working days before the programme start date.

Participants are expected to attend the full programme.

For information regarding payment terms, cancellation rights, transfer policies and fees, please see our terms & conditions documents:

Terms & Conditions for Self-funded Applicants (updated January 2023)

Terms & Conditions for Organisation-funded Applicants (updated January 2023)

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