University of Maryland University College

Graduate Certificate Programs

Chief Information Officer Executive Certificate



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Chief Information Officer Executive Certificate

Format: Online

Program Description:

UMUC's 12-month Chief Information Officer (CIO) executive certificate program has been designed in partnership with the U.S. General Services Administration's CIO University to meet the needs of midcareer and senior-level government and private-sector IT professionals. The curriculum provides a senior-level focus on the management and leadership challenges that are faced by 21st century leaders in the rapidly changing information technology (IT) industry. Encompassing all the competencies cited in the Information Technology Management and Reform Act (Clinger-Cohen) and identified by the Federal CIO council, the program covers all areas of management required to effectively lead the design, development, acquisition, implementation, planning and maintenance of an organization's information technology structure. Clinger-Cohen guidelines hold that CIOs must move beyond management to leadership. Therefore, the CIO certificate program incorporates the expertise of the National Leadership Institute to provide comprehensive leadership assessments and executive team coaching to support individual leadership, team building and decision-making capabilities. Participants receive both a federal government and a UMUC CIO certificate. In addition, all credits earned in this program may be applied towards a master's degree.


Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and certified by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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