Chief Technology Officer Program

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Empowering future-ready CTOs to drive excellence and become visionary leaders.

The Michigan Ross Executive Education Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program is a comprehensive 8-month multi-modular program designed to prepare future-focused visionary leaders capable of leading global organizations amidst a rapidly evolving business and technology arena. With this program, you will be ready to succeed as a transformational CTO with a growth mindset, approach, and skills to lead the integration of strategy, innovation, and cutting-edge technologies.

This experiential program is designed for senior executives who aspire to succeed in the strategic role of Chief Technology Officer (CTO), with the foresight, expertise, and capabilities to leverage technology to build a decisive competitive advantage for the organization.


Who Should Attend

This program is recommended for participants who have a minimum of 10 years of work experience in functional, technical, or business roles and may also include:

  • CXOs, Directors, Presidents, VPs, etc.
  • Executives with demonstrated career progression and success across levels
  • Senior functional managers and business heads with experience in developing or executing tech-driven initiatives
  • Managers of managers
  • Individuals with outstanding careers and leadership roles in a variety of settings

It is also recommended that participants have:

  • A strong drive to succeed and aspirations for reaching beyond the obvious career milestones
  • A graduate degree with a strong academic track record 
  • Fluency in written and spoken English

*All attendees must apply and be accepted. Space is limited.

Let’s discuss how this program can help you achieve your goals. 
Contact us at [email protected] or call +91 8587878713/ 14 / 15 (India) | +1 708-300-1569 (USA).

This program is an immersive and experiential learning experience with a blend of two one-week classroom modules and live online modules comprising of weekly or bi-weekly virtual sessions designed for busy working professionals.

Program Structure*  

The Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program is uniquely designed for senior technology professionals eager to take on senior leadership responsibilities and leverage technology to drive business growth. The curriculum of this program is designed for future CTOs to strengthen four key areas required for highly-regarded technology leaders. These four areas are:

  • Strategic Leadership for the C-Suite
  • Driving Innovation and Digital Transformation for Modern Business
  • Enterprise Strategy for Leveraging Disruptive Technologies
  • Building a Future-Ready Organization


After successful program completion, you will receive the Chief Technology Officer Program certificate and the Distinguished Leader Certificate from Michigan Ross Executive Education.

The Experts

M. S. Krishnan
Faculty Director
Accenture Professor of Computer Information Systems
Professor of Technology & Operations

Program faculty*:

Hyun-Soo Ahn
Ford Motor Company Co-Director of the Joel D. Tauber Institute for Global Operations
Professor of Technology and Operations

Ravi Anupindi
Colonel William G. and Ann C. Svetlich Professor of Operations Research and Management
Professor of Technology & Operations
Faculty Director, Center for Value Chain Innovation

Damian Beil
Faculty Director
Donald C. Cook Professor of Business Administration
Professor of Technology and Operations, and Chair of Technology and Operations

Izak Duenyas
Herrick Professor of Business
Professor of Technology and Operations
Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering
Faculty Director, Executive MBA Program

Lindy Greer
Professor for Management and Organizations
Michael R. and Mary Kay Hallman Fellow

Brad Killaly
Clinical Associate Professor of Strategy

Sanjeev Kumar
Lecturer of Technology and Operations

Nigel Melville
Associate Professor of Technology and Operations

Ravi Pendse
Executive Education Faculty
Vice President for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

Venkat Ramaswamy
Professor of Marketing

Maxim Sytch
Professor of Management and Organizations


*Faculty Note: Selected faculty will teach in each session of the program

About Northwest Executive Education

Northwest collaborates with prominent universities and schools to deliver high-quality executive education programs that offer relevant, contextual, and global learning experiences.

Prospective participants and corporate HR (looking to sponsor candidates) are requested to contact Northwest Executive Education with questions on this program and for further information by email to [email protected].

  • Inclusion in the Michigan Ross Executive Education network
  • Earn the Michigan Ross Executive Education Distinguished Leader Executive Certificate
  • 25% scholarship for life for Michigan Ross Executive Education Programs
  • Access to the Kresge Library Services on the Michigan Ross campus
  • Access and invitations to exclusive Michigan Ross Executive Education-sponsored events, conferences, and seminars
  • Receive a Continuing Education Unit Letter

Note: Benefits are subject to change.

Faculty Thought Leadership

Tuition & Fees
  • The program fee includes all taxes and covers teaching fees, all academic materials, lunches, and select dinners.
  • The fee does not include transport expenses (domestic and international), any associated visa fees, etc. nor accommodations for modules and/or workshops. It also does not cover any other expenses that are not expressly mentioned.
  • All attendees must apply and be accepted. Space is limited.
  • Please note that this program adheres to Northwest Executive Education's cancellation policy. Refunds and transfers for this program are not available.

For more information, contact us at [email protected] or call +91 8587878713/ 14 / 15 (India) | +1 708-300-1569 (USA).