CIO and Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business Form Partnership to Launch Programs for Tech Leaders

Framingham, Mass.– December 5, 2016– CIO—the executive-level tech media brand providing insight into business technology leadership—and Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business are delighted to announce a strategic partnership that includes two new executive education programs for technology executives: MBA Fundamentals for Tech Professionals and Beyond the MBA: Insights for Tech Executives (click to tweet).  The first pair of intensive, four-day programs will be offered in the spring of 2017.

“Businesses today expect their technology executives to lead them into the future, and that means they need to be well-versed in business strategy and all the disciplines that drive an organization,” said Hugh Courtney, Dean of Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business. “Both of these new programs achieve that goal, from fundamentals through the more advanced Beyond the MBA course.”

D’Amore-McKim School of Business Professor Samina Karim, a leading expert in corporate strategy and innovation, is faculty director for the CIO programs. She designed the curricula to provide tech leaders with the business principles and acumen to drive competitive advantage for their organizations in this era of business disruption.

“These courses will fill a knowledge gap among our audience and provide deep dives into business issues with interactive problem solving that participants can begin to apply right away at their organizations,” said Adam Dennison, SVP and Publisher of CIO. “We chose to partner with Northeastern because of their innovative culture and faculty expertise. These programs can offer a career-enhancing opportunity to the tech leaders we serve.”

MBA Fundamentals for Tech Professionals
The MBA Fundamentals program is designed to give attendees a working understanding in the concepts that drive all business functions, from business strategy and innovation to accounting, finance, operations, and marketing. Attendees will develop a firsthand viewpoint of how colleagues in all these functions think and work, allowing them to speak their language and intrinsically understand their concerns – greatly increasing effectiveness and perspective on the job.

MBA Fundamentals will be offered May 8-11, 2017 and September 19-22, 2017 at Northeastern University on Huntington Avenue in Boston.

Beyond the MBA: Insights for Tech Executives
The Beyond the MBA program assumes some business background and focuses specifically on how technology executives can best lead their companies through disruption and change. Courses focus on transformation, analytics, metrics, acquisitions and leadership. Cases, discussions and teamwork projects will dive into the strategies and frameworks for transforming entire organizations through technology.

Beyond the MBA will be offered June 5-8, 2017 and November 14-17, 2017 at Northeastern University on Huntington Avenue in Boston.

All professionals are welcome to the MBA Fundamentals course. Participants of the Beyond the MBA course are typically senior executives at the level of director and above. While designed for technology professionals and executives, both programs are open to those of other disciplines as well. A discounted, early bird rate is being offered for both programs.  Please visit for more information on registration and pricing.

Additional aspects of the partnership will unfold in the coming months.

Registration Information
To learn more about the programs or to register to attend, visit or email: To sponsor an activity with program participants, contact Adam Dennison, SVP & General Manager, IDG Events & Publisher, CIO, at

About CIO
CIO from IDG is the premier content and community resource for information technology executives and leaders thriving and prospering in this fast-paced era of IT transformation in the enterprise.  The award-winning CIO portfolio—, CIO executive programs, CIO Strategic Marketing Services, CIO Forum on LinkedIn, CIO Executive Council and CIO primary research—provides business technology leaders with analysis and insight on information technology trends and a keen understanding of IT’s role in achieving business goals. Additionally, CIO provides opportunities for IT solution providers to reach this executive IT audience.  The CIO Executive Council is a professional organization of CIOs created to serve as an unbiased and trusted peer advisory group. CIO is published by IDG Enterprise, a subsidiary of IDG. Company information is available at

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About IDG
IDG connects the world of tech buyers with insights, intent and engagement. IDG is the world’s largest media, data and marketing services company that activates and engages the most influential technology buyers. Our premium brands, including CIO®, Computerworld®, PCWorld® and Macworld®, engage the most powerful audience of technology buyers providing essential guidance on the evolving technology landscape. Our global data intelligence platform activates purchasing intent, powering our clients’ success. IDG Marketing Services creates custom content with marketing impact across video, mobile, social and digital. We execute complex campaigns that fulfill marketers’ global ambitions seamlessly with consistency that delivers results and wins awards. IDG is the #1 tech media company in the world, per comScore.*

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About the D’Amore-McKim School of Business
Northeastern University’s D’Amore-McKim School of Business offers a unique model of business education that purposely blends innovative classroom learning with real-world business application. Our students explore cutting-edge theory with professors, fusing knowledge with learning experiences that include cooperative education or corporate residency, study abroad, and community service. Similarly, our resulting connections with the corporate world influence our research agendas, which, in turn, shape innovative new business practice. This synergy enables our students to become successful business leaders who are both thinkers and doers, and thus highly qualified to think critically and leave their mark on the global business world. Founded in 1922, the D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University is situated in the heart of Boston, a vibrant hub of business and technology. At the undergraduate level, both the BS in Business Administration and the BS in International Business programs offer students the opportunity to develop into highly motivated business leaders. Graduate students can choose from several different full-time and part-time MBA and MS programs designed to enable motivated professionals to accelerate their success in business. D’Amore-McKim executive and corporate programs provide tailored business education needed to develop leaders, build teams, and achieve strategic goals.  The school is committed to embedding a global mindset into all of these programs, as well as in its research and outreach activities.

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About Northeastern University
A private University founded in 1898, Northeastern University has emerged as one of the most dynamic universities in the country over the past decade and has evolved into a U.S. News & World Report ‘Top-40’ National University.  The University is a leader in worldwide experiential learning and interdisciplinary research focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and globalization.  Northeastern enrolls nearly 20,000 students across 116 undergraduate majors and concentrations and 189 graduate programs, ranging from doctoral programs to graduate certificates, in nine schools and colleges, as well as select advanced degrees at the regional campuses in Charlotte, Silicon Valley, Seattle, Toronto, Canada.



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