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Executive Education Certificate Programs

Our certificate programs prepare you for technology leadership in your organization.

Carnegie Mellon University is a global leader in information technology, privacy, assurance, cybersecurity, IT management, data analytics, and public interest technology. Heinz College executive education programs are taught by our own faculty experts, practitioners from CMU’s renowned Software Engineering Institute (SEI), and top industry leaders. Nowhere else will you encounter this level of expertise under one banner.

Heinz College offers leaders from around the world the opportunity to expand their knowledge and keep pace with digital transformation with six intensive and impactful executive certificate programs: the CIO Certificate, CRO CertificateCISO Certificate, CDataO Certificate and CDigitalO Certificate

Whether you’re in the public, private, or non-profit sector, the challenges you face evolve on a daily basis. Now, you can leverage the unique expertise of Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz College and the renowned CERT Division of SEI to take your skillset to the next level.

#1 Ranked

CMU Is #1 in Cybersecurity and Analytics, And Has Been #1 In Information And Technology Management Since 2001


Recognized by Top Agencies

CMU is a National Asset in the Security Domain, and is a NSA/DHS National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense

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About SEI

The Software Engineering Institute (SEI) is a federally funded research and development center sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense and operated by Carnegie Mellon University. The SEI works with organizations to improve software engineering capabilities by providing technical leadership.

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About CERT

The CERT Division of SEI is a national asset in the field of cybersecurity, the world’s leading trusted authority dedicated to improving the security and resilience of computer systems and networks.

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Which Program Is Right for You?


Chief Data & AI Officer Certificate

The Chief Data & AI Officer (CDAIO) Certificate program provides you with emerging AI knowledge that you need to set up a 21st century data utilization and responsible AI program.

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Chief Digital Officer Certificate

The Chief Digital Officer (CDigitalO) Certificate program prepares you for next generation leadership and the complexity of digital transformation, including effective management of digital teams, products, and services.

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Chief Information Officer Certificate

The Chief Information Officer (CIO) Certificate program takes an interdisciplinary approach to information and technology management for CIOs, CTOs, CSOs, and other executives with IT oversight responsibilities.

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Chief Information Security Officer Certificate

The Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) Certificate program equips cyber leaders with enhanced capabilities in cybersecurity, information assurance, and modern threats.

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Chief Risk Officer Certificate

The Chief Risk Officer (CRO) Certificate program provides the latest skills and best practices impacting risk management, as well as effective strategies for addressing and analyzing enterprise risks.

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