Irvine, CA – July 25, 2017 – Trace3, a pioneer in business transformation solutions, has partnered with the UCI Paul Merage School of Business Center for Digital Transformation and Office of Executive Education to launch a new Business Leadership for IT Executives certificate program.
The inaugural two-and-a-half day certificate program will take place September 20-22, 2017 on the UCI campus. Information technology executives will acquire the management knowhow essential to becoming successful business leaders.
The new program will cover five main topic areas including Digital Transformation; Business Strategy; Innovation; Thinking Like a CFO; and Power, Influence, and Communication. Interactive coursework will be presented by renowned business professors from UCI complemented by experienced IT executives from some of the world’s leading companies.
“In an increasingly digital world, IT leaders have an unprecedented opportunity to become true business leaders,” said Vijay Gurbaxani, Director of the Center for Digital Transformation and the Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science at the Merage School. “Leading business in a time of relentless change requires business knowledge suited to this new world. This program has been designed to better position IT leaders to drive competitive advantage for their organizations.”
U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the UCI Paul Merage School of Business among the top MBA programs in the nation in its 2018 Best Business Schoolsranking. The business school features an innovative, engaging curriculum focused on developing leaders for the digital world.
Tech professionals who are accepted into the business leadership program will develop business skills through hands-on exercises, group collaborations, and business case studies. The program faculty will feature renowned Merage School MBA professors including Christopher Bauman, Associate Professor of Organization and Management; Vijay Gurbaxani, Taco Bell Endowed Professor of Information Systems and Computer Science; Christopher Schwarz, Associate Professor of Finance; Margarethe Wiersema, Dean’s Professor of Strategic Management; and Lecturer Lawrence Wilk, board member at the Merage School’s Beall Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the UCI Center for Applied Innovation.
“The tech leaders of today can no longer succeed just by managing technology – they must take the initiative to become the true business innovators of tomorrow,” said Drew Cather, Trace3 vice president of Innovation. “We are extremely pleased to partner with the UCI Paul Merage School of Business, one of the country’s leading business schools, to help technology executives leverage their IT skills and develop the business skills necessary to lead their companies to success in the digital age.”
For more information about the Business Leadership for IT Executives program, please visit: merage.uci.edu/itleadership
About the UCI Paul Merage School of Business:
The UCI Paul Merage School of Business offers four dynamic MBA programs – plus PhD, specialty masters and undergraduate business degrees – that prepare business leaders for our digitally driven world. Through our programs, students acquire the exceptional ability to grow their organizations through strategic innovation, analytical decision-making, digital information technology and collaborative execution. While the Merage School is relatively young, it has quickly grown to rank consistently among the top five percent of all business programs worldwide through exceptional student recruitment, world-class faculty, a strong alumni network and close relationships with both individual business executives and global corporations. Additional information is available at merage.uci.edu.
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