Digital technologies continue to provide disruptive innovation in our organizations and in our society. Ryerson University’s Professional Master’s Diploma in the Management of Technology and Innovation is designed for career professionals who have organizational responsibility for digital technology. This graduate program will help executives to improve their leadership skills and technology & innovation management skills. In particular, this program should help current CIOs develop a higher capability in managing innovative digital technology as executive leaders within their organizations.
CIOCAN has endorsed this Ryerson University graduate diploma and is a partner in delivering this professional education program for its members.
The program consists of four graduate courses, which are taught by Ryerson professors, with significant contributions from leading industry speakers and current case studies. The final capstone course requires application of taught concepts to address an ‘at work’ business challenge.
The program courses are delivered part-time, typically on a Friday/Saturday, from mid-September to April. The Capstone course should be completed in the May to August period. Graduation is held in October at Ryerson University’s fall convocation ceremony.
The program is designed to provide mid-career IT executives the knowledge and skills needed to progress to a higher executive level within their organizations or within their industries. This program will be appropriate for executives who are moving from one career to another, require a refresh of skills to prepare them for the next position. Course credits from this PM Diploma may be eligible for credit towards a Ted Rogers MBA at Ryerson University.
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The program is designed to provide mid-career IT executives the knowledge and skills needed to progress to a higher executive level within their organizations or industries. The program will help Canadian organizations to become and remain competitive through the use of technology. This program will be appropriate for executives who are moving from one career to another or require a refresh of skills to prepare them for the next position. Course credits from this PM Diploma may be eligible for credit towards a Ted Rogers MBA.
- Completion of a 4-year bachelor’s degree in business, technology, finance or related disciplines from a recognized institution
- Minimum grade point average (GPA) or equivalent of 3.00/4.33 in the last two years of study
- Minimum of two years full full-time employment
- Two letters of recommendation from academic, professional or client references
- 500-word statement of professional or research interest
Dr. Ron Babin is an Associate Professor in the School of IT Management and coordinates this PM Diploma program. Ron is an accomplished teacher and executive educator. His research is focused on global technology trends and the outsourcing of IT and business processes. He examines the social and environmental impacts of global IT outsourcing and has published several books, journal articles and conference papers on this topic.
Dr. Kim Bates is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship & Strategy, and conducts research on innovation, corporate governance and a variety of topics at the intersection of business and society, including the impact of an aging population on organizations and society, diversity and inclusion, and social innovation. Dr. Bates is an award-winning graduate teacher.
Dr. Catherine Middleton a Professor in the School of IT Management. She focuses her research on the development and use of new communication technologies, with specific interests in mobile devices and fixed and wireless broadband networks. She is interested in the development of digital infrastructure to advance research and education. Dr. Middleton is a graduate of the ICDRotman Directors Education Program and is the Chair of the Board of Directors for CANARIE, Canada’s national research and education network.
Dr. Ken Grant is an Associate Professor and Director of the Entrepreneurship & Strategy department. He is a passionate teacher committed to improve the education experience of his students. A teaching award winner, he was the Ted Roger Faculty Teaching Chair from 2010 to 2013 and is the co-founder and leader of the Ted Rogers Case Learning Centre. His international teaching experience includes work in the UK, Europe and Asia. His research interests include strategy, entrepreneurship, knowledge management and innovation, and pedagogy.
Dr. Kristyn Scott is an Associate Professor in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behaviour. Her research interests centre on leadership and social cognition, with a specific focus on gender bias. Dr. Scott also studies the impact of negative organizational attitudes, such as organizational cynicism, on leader-follower relationships. Kristyn is an Academic Fellow at the Ted Rogers Leadership Centre.
Dr. Ozgur Turetken is a Professor and chair of the School of IT Management. His research interests are mainly in applied (text) analytics in the context of individual decision making. His research on the organization and presentation of information as they relate to decision outcomes has been published in international journals and conferences.
Dr. Phil Walsh is an Associate Professor in Entrepreneurship & Strategy and is a Fellow of the Ryerson Entrepreneurship Research Institute as well as a member of the Ryerson Institute for the Study of Corporate Social Responsibility.