Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program

Orchestrate growth through technology
9 to 12 Months
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Wharton Executive Education’s CTO Program

Wharton Executive Education’s CTO Program

Wharton Executive Education’s Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Program delves into today’s unpredictable business terrain and prepares you to lead technological change in your organization. Throughout the learning journey of 9 to 12 months, the program’s robust curriculum will provide you with solutions to the business challenges that your organization confronts on a daily basis.

The core modules are designed to ensure you get an adequate grounding in the nuances of technology strategies and trends before you head into in-depth electives. You will explore how to implement innovative technologies using appropriate tools and techniques and drive organizational growth through technology. 

Through interactive sessions, you will gain insights from world-renowned faculty, knowledgeable practitioners, and accomplished peers. Check-in sessions with a success coach will customize this learning journey to your professional needs while the flexible format allows you to learn at your own pace.

Customized design for your success

The CTO Program is designed with the needs of busy executives in mind. You will learn through online and interactive sessions and guest lectures from global industry leaders. The flexible nature of the program allows you to customize your learning journey for maximum career and business impact.

  • Flexible : The self-paced modules provide the flexibility to accommodate learning around your busy work schedule. The program can be completed in 9 to 12 months as your schedule and program selections demand.

  • Interactive : A community learning experience with a limited cohort size facilitates interactive discussions with peers, program faculty and industry speakers — allowing you to implement program learnings in real-world scenarios.

  • Transformative : The multimodular learning journey experience, including the executive reflection, allows you to learn and grow as an executive while enabling you to develop business strategies to improve your personal and organizational goals.

Program highlights

In this immersive program, which can be completed in 9 to 12 months, you will understand technology strategies in depth that can help you transform the way your organization functions. The comprehensive curriculum ranges from in-depth core modules to interactive online sessions.

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Flexible learning journey

Customize your learning journey with a choice of electives in topics aligned with your career goals.

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Self-paced modules

Learn at your own pace with a weekly commitment of three to five hours of sessions and activities.

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World-renowned faculty

Glean insights from renowned faculty and industry experts who are at the cutting edge of innovation.

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Global peer group

Network with accomplished peers from around the globe and gain new approaches to leadership.

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Success coach

Craft your learning journey in line with your career goals with a success coach assigned to your cohort. 

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Real-world application

Benefit from experiential sessions combining theory with real-world case studies and apply learnings.

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Networking event

Meet multiple cohort peers, industry experts, and faculty during two days of on-campus networking.

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Pathway to alumni status

Following successful completion of the program and subsequent open-enrollment programs, subject to further qualification criteria and additional tuition, you have a pathway to apply for Wharton alumni status.

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Live sessions

Experience live online sessions with the cohort success coach and faculty as well as periodic guest lectures from industry leaders.

Why Wharton

Why Wharton

Since the Wharton School’s establishment in 1881, it has consistently ranked among the world’s top business schools. The School’s identity was forged by its founder, Joseph Wharton, to create responsible leaders who rely on rigorous analysis and evidence-based actionable knowledge and not opinion-driven decisions.  

Wharton provides world-class executive education that is innovative, practical, and results-focused to prepare individuals and organizations for greater success. Each year, executives from more than 100 countries choose Wharton to advance their leadership at every level and to make a greater impact within their organizations.

Hear from our participants

The knowledge I’m gaining from the CTO Program allows me to influence how we run our business. As I look at the next two to five years of my career, I know I will be able to immediately apply some of the topics included in the curriculum.
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Anqi Zou
Senior Vice President, Artificial Intelligence Innovation Leader,
Truist Bank


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