GE Partners with Indiana U. for Early Career IT Leadership Program

BLOOMINGTON, Ind.—()—Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business announced a customized graduate-level educational programs for information technology professionals as part of General Electric’s Information Technology Leadership Program.

GE’s challenging two-year early career leadership rotational program helps participants develop problem-solving skills through advanced courses in IT and technology projects, as well as presentations to senior leadership that are aligned with business objectives.

The customized curriculum, also being delivered by faculty in the School of Informatics and Computing at IU Bloomington, will consist of a 15-credit graduate-level certificate program, which will be completed through a series of in-person and online courses.

Upon completion, and based on participant performance, GE professionals can continue working toward a MBA degree or a Master of Science degree in information technology management, finance, global supply chain management, management or marketing. Approximately 150 GE professionals will make up the first cohort.

“The role of IT professionals and their importance to large organizations has changed dramatically in just a few years, with the shift towards cloud-based and mobile-based environments,” said Ash Soni, executive associate dean for academic programs and a professor of operations and decision technologies at Kelley. “Students in the program will be better equipped to meet these challenges and evolve and adapt to them.”

Courses will focus on five specialty areas identified by GE, including analysis leading to solutions, program and project management, service management and platform and infrastructure management. While these subjects are taught as part of Kelley’s degree programs, faculty will work with GE practice and thought leaders to customize existing courses and to develop new courses as needed.

About GE

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