City University London launches Computer Weekly scholarship to find future IT leader

The Computer Weekly Step-Up scholarship, worth £30,000, has been launched by City University London

The Computer Weekly Step-Up scholarship, worth £30,000, has been launched by City University London today, offering one IT professional the chance to study for City's Master of Information Leadership (MIL) for free.

The MIL is designed to support career progression from a mid-career information professional to a leadership role.

Bryan Glick, editor in chief at Computer Weekly, said, "Computer Weekly aims to help those IT professionals to develop their skills, knowledge and experience, and working with City University London, we are very excited to start a search for a gifted, up-and-coming IT manager looking to take the next step in his or her career as an IT leader," he said.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for the lucky winner of the scholarship to gain £30,000-worth of personal development opportunities and be a role model for ambitious IT professionals across the UK," he added.

Andrew Tuson, course director for MIL, City University London, said, "The Computer Weekly Step-Up scholarship is a unique opportunity to join a unique executive masters; one that is focused on developing our top IT talent for leadership roles in our future information society."

Applicants must have a minimum of three years' work experience in a business-facing information role and submit a 500-600 word essay addressing the question: 'What are the challenges IT leaders face in the sector you work in, and how would you address those challenges?'

To apply for the scholarship for April 2011 entry, visit City University London's website. The deadline for entries is 28 February 2011.

What is the Master of Information Leadership (MIL) course?

 

City University London ’s Master of Information Leadership (MIL) is a post-experience executive interdisciplinary masters course, aimed at developing future information leaders.

 

The MIL course equips mid-career information professionals with the skills and knowledge needed to move into leadership roles, such as CIO, CTO, business change director, and knowledge director.

 

The programme is part-time, taking place in central London over 10 weekends. It is taught by academic and industry practitioners and also provides access to a network of experts, CIOs, CTOs and related professionals who contribute to the course.

 

For more information, visit City University London’s website.

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