City University London invites entries for 2012 IT leadership scholarship


City University London invites entries for 2012 IT leadership scholarship

Jenny Williams

City University London’s IBM Enterprise Computing scholarship for a place on its Masters of Information Leadership course is now open for entries.

The scholarship, which Computer Weekly is sponsoring, is worth £30,000 over two years and covers the winning student's tuition fees. The Masters of Information Leadership (MIL) course is aimed at providing mid-career information professionals with the skills, knowledge and contacts to become future CIOs.

Peter Swingewood, last year’s scholarship winner and former head of information services as Cass Business School, said he has benefited from the interactive style of teaching, learning IT leadership best practice first-hand from industry and academic experts.

“I would thoroughly recommend this course to fellow IT professionals, as you learn a great deal of applicable knowledge and skills, which you can start using immediately as well as gain a much bigger and broader perspective on key issues and the challenges facing IT,” he added.

Candidates can apply online by completing an application and submitting an essay, titled "What are the challenges IT leaders face in the sector you work in, and how would you address those challenges?".

The competition is not open to employees of City University or IBM. The deadline for applications is 12pm 16th January 2012.


What is the Master of Information Leadership course?

City University London's Master of Information Leadership (MIL) course 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 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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