City University London and Karrass team up to improve CIOs' negotiation skills
The world leader in negotiation programmes is to deliver training as part of City's Master of Information Leadership.
Karrass Worldwide, the world leader in negotiation programmes, is to train students on City University London's Master of Information Leadership (MIL). This will ensure that the next generation of Chief Information Officers (CIOs) can negotiate effectively with their suppliers and colleagues and create the cost-savings that are in demand in both the public and private sectors.
The interdisciplinary MIL is an executive postgraduate course launched in 2010. It is designed to equip senior IT professionals with the technological, commercial and managerial expertise that are vital to today's information-led economy.
"With the IT function playing an important role in the profitability of organisations today, it is crucial that CIOs have the necessary skills to secure the best deals from their suppliers and strike agreements with their internal clients," says Andy Preston, General Manager, Karrass Worldwide. "We have provided senior executives with this expertise for more than 40 years and look forward to bringing this heritage to City's unique course."
David Chan, Director of City's Centre for Information Leadership, adds: "The recent Government and IT - A recipe for rip-offs report highlights what can go wrong when those in charge of IT do not negotiate with their suppliers effectively - overspends and overruns become the norm. By adding Karrass to the mixture of academics and industry practitioners who already deliver the MIL, we will give our students the knowhow to avoid such problems."
The part-time Master of Information Leadership is aimed at mid-career professionals with at least three to five years' experience in business-facing IT management or consultancy roles, who are seeking to progress to CIO-level or other top leadership positions. The course has its next intake in September 2011 and is taught during one weekend each month over a period of two years.
For further information about the course or to register your interest, please visit www.city.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/master-of-information-leadership.
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About the Centre for Information Leadership
The Centre for Information Leadership was established to: contribute to and lead the national and international debate on information policy, research and application; and establish a framework for educating the next generation of information leaders.
About City University London
City University London is an international University with a commitment to academic excellence, a focus on business and the professions and a central London location. It is placed in the top 5% of universities around the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2010-11 and is ranked in the top 30 UK higher education institutions by the Times Higher Education Tables of Tables 2011.
The University's Student Centre holds the 2011 Times Higher Education Leadership & Management Award for Outstanding Student Services Team.
City is a broadly-based University with world leading strengths in business; law; engineering and mathematical sciences; informatics; health sciences and the arts including journalism and music.
The University attracts over 21,000 students from more than 160 countries and academic and professional staff from over 50 countries.
City University London's predecessor, the Northampton Institute, was founded in 1894. City will celebrate its first half century as a University in 2016.
About Karrass Worldwide
Karrass Worldwide are negotiation training experts who can help improve the performance of any organisation. For over 40 years they have been helping businesses and organisations across the world transform; delivering long-term, tangible results through their negotiation seminars. Over a million professionals from all job functions, backgrounds and industries have attended, enjoyed and benefitted from their style of training.
Karrass teach the skills, techniques, tactics and methodologies necessary for successful negotiation and re-negotiation in these challenging times.