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College, SCTE Team to Target High-potential Managers with New Exec Ed Program

Georgia Tech College of Management's Huang Executive Education Center and the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) have announced a new Cable Industry Management Development Program that is intended to advance practical management skills within high-potential, mid-level cable engineering and operations management professionals.

The program, the newest resource in the growing SCTE Leadership Institute, will offer participants the opportunity to acquire or improve the strategic and tactical skills needed to succeed within corporate environments, plan and execute projects and manage in-house and external resources. The program is designed to complement the successful SCTE-Tuck Executive Leadership Institute at Dartmouth College, which is focused on the development of leadership, organizational and communication skills for executives at or near the top of cable’s technology workforce pyramid.

Scheduled to debut May 7-11, 2012, the SCTE-Georgia Tech program is a one-week course that will be held annually on Georgia Tech’s Atlanta campus. The immersive curriculum will include a broad mix of classes that have a particular emphasis on the practical needs of cable professionals, including:

  • Developing a Technology Strategic Plan
  • Understanding Financial Statements for the Cable Industry
  • Managing Technology Projects
  • Leading and Managing High Performing Teams
  • Understanding Outsourcing Arrangements
  • Cable Industry Technology and Business Trends
  • Justifying Technology Investments for Network Expansion and Reliability
  • Radio Frequency Network Management
  • Managing Change in Technology Implementations
  • Managing Vendors in the Cable Industry

“The rapid evolution of cable technology and services is fertile ground for management case studies,” said Dr. Saby Mitra, associate professor of information technology management for Georgia Tech.  “Working closely with SCTE, we are creating a program that brings together timely issues for the cable industry and a world-renowned faculty to foster the critical thinking and decision-making that are characteristic of successful managers.”

“The overwhelmingly positive feedback from our SCTE-Tuck program and the input we’ve received from the operator and vendor communities have made it clear that the industry sees a benefit from these educational programs,” said Daniel Howard, senior vice president, engineering and CTO of SCTE. “Georgia Tech’s ability to combine business and technology into a single course of study will serve as a catalyst for helping cable engineers to advance their careers and bring greater value to their employers.”

Applications for admission to the SCTE-Georgia Tech Cable Industry Management Development Program will be available shortly. More information is available on the SCTE Website.
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