University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce


Knowledge Continuum
Executive Program for IT Leaders

Third Annual Executive Residency and MS-MIT Program Reunion

Date:  October 28 - 29, 2010

Location:  The program will be held in Rouss & Robertson Halls, the McIntire School of Commerce's state-of-the-are new home in the heart of Jefferson's "academical village."


2010 heralds the M.S. in the Management of IT Program's 20th anniversary, as well as the 10th anniversary of its popular executive-format offering. Please help us celebrate by joining us for our third annual two-day executive residency program designed to provide IT leaders and alumni of U.Va.'s M.S. MIT Program with a cutting-edge learning experience. Participants will be introduced to the latest approaches to leadership, innovation, emerging technologies, IT architecture, and social networking. Through case studies, research reports, hands-on exercises, interactive classroom discussions, and networking, participants will have the opportunity to capture a vital new set of managerial competencies.


A block of rooms has been reserved at the Courtyard By Marriott University Medical Center. Please call Nicole Fitzwater, Director of Graduate Alumni Development, at 434-982-5623 or Fitzwater@virginia.edu.

$2,000 for non-CMIT members.
$1,000 for CMIT members.
(covers tuition, program materials, and meals)


Q: Just how different is the Knowledge Continuum curriculum from the MS/MIT program?

A:  The Knowledge Continuum is designed to be an update and extension to the MS MIT curriculum. In fact, it is largely in response to requests for this type of program by our alumni for the past 10 years. Our objective will be to provide the latest thinking in each of the core areas (modules) of the program, as well as the topics of leadership and innovation.

Q:  Will this executive education program count toward CEUs adn PDUs?

A: The Knowledge  Continuum is a non-credit course through U.Va's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. Atendees will receive Continuing Educational Units (CEUs) and approximately 16 Professional Development Units (PDUs).

Program Content:

  • IT Strategy & Management

  • IT Architecture & Emerging Technologies

  • Project Management

  • Driving Results Through Social Networks

  • Business Intelligence and Analytics

  • Leadership


Rob Cross is an Associate Professor of Commerce and Director of the Network Roundtable. Professor Cross specializes in organizational behavior. He conducts research on social networks, knowledge management, organizational learning, and organizational change.

Peter Gray is an Associate Professor Commerce. He has a background in electronic commerce and online information services and has worked in a variety of information technology and management consulting positions.  His areas of expertise and research include: competitive strategy and information systems strategy, collaborative impacts of organizational networks, virtual teams, online communities, and knowledge management systems, and social technologies that empower employees to interact and collaborate in valuable new ways

Stefano Grazioli, Assistant Professor, Director of MS MIT program, Charlottesville, and Coordinator of the IT Architecture module of the MS MIT program, has taught graduate and executive education courses both in Europe and in the U.S. since the early 1990s.  His research interests focus on IT architectures, knowledge management, and information security.

Mike Morris is Associate Dean for Graduate Programs and an Associate Professor of Commerce. He specializes in management information systems. His specific research interests include user adoption and acceptance of new technologies, user-centered systems development, usability engineering and measurement, and decision making using information technology.

Ryan Nelson, Professor, Director of the Center for the Management of Information Technology, and Coordinator of the Project Management module of the MS MIT program, has taught in the McIntire School’s graduate and executive education programs since 1990. His research focuses on improving the management of IT projects and leverages a growing database of over 100 IT project retrospectives.

Barb Wixom is an Associate Professor and Director of the MS MIT program, Northern Virginia. She is an Associate Editor of The Journal of Business Intelligence, a research fellow of The Data Warehousing Institute, and an Associate Director for the Teradata University Network. Barb is a University of Virginia Teaching Award winner, and she specializes in data warehousing and business intelligence research.


To register please contact Nicole Fitzwater, Director of Graduate Alumni Development, at 434-982-5623 or Fitzwater@virginia.edu.

Payment Schedule:
A non-refundable deposit of $500 per participant is required by October 5, 2010. The balance of the program tuition must be paid by October 27, 2010, to guarantee a seat in the program. Space is limited; reservations/deposits are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Cancellation and Refunds:
To receive a refund of your deposit (minus a $50 processing fee), you must communicate your cancellation by the close of business (5 p.m. EST) October 15, 2010, to Nicole Fitzwater at 434-982-5623 or fitzwater@virginia.edu. No refunds are available for program payments after this October 15, 2010 5 p.m. EST deadline.*

*Although there are no refunds for payments after the October 15th deadline, the McIntire School Graduate Programs Office will make every effort to refund participants making post deadline cancellations, provided there is a waiting list and their vacated seat in the program can be filled with another participant. To be considered for a late cancellation refund you must send an official communication of your cancellation and the request for a refund in writing to Nicole Fitzwater, University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, P.O. Box 400173, Charlottesville VA 22904.

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