This course will provide the student with an understanding of IT Governance as an important activity for securing business value of IT investments. Students will gain advanced knowledge of key theories and frameworks of IT governance. They will acquire specialised problem-solving skills, being able to select and use a governance framework to analyse a business case. They shall take responsibility to plan, organise and evaluate an IT governance process.
After successfully completing the course the student will be able to:
- Explain key concepts and theories within IT Governance
- Demonstrate critical awareness on the limitations of IT Governance frameworks
- Demonstrate a comparative understanding of the frameworks and standards within IT Governance like COBIT, ITIL and ISO 38500
- Develop analytical skills related to creating and maintaining corporate information systems policy
- Identify and develop an appropriate governance model based on an analysis of a business case and its information portfolio
- Demonstrate the ability to reflect (critically) on the value of IT Governance within a business
The course is structured in block mode for four weeks. The first two weeks will be a combination of lectures and presentations in class. The two last weeks are for self-study and essay writing.
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