Information Technology Governance

Explore how IT units are struc­tured and man­aged to effec­tive­ly deliv­er prod­ucts and ser­vices to orga­ni­za­tions. Find out how to link IT strat­e­gy to busi­ness val­ue, and learn about top­ics such as IT val­ue propo­si­tion, IT struc­ture and resourc­ing, IT bud­get­ing, and risk management.
Course at a glance
  • Ensure that you have the right IT governance model to enable your organization.
  • Learn through lectures, discussions, and activities.
  • Gain valuable networking opportunities and widen your circle of professional contacts.
  • Aimed at business and IT professionals, as well as those working toward a career in IT management.
  • Fully online synchronous course, accessible through eClass, the University of Alberta’s eLearning management tool.
What you will learn

  • Identify the challenges resulting from a lack of governance in an organization.
  • Understand the relationship between value and governance.
  • Identify the key IT roles within an organization and their associated responsibilities.
  • Gain insights into the different governance structures and how to successfully operate within them.
  • Create activities, objectives, measures, and steering needs for enterprise portfolios, business application portfolios, and support portfolios.
This course has no formal prerequisites

Students from all educational backgrounds welcome. You can register for this course without applying and enrolling in a program.

Take note:

This is recommended as the second course to be taken in the Information Technology for Business Improvement series.

Currently counts towards

We recommend that you apply to the program as soon as possible to lock in your course requirements as they are subject to change.

*If you are already enroled in this program, please refer to your specific program requirements as outlined at the time of your admission: Bear Tracks > Academic Advisement.

This is a skills-enhancing course in

You can register for and take a course without applying and enrolling into the program.

When will
this course be offered?

New course schedules are released each June and November.

Course not yet scheduled

This course is not currently scheduled, but may be offered in an upcoming term.

New course schedules are announced each June and November.


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