The program includes the following course topics:
IT Manager to Business Leader: Enhance your leadership and management skills and examine an overall framework for leading change. You will learn how to personalize leadership through matching styles of leadership to specific situations and individuals, using the practice of emotional intelligence (EQ) and deep listening.
Projects and Managing Change: Fostering project management skills and practice is key for organizational success. When teamed with the discipline of building business cases, you are more likely to choose the right projects and deliver them effectively. You will learn about the project process, agile methods, business plan development and steps an organization can take to make the best use of their project resources.
A Decision to Outsource: Strategy, Effectiveness, Efficiency & Realpolitik: CIOs will invariably find themselves in positions where they need to make outsourcing decisions. You will explore the theoretical underpinnings and practical considerations that you will face when analyzing the motivation and benefits behind outsourcing and implementing outsourcing arrangements.
Aligning Business and IT Strategies: Gain the strategic tools needed to apply the right information with the right technology to the right place in the business. Help create a competitive advantage for your organization by identifying the relationship between core business strategies and the strategic value of information technologies.
Corporate Strategy and Implementation: For many organizations, IT remains the single-largest capital investment. You will gain an appreciation of the benefits and risks to an organization with the information technology investments, understand the role of executives and directors with regards to governance, and enhance your understanding of how to communicate effectively in order to create value and support strategy implementation.
An additional feature of this program is an applied
Capstone Project: Through this project, you will pick a topic that allows you to apply your learning and insights from the courses and act as a change agent in your organization. The project concludes with a final Capstone session, where you will report back on your project results and lessons learned.