Information Technology Leadership (Revision 2)
This course explores the role of IT leadership—especially that provided by the CIO. What are the issues, activities, and responsibilities facing IT leaders in delivering value to organizations through information technology? Course topics include
- the CIO role
- understanding and measuring IT value
- setting IT budgets
- developing IT roadmaps and managing innovation
- managing perceptions of IT
- implementing IT controls
- managing vendors
- managing employees in the IT organization.
This course is particularly important for students interested in careers in information technology. However, IT is a service on which all business units depend so understanding its management is helpful for all students who intend to work in organizations.
Students of CMIS 431 study the following units:
- Lesson 1: The CIO and IT Leadership
- Lesson 2: Managing the Costs of IT
- Lesson 3: The Value of IT
- Lesson 4: Planning the Future State of IT
- Lesson 5: IT Governance
- Lesson 6: Managing IT Risk
- Lesson 7: Building Strong IT-Business Relationships
- Lesson 8: Leading Technology-enabled Innovation
- Lesson 9: Vendor Partnering
- Lesson 10: Managing Talent
To receive credit for CMIS 431, you must achieve a minimum grade of “D” (50%) on the Final Examination, and an overall grade of “D” for the entire course. The weighting of each assignment and the exam is indicated in the chart below. The passing grade for the final exam is “D” (50 percent).
The three written assignments. The weighting of the composite grade is as follows:
|Assignment 1||Assignment 2||Assignment 3||Final Exam||Total|
To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.
McKeen, J. D., & Smith, H. A. (2012). IT strategy: Issues and practices (2nd ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson Prentice Hall. ISBN 9780132145664
Austin, R. D., Nolan, R. L., & O’Donnell, S. (2009). Adventures of an IT leader. Boston, MS: Harvard Business Press. ISBN 978-1422146606
Students will access all other course materials online.
The Challenge for Credit process allows students to demonstrate that they have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university level course.
Full information for the Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.
Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form
Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.
Opened in Revision 2, July 13, 2012.
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Updated June 03 2016 by Student & Academic Services