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Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management - Curriculum

Please read the full Graduate Certificate in Information Security program regulations.

The Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management (GC ITM) will be awarded upon completion of four (4) courses (12 credits). Students are required to complete the following core courses:

  • COMP 505: Operation Management (3)
  • COMP 506: Organizational Behavior in Information Systems (3)
  • COMP 607: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Techonology (3).

And one of the following elective courses:

  • COMP 635: Green ICT Strategies (3)
  • COMP 605: Project Management for Information Systems (3).
  • COMP 638: Enterprise Modeling (3).

The core courses in operations management and organizational behavior are intended to provide the core competencies needed in information technology management in organizations. The effective management of operations, through the application of tools and processes to develop competitive strategies, is critical for organizational success. The organizational behaviour course adds to the understanding of IT issues such as technology design, implementation and adoption. The course on ethical, legal, and social issues in information technology is designed to equip students with the intellectual tools to make effective, reasoned, and justifiable moral decisions relating to the IT domain within appropriate legal and social frameworks.

The "Green ICT Strategies" option represents an emerging discipline, which gives students a technical edge. Project mangement, on the other hand, will assist students in grasping the skills needed to move from conceptualization through implementation - key in the workforce. It is expected that some students may already have project management expertise.

The "Enterprise Modeling" option provides a computational representation of the structure, activities, processes, information, resources, people, behavior, goals, and constraints of an enterprise, whether it is in business, government, or any other organization. The role of a model is to improve the design, analysis, and operation of an enterprise. EM can help users to better understand and explain the enterprise, simulate and predict its performances under different scenarios, and operate and control the enterprise to achieve its best possible performance. EM can also be used to determine the impact of change on all parts of the enterprise.

Permission from the program director is required before courses are taken for GC ITM program credit outside Athabasca University.

Updated October 13, 2023 by Digital & Web Operations (