Practical Information Technology Management OpenCourseWare: A Free Online Bachelor Level Information Technology Management Course by MIT

Published Jan 27, 2009

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The role of information technology and IT management in the business environment is the focus of 'Practical Information Technology Management,' from MIT Sloan School of Management's undergraduate program in management science. This free OpenCourseWare offers practical skills for effective IT management at all levels to business and information technology students and professionals.

Practical Information Technology Management: Course Specifics

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Practical Information Technology Management: Course Description

'Practical Information Technology Management' looks at the broader role of information technology in the corporate structure, with the goal of providing students with concrete skills for integrating IT into a business' overall strategy. Themes of the course encourage students to be able to press IT issues up and down the management chain, advocating information technology issues to the top levels of management and effectively implementing information technology policy and strategy at lower levels. Focus is on incorporating information technology to achieve a company's overall vision, rather than on micromanaging IT problems or applying technology for technology's sake. The course as taught in 2005 by MIT Sloan lecturers Cyrus Gibson and Benjamin Grosof relied heavily on case studies, class discussion and guest lectures from people involved in the case studies under consideration. Selected downloadable readings and accompanying study questions allow the OpenCourseWare student to consider actions taken by real-world IT managers and assess whether those actions proved beneficial. Students can then extrapolate to their own management situation. This OpenCourseWare is also available in simplified Chinese.

The OpenCourseWare includes a reading list with some readings available for download, discussion questions for each lecture, project guidelines and examples of completed student projects. If you are interested in this course, download the free OpenCourseWare at the technology management course page.

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