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Athabasca University

Program Structure

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

  • COMP505: Operation Management (3)
  • COMP506: Organizational Behavior in Information Systems (3)
  • COMP607: Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Techonology (3).

And one of the following elective courses:

  • COMP635: Green ICT Strategies (3)
  • COMP605: Project Management for Information Systems (3).
  • COMP638: 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 ogranizational success. The organizational beheviour 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 PBC ITM program credit outside Athabasca University.

Updated January 18 2017 by PBC ITM Administrative Staff

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