Skip navigation

Postgraduate Certificate in Information Systems Management


The online PGCert in Information Systems Management has four core modules. The first module takes 10 weeks, each subsequent module lasts eight weeks.

  • Managing Technology Enterprise
  • Information Technology Leadership
  • Strategic Technology Management
  • Professional Issues in Computing

Core modules

View All

Managing Technology Enterprise (10 weeks)

To lay the foundation for successful study, and introduce strategic considerations of IT projects and their management.

Start your personal and professional journey with this on-boarding module for the MSc in Information Systems Management programme, where you will be introduced to the online learning environment. The module is designed to offer a wide-ranging knowledge of the strategic considerations associated with software acquisition and deployment, and the management of information systems projects.

It considers the role of software within organisations from the human, social, knowledge and business perspectives. In the context of software acquisition, the module examines a range of processes from off-the-shelf acquisition to bespoke software development – including various software lifecycles. Once acquired, software needs to be maintained and evolved: the module also examines theories and methods for achieving this.

Curriculum insights

  • Navigating modules, contributing to discussions, submitting deliverables
  • Leading IT in larger organisations
  • The role of IT within organisations
  • Managing and administering IT
  • Improved decision-making about how to perform IT functions

Information Technology Leadership (8 weeks)

To promote a broader understanding of leadership and a greater awareness of how leadership choices can impact organisations.

In this module, you will develop a comprehensive understanding of contemporary IT leadership models, as well as knowledge of the role of leadership in shaping IT organisations. You will acquire theoretical and practical knowledge of:

  • The nature of leadership styles and behaviours in management in terms of IT organisations.
  • Issues concerning change management.
  • Communicating a vision.
  • Effective management of technical teams executing IT projects.

Curriculum insights

  • Key concepts and theories of IT leadership
  • Systematic understanding of leadership and leadership styles
  • Collaboration and change management
  • Responsibilities and privileges of leadership
  • Moral and ethical dimensions of authority and power

Strategic Technology Management (8 weeks)

To provide comprehensive knowledge of the strategic importance of IT within organisations.

The module is designed to allow you to acquire a detailed understanding of how technology becomes an enabler for business. You will study how IT strategies support organisational goals, and how they help to create a sustained competitive advantage in business.

You will also develop your ability to evaluate IT strategies, and how best to deploy such strategies, in the context of systems or business applications within the IT industry.

Curriculum insights

  • The role of the chief information officer (CIO) in organisations
  • Aligning IT and business strategies
  • Assessing the maturity of IT systems
  • Detailed understanding of IT governance
  • Systems information system planning (SISP)

Professional Issues in Computing (8 weeks)

To offer students the opportunity to consider, understand and evaluate common non-technical issues faced by IT leaders.

To function effectively, professional IT practitioners need not only the appropriate technical knowledge, skills and experience, but also a broad understanding of the context in which they operate. IT professionals must understand the relationship between technological change, society and the law, and the powerful role that computers and computer professionals play in a technological society.

This module is designed to help you operate effectively in work and community situations and to be aware of your environment.

Curriculum insights

  • Professional and ethical issues arising from IT systems
  • Common legal and social challenges faced by IT professionals
  • Key management skills needed in IT

This is your chance to set yourself apart from others.

Request Information

Join thousands of students from all over the world who have achieved the personal and professional success they were seeking.

Fill the form below and your personal Enrolment Advisor will call you to review your CV, Financial and Academic Qualifications

Some information is missing. Please make sure you have completed the form

By submitting this form, I provide my express written consent for the University of Liverpool’s online learning partner Laureate Online Education to contact me via email, text, telephone, and pre-recorded message regarding furthering my education. I understand that calls may be generated using automated technology. You may opt-out at any time. Please view our Privacy Policy or Contact Us for more details.

Let’s Go

You are visiting from United States of America

University Of Liverpool
University of Liverpool Online
Laureate Online Education
Haarlerbergweg 23C, 1101 CH Amsterdam Z.O., The Netherlands

What country are you visiting from: