The online Postgraduate Certificate in Information Technology Leadership programme consists of four modules. The first module takes ten weeks to complete and subsequent modules take eight weeks to complete.
Prior to starting your first academic module, you will be required to participate in a short online induction course. This induction course prepares you for the online study experience, detailing how to navigate and use the online learning platform so you can successfully complete the programme – you can find more information about the induction here. The induction course is compulsory for all students.
To lay the foundation for successful study, and introduce strategic considerations of the role of IT within an organisation. As a student, you will have the opportunity to gain skills to lead IT more effectively and also to investigate the various functions of an IT organisation and the best ways to perform these functions.
This module is designed to introduce students to the online learning environment and a wide range of strategic considerations associated with software acquisition and deployment, and the management of information systems projects. The module 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, and so the module also examines theories and methods for achieving this.
To promote a broader understanding of leadership and awareness of how leadership choices can impact organisations. You will explore individual leadership styles, authority and power, and issues related to leadership, collaboration and change within organisations.
The module will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of contemporary IT leadership models, as well as knowledge of the role of leadership in shaping IT organisations. The module will provide students with both theoretical and practical knowledge on the nature of leadership styles and behaviours in management in terms of IT organisations, issues concerning change management, communication of vision and collaborative commitment for effective management of technical teams for the successful execution of IT projects.
To provide comprehensive understanding of the techniques and challenges of technology innovation and change management – including the management of organisational resources and environments outside of the IT domain. As a student, you will have the opportunity to gain the knowledge and skills to assess and implement change in a controlled manner that aligns with organisational needs and objectives.
This module will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of how technology becomes an enabler for business and how IT strategies support organisational goals to help to create a sustained competitive advantage in business. More specifically, the module will provide students with the ability to critically evaluate IT strategies and to understand how to deploy such strategies in the context of systems and/or business applications within the IT industry.
To assess the roles of individuals and teams to transform into a proficient leader and manager. As a student, you will have an opportunity to explore the skills, experience and managerial techniques that lead to effective implementation and utilisation of information technology, for the benefit of an organisation and its employees.
This module will provide students with the necessary knowledge to allow them to manage people operating in a technology-rich environment. Studying traditional aspects of organisational behaviour, such as individual/team roles, human resource management and change management, students will examine the use of information technology to support managerial functions – including outsourcing, offshoring and other critical issues fundamental to the way contemporary organisations are run.
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