Information Technology (IT) changes the manner and scope in which businesses operate and compete. Innovations in IT have led some businesses to flourish, while others have faltered due to massive changes brought by this industry. IT is notoriously hard to manage. The challenge of managing IT is ensuring that the intended changes and innovations are realized, and the unintended ones are kept under control. This course will cover basic concepts of information technology management.
As part of this course you will:
See some brief videos
Take pop quizzes
Read relevant material
This course is for you if you are:
Using IT in your organisation
Building or are planning to build IT-enabled products or services
Exploring business innovations and want to know how IT can help
Interested in understanding how organisations manage IT for innovating.
This course is not overly technical. Detailed prior knowledge of computing technology is not required to take this course.
Vijayakumar Menon N completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
The course 'Innovation and IT Management' is highly recommended for IT managers, people who wish to become IT managers in the future and top level executives in organizations who have a role to play in IT related decision making. In many organizations,...
The course 'Innovation and IT Management' is highly recommended for IT managers, people who wish to become IT managers in the future and top level executives in organizations who have a role to play in IT related decision making. In many organizations, knowledge gaps on IT concepts especially among the senior level executives becomes a major hurdle in effectively managing IT. This course will certainly help in bridging this knowledge gap. It covers in sufficient breadth and depth, areas such as how IT can be used for business innovation, improving network security, reducing IT related costs, how to go about building IT systems, leveraging outside innovation to the benefit of business organizations and the social and ethical aspects of IT management. The course materials have been presented in a very interesting and lucid style by Prof Rahul De, who is a great teacher and highly experienced in the field. The case studies have been very interesting and have helped the participants in gaining deeper insights about the concepts covered. The discussion forums for the course have helped the participants to share their views on the topics covered and the teaching assistants have been active in effectively moderating the forums. The videos are of below 10 minute duration and this makes it very convenient for working professionals to learn the topics. The quizzes are helpful in testing the level of mastery of the concepts. Overall, the course is top class. Sincere thanks to the Professor, IIMB and edX for the highly useful course !
Thong Buu Tran completed this course, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is a light weight introductory course on IT management. I learned basic knowledge of IT and how to apply it in company. I think this course suits MBA candidates and managers who often hear of the word IT yet don't have a chance to learn about it. The contents are practical, and you will learn more if you participate in the discussion forum (I wish I would have more time to do it but unfortunately I didn't).