Essential IT for Non-IT Executives

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For non-technical business leaders and corporate strategists, IT can be a source of much frustration. In many companies, the relationship between IT departments and business leaders is like a troubled marriage—miscommunication is rife, leaving executives struggling to improve the situation. This course is intended to help organizations develop a language shared by managers from various backgrounds and areas of expertise, so they can work together efficiently and productively, propelling the company toward future success.

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  • Margaret N: I found the instructions, materials, and discussions extremely though provoking.

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  • Rick W: This class did an excellent job of presenting material relevant to bridging the disconnects often found between IT and Business departments. Roughly equal time was spent between content for business leaders and content for IT leaders making it beneficial for both. I would have loved to have another day to go even deeper.

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  • Jessica G: It was a great course, perfectly balanced between theoretical and practical approaches. Very thought-provoking!

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  • Dr. Khalid A: Thanks a lot, great program.

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  • Jessica G: This course was outstanding - it was an excellent blend of research-based models and real-world examples resulting in ideas and frameworks that can be implemented in any organization. A must for any executive who intersects with IT on any level.

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  • Sujoy K: Very apt and very absorbing

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  • Rebecca L: I am reviewing this course six months after taking it. Since taking the course, I have met with our CIO and we have identified ways to improve the working relationship not just between IT and managers, but IT and all staff, based on clear communication about IT performance and decision processes. This course gave me the vocabulary and context I needed to begin to engage productively with our IT unit; and our IT unit understands how important having good systems allows the business side to make optimal business decisions. Thank you!

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    • MIT Admin - Replied on: Jun 19, 2015

      Thank you so much for taking the time to come back and review the program! We love to hear how participants are applying what they learned.


  • Prabal B: The programme was quite informative. However , in the first day , in patches it became a bit too research result oriented . Otherwise an enriching experience.

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  • Pakinam E: This program was great . Instructors were very knowledgeable and experienced . Practical examples helped a lot , however duration needed to be longer .

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  • Olugbenga A: Great Program, Digitised Platforms was my favourite !

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"This course was outstanding - it was an excellent blend of research-based models and real-world examples resulting in ideas and frameworks that can be implemented in any organization. A must for any executive who intersects with IT on any level." -Jessica G.

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George Westerman on Essential IT for Non-IT Executives

George Westerman discusses Essential IT for Non-IT Executives in this video.