Essential IT for Non-IT Executives


The October 29-30, 2020 session will now take place over three days -- October 28-30, 2020 -- in a virtual format (live online). October 28, 8:30am-1:30pm EDT; October 29, 8:30am-1:30pm EDT, October 30, 8:30am-1:30pm EDT. Please view the "Live Online Offering" tab for additional information on this virtual session.

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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Essential IT for Non-IT Executives
Certificate Track: Technology, Operations, and Value Chain Management
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Tuition: $3,900 (excluding accommodations)
Program Days (for ACE Credit) 2

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Do you feel as though everything regarding IT takes too long and costs too much? Do you lack the language and instincts to make good decisions regarding IT? Is your company falling behind the competition in your use of technology?

Essential IT for Non-IT Executives offers essential IT management training to help non-technical senior business managers work with, oversee, and generate value from IT. Drawing on MIT Sloan research, faculty present strategies for instituting a working relationship between IT managers and business managers based on transparency—clear communication about IT performance and decision processes. The program is not meant to make an IT specialist out of every manager, but to make every manager confident in resolving IT issues and working with IT staff to make better decisions and to deliver better process change. 

This IT management course will help you optimize your role in the use of essential technology for competitive advantage.


Participant Testimonial

"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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