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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  • Stephen H: Enjoyed the class, provided a useful context and framework

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  • Eric D: This is a great course, which I recommend for executives of mid to large organizations. If you're looking for a glossary of terms or introduction to programming, then this is not the program you're looking for. The program is far more strategic and provides a comprehensive overview of IT governance and risks, as well as its relation to business lines within an increasingly digitized world. The faculty did a great job engaging the group.

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  • Shaikha Al N: Excellent learning experience, the content was great as well as the case study. It’s amazing how the adoption of IT control risk and allows firms to have and maintain a competitive advantage over their rivals. Highly recommended for non- IT to understand the importance of IT for business.

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  • Rocio V: Great program, practical and applicable. Sparks curiosity and gives you tools needed to understand the IT value framework and how to position IT as an enabler of business.

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  • Rogelio M: It was very helpful to gain insight into the issues and strategies that bring together IT and management

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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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"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.