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Managers at any level who use IT to address business problems and investments.

Critical thinking of conceptual and practical issues.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

What you will learn

  • Discover how to align IT investment decisions with the goals and strategies of the organization.

  • Evaluate individual IT investments and learn how to incorporate risk into IT investment decisions.

  • Evaluate a portfolio of IT investments and learn how to charge users for IT investments.

  • Learn different levers firms can use to increase adoption of IT innovation and how IT systems may require different strategies for implementation.

Skills you will gain

ManagementIT Skills and KnowledgeFinance and accounting skills and knowledge

Learner Career Outcomes

20%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

33%

got a pay increase or promotion
Shareable Certificate
Earn a Certificate upon completion
100% online
Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines
Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Beginner Level

Managers at any level who use IT to address business problems and investments.

Critical thinking of conceptual and practical issues.

Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

Offered by

Placeholder

University of Minnesota

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

3 hours to complete

IT Alignment

3 hours to complete
15 videos (Total 118 min)
15 videos
Course Project Introduction3m
1.1-1 Personal Introduction3m
1.1-2 Course Overview16m
1.1-3 IT Alignment Part 16m
1.1-4 IT Alignment Part 29m
1.1-5 IT Alignment Part 36m
1.2-1 A Framework for IT Governance5m
1.2-2 Who Makes the Decisions9m
1.2-3 How IT Decisions are Made9m
1.3-1 Key Principles and Practices5m
1.3-2 Operating Model and Enterprise Architecture6m
1.3-3 Application Silo Stage10m
1.3-4 Implications of Enterprise Stages7m
1.4-1 Module 1 Summary9m
1 practice exercise
Module 1: IT Alignment Quiz15m
Week
2

Week 2

3 hours to complete

Evaluating IT Investments

3 hours to complete
14 videos (Total 112 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
14 videos
2.1-1b Net Profit Value Part 14m
2.1-1c Net Profit Value Part 210m
2.1-1d Net Proft Value Part 36m
2.1-1e Net Profit Value Part 410m
2.1-2 Evaluating IT Investments Part 25m
2.1-3 Evaluating IT Investments Part 36m
2.1-4 Evaluating IT Investments Part 411m
2.2-1 Incorporating Risk in IT Investment Evaluation Part 16m
2.2-2 Incorporating Risk in IT Investment Evaluation Part 210m
System Implementation Problem8m
System Implementation Problem Analysis8m
2.2-3 Incorporating Risk in IT Investment Evaluation Part 37m
2.3-1 Module 2 Summary8m
3 readings
Discounted Cash Flow of Anesthesia Information Management Systems (AIMS)10m
Business Process Improvement at Concete Co. Cemex Article10m
System Implementation Problem Description5m
1 practice exercise
Module 2: Evaluating IT Investments Part I Quiz15m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Evaluating IT Investments (Continued)

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 54 min)
7 videos
3.1-2 Characteristics of Different IT Asset Classes5m
3.1-3 Strategic Orientation and Portfolio Management8m
3.2-1 IT Chargeback6m
3.2-2 Compare Alternative Approaches to IT Chargeback10m
3.2-3 Explore Implications of IT Chargeback8m
3.3-1 Module 3 Summary10m
1 practice exercise
Module 3: Evaluating IT Investments Part II Quiz15m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Change Management

2 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 49 min)
6 videos
4.1-2 Different Models of User Adoption5m
4.1-3 Different Levers for Affecting User Adoption9m
4.2-1 Evolutionary vs. Revolutionary Change8m
4.2-2 Project Management vs. Learning Approach7m
4.3-1 Module 4 Summary8m
1 practice exercise
Module 4: Change Mangement Quiz15m

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