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IT 506 IT LEADERSHIP & STRATEGY

This course focuses on the skills and knowledge to guide an organization in its best use of technology to achieve its business goals and objectives. Although technical knowledge and skills are essential for technology professionals, this course focuses on the development of more general leadership skills. The ability to communicate with a broad set of stakeholders is essential and this course will offer exercises in skills such as negotiation, persuasion, agility, coaching and facilitation through case studies, role playing and simulation. Technology leaders must also understand the elements of developing and implementing an overall IT Strategy for the organization. This course will review the various levels of strategy and how strategy is implemented through tactical and operational plans.

Credits

3

Prerequisite

IT 501 (may be taken concurrently)

Distribution

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY