IN5431 – IT and Management
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Changes in the course due to coronavirus
Autumn 2020 the exams of most courses at the MN Faculty will be conducted as digital home exams or oral exams, using the normal grading scale. The semester page for your course will be updated with any changes in the form of examination.
The course deals with when and how IT management, and IT governance, can help organizations reach their goals. The curriculum is a mix of theory and practice papers, and covers:
- How does the interplay between people, processes and technology affect the adoption and application of IT in an organization?
- What are typical frameworks and tools used to understand and manage IT within and between organizations?
During the semester, we will study current theory on why some organizations succeed with IT management and IT governance, and we will highlight some of the most significant challenges they need to overcome. Furthermore, we will discuss some common management tools which are used to understand and improve the current situation within an organization’s IT portfolio, e.g. frameworks and methods for IT governance, project management and enterprise architecture. We will also cover briefly the characteristics of agile change management methods such as DevOps and continuous delivery.
After you have completed the course you will be able to:
- describe typical challenges related to IT management and governance, project management, change management, and enterprise architecture in organizations.
- present and discuss typical tools to meet these challenges.
- discuss the challenges of inter-organizational and national IT governance
- perform basic business process mapping
- discuss how a given organization's processes, systems and structure may affect its efficiency, its ability to change, and to what extent it is prepared for innovation
Admission to the course
Students admitted at UiO must apply for courses in Studentweb. Students enrolled in other Master's Degree Programmes can, on application, be admitted to the course if this is cleared by their own study programme.
Nordic citizens and applicants residing in the Nordic countries may apply to take this course as a single course student.
If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants
Recommended previous knowledge
- 5 credits overlap with IN5430 – IT and Management (continued).
2 hours lectures and 2 hours seminars per week.
First lecture is mandatory
The home exam is 40% of the final grade (this assignment itself consists for 3 different submissions and must be passed the same semester as the oral exam). The oral exam constitutes the remaining 60%. Both must be passed individually. The home exam must be passed to be allowed to take the oral exam.
Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.
Resit an examination
Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester. Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.