Master in Information Technology Management and Governance

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Program overview

The Master in Information Technology Management and Governance (MITGOV) program is designed to respond to the rapid advancement in enterprise-related IT platforms and infrastructure. The first graduate degree program of its kind in the region, it aims to prepare students for responsible leadership and management in a technology-driven environment. The curriculum is especially tailored to the requirements of a changing working environment, through a high level of practical experience and project-based learning. Together with fellow students, you will learn to plan and implement complex IT and governance projects and innovative ideas, to take advantage of new and emerging IT services and tools, to benefit your business operations.


The content of the MITGOV program maps between recently developed theoretical models of IT governance and assurance, and the IT tools within an organization’s different functional units. This helps students to understand, deliver and manage the efficient development and implementation of effective business processes. The program also supports the vision of the Smart City and related infrastructure, which is an emerging strategic development initiative for municipalities across the region.

Key Strengths

  • Pioneering - One of the first specialized programs in the region in IT Management and Governance.
  • Accreditation - Accredited by the Ministry of Education: Higher Education Affairs.
  • Highly qualified faculty – Faculty teaching in our IT Governance program have extensive industry experience.
  • Weekday evening courses– Class schedules allow students to complete their Master degree while working or raising a family.
  • Flexibility – The 6 week delivery schedule offers students the flexibility of planning their courses and time of graduation according to their work commitments and personal obligations.
  • Duration of program – Our program consists of 10 consecutive 6 week courses.

Professional certifications

Whether you’re aiming to be a Chief Information Officer or a technology architect, the MITGOV degree will drive you professional growth throughout your career. It will encourage and strengthen your leadership abilities while advancing your knowledge of networks, systems, data, and – not to be understated – the intersection of technology and human behavior. Furthermore, after successful completion of this program, you will hold an internationally recognized graduate degree in IT Management and Governance and will be prepared to pursue professional certifications such as:

  • CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT)
  • CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)
  • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)

Program Structure

Course Classification Credit Hours
Pre-MIT Courses (Pass/Fail) 0
MIT Core Courses 30
Total 30


Course Code Course Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
MIT 601 Quantitative Analysis for Management MIT-501 3
MIT 602 IT Services and Operations None 3
MIT 603 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility None 3
MIT 604 Information Systems Control and Audit None 3
MIT 605 IT Governance in IT Investment Decision Process MIT-507 3
MIT 606 Information Security and Continuity Planning None 3
MIT 607 Law, Regulations and IT Contracts None 3
MIT 608 Strategic Urbanization of Information Systems & Planning None 3
MIT 609 Governance & Management of IS MIT-602 & MIT-605  
MIT 610 IT Management and Governance Project (Capstone) Complete 24 Cr.H  

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