This online class will begin within 24-hours of student enrollment. Students will have 6-months to access their course and will complete approximately 390 hours of course work during this time.
Management for IT Professionals
Information Technology (IT) professionals are often promoted into management roles without training in the organizational and human dynamics of management and leadership. If you are a new manager with an IT background, this online course will prepare you to lead teams and projects in the IT domain. Working from an IT perspective, the course focuses on developing a successful leadership style for effective team building, collaboration, and a corporate culture that promotes success.
Job Outlook for IT Managers
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) anticipates a 10% growth in demand for Computer and Information Systems Managers between now and 2029. This is much faster than average growth for all jobs. The BLS notes that an increase in the popularity of cloud computing is shifting the role of IT in many organizations from machine-focused to team- and management-focused. According to PayScale.com, IT managers earn $88,544 per year, on average. Salaries for early-career career IT managers range from $45-$108,000 per year, with an average of $68,497 during the first 1-4 years of their careers.
- Learn to think about budgeting in a strategic, integrated manner
- Gain strategies to solve problems and challenges
- Understand the legal issues involved in operations
- Learn seven management disciplines
- Develop effective negotiation skills
- Learn to communicate and lead a team effectively
Learn how to work successfully as a manager within the IT industry. You’ll understand decision making strategies, customer relationship best practices, and how to best communicate with a team.
Review different business models and understand what types of management are best for each. Assess strategic business alternatives and how to implement them.
Understand the importance of financial statements and how to manage cash flow. Look at financial ratios and how to best document transactions. You’ll also cover sources of law, including agency, employment, torts, sales and products liability, and intellectual property.
Look at different leadership styles and theories and assess which is most beneficial for you and your organization. Study the meaning of an organization’s culture and how to change one positively.
Learn the steps, tools, and types of negotiations that are most beneficial. You’ll also study the seven management disciplines and relate them to your industry.
Complete the course by learning about best practices for budgeting and persuasive communication. Discuss what factors to consider when creating a budget as well as what evidence to present when trying to win an argument.
- Katrina McBride
- Katherine Squires Pang
Katrina McBride’s career reflects extensive experience in organizational leadership, marketing strategies, and market development in multi-national corporate environments. Her leadership abilities have been utilized to develop new programs and functional areas. In director-level positions for Nortel Networks, she led strategy for competitive intelligence, emerging markets, and lead generation. McBride holds an M.A. in organizational management and a B.S. in psychology.
Katherine Squires Pang, J.D., LL.M., M.Ed has practiced law since 1983. She has served as an adjunct faculty member in the Graduate School of Management at the University of Texas, Dallas, and has been an adjunct faculty member of many universities, including New York University and UC Irvine. She received her B.A. in 1980 from Clark University, her J.D. from the University of Dayton Law School in 1982, her LL.M in Taxation from Georgetown University Law School in 1983, and her M.Ed from the University of Texas in 2001.
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