This course will provide the student with an understanding of IT Governance as an important activity for securing business value of IT investments. Students will gain advanced knowledge of key theories and frameworks of IT governance. They will acquire specialised problem-solving skills, being able to select and use a governance framework to analyse a business case. They shall take responsibility to plan, organise and evaluate an IT governance process.



The student... 

  • is able to explain key concepts and theories within IT Governance
  • is able to demonstrate critical awareness on the limitations of IT Governance frameworks


The student...

  • is able to demonstrate a comparative understanding of the frameworks and standards within IT Governance like COBIT, ITIL and ISO 38500
  • is able to develop analytical skills related to creating and maintaining corporate information systems policy


The student...

  • is able to identify and develop an appropriate governance model based on an analysis of a business case and its information portfolio
  • is able to demonstrate the ability to reflect (critically) on the value of IT Governance within a business

Emnet inngår i

Master of Information Systems: Management and Innovation

Master of Information Systems: Digital Business Systems


The course is structured in block mode for four weeks. The first two weeks will be a combination of lectures and presentations in class. The two last weeks are for self-study and essay writing.

Anbefalt tidsbruk

Lectures and student guidance: 36 hours

Self-study: 74 hours

Preparation for presentation/discussion in class: 20 hours

Exercise: 20 hours

Assessment 50 hours

Total: 200 hours


Eksamensdel: Skriftlig individuell hjemmeeksamen

Varighet: 2 uker

Gradering: Nasjonal karakterskala A - F (F er ikke bestått)

Vekting: 100 % av samlet vurdering

Hjelpemidler: Alle hjelpemidler tillatt


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Updated information on textbooks and other teaching materials is published per programme on our online learning platform before the semester starts. Information is also available per application on our website.

In addition to literature and other teaching material, scheduled teaching and other scheduled learning activities are always part of the syllabus.