Management Information Systems: IT Organizational Structure

Est. Study Time: 1 hours
2 PDCs


IT Departments often have unique business structures, which can be confusing to those unfamiliar with the profession. This course explores the various positions and their roles, allowing you to shadow managers through the restructuring process and assist them as they consider outsourcing and other alternatives. Worth 2 PDCs (SHRM).
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Learning Objectives

  • Learn how to effectively manage the IT department through the restructuring process
  • Be able to tell the difference between a CIO and an IT manager
  • Understand the various IT positions and their roles
  • Learn how restructuring an IT department can affect various other departments, including Accounting, Human Resources, and International Business

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