Education for the higher educated

Executive Master of IT Governance and Assurance (MITGA)

Antwerp Management School

  • Description
  • Overview

Both large and small organizations are looking for IT governance and assurance professionals, who can understand, establish and evaluate the leadership, organizational structures and processes that ensure that IT sustains and extends the enterprise's strategies and objectives. This master program provides IT professionals with all necessary insights to realize business benefits out of IT enabled innovation and to manage IT related business risks.

Overview

Information Technology (IT) has become pervasive in current dynamic and often turbulent business environments. An increasingly educated and assertive set of stakeholders is concerned about the sound assurance and governance of IT, focusing at how business benefits can be realized out of IT-enabled innovation and how IT related business risks are managed.

Despite the multitude of models and frameworks available in the professional domain around concepts as IT Governance, Management and Assurance, organizations also face the challenge of putting these ideas into practice. Because there are obviously no simple solutions, many organizations are looking for advanced expertise grounded in research.

To meet this demand, the Antwerp Management School and Maastricht University School of Business & Economics have established a unique partnership to offer a state-of-the-art executive master in IT governance and assurance.

Why follow this program at Antwerp Management School?

Both large and small organizations are looking for IT governance and assurance professionals, who understand and can establish and evaluate the leadership, organizational structures and processes that ensure that IT sustains and extends the enterprise's strategies and objectives. These professionals require in-depth knowledge regarding IT governance and assurance and the capacity to integrate IT governance within overall enterprise management and governance.

The objective of this program is to educate next generation leaders in IT governance and assurance. The content of this master program proceeds from where the applied research of the Antwerp Management School - IT Alignment & Governance (ITAG) Research Institute, Maastricht University School of Business & Economics and its international research partners leaves off, with the goal of offering sustainable, innovative and well founded concepts with proven practical applicability.

After successful completion, you will receive an official and internationally accepted master's degree and be prepared to successfully obtain professionals certifications such as CISA (Certified Information Security Auditor), CISM (Certified Information Security Manager), CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT) and CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control).

Alumni of this program now hold leading positions in the IT governance and assurance profession.

Objectives

What can you expect?

Content level: Deepening Expertise.

After attending this program:

  • You will have broadened and deepened your knowledge of general management and IT governance, management and assurance.
  • You can identify and communicate the organization's IT related business value opportunities and risks
  • You are able to prepare and make management decisions in the domains of governance, audit, control and security of IT
  • You can execute IT related governance, management and audit/assurance projects
  • You can apply the international IT governance and assurance framework COBIT 5
  • You will deliver a master project that will be relevant for your day-to-day work and grounded in research

Curriculum

What's this program about?

The program is organized around a set of specialized modules, focusing on deepening knowledge on enterprise IT governance and assurance, stretching knowledge towards business strategy, leadership, change and risk management, and integrating knowledge across the whole master program:

  • Residential opening seminar
  • Strategic Alignment and Value Creation
  • Business Research Methods & Master Project Preparation
  • Governance, control and assurance
  • Governance, control and assurance of IT planning, development and operations
  • Masterproject: group and faculty feedback sessions
  • Information Security Management
  • Capita Selecta
  • Certification preparation
  • Leadership, Change and People Management

Participants

For who?

Career level: Middle management.

This program is designed for professionals who are involved in IT governance and assurance such as: Business process owners, Business consultants, Operational auditors, IT auditors, IT assurance professionals, CIOs, IT managers, IT quality managers, Information security managers, Information managers and Business/IT relationship managers.

Practical information

Duration: 2 years, part-time.
In-class sessions are organized in blocks of two-days: Thursday (2:00 PM - 10:00 PM) and Friday (9.00 AM - 5:00 PM).

Fees

€ 19500 (VAT exempted).
Included: documentation, books and residential opening seminar.

General Conditions apply to our programs.

Location

Antwerp Management School
Sint-Jacobsmarkt 9-13
BE- 2000 Antwerpen

Maastricht University SBE
Tongersestraat 53
NL-6211 LM Maastricht

All two-day in-class sessions will be organized in the learning facilities of Antwerp Management School and Maastricht University School of Business & Economics. The majority of sessions will take place in Antwerp Management School. If you want to stay overnight during one or more two-days sessions, our staff will be happy to guide you in making the appropriate arrangements.

Financial Benefits

  • Early Bird rate for edition starting in Fall 2014: Applicants fully registered and administered prior to May 31, 2014 benefit from an Early-Bird Discount of € 1500 (VAT exempted).
  • Training vouchers: You can use individual program cheques to pay for this program.

Requirements

Candidates should hold master's degree (or an equaled by sufficient working experience) and have at least 3 years of working experience.

Degree/Certification

The master degree 'Master of IT Governance and Assurance', is officially recognized by the Flemish Community and will be handed out upon succesfully completing the program.The program is AACSB and NVAO accredited. In addition you receive a University Certificate of Maastricht University School of Business & Economics.

Level University
Form Part-time
Incompany No
Open enrolment Yes
Lead time 24 months
Location Antwerpen
Type Executive Master, Specialised master for professionals
Costs €19500
Titles No title
Required language skills Dutch, English
Start month September
Countries Belgium, Netherlands
Completion Diploma