Short Course IT Governance

Delft University of Technology | Delft, Netherlands
IT Governance entails leadership and organisational structures designed to ensure that the IT function maintains and develops its strategies and objectives.

Description of IT Governance


IT Governance entails leadership and organisational structures designed to ensure that the IT function maintains and develops its strategies and objectives. The questions how can IT performance be aligned with the enterprise? and how, through IT, can the expected benefits be realised? will be addressed. The participants will learn how IT resources can be used responsibly and how IT-related risks can be appropriately managed.


  • You will be ready to manage IT at strategic level and to make a major career step.
  • You will have a clear and explicit view of the contribution that IT makes to business.
  • You will have gained the knowledge and skills required to align IT with the various business processes.
  • Your professional network will be enhanced with many new peers. The active alumni association focuses on career development.

IT Governance is a module of the Master of IT Management.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline None rolling admissions
Tuition fee
  • EUR 5250 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 5250 Year (EEA)

Prices cover all the costs involved in the programme, i.e. compulsory literature, assignments, exams, study supervision and the use of amenities such as the university library. Course materials are electronically available; we herefor expect participants to use a laptop during the course days.The above-mentioned fees are excluding Dutch VAT.

Start date January  2016, February  2016, March  2016
Duration full-time 2 days
  • English
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Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time
Entry Level Bachelor

Course Content

IT governance is the responsibility of the board of directors and executive management. It is an integral part of enterprise governance and consists of the leadership and organizational structures and processes that ensure that the organisation's IT sustains and extends the organisation's strategies and objectives. Within the module the different parts of IT governance will be covered in combination with a case. The theory meets the practice on a short notice. The programme is concluded with a formal assignment linked to the own organisation.

The following subjects will be covered:

  • IT Governance overview
  • IT organisation structures
  • Strategic Business/IT alignment
  • Performance management
  • Management of change and leadership
  • Risk management
  • Business Process Redesign and Management
  • Innovation management
  • IT vision, policy and strategy
  • IT Leadership
  • Sustainability and IT


This module is offered every year in the same period.
The dates for the next edition are:

23 t/m 25 January 2013
25 + 26 February 2013
25 + 26 March 2013


The module manager is responsible for the content and quality of his module.

drs. Nico A. Brand is working as independent consultant. In the past he worked for Ernst & Young Consulting and Capgemini Consulting, where he was responsible for the services in the area IT Strategy & Governance. Nico Brand is linked to TU Delft and Radboud University Nijmegen. He is doing a PhD study at the University Utrecht.


Lecturers in the Master of IT Management programme are experts in their field. The theoretical foundation is provided by experts from TU Delft and other universities in the Netherlands and abroad. Additional information on specific subjects comes from advisors working for specialist agencies. The practical side of the subjects is highlighted by representatives from the public sector, industry and the business world.

Some key lecturers:

drs R. Kenter De Ruijter Strategy

Prof.dr. W. van Grembergen University Antwerpen

ing. J. Cazemier Verdonck, Klooster en Associates

dr. J. Jonker Radboud University Nijmegen

dr. P. van Duin Delft University of Technology

drs. H. van Grieken Capgemini

Requirements for IT Governance

  • Professionals working in IT, for instance IT managers, IT directors and experienced information managers.
  • Business managers who have extensive experience of IT projects and ambitions for a career in the IT sector.
  • Participants have a bachelor or master degree plus at least five years professional.
  • A good level of English language skills is required.

Work Experience for IT Governance

At least 5 year(s) of work experience are required.

More Information


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