This specialization introduces the key principles and practices of information systems management, issues related to change management, and strategies and approaches to ensure successful implementations. You’ll learn how to use conceptual frameworks to align IT investments with business strategy, specify business requirements as information system specifications, assess the fit between business requirements and enterprise systems features, and evaluate technological alternatives for developing an IT infrastructure. Course projects provide the opportunity to apply learning outcomes to a real business situation.
The specialization takes approximately five months to complete at the suggested pace of two hours per week. All U of M Coursera courses, including those that are part of this specialization, may be taken individually. Coursera for Minnesota gives U of M students, faculty, and staff free access to courses and specializations.