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IT Governance and Compliance (DLMBITGSM02)

Course No.:

DLMBITGSM02

Course Title:

IT Governance and Compliance

Hours Total:

150 h

Credit Points:

5 ECTS

Course Type: Wahlpflicht

Course Availability: WS, SS

Course Duration: Minimum 1 Semester

Admission Requirements:

None

Course Coordinator / Instructor:

See current list of tutors in the Learning Management System

References to Other Modules:

Please see module description

Course Description:

IT governance and compliance is a key element within the corporate governance as most modern businesses rely heavily on IT infrastructure for their success. It details out the required leadership and organizational structures for maintaining and extending the Information Technology to meet the business strategies and objectives.

Course Objectives and Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Students will understand why an increasing government regulation over the process of handling sensitive data and also maintaining their confidentiality, integrity and availability requires an IT governance and compliance framework
  • Students will know the different IT governance frameworks given.
  • Students will be able to set out the processes and policies for administering and managing IT systems for ensuring compliance with local and international regulatory requirements such as the Basel II initiative.
  • To understand that ensuring compliance with the IT governance framework can be a daunting task that requires constant collection, organisation, monitoring, analysis and reporting on event logs to detect and manage control-related activity.
  • To get acquainted with IT governance and compliance monitoring tools ensuring that controls for information systems are effectively implemented, monitored and maintained. To understand the importance of marketing research methodologies in supporting key marketing management decisions.

Teaching Methods:

The learning materials include printed and online course books, vodcasts, online knowledge tests, podcasts, online tutorials, and case studies. This range of learning materials is offered to students so they can study at a time, place, and pace that best suits their circumstances and individual learning style.

Course Content:

  1. Introduction to IT Compliance and IT Governance
    1. Corporate Governance
    2. Purpose of IT Governance
    3. Purpose of IT Compliance
  2. Overview on IT Governance Frameworks
    1. Cobit
    2. ITIL
    3. Prince2
    4. Six Sigma
    5. PMBOK
    6. CMMI
  3. Cobit Framework
    1. Overview on Cobit
    2. Plan and Organize
    3. Acquire and Implement
    4. Deliver and Support
    5. Monitor and Evaluate
  4. IT Data Security
    1. Organizing Information Security
    2. Physical and Environmental Security
    3. Equipment Security
    4. Human Resources Security
  5. IT Compliance Implementation
    1. Laws and Regulation
    2. Risk Assessment
    3. Establishing Processes and Controls

 

Literature:

  • Selig, G. (2008). Implementing IT Governance: A Practical Guide to Global Best Practices in IT Management. Van Haren Publishing.
  • Isaca (2012). Cobit 5.
  • Calder, A., Watkins, S., & Page, K. (2012). IT Governance: An International Guide to Data Security and ISO27001/ISO27002.
  • DeLuccia, J. (2008). IT Compliance and Controls: Best Practices for Implementation. Wiley.

An actual list with course-specific mandatory reading as well as references to further literature is available in the Learning Management System.

Prerequisites to Qualify for Assessment:

  • Depending on the course: Completion of online knowledge tests (approx. 15 minutes per unit, pass / not pass)
  • Course evaluation

Assessment:

  • Exam, 90 min.

Student Workload (in hours): 150

Self-study: 90 h
Self-testing: 30 h
Tutorials: 30 h