MGI516 IT Governance (8)


This subject helps students prepare for industry certification in the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT) framework which defines a set of generic processes for the management of IT.  Students will use an IT Balanced Scorecard (BSC) approach to explore issues in IT Governance relevant to IT practitioners, which will allow students to develop the skills needed to evaluate and implement IT Governance measures across a variety of organisational types.

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Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Enrolment restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in: Graduate Certificate in Industry Computing
Master of Business Administration (Computing) - articulated set
Master of Management (Information Technology) - articulated set

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain how IT Governance fits within wider corporate governance guidelines, and why it is important to the organisation;
  • be able to compare and contrast the underlying philosophy, scope and application of various approaches to IT Governance;
  • be able to appraise how various approaches to IT Governance might fulfil the requirements of the Committee of Sponsoring Organisations (COSO) requirements for the IT control environment;
  • be able to critically evaluate the appropriateness of IT Governance in a given organisational context;
  • be able to justify and apply the steps in achieving better alignment between IT and organisational goals;
  • be able to evaluate what is required to achieve a shared understanding of how IT is governed amongst all stakeholders; and
  • be able to apply elements of various IT Governance approaches in an organisational context.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • The principles of IT Governance
  • IT Governance and IT management issues
  • Responsibility for IT Governance
  • Approaches to IT Governance
  • COBIT Framework
  • IT Governance Frameworks
  • Corporate Governance of IT
  • IT Balanced Scorecard
  • Frameworks, standards and best practices
  • Evaluating IT Governance
  • Applying IT Governance approaches


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.