MGI516 IT Governance (8)

This subject helps students prepare for industry certification in the Control Objectives for Information and Related Technology (COBIT® 5) framework, which defines a set of generic processes for the governance of enterprise IT (GEIT). All components of COBIT® 5 will be examined along with its relationship with other popular frameworks and ISO/IEC standards. Students will explore the application of GEIT practices relevant to IT practitioners to allow them to develop the skills needed to evaluate and implement IT Governance measures across a variety of organisational types.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGI516. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in IT Masters relevant courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain and justify how IT Governance fits within wider corporate governance guidelines, and why it is important to the organisation;
  • be able to compare and contrast the relevance and influence of various frameworks which align with and support the COBIT® 5 framework;
  • be able to critically evaluate the practices of IT Governance within the context of appropriate and relevant ISO/IEC standards including ISO/IEC 15504, 31000, 20000 and 38500;
  • 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 various elements of IT Governance in an organisational context


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to GEIT and ISO/IEC 27000
  • ISO/IEC 38500
  • Additional GEIT Frameworks
  • COBIT® 5 Principles
  • COBIT® 5 Goals Cascade
  • COBIT® 5 Enabler Models
  • COBIT® 5 Process Model
  • COBIT® 5 Implementation Guidance
  • COBIT® 5 Process Capability Model
  • Risk & ISO 31000

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGI516 in Session 1 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
An online article discussion
Position paper
Forum post
Timed essay

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.