Master in Information Technology Management and Governance


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Program Description

With the rapid advancement in enterprise-related IT platforms and infrastructure, organizations are increasingly concerned with how they can harness new and emerging IT services and tools to benefit their business operations. In response to this trend, CUD has developed a new Master-level program – the first of its kind in the region – that aims to equip the next generation of leaders with the necessary IT and governance skills to take advantage of these industry developments.


The content of the MITGOV program maps between the recently developed theoretical models of IT governance and assurance, and the IT tools within an organization’s different functional units. This helps students to understand, deliver, and manage the efficient development and implementation of effective business processes. The program also supports the vision of the Smart City and related infrastructure, which is an emerging strategic development initiative for municipalities across the region.


Key Strengths

  • Pioneering – one of the first specialized programs in the region in IT Management and Governance.
  • Accreditation – Accredited by the Ministry of Education: Higher Education Affairs.
  • Highly qualified faculty – Faculty teaching in our IT Governance program have extensive industry experience.
  • Weekday evening courses – Class schedules allow students to complete their Master's degree while working or raising a family.
  • Flexibility – The 6-week delivery offers students the flexibility of planning their course schedule and time of graduation according to their work commitments and personal obligations.
  • Duration of the Program – Our program consists of 10 consecutive 6-week courses.

Career opportunities

After successful completion of this program, students will hold an internationally recognized graduate degree in IT Management and Governance and will be prepared to pursue professional certifications such as:

  • CGEIT (Certified in the Governance of Enterprise IT)
  • CRISC (Certified in Risk and Information Systems Control)
  • CISM (Certified Information Security Manager)

Study Plan

Term 1

Course Code Subject Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
MIT 601 Quantitative Analysis for Management MIT-501 3
MIT 602 IT Services and Operations none 3
MIT 603 Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility none 3
MIT 604 Information Systems Control and Audit none 3

Term 2

Course Code Subject Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
MIT 605 IT Governance in IT Investment Decision Process MIT-507 3
MIT 606 Information Security and Continuity Planning none 3
MIT 607 Law, Regulations and IT Contracts none 3
MIT 608 Strategic Urbanization of Information Systems & Planning none 3

Term 3

Course Code Subject Title Prerequisite Credit Hours
MIT 609 Governance & Management of IS MIT-602 & MIT-605 3
MIT 610 IT Management and Governance Project (Capstone) Complete 24 credit hours 3

Graduate Admissions Policy

Admission to a specific program of study implies admission to Canadian University Dubai; however, admission to a particular program does not imply automatic admission to any other program of study. For all admissions to Canadian University Dubai, prospective students must hold the minimum University general admission requirements, as well as all the additional admission requirements specific to their chosen program of study.

For applicants not meeting all of the requirements, admission is conditional to these requirements, or their established equivalent, being met within prescribed time periods and subject to conditions.

How to Apply

Complete an application form:

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  • In-person: Visit our campus for a personal tour and one of our officers would be pleased to help you complete an application.
Last updated May 2020

About the School

Canadian University Dubai offers a Canadian based curriculum in the heart of Dubai, within the culture and values of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is centrally located ju ... Read More

Canadian University Dubai offers a Canadian based curriculum in the heart of Dubai, within the culture and values of United Arab Emirates (UAE). Canadian University Dubai (CUD) is centrally located just off Sheikh Zayed Road in easy walking distance from the, Dubai Metro (Financial Centre Station). Founded in 2006, the Canadian University Dubai currently consists of the School of Architecture and Interior Design, the School of Business, the School of Engineering, Applied Science and Technology and the School of Environment and Health. Read less