Innovation and Information Technology Management

By Professor Rahul De'   |   IIMB
Learners enrolled: 5113
Information Technology (IT) changes the manner and scope in which businesses operate and compete. Innovations in IT have led some businesses to flourish, while others have faltered due to massive changes brought by this industry. IT is notoriously hard to manage. The challenge of managing IT is ensuring that the intended changes and innovations are realized, and the unintended ones are kept under control. This course will cover basic concepts of information technology management.

This course is for you if you are:
  • Using IT in your organization
  • Building or are planning to build IT-enabled products or services
  • Exploring business innovations and want to know how IT can help
  • Interested in understanding how organizations manage IT for innovating.
  • This course is not overly technical. Detailed prior knowledge of computing technology is not required to take this course.
Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 6 weeks
Category :
  • Management Studies
Credit Points : 2
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 31 Jul 2023
End Date : 31 Oct 2023
Enrollment Ends : 09 Sep 2023
Exam Date : 30 Nov 2023 IST

Note: This exam date is subjected to change based on seat availability. You can check final exam date on your hall ticket.

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Course layout

Week 1: Managing competition with IT
Week 2: Managing digital networks and digital security
Week 3: Managing Innovations with IT
Week 4: Managing software development
Week 5: Managing outside innovation
Week 6: Managing ethical and social issues

Click here for Syllabus

Books and references

Though the course does not require any textbook, if students need further detailed information, they are recommended to refer to the below book

MIS: Managing Information Systems in Business, Government and Society
Rahul De,
Wiley India (2012)

Instructor bio

Professor Rahul De'


Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor in ICT for Sustainable Economic Development at IIM Bangalore

Dr. Rahul De’ is the Hewlett-Packard Chair Professor in ICT for Sustainable Economic Development at IIM Bangalore. He has taught information systems in India, in the USA, and for brief stints in Spain, Norway and Sweden, since 1994. He does research in ICT for development, open source and electronic government. He has published 2 books and over 50 articles in international journals, in conference proceedings and as chapters in books. He has received international awards for his research and teaching.

Course certificate

Enrolling and learning from the course is free. However, if you wish to obtain a certificate, you must register and take the proctored exam in person at one of the designated exam centre’s. The registration URL will be announced when the registration form is open. To obtain the certification, you need to fill out the online registration form and pay the exam fee. More details will be provided when the exam registration form is published, including any potential changes. For further information on the exam locations and the conditions associated with filling out the form, please refer to the form.

Grading Policy: 

Assessment Type


Mid-Term & End-Term


Final Exam


Certificate Eligibility:
  • 40% marks and above in Mid Term & End Term
  • 40% marks and above in the final proctored exam


Type of Certificate



75 - 89


70 - 74


40 - 70

Successfully Completed


No Certificate

Sample Certificate:

Disclaimer: In order to be eligible for the certificate, you must register for enrolment and exams using the same email ID. If different email IDs are used, you will not be considered eligible for the certificate.

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