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The Master of Technology in IT Leadership programme (MTech ITL) is best suited for IT managers, experienced business managers and directors with IT portfolio management responsibilities who want to further build their career as IT and business leaders. It is also relevant to current IT leaders who wish to build an academic foundation to effectively innovate, lead and execute IT and digital transformation.
This programme is jointly offered by NUS-ISS and NUS School of Computing.
The MTech ITL programme will equip students with the critical knowledge, hard and soft skills to lead technology value realisation in any organisation. These include taking on more complex responsibilities in handling accompanying risks, challenges and uncertainties, and the operation of stable, mission-critical systems.
The curriculum has been created in consultation with foremost IT and business leaders, and will be jointly delivered by NUS alongside practising Chief Information Officers and IT leaders.
The programme is offered on:
The MTech ITL programme is a 44 modular credit (MC) degree based on four major study areas: Digital Business Transformation, The Practice of IT and Business, IT Leadership and People and The IT Leadership Capstone. The curriculum strikes a balance between building deep leadership capabilities and functional skills and will be complemented by activities outside the classroom to reinforce learning.
Organisations are increasingly embracing digitalisation of their value chain and a remaking of their business model. Technology is viewed as a strategic asset and key differentiator. Every company will have or need a higher IT budget and become information-driven. CEOs and the Board will demand for better delivery from IT. Leaders must understand how digitalisation transforms service delivery, creates new revenue and value, and generates volumes of data that create new opportunities.
This module introduces the concepts, principles and techniques to instantiate business value of IT and digital investments. It also prepares students to conduct an assessment of the digital investments in a credible, conclusive and compelling fashion. Students will learn a framework to instantiate value of IT/digital investments throughout their organisation, and develop appropriate measurements that appropriately demonstrate business value that resonates with business stakeholders.
The pervasive use of the Internet and technology for the conduct of business, and the complexity of organisations mandate the adoption of an effective and pragmatic IT governance and risk management framework to bind business and IT strategies. This will allow companies to reap the full benefit of exploiting IT to meet business goals and sustain competitive advantage. The urgency is further compounded by the recent high profile cases on data leakage and system breaches. IT governance risk and compliance (IT GRC) is therefore now a top priority for IT leaders. This course presents a holistic overview of IT GRC.
The traditional IT organisation structure and resources of the past can no longer meet the technology demands of their organisations in a digital economy. Today’s digital leaders must possess the ability to restructure and re-orientate their IT organisation to be a bimodal and thinking organisation – deliver predictability, reliability and high performance, and agility, speed and adaptability at the same time. Leaders must be able to identify the skills and capabilities needed by their IT workforce as digitalisation and innovation intensifies.
This module will help students to create an organisation that is responsive to changes in the environment and whose culture and structure is aligned to its strategy and drives cross-boundary teamwork and collaboration.
Delivering business value to the organisation is a key measure of success for any IT initiative. Perceptions of success are dependent on the stakeholder’s expectations, which may not be perfectly aligned with the intent of the initiative. Typically, the IT Leader needs to manage the expectations of various external and internal stakeholders in the IT eco-system by engaging them and fostering the relationship using his position, personal influence and political savvy; providing necessary and essential guidance, insights and value propositions. This module examines the principles, concepts, and frameworks used in stakeholder analysis to define relevant strategies to manage the relationships.
This module will build on the skills acquired in the earlier modules to enable students to master this important aspect of directing an IT organisation to achieve the buy-in of key stakeholders to significantly improve the chances of successfully implementing IT initiatives.
Organised into small teams, students will put into practice what they have learnt to address real-world IT issues and problems for a local organisation.
Will extend over a period of 6 months for full-time students and 9 months for part-time students. Students will work in groups to perform the capstone project, with an expected student commitment of 40 man-days per team member.
All candidates will be assessed by a combination of continuous assessment assignments, class participation and mid-term assessments, as well as the output produced for the capstone project module.
To become MTech ITL graduates, candidates will be required to pass the 11 course modules:
Achieve a minimum CAP of 3.0 after completing the entire programme.
Miscellaneous fees are typically levied on items that are either not covered or partially covered by tuition fee and grant/subsidy. All students, whether registered on a full-time or part-time basis, are charged the mandatory miscellaneous fees. These are due at the same time as the tuition fees. These fees help defray the costs of student activity, health services and insurance, campus shuttle service and other services.
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Applicants who graduated from universities where English is not the medium of instruction should submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.
Note: Institution code of NUS-ISS for TOEFL is 2432
TOEFL and IELTS are only valid for five years after the test and the validity should not expire before the beginning of the application period for the coursework programme.
All applicants are required to apply online for our graduate coursework programme. Please note that you will be redirected directly to NUS’ Online Application System.
Application Fee (non-refundable) – S$20.00 (inclusive of prevailing GST)
Note: Please pay your application fee (S$20.00) online via the Graduate Admission (GDA2) System. Print out a copy of the payment receipt and attach it with your application as proof of payment. Alternatively, you can also make payment in cheque or bank draft (made payable to “National University of Singapore”) and attach the Application Fee Form.
You should write your name, application number, identity/passport number and telephone numbers (home & office) on the reverse side of the cheque/bank draft.
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After submitting your application via the online Graduate Admission (GDA2) System, the completed online application form should be printed out and submitted to the School together with the supporting documents listed below. All documents which are to be submitted should preferably be in A4 size. All documents which are not in English must be accompanied by an official certified English translation. Omission of required information and documents may render the application void.
You will be asked to produce the originals for verification during enrolment (if your application is successful).
Please send the application form along with the supporting documents or submit them personally to:
Master of Technology Course Administrator
Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
(off Pasir Panjang Rd)
Completed application forms must be submitted with the supporting documents and an application fee of S$20.00. Incomplete applications (e.g. those with insufficient documents or have not satisfactorily completed their requirements for the bachelor's degree by the stipulated deadline of submission) and applications received after the closing date, will not be processed.
If you need to make changes or updates to your application after the online submission, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inform us of the changes.
After the application deadline, all received applications will be processed, and the online application status in the Graduate Admission System will be updated to "physical application verified" within 14 days.
Results of your application will be made known to you through postal mail about 2 months after the application closing date. You can also check your application outcome results via the online admission system 2 months after the application closing date. If you do not hear from us two months after the deadline, please email email@example.com
Applicants who are unsuccessful in their application will need to submit a new application together with all the relevant supporting documents if they are interested to be considered for the programme again in the next intake.
Due to the large number of applicants seeking admission, we are sorry we will not be able to attend to enquiries on the status of applications or receipt of documents. If you are concerned about the delivery of your documents, you may wish to consider sending them via registered mail or courier.
Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.
As an MTech ITL graduate, you will be equipped to take on more complex and greater levels of responsibility in IT leadership roles, with the ability to integrate business and IT strategies and build agile, innovative and effective IT organisations.
Relevant to current IT leaders who wish to build an academic foundation to effectively innovate, lead and execute IT and digital transformation.
This unit focuses on Digital Business Transformation, intended to equip students with the knowledge, tools and thought leadership to set vision, innovate, strategise, plan, deploy and measure digitisation initiatives that create business value.
This unit focuses on The Practice of IT and Business, intended to help students acquire enterprise IT management, business and financial management knowledge, skills and practices so as to provide cost-efficient and effective IT services that meet enterprise objectives and generate business value.
This unit focuses on IT Leadership and People, intended to help students become IT leaders with strategic & systems thinking, people, communications and team-building skills; be a role model in leading and managing change; build and lead a high-performing IT organisation; and foster appropriate stakeholder relationships.
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