Management of Information Security and Risk: Information Leadership  CPD

Course Information

Start DateStart TimeDurationCostCourse CodeApply
September 2016/17 Thursday 17:00-21:00; Friday 9:00-17:00; Saturday 9:00-17:00 Two blocks comprising Thursday evening, Friday & Saturday all day £1,500.00 (Home/EU students); £1,500.00 (Non-EU) INM412 Apply Now

Course Content

This module looks at the CIO/CTO ('information leader') and their role and how the information function works in organisations in both strategic and operational terms. It will also look at the CIO's team and how this is developed and your role in supporting it.

The aims of the module are to ground you in the various views of the role of an information leader in an organisation and how he or she interacts with other areas (e.g. finance, talent management).

The module will be delivered in block mode consisting of two blocks:

  • Thursday: 5pm - 9pm
  • Friday: 9am-5pm
  • Saturday: 9am-5pm

The second block is delivered 6 weeks after the first block.

This module is taken from the MSc in Management of Information Security and Risk.


You should have a first or second class BSc honours degree (or equivalent non-UK qualification).You should also have approximately five years of relevant professional experience (absolute minimum of two years in exceptional circumstances).

You should also have basic competence and familiarity with mathematics and good professional English.

What will I learn?

  • The role of the CIO/information leader past, present and future
  • Relationships with key executive posts such as CEO, COO, CFO
  • Talent management: the information leader's team, key IT functional roles and technology specific issues
  • Financial context: budgeting, corporate/public sector financial reporting, balance sheets, cash flow, income/expenditure, etc. Management accounting issues
  • Purchasing, third-party and customer/supplier management
  • Introduction to IT governance, legal/regulatory issues and the role of policy and standards
  • Information as a source of competitive advantage: when IT does and doesn't matter.

Teaching and Assessment

Assessment is coursework based consisting of a mixture of the following:

  • reports
  • essays
  • presentations
  • peer reviews
  • group work.

Application Deadline: