The content of the Information Technology Management and Governance degree at the Canadian University of Dubai 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. 


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 Information Technology Management and Governance degree at the Canadian University of Dubai 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.
  • 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 degree while working or raising a family.
  • Flexibility – The 6 week delivery offers students the flexibility of planning their courses schedule and time of graduation according to their work commitments and personal obligations.
  • Duration of 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)


Accredited by the Ministry of Education: Higher Education Affairs.

Programme Structure

    Term 1
    • IT Services and Operations
    • Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
    • Information Systems Control and Audit
        Term 2
        • IT Governance in IT Investment Decision Process
        • Information Security and Continuity Planning
        • Law, Regulations and IT Contracts
        • Strategic Urbanization of Information Systems & Planning
              Term 3
              • Governance & Management of IS
              • IT Management and Governance Project (Capstone)

              For more information, please visit the program website.

              Detailed Programme Facts

              • More details: We encourage those considering one of our Graduate programs to apply as soon as possible as we review and process applications on a revolving basis.
              • Programme intensity Part-time
                • Intensity Flexible
                • Duration description
                  10 consecutive 6 week courses.
              • Languages
                • English
              • Delivery mode
                On Campus
              • More information Go to the programme website

              English Language Requirements

              You only need to take one of these language tests:

              • Minimum required score:


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              Academic Requirements

              You need the following GPA score:

              Required score: 3

              Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

              Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

              • Only applicants holding Engineering / IT / Business related certificates will be considered.
              • Selected applicants complete a panel interview.

              Tuition Fee

              • International

                81354 EUR/year
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              81,354 AED

              Living costs for Dubai

              • 5300 - 9200 AED/month
                Living Costs

              The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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