More Danish Business Leaders Enter the Field of IT

student at the Danish IT University

writer icon Hanne Larsen     ITU   |   Tech     🕐 13. Jun. 2019

Companies have grasped the importance of IT in the workplace: more and more business leaders are taking courses to deepen their understanding of information technology (IT).

A rise in interest
A total of 79 people have applied for a spot at the two-year postgraduate program for managers within IT, at the Copenhagen University of IT (ITU). Interest in the program, aptly named 'Master in IT Management', has increased by 18 percent since last year.

Recent years have seen new technologies developing within all fields. And businesses are adapting to the technologies that are made available, to try to make their specific company a front runner.

”Being able to bridge the gap between IT and business competences is most important.” says Hanne Westh Nicolajsen, Head of Education at ITU.

”IT management is not just something an IT manager does, but something that all managers across the organisation have to be involved in”, Nicolajsen continues.

A Master in IT Management is, therefore, a way to gain a thorough understanding of technologies, in order to be as well-equipped moving forward as possible.

”Business people often have many ideas on how IT can be used, but if they do not understand what technologies can and cannot do, then [how tech can be used] becomes an impossible task for the IT department to realise,” Nicolajsen says.


A rise in interest in IT training

  • ITU's Master in IT Management has received 79 applications in 2019. In 2018, the number of applications was 67.

  • Approximately 50 percent of the applicants are from the private sector and the other 50 percent are from the Danish public sector.

  • The gender distribution is 30 percent women and 70 percent men.

  • 42 applicants have been offered admission to the program

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