Professional Development & Continuing Education Programs

IT Managers Program

Program Overview

This program will be offered both in Harrisburg and at HU’s campus in Philadelphia. The IT Manager Certificate Program is specifically designed for employees who currently serve or aspire to serve in positions focused on the management aspects of information technology and is designed to:

  • Empower IT managers with the business and interpersonal skills that are essential in managing the complexities of information technology
  • Provide information and tools to lead their organization strategically; manage their team effectively; and support the organization’s leadership in executing key objectives
  • Led by program facilitators, individual seminars are presented by subject matter experts, and include guest speakers, panel discussions and interactive group exercises


Participants will take part in a simulated decision-making and planning process associated with a complex, high-stakes project. In this program, the simulation will focus on challenges and opportunities of IT shared services. The IT Managers Program will be part of the new IT Leaders Program. IT Executives will join IT Managers for their part of the educational program. Combining parts of these programs offer many benefits including the opportunity for IT Executives and IT Managers to interact during educational sessions, as well as breaks and lunches. Interaction and collaboration with IT Executives will provide a better understanding and perspective of each other’s role. 

Module I

IT Leader’s Role in the Digital Age

Module II

Business Strategies and Strategic Planning Tools

Module III

Leadership and Trusting Relationships

Module IV

360 Communications/ Selling Your Ideas

Module V

Data Driven Decision Making

Module VI

Understanding and Leading Organizational Change

Module VII


Module VIII

Performance and Quality

Module IX

Innovation and Emerging Technologies

A cohort of 25-35 IT leaders, nominated by organization leadership, attend a total of 18 in-person sessions, twice a month for 9 months. Presentations, group exercises, networking, peer learning and a class project make up the program.



In order to be considered for the IT Manager program, an employee must be nominated by their organization’s CIO/IT manager and have: Mid to upper level Management classification AND Two years’ or more experience in IT operations or managing projects in the following core functional areas: application development, project management, computing and network, information systems security, or telecommunications.

Participation & Attendance

Some sessions will require pre-readings such as articles, case studies, or research. Significant preparation time is not expected, given attendees have a “day job.” Attendance at a minimum of 90% of the sessions is required.

Application Process

Candidates will demonstrate the support of their senior leadership by submitting a letter of nomination written on their behalf. The application form allows candidates to present their learning goals, past experiences, expertise, and knowledge they will bring to the cohort for consideration. Candidates will be notified in a timely manner as to their acceptance into the IT Manager cohort.


IT Managers will receive a Certificate of Achievement from Harrisburg University of Science and Technology.

2019 Program Fees

Organizations are responsible for the per participant cost of the program. Payment is due after being admitted into the program. Please click the registration link at the bottom of this page for detailed pricing.

Included in Program

Food and beverages for opening reception, graduation, lunches, etc. for students and their supporting organizations’ leadership are included in the tuition fee.

Parking Information

Parking is not included in the enrollment fee. For information on parking and to view current hourly rates, please visit Standard Parking’s website at:

Registration is Closed.

2020 Program Dates and information coming soon.