IT Governance

  • Digital Strategy

  • Digital systems project management

  • SAS® Certification Program

Brief description and learning objectives:

IT governance refers to a wide range of technical-administrative actions undertaken with the main objectives of harmonizing the digital strategy with the operational strategy of the companies/organizations, ensuring that the companies/organizations are committed to their strategies and goals and implementing optimal of practices for measuring the efficiency of digital investments.

A digital governance framework should provide scientifically based and convincing answers to key questions, such as regarding the smooth functioning of the IT department of the company/organization of any size, the key efficiency and effectiveness metrics that management needs and the expected benefits from investments in the digital technology of the company/organization. Therefore, every business/organization, small or large, public or private, needs a technical-administrative digital governance mechanism to ensure that its digital operation supports its strategies and objectives.

From the above, it is demonstrated the need for the staffing of companies/organizations with people who have the appropriate knowledge and skills in various IT governance issues which, essentially, refer to the stages before development (pre-development), during development (on -development) and after the development (after-development) of digital technology in/in the company/organization.

The specialization courses:

First semester:

IT Strategy
Knowledge and Innovation Management
IT Governance and Standards
Quality Management and Best Practices

Second semester:

IT Project Management
IT Acceptance and Adoption
IT Costing and Procurement
Risk Management and Service Level Agreements (SLA)

Third semester:

Master Thesis

SAS® Certification/Academic Specialization Program

  • Data analytics software in over 83,000 businesses, government and academia.

  • 96 of the top 100 2017 Fortune Global 500® companies are SAS customers.

SAS® Certification/Academic Specialization Program

  • Data analytics software in over 83,000 businesses, government and academia.

  • 96 of the top 100 2017 Fortune Global 500® companies are SAS customers.

Basic Elements of the Certification/Academic Specialization Program

The students of the 3rd semester of Acad. year 2021-22 of the PMS “Information Systems & Services”, the students of the PMS “Digital Systems & Services” who are in the process of preparing their Master’s Thesis (MTE) regardless of the course of study or graduates of the PMS “Digital Systems & Services” have the opportunity to participate in a Seminar Program that will be conducted in Greek jointly with the SAS company and will lead to the receipt of a Certificate/Academic Specialization in the subject entitled: “Data Management and Data Analytics using SAS”.

Attending the Program is optional and the tuition for attending it amounts to €500.

Το Πρόγραμμα Πιστοποίησης θα είναι συνολικά 39 ωρών. Οι διαλέξεις και τα εργαστήρια του Προγράμματος θα πραγματοποιούνται στις εγκαταστάσεις του Πανεπιστημίου Πειραιώς και θα καλύπτουν τις ακόλουθες θεματικές ενότητες:

  • SAS Programming for Accessing, Managing and Processing Data Using SAS Studio on SAS Viya

  • Visualization and Reporting of Data Using SAS Visual Analytics on SAS Viya

  • Use of SAS Visual Data Mining and Machine Learning on SAS Viya for applying Data Mining/ Machine Learning Techniques

  • SAS Project

Students participating in the Certification Program will additionally be provided with:

  • Free access to SAS software: SAS Viya for Learners, SAS OnDemand for Academics

  • Free training materials: Presentation slides in pdf format, data files to practice the concepts that will be presented during the program, practical exercises and case studies, free access to the SAS training site called skills builder, which contains notes courses, e-learnings etc.

  • Ability to participate in the SAS professional certification entitled “SAS® Certified Specialist: Machine Learning Using SAS Viya 3.5”. (The relevant exams will take place at the premises of the University of Piraeus exclusively for the participants of the seminar/specialization)

Successful candidates who pass the evaluation process will receive a certificate signed by SAS and the postgraduate program as well as a digital badge for social media e.g. linkedin:

The agreement with SAS is under the approval and auspices of the University of Piraeus.

For more information

contact the PMS Secretariat


For more information

contact the PMS Secretariat