Why this course?
In this technology-driven era, it’s become essential to align the information technology function with business goals in order to make better decisions, maximise operations, and stay competitive. As such, information systems management skills are in demand, and, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the profession is set to grow by 15% between 2014 and 2024, which is much faster than the average for all other occupations.
Guided by an industry expert, you’ll assess how the application of IT could better inform business decisions; investigate how to align IS strategy with broader business goals; recommend governance, ethics and security procedures; gain the ability to think strategically about technology, and more. You’ll emerge from the course as a tech-savvy graduate with a deeper understanding of business functions and processes, ready to build the bridge between business and technology.
Is this course for you?
This UCT Information Systems Management online short course is a great choice if you currently work in an IT or systems-related role, and want to broaden your skill set to step into a management position. If you work as a business systems analyst and want further insight into the broader business ecosystem, and an introduction to the technical elements of IT, this will course be beneficial to you. The course is also beneficial if you’re a business owner or manager wanting to make well informed strategic business decisions through efficient use of the high volume of information currently available.
What you will learn
- Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1 Introduction to information systems
- Module 2 Telecommunications, networks and databases and IoT
- Module 3 Competitive advantage and information technology
- Module 4 Applications in business management
- Module 5 E-business, E-commerce, and M-commerce
- Module 6 IT strategy for technology and business processes
- Module 7 Management applications: Enterprise and global systems
- Module 8 Corporate governance, ethics and privacy
Your success team
Johan started lecturing Information Technology and Information Management at the Potchefstroom Business School in 2002, and is a consultant for the Institute for Technology, Strategy and Innovation, as well as the program manager for E-records at Le Mark.
His clients range from SASOL to Vodacom, and he has presented at international conferences, such as the World Wide Web Applications Conference and the International Business Conference.
Take the readiness test
This Readiness Test will help you assess your preparedness for this course by asking you a few quick questions relating to time management, technological requirements, your expectations, and the subject matter level - to help you confirm that this online course is the right fit for you.Take the test