IT Management online short course

Course starts: 7 November 2016
Registrations close: 1 November 2016
Course fees: R13,500
Course starts: 6 February 2017
Course fees: R13,500

Why this course?

Up until recently, the IT function of a business has largely been viewed as an “add-on”, reserved exclusively for implementation purposes. However, with the growing reliance on technology for overall business performance, it has become evident that the way a business manages its IT function will have a direct effect on its growth. This new focus has created a demand for professionals with both the technical know-how and managerial skills, to effectively align technology and business needs to create an effective and value-enhancing IT strategy. 

Course overview

This practical 10-week short course will teach you how to run the IT function of any business strategically by combining your technical know-how with the management skills needed to successfully align the IT function with an organisation’s strategic goals. Be brought up to speed on the latest technologies and understand how to create business value with IT systems and processes in any industry.

Is this course for you?

Whether you’re already an IT manager within the industry, or are hoping to become one in the future, this course will provide you with the practical knowledge and skills to help formalise your skill set, further your career, and increase your earning potential. For those in a number of related professions who want to expand their skill set, this course will assist you in bridging that gap between your technical expertise, and driving the IT strategies that add value to any business.

What you will learn

  • Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Module 1 Introduction and foundation concepts
  • Module 2 Information technologies
  • Module 3 Business systems and data
  • Module 4 Mobile and cloud computing
  • Module 5 Security
  • Module 6 IT management methods, tools and challenges
  • Module 7 IT change management
  • Module 8 IT project management
  • Module 9 Customer and supplier management
  • Module 10 Ethics

Your success team

Getsmarter jorn das


Co-owner of IT Service Consultancy, Gravit8

Jorn Das holds a B.Com in Information Systems from UCT, and is also a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He has 16 years’ experience in IT, nine of which he’s spent managing his own company, Gravit8.


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Co-owner of IT Service Consultancy, Gravit8

Gary Fouche joined Jorn at Gravit8 in 2004, and was promoted to Director in 2007. He completed his studies in 2003 at UCT, where he obtained top results for his Honours degree in Information Systems.

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