Information and Technology Management (BCom)

  • Avenue into information technology management.
  • Prepares students to manage information technology in organisations.
  • Multiple employment opportunities for students coming straight out of school.

3 Years
NQF Level 7
360 credits
Full time and Supported distance learning

About The BCom Information and Technology Management

The Bachelor of Commerce in Information and Technology Management from MANCOSA develops applied competence in analysing, interpreting and applying information technology (IT) management principles and methods. It further develops the intellectual, research and professional skills of the student.

A secondary purpose is to provide a convenient and appropriate avenue into information technology management studies.

Who Should Attend

  • School leavers who wish to pursue a career in information management in both private and public sectors.
  • Those who wish to pursue a career of service information consultants.
  • Managers requiring the skill to manage, analyse and interpret information for better decision-making.projects within optimal time and budget constraints.

Career Opportunities

BCom Information and Technology Management

  • Information Manager
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Records Manager
  • Web Manager
  • Business Intelligence 
  • Information Broker
  • Information Consultant

Entry Requirements

Either a Pass in 3 subjects at A level and 1 subject at Subsidiary level at HSC Or Pass in 2 subjects at A level and 2 subject at Subsidiary level at HSC Or Pass in 3 Subject at A level at the London General Certificate.

Assessments

The final assessment mark for each module consists of an assignment (50%) and a written examination (50%). Examinations are written at the end of each semester.

Programme Structure

Duration: 3 years

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Management 1A
  • Economics 1A
  • Informatics 1A
  • Analytical Techniques

Semester 2

  • Business Management 1B
  • Economics 1B
  • Informatics 1B
  • Fundamentals of Financial Accounting

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Informatics 2A
  • Information and Technology Management 2A
  • Information Systems
  • Advanced Business Statistics

Semester 2

  • Informatics 2B
  • Information and Technology Management 2B
  • Project Management
  • Management Accounting

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Informatics 3A
  • Information and Technology Management 3A
  • Auditing
  • Systems Analysis and Design

Semester 2

  • Informatics 3B
  • Information and Technology Management 3B
  • Capstone Project

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the BCom Information and Technology Management, the student should be able to:
  • Use appropriate research methods / techniques to develop solutions to problems.
  • Analyse the importance of information technology and information management in contemporary organisations.
  • Evaluate the best approach for risk analysis standards and best practices that can be applied.
  • Apply Strategy Maps to the organisational vision to derive the organisational strategies and business objectives.
  • Develop a policy framework on information technology asset security and the management of information technology security.
  • Analyse future trends within the IT industry and select trends to suit organisations.
  • Explain the impact of new technologies on the IT governance framework and the process for implementing a project management methodology.
  • Differentiate between various architectural styles and choosing an architectural style within an organisation.
  • Explain the impact and consequences of designing IT systems within isolation of the other business.
  • Align business and technology through service-oriented design.

Student Support

The BCom Information and Technology Management is delivered through supported distance learning. Workshops are held each semester to support students in their studies.

The guide includes:

  • Compulsory readings
  • Self-study activities
  • Tutorial Letters
  • Assessment Exercises

In addition, students have access to:

  • Online Journals
  • Past examination papers
  • Supplementary learning materials available

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