Information and Technology Management (Postgraduate Diploma)

  • Apply appropriate security frameworks
  • Appraise the legal process of using technology, interrogate different approaches
  • Evaluate the drivers of strategy implementation
  • Solve problems through the use of artificial intelligence

1 Year
NQF Level 8
120 credits
Supported distance learning

About The Postgraduate Diploma - Information and Technology Management

The Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Technology Management from MANCOSA is a one-year postgraduate programme and directed at those employed within the information technology environment as well as those aspiring to enter the information technology management field. Through the coursework, graduates will be imbued with the skills of aligning business strategies and technology to effectively perform their duties. 

The Programme aims to build skills in information technology to generate value to an organisation through the use of technology.  The application of appropriate security frameworks is learned to critically appraise the legal process of using technology, interrogate different approaches that can be used for research, assess the modern trends in information systems, critically evaluate the drivers of strategy implementation and solve problems through the use of artificial intelligence.

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Who Should Attend

Any graduate, employee, manager or aspirant manager whose position requires:  

  • Aspiring to enter the information technology environment and management field
  • Skills in information technology to generate value to an organisation

Career Opportunities

Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Technology Management

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Computer Network Architect
  • IT Business Consultant

Entry Requirements

The minimum entry requirement is an appropriate Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate Advanced Diploma.

Assessments

The final assessment marks consist of assignments and examination.

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Research for Computing Methods
  • Information Technology Law
  • Information Security

Semester 2

  • Strategic Management
  • e-Business
  • Artificial Intelligence

Elective

Choose one of the following electives:

  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Project Management

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology Management programme, the student should be able to:

  • Apply appropriate security frameworks to be able to manage strategies to the information security needs of an organisation
  •  Critically appraise the legal process of using technology and implement appropriate policies, standards to curb the utilisation
  • Interrogate different approaches that can be used for research in computing and information systems
  • Assess the modern trends in information systems and how
    their application in business systems influence strategic
    and organisational decision making
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently acquire the skills to strategically manage a business on the Internet platform
  • Critically evaluate the drivers of strategy implementation
  • Assess the use of applying artificial intelligence approaches to a business to solve problems 

Student Support

This programme is delivered through online learning and digital support.

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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