Information Systems Management online short course

Starts on 3 April 2017
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Course information

8 weeks online
10 hours per week
R13,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)

Course Information

8 weeks online
10 hours per week
R13,900 | Options available
University of Cape Town (UCT)


In a workplace driven by technology, it’s more essential than ever to align the information technology function with business goals, in order to make better decisions, optimise operations and remain competitive.

Through the 8 weeks of this course in information systems, you’ll focus on a mix of applied computer systems knowledge, communication and interpersonal skills, and a practical business orientation. You’ll emerge as a professional with technical savvy as well as a deep understanding of business functions and processes.

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What will set you apart

You’ll walk away with the confidence to:

  • Identify the relationship between the information systems and the managerial end-user
  • Recommend the use of telecommunications, networks and database management tools for a given objective
  • Develop an information systems strategy that aligns with broader business objectives
  • Recommend ways that business managers should practise governance, ethics and security principles to inform their use of IT

Course curriculum

This UCT-backed online short course in information systems management is designed to give you the flexibility to work when it suits you. You’ll receive continued support and guidance from an expert tutor and your Performance Coach as you progress through the weekly modules in your own time.

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1: Introduction to information systems
  • Course Module 2: Telecommunications, networks and databases and IoT
  • Course Module 3: Competitive advantage and information technology
  • Course Module 4: Applications in business management
  • Course Module 5: E-business, E-commerce, and M-commerce
  • Course Module 6: IT strategy for technology and business processes
  • Course Module 7: Management applications: Enterprise and global systems
  • Course Module 8: Corporate governance, ethics and privacy

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.


Your success team

In collaboration with the world's top-tier universities, we design online short courses around the insights of experienced faculty members and authoritative industry experts. On the course, you can expect to learn from these specialists via online video lectures, which will be accessible to you anywhere, any time.

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.


When do I start?

Our next available short course starts on 3 April 2017.
Too soon for you? Register now for the next presentation that starts on 3 July 2017

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GetSmarter’s learning model is designed to help you as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

At the beginning of each week you’ll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion.

You also have access to your Course Coach who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


You can either pay your tuition fees in full before the course starts, or you may opt for a two-part payment plan for courses shorter than nine weeks. For courses nine weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available.

If you want to find out more about any of these options or you want to know which you qualify for, please get in contact with a Course Consultant here.


By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you’ll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

Why wouldn’t you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if itʼs going to have an impact on the way you do business?

37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how.


The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you’ll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

On the Online Campus, you’ll also be able to ask questions, interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you’re experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Course Coach, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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