Information Systems Management online short course

Course starts 31 August 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
25 August 2020
Course Starts:
31 August 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation.
7–10 hours per week, self-paced learning online.
ZAR R13,900
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)


Informative systems is integral to improving an organisation’s processes, productivity, and ultimately, profitability. In a workplace driven by technology, it’s now more essential than ever to understand the systems governing your operations and to align them to your business goals.

The Information Systems Management online short course from the University of Cape Town (UCT) explores how information systems can aid in building an infrastructure that improves existing operations, and exposes how and where new processes can be implemented to enhance business functions. With a managerial approach, you’ll gain a mix of applied computer systems knowledge, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as an information systems strategy for your business. You’ll emerge with a real-world understanding of the technical and business skills an information systems manager needs in order to succeed.

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What will set you apart

On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:

  • The skills to identify the relationship between the information systems and the managerial end-user
  • The ability to recommend the use of telecommunications, networks, and database management tools
  • An information systems strategy that aligns with your broader business objectives
  • The knowledge to recommend ways that business managers should practise governance, ethics, and security principles to inform their use of IT

Is this course for you?

This course has been designed for professionals who currently work within the IT or information systems industry. Both new and experienced information systems managers will be able to further their knowledge by learning how to assist and even improve business activity within any industry, through the use of information systems.

Professionals will learn how to use their understanding of information systems to inform decision makers about the competitive advantages of information technology. Upon completion, students will walk away with the skills to plan, implement, and improve database and systems management within their business.

Course curriculum

Develop your understanding of business practices and information systems as you work through the weekly modules of this online short course.

  • 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

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

Study information systems management and earn an official certificate of completion from the University of Cape Town. 

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the course, as per the stipulated requirements.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 31 August 2020.

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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 Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    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 it's 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 to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    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 and 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 Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.