IT Management online short course


Course information

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10 weeks online
7 hours per week
ZAR R14,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)
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To stay in touch with the latest technological trends to ensure they’re moving forward, businesses need highly-skilled information technology management professionals to lead their IT teams.

Become the person responsible for the growth, success and relevance of your organisation by mastering information technology management expertise with UCT.

Learn to lead strategic IT functions that align with your organisation’s objectives, and optimise your company’s processes by implementing the latest systems with this information technology online course from UCT.

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What will set you apart

With this online UCT IT Management course, you’ll be recognised for your ability to:

  • Identify, implement and then maintain the best IT processes for your specific organisation 
  • Master information technology management, including mobile and cloud computing, and focus attention on the challenges surrounding remote access
  • Predict and manage potential cybersecurity issues that threaten the success of your organisation using the most relevant tools from this information technology course

Course curriculum

This Information Technology course from UCT will help ensure your information technology management skills are up-to-date and relevant. Each week you’ll tackle a new module, giving you maximum flexibility to work in your own free time:

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

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

On completion of this information technology course you’ll 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.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.

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    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 nine weeks and shorter. For courses ten weeks or longer, there is a three-part payment plan available. To find out more on payment options please visit our Payment and Financing page.

    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.


    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 Manager 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 Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.

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