Mastering Information Systems
1 April 2020
1 October 2020
6 January 2020
The purpose and description of this short course
Information technology is an essential component of the modern organisation. The evaluation, implementation and management of Information Systems (IS) has become as an important task as most other management functions. This short course will introduce you to the importance of good information in a business, the information needs of an organisation and the relationship between the information function and other business functions. You will also be able to differentiate between the various components of information systems and understand relevant IS terminology. The systems concept is discussed in terms of objectives and characteristics. Contemporary issues such as information in an online world and information as a management resource are also discussed.
L. Swart (B.A. Law) – Programme Coordinator
J.L. Meyer (B.Com Information Technology Management)
This short course consists of three (3) easy to follow study units.
Complete 3 formative assignments and 1 summative assignment to qualify for the certificate in
ICT Management: Mastering Information Systems
Introduction to computer operation
- Principles of Information Management
- Functions of Information as a Resource
- Organisational Needs and Requirements of Information
- Relationship between Information Function and Other Functions in the Organisation
- Networks and Telecommunication
Information Systems and the Internet
- Objectives and Characteristics of a System
- Types of Information Systems
- System Integration
- The Internet, Mobile Technologies and the Internet of Things
- Information from Internet Resources
- E-Business, E-Marketing, E-Commerce, Social Media and Mobile Technology
- The Role of the Information Manager
- Information Management
- Flow of Information
- Structure and Culture of the Organisation
- Distribution Methods of Information in the Workplace
Grade 12 NOT required if you are older than 23 and have 2 years working experience.
The importance of doing a short course
Our online short courses are flexible programmes that allow for both flexibility of time, and flexibility of location. In other words, you can work through the required coursework at a time during the day when it suits you best. Furthermore, you can study in a location that works for you. So, you can really study anywhere, anytime.
The short courses are structured in such a way that you complete compact units of learning within specific timeframes. Each unit is just enough, with applicable industry related content that can be practically applied for personal or professional gain. Because of the short courses’ nature of “just in time” and “just enough” learning, these non-credit bearing courses are naturally in high demand.
Doing a short course will be ideal if you want to:
• Gain up-to-date knowledge, skills and best practices applications in a particular field;
• Expand your competencies and knowledge to a particular field;
• Gain specialised knowledge and skills that is transferrable to the workplace;
• Empower yourself with the ability to adapt to innovation and change in a specific industry or field;
• Develop skills, attitude and knowledge in a specific field for personal or professional gain.
Furthermore, showcasing the newly gained skills and abilities obtained from completed short courses can:
• Highlight your CV as an employee candidate of choice;
• Improve your chances to access higher education, particularly in cases where you did not meet the normal and formal entry requirements of a programme;
The secondary purpose of the short courses is to up-skill predominantly unskilled and/or semi-skilled individuals, who are mostly from disadvantaged backgrounds. Short courses create opportunities for previously disadvantage individuals to participate in life-long learning and in the process become active role players in the economy and society at large.
Moreover, the short courses support the vision of the College which is to “create prosperity through knowledge.” In addition, the College’s mission to “allow each and every willing and able person, regardless of race, gender, background, disability or age; the opportunity to be educated with basic and advanced skills in such a way that the acquired knowledge can be practically and innovatively utilised in any working environment the individual may wish to enter”, is further enabled through our short course offerings.
Although students who complete a non-credit bearing short course may not qualify for credits on any level of the HEQSF, they may include the information, provided in the academic transcript, to enhance their Curriculum Vitae (CV) or to substantiate a portfolio of evidence (POE) in order to obtain recognition of prior learning (RPL) for access and/or advanced standing for a related programme (Council on Higher Education, 2016).
Pricing and Payment Plans
Payment schedule for this short course