Bachelor of Commerce in Information and Technology Management

General

Program Description

About

The Bachelor of Commerce in Information and Technology Management develops applied competence in analyzing, interpreting and applying information technology (IT) management principles and methods. It further develops the intellectual, research and professional skills of the student.

The qualification prepares students to meaningfully participate in the management of information technology in organizations and contribute to the well-being of the organization.

A secondary purpose is to provide a convenient and appropriate avenue into information technology management studies and eventually gainful employment for students coming straight out of school

Entry requirement

Either a Pass in 3 subjects at A level and 1 subject at Subsidiary level at HSC Or Pass in 2 subjects at A level and 2 subjects at Subsidiary level at HSC Or Pass in 3 Subject at A level at the London General Certificate

Minimum duration

3 years

NQF Level

National Qualifications Framework Level 7 (360 credit points)

Mode of delivery

Full time and Supported distance learning.

Career opportunities

  • Information Manager
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Records Manager
  • Web Manager
  • Business Intelligence Worker
  • Information Broker
  • Information Consultant

Assessment

The final assessment mark for each module consists of an assignment (50 %) and a written examination (50 %). Examinations are written at the end of each semester.

Who should attend?

  • School leavers who wish to pursue a career in information management in both the private and public sectors.
  • Those who wish to pursue a career in service information consultants.
  • Managers requiring the skill to manage, analyze and interpret information for better decision-making.

Student support

The program is delivered through supported distance learning. Workshops are held each semester to support students in their studies. A study guide accompanies each module. The guide includes compulsory readings, self-study activities, tutorial letters, and assessment exercises. In addition, students have access to online journals, past examination papers and supplementary learning materials available on the website.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this program, the student should be able to:

  • Use appropriate research methods/techniques to develop solutions to problems.
  • Analyze the importance of information technology and information management in contemporary organizations.
  • Evaluate the best approach for risk analysis standards and best practices that can be applied.
  • Apply Strategy Maps to the organizational vision to derive the organizational strategies and business objectives.
  • Develop a policy framework on information technology asset security and the management of information technology security.
  • Analyze future trends within the IT industry and select trends to suit organizations.
  • Explain the impact of new technologies on the IT governance framework and the process of implementing a project management methodology.
  • Differentiate between various architectural styles and choosing an architectural style within an organization.
  • Explain the impact and consequences of designing IT systems within the isolation of the other business.
  • Align business and technology through service-oriented design.

Program Structure

Year 1

Semester 1

  • Business Management 1A
  • Economics 1A
  • Informatics 1A
  • Analytical Techniques 1T

Semester 2

  • Business Management 1B
  • Economics 1B
  • Informatics 1B
  • Financial Accounting

Year 2

Semester 1

  • Informatics 2A
  • IT Management 2A
  • Business Information System 2T
  • Business statistic 2T

Semester 2

  • Informatics 2B
  • IT Management 2B
  • Project Management 2T
  • Management ACC 2T

Year 3

Semester 1

  • Informatics 3A
  • IT Management 3A
  • Auditing 3T
  • System Analysis & Design 3T

Semester 2

  • Informatics 3B
  • IT Management 3B
  • Project
Last updated September 2019

About the School

Since 2012, YKBS operates from a campus-based institution located in Highlands. The campus comprises of a purpose-built complex designed and conceived to offer quality education to students in a condu ... Read More

Since 2012, YKBS operates from a campus-based institution located in Highlands. The campus comprises of a purpose-built complex designed and conceived to offer quality education to students in a conducive environment and cool climate inherent to the Central Plateau. The classrooms are equipped with modern facilities and the latest interactive methods of learning are also available. Indoor games and a gym with showers have recently been added to be used by students. Sufficient parking spaces and an endemic garden have been created for the welfare of students. The building is equipped with WIFI accessible to students. Read less
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