UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN

IT MANAGEMENT

Enhance your management skills and knowledge of the latest IT trends to effectively manage an IT team

Duration

8 weeks, excluding
orientation

Effort

7–10 hours per week,
entirely online

Learning Format

Weekly modules,
flexible learning

ON COMPLETION OF THIS COURSE, YOU’LL WALK AWAY WITH:

1

The practical skills and tools to develop a strategic IT management plan suited to your organisational context.

2

The ability to apply management best practices for a modern IT function, including budgeting and resourcing, the IT value chain, security, compliance and risk, and change management.

3

Updated knowledge of the latest IT trends, including cybersecurity, dev ops, networks, design thinking, cloud, and IoT.

4

A certificate of completion from Africa’s leading university,1 as validation of your knowledge in IT Management.


1 QS Top Universities (Jun, 2020).

COURSE CURRICULUM

Over the duration of this online course, you’ll work your way through the following modules:

MODULE 1: The Role of IT Management
Explore the key aspects of IT management.

MODULE 2: Budgeting and Resource Optimisation
Discover the essentials of managing an IT budget.

MODULE 3: Knowledge and People Management
Learn how to manage knowledge and people in an IT context.

MODULE 4: Innovative Process and Change Management
Investigate the processes central to IT management.

MODULE 5: Optimising IT Value Chains: SCM, ERP, and CRM
Understand how to effectively optimise an IT value chain.

MODULE 6: Managing Risk: Cybersecurity, Privacy, and Compliance
Learn about critical aspects of cybersecurity, privacy, and compliance.

MODULE 7: Advances in Information Technology
Discover how to use IT to streamline IT operations.

MODULE 8: Strategic Planning and the Future of IT
Drive effective goal-setting processes through strategic planning.

YOUR COURSE CONVENOR

Dr Ulrike Rivett

Director of the School of IT, Professor in the Department of Information Systems, and iCOMMS Founder and Team Leader, UCT

Professor Ulrike Rivett holds an undergraduate degree in land surveying from the University of Munich, Germany and a PhD from the University of Cape Town. She has worked for 16 years at UCT in the Department of Civil Engineering and the Department of Information Systems. Proffessor Rivett leads the iCOMMS research team and has been the director of UCT’s School of IT since 2018. Her work always entailed implementing research findings and increasing impact beyond the academic boundary. Her teaching has been in the areas of information systems, project management, design thinking, and engineering.

AN ONLINE EDUCATION THAT SETS YOU APART

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