IT Management Online Short Course
Online Short Course
This course will introduce you to the dynamic and constantly evolving world of IT management. You will learn about a range of IT concepts such as SMACIT (social media, mobiles, analytics, cloud computing, and Internet of Things (IoT)). SMACIT supports the idea of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, characterised by the merging of technologies, blurring the lines between the physical, digital and biological spheres.
YOUR ONLINE COURSE CHECKLIST
- Cellphone/Email for notifications and communication
- Reliable broadband internet access
- A PDF viewer (e.g. Adobe Acrobat)
- Microsoft Word/Pages (ability to export documents as PDF files)
- A web browser (latest version) e.g. Chrome/Firefox/Internet Explorer
- Ability to scan and upload documents
MEET YOUR SUBJECT MATTER EXPERT (SME)
Kevin Johnston is currently an Emeritus Professor in the Department of Information Systems at the University of Cape Town. His main areas of research are IT strategy and management, IT educational issues, social and networking systems, emerging technology, and entrepreneurship.
Before becoming an academic, Kevin gained extensive experience in IT and management over 24 years, working for companies such as De Beers, Liberty Life, Legal & General and BoE.
Kevin is also a visiting professor at the University of Pforzheim in Germany, and the head of the Yellow Baobab Institute of Leadership.
meet your Online Academic Tutor
Each Damelin Online course is assigned its own Online Academic Tutor, who is ready and waiting to guide and assist their learners throughout their learning experience.
The Online Academic Tutor who is assigned to your course, is trained to build each student up to reach their fullest potential. Students can expect their Online Academic Tutor to answer questions, offer advice and provide further clarification on any academic aspects of the course. As a complimentary online service, students will be contacted by their Online Academic Tutor over the phone and/or via their registered email address.
Orientation Module | Week 1
Module 1 | Week 2
Key IT Management Issues and IS Components
Module 2 | Week 3
Strategic and Emerging Technology
Module 3 | Week 4
Business Process Management (BPM)
Module 4 | Week 5
Module 5 | Week 6
Big Data/Analytics/Business Intelligence
Module 6 | Week 7
Social Media and Mobiles
Module 7 | Week 8
Enterprise Applications (ERP, SCM and CRM)
Module 8 | Week 9
Security and Ethics
Module 9 | Week 10
Projects and Project Management (PM)
Module 10 | Week 11
Managing Constant Change
Module 11 | Week 12
WHY An IT Management COURSE?
Information Technology (IT) has become an essential part of all businesses. IT makes organisations more effective and efficient, has facilitated new business models and rich functionality, as well as new and richer means of communicating with suppliers and customers.
Irrespective of ones chosen area of specialisation, employees will have to use and manage IT, and it is for this reason they should understand some of the terms, ideas, issues and complexities of IT. This IT Management course will develop individuals so they can work with existing and emerging technology, work with business processes, manage constant change, and more.