Master Of Commerce In Information Systems AND Technology (Coursework)

The School of Management, Information Technology and Governance offers a Master of Commerce programme in Information Systems Technology on the Westville and Pietermaritzburg campuses.

Programme outcomes
The programme aims to provide students with the necessary mix of technical, organisational and
management knowledge and skills to qualify them beyond their primary discipline of IS or IT by introducing them into organisational management and leadership positions that will enable them to work in the dynamic and complex environment of contemporary Africa and its transition
agenda. The students will, thus, have a platform to become effective analyst programmers, business analysts, IS/IT or management consultants, IS/IT specialists, IS/IT entrepreneurs, and IS/IT managers, and the programme will equip them well for further management responsibilities. The programme further equips the student to become a practitioner-research orientated person in
their on-going professional development. The programme will also serve as an entrance requirement to the PhD in Information Technology or Information Systems.

Programme structure
Students are required to complete a set of six modules from the prescribed list of modules, and to complete a dissertation. Although all modules are presented after hours, it is possible to register as a full-time or a part-time student. Full-time students may register for three modules each semester and may complete their degrees in one year, while part-time students will be allowed to register for two modules each semester and may complete their degrees in two years.

Programme teaching method
Seminars are held in the School on Mondays to Thursdays, from 17:15 to 20:15. Attendance at seminars is compulsory.

Programme modules
The following modules will be presented in the

  • Advanced Research Methodology
  • Management of Knowledge
  • Management of IT Staff
  • Management of Information Systems Development
  • Management of Current Trends in IT
  • Management of Human Issues in IT
  • Research Dissertation

Applicants must be in possession of a BCom Honours degree in Information Systems and Technology or equivalent with the basic entrance requirement being a minimum overall average of 60%.

Closing dates for applications
• 30 November for the first semester of the ensuing year.
• 30 June for the second semester of the current year.

Contact us
westville campus
Tel: +27 (0) 31 260 7264/8162
Pietermaritzburg campus
Tel: +27 (0) 33 260 6152/5899
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  • The programmes offered are subject to student enrolments.
  • The School also offers a Master’s degree in Information Systems and Technology by dissertation

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