MCom in Information Technology Management (Research)

General

Program Description

The purpose of this qualification is to develop the applied competence of the student on an advanced (executive) level in the mastering, analysis, interpretation, and understanding of IT Management principles and methods. Through a Master's dissertation, the student will show evidence of scientific research and the ability to reflect thereon in the holistic context of IT Management. The program will assist in the continuing professional development of experience and senior managers and leaders will be enhanced for both South African delegates and, increasingly, promote the development of IT Management skills for students and executive delegates within both local and international contexts.

On completion of the program, students will be able to demonstrate competence in:

  1. research writing and creative thinking skills in IT Management,
  2. display competence in the application of related research methodology,
  3. take strategic decisions in the context of IT Management,
  4. reflect on managerial decisions and applications to assess the effect thereof in the holistic context of IT Management.

Rules of Access

A BCom Honours (IT Management) degree or equivalent degree on NQF level 8 with an average of at least 60% for the honors degree.

Research Time: 100%

*As one of the requirements for the awarding of a Degree, Research Masters’ students are required upon submission of their dissertation to also submit an article for the possibility of publication.



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Contact

Mr. Nathaniel Mudzunga
Tel: 011 559 2522
E-mail: nathanielm@uj.ac.za

Ms. Charlene Eloff
Tel: 011 559 2033
E-mail: celoff@uj.ac.za

Last updated May 2020

About the School

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university i ... Read More

Vibrant, multicultural and dynamic, the University of Johannesburg (UJ) shares the pace and energy of cosmopolitan Johannesburg, the city whose name it carries. Proudly South African, the university is alive down to its African roots, and well-prepared for its role in actualising the potential that higher education holds for the continent’s development. Read less