Postgraduate Diploma in Information and Technology Management

Apply appropriate security frameworks, critically appraise the legal process of using technology, interrogate different approaches that can be used for research, assess  the modern trends in information systems, critically evaluate the drivers of strategy implementation and solve problems through the use of artificial intelligence.

1 year
NQF Level 8
120 credits

Key features

  • Accredited and Registered
  • Cutting-edge curriculum
  • Flexible structure
  • Online support
  • Affordable and Accessible
  • Internationally benchmarked
  • Multicultural Faculty and support


The PGDIP (Information Technology Management) is directed at those employed within the information technology environment as well as those aspiring to enter the information technology management field. Graduates will be imbued with the skills of aligning business strategies and technology to effectively perform their duties. Through the coursework,
the programme aims to build skills in information technology to generate value to an organisation through the use of technology.


Upon successful completion of the information and technology management certification programme, the student should be able to:

  • Apply appropriate security frameworks to be able to manage strategies to the information security needs of an organisation
  •  Critically appraise the legal process of using technology and implement appropriate policies, standards to curb the utilisation
  • Interrogate different approaches that can be used for research in computing and information systems
  • Assess the modern trends in information systems and how
    their application in business systems influence strategic
    and organisational decision making
  • Demonstrate the ability to independently acquire the skills to strategically manage a business on the Internet platform
  • Critically evaluate the drivers of strategy implementation
  • Assess the use of applying artificial intelligence approaches to a business to solve problems

Programme structure

Duration: 1 year

Semester 1

• Information and Knowledge Management
• Research for Computing Methods
• Information Technology Law
• Information Security

Elective: Choose One Of The Following Electives

  • Strategic Supply Chain Management
  • Advanced Project Management

Semester 2

• Strategic Management
• e-Business
• Artificial Intelligence

Admission requirements

  • The minimum entry requirement is a cognate Bachelor’s Degree or Advanced Diploma at NQF level 7.
  • It is possible to gain entry to the programme on the basis of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
  • To be considered via RPL, applicants should be above the age of 30 years.
  • For further information on this alternative route, please contact a student advisor.
  • . All applicants with an international qualification will be considered in accordance with MANCOSA’s institutional rules.


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