Postgraduate Diploma in Information 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 Postgraduate Diploma in 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.

Career Opportunities

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Business Intelligence Consultant
  • Related Roles in IT Leadership

Programme Structure

Duration: 1 year

All students must complete four core modules in the first semester. In semester two, students must complete three core modules and choose one elective.

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 relevant 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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Frequently Asked Questions

No. A postgraduate diploma is an NQF level 8 qualification whereas a Masters’ degree is a NQF level 9 qualification.

Yes, if you have a passion for IT, it’s a great career choice. The use of information technology in businesses has soared in recent years so you can be assured of employment opportunities. In addition, IT is consistent across industries and borders.

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