Welcome to the beginning of a great intellectual journey which will instil in you the essential competencies to undertake research.
If you are not a returning student, then we wish you a warm welcome also to the Department of Information Systems (IS). Our cohort of Post-Graduates are a very important part of the IS family at UWC. We therefore would like you to see this as Phase 1 of a 3-Phased journey. The next stop is your Master’s Degree, and thereafter the pinnacle research degree viz. a PhD in Information Systems.
The Department views itself as an important stakeholder at the University of the Western Cape, given its strategic imperative to align itself more closely with the Digital Era. As such we will continue to actively promote and entrench research activities especially where post-graduate programmes are concerned.
The Strategic Information Systems Management program is designed so as to assist students prepare for the critical role the Information Systems Professional plays in the modern business. In this regard you will be required to interact on the bleeding edge of technological progress, its impact on business and the economy as a whole.
This course provides an opportunity for you to advance your understanding of the strategic role Information Systems play in the modern day organisation, how to align business and Information Systems Strategy and influence boardroom decisions in an ethical well governed manner.
The attached guide provides more detail on the programme, and expectations. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require more information.