Bachelor of Science
Information Technology Management 

Bachelor of Science
Information Technology Management

OVERVIEW

IT Management involves the coordination of complex computer systems in organisations, including the selection, installation and maintenance of all computing technologies.

This is a critical role in any organisation as the efficient management of IT is vitally important for all aspects of a business.

This course provides a unique blend of business and IT subjects which is viewed by industry as an essential element in the role of a modern IT manager. The course comprises a significant amount of practical work. In particular, Year 1 features continuous assessments with no final year exam, enabling students to monitor progress throughout the year.

On completion of the course, students will have a detailed understanding of:

  • Network systems management, advanced database management
  • Strategic management
  • Team work and people management skills
  • Financial information management
  • Day-to-day IT department management.

 IS THIS COURSE FOR YOU?

Are you interested in working as an IT professional, but not necessarily as a software developer? Are you interested in a qualification that enables you to work in a vast array of organisations from small local companies to large multinationals? Are you interested in a course that gives you exposure to business and IT subjects much needed in industry?

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Graduates are qualified to work across the IT spectrum in any industry sector.

Some sample positions include:

  • Business Analyst Systems Administrator
  • IT Consultant
  • Database Administrator
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Developer
  • Deployment Engineer Data Management Analyst
  • IT Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Self-employed.

FURTHER STUDIES

Graduates have the option to progress to postgraduate studies at either masters or doctoral level within the game CORE Research Centre at Institute of Technology Carlow or elsewhere. Graduates are also eligible to undertake the MSc in IT Management and the MSc in Data Science.

YEAR 1 (Level 7 & 8) 

Semester 1

  • Programming 1
  • Mathematics 1
  • Computer Hardware 1
  • Networking 1
  • Applications and Interpersonal Communication

Semester 2

  • Programming 2
  • Mathematics 2
  • Operating Systems
  • Computer Hardware 2
  • Networking 2

YEAR 2 (Level 7 & 8)

Semester 3

  • Web Programming and Databases 1
  • Systems Administration
  • Business Management
  • Networking 2-1
  • Introduction to Data Analytics

Semester 4

  • Web Programming and Databases 2
  • Systems Infrastructure and Security
  • Financial Maths
  • Networking 2-2
  • Project

YEAR 3 (Level 7 & 8)

Semester 5

  • Information Systems
  • Networking 3
  • Project Management
  • Secure System Administration
  • Web and Cloud Applications

Semester 6

  • Electives
  • Work Placement
  • Study abroad (international partnership)
  • Project

YEAR 4 (Level 8)

Semester 7

  • innovation & Technology Management
  • People Management Skills
  • Advanced Database Systems
  • Network System Management
  • Project

Semester 8

  • Information Systems & Digital Strategy
  • Emerging Technologies
  • Data Intensive Applications
  • Financial Techniques for IT Managers
  • Project

 

  • ‘A’ Levels – Pass in 3 ‘A’ Level subjects at grade CCC or 96 tariff points plus grade C or 4 in five GCE/IGCSE or Grade 6 in GCE ‘O’ Level subjects including English and Mathematics.
  • WASSCE Holders: A1-C6 in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A1-C6) in Three Elective Subjects.
  •  SSSCE Holders A-D in the following Three (3) Core Subjects: English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science plus credits (A-D).
  •  Mature applicants must be at least 25 years old at the time of application and show proof of age with birth certificate or any legitimate documentary proof of date of birth which is at least 5 years old. Applicants must register for, attend and complete Accra Business School’s access course and pass the Mature Students’ Entrance Examination conducted by the School.
  • HND Holders with backgrounds in IT and its related specialty in addition to the Minimum Entry Requirements at WASSCE/SSSCE
  • Foreign Applicants and all others who have any of the above qualifications or their equivalent from an accredited/recognised institution and assessed by the National Accreditation Board
  • Application Fee: USD60
  • Annual Tuition Fee:  USD5,500
  • Duration: 4 Years
  • Start Date: September 2022

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