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Information Systems
Information Systems Information Systems are systems that allow individuals, organisations and societies to gather, store, organise, protect, retrieve, share and make sense of the information in their environments.
Information Systems Information Systems are systems that allow individuals, organisations and societies to gather, store, organise, protect, retrieve, share and make sense of the information in their environments.

Qualification: BCom

School: Business Sciences

Faculty: Commerce, Law and Management

Duration: 3 years

Study mode: Full-time

Overview

The pervasiveness of technology in the knowledge economy has resulted in increasing demand for professionals with a unique blend of analytical, technical, business and communication skills.

In Information Systems, we study what happens when technologies, people, organisations and societies interact. Technology now lies at the heart of a dynamic, information and knowledge-driven world that needs people to point the way, people who “get it”. Our analysts solve “real world” problems, using technology to build systems that allow for quicker and smarter responses to changes in dynamic and complex environments.

It is important to note that we focus on the design of end-to-end solutions of which technology may be an element, and not only on technology for the sake of technology. This is what differentiates us from other disciplines such as Information Technology (IT), Computer Science and Software Engineering.

The analytical, technical, business and communication skills gained through the BCom with specialisation in IS can lead to a wide range of career choices, including Business Analyst, Systems Analyst, Consultant, Analyst Programmer, Application Developer, Technology Architect, Database Administrator, UX/ UI Designer, IT Auditor, Project Manager, Change Manager, Chief Information Officer.

We regularly supply graduates to major professional services and banking organisations, including  ABSA, Accenture, BSG, Deloitte, EY, First National Bank, Investec, Nedbank, PWC, Rand Merchant Bank and Standard Bank; Technology organisations, including Amazon, Facebook, Google, Oracle and SAP; and
Telecommunications organisations, including Telkom, MTN and Vodacom.

We also have many graduates working internationally.

First-year
  • Information Systems IA and IB
  • Accounting I
  • Computational Mathematics I
  • Business Statistics I
  • Economic IA (Microeconomics)
  • Economics IB (Macroeconomics)
    OR
  • Economic Theory IA (Microeconomics for Economists)
  • Economics Theory IB (Macroeconomics for Economists)

Second-year
  • Information Systems IIA and IIB

A total of 72 credits must be taken from the following courses. At least 48 of these credits must make up the second-year level of your second major. Students who wish to pursue a second major in Computer Science must be aware of the prerequisite requirements for this course.

  • Corporate Finance II
  • Investment II
  • Economics IIA and IIB
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Integrated Marketing Communications
  • Retail Management
  • Principles of Management IIBA and IIB
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Insurance and Risk Management IIA and IIB
  • Human Resources IIA
  • Human Resources IIB (Labour Relations)
Third-year
  • Management and Application of Information Systems
  • Information Systems Development Project

A total of 72 credits must be taken from the following courses:

  • Investment and Corporate Finance III
  • Economic Science III
  • Economic Theory III
  • Applied Development Economics III
  • Marketing IIIA and IIIB
  • Operations Management
  • Project Management
  • Innovation and Intrapreneurship
  • Management
  • Strategic Management
  • Insurance and Risk Management III
  • Compensation and Benefits
  • Human Resource and Individual Performance
  • Human Resources and Organisational Performance
  • Organisational Theory

 

APS
39+
English Home Language OR First Additional Language
Level 5
Mathematics
Level 5

Wait-listing

Applicants with an APS of 35-38, as well as English Level 6 and Mathematics Level 6, will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

  • The Student Enrolment Centre at Wits handles all student applications.
  • Please click here for an overview of the application process.
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  • Submit your application, required documentation and application fee before the closing date.
  • Once you have applied, an admissions consultant will be assigned to your application.
  • Applicants can monitor the progress of their applications via the Self Service Portal.
  • If you are an international applicant and/or have a foreign qualification, please click here.

Click here to see the current average tuition fees for the first year of study. The Fees Office website also provides information about the payment of fees and closing dates for fees payments. Once you have applied you will be able to access the fees estimator on the student self-service portal. 

The Financial aid office provides information about on student funding and scholarships. University funded Scholarships include Vice-Chancellor's Scholarships, University Entrance Scholarships, Equality Scholarships, Sports Scholarships and National Olympiad winner awards. For information about NSFAS funding, please visit the NSFAS websiteExternal bursaries portal: The Bursaries South Africa website provides a comprehensive list of bursaries in South Africa.