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Information Systems BCom Degree at Wits: 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

FacultyCommerce, Law and Management

Duration: 3 years

SchoolBusiness Sciences

Study mode: Full-time

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.

Career Opportunities

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
  • Chief Information/Technology 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.



Entry Requirements

APS 38+
English Home Language OR First Additional Language Level 5
Mathematics Level 5

Wait-listing

Applicants with an APS of 35-37, as well as English Level 5 and Mathematics Level 5, will be wait-listed subject to place availability.

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