Advanced Short Learning Programme
Technology Management for a Technical Environment
The World of Business will face irrevocable change. The technology that is available for years now has been waiting for the opportune time when user behaviour patterns have sufficiently changed for humans to accept a new order of things. This will be dealt with in this programme. NWU is recognised amongst the leaders in the fields of innovation and technology management and is ideally suited to deliver this programme.
The Advanced Short Learning Programme on Technology Management for a Technical Environment (with specialisation in Technology Strategy and Business Strategy Management) (ATPMD) aims to equip participants with knowledge, skills and mindsets to manage the relationship between technical and technology strategy in an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) Enterprise. Participants who are willing to excel in the management ranks of the company are ideally suited. The SLP is designed for current and future decisions makers and leaders within the organisation. The SLP focuses on technologies involved in the ICT environment and how to manage that in a technical environment. The aim is to build organisational capabilities and employee competence in various fields of the ICT environment.
Participants must have completed the Technical Programme for Management Development (TPMD). A rigorous selection process is followed (also for potential candidates who have not attended the TPMD. Participants have successfully completed a general degree or similar qualification at an accredited institution.
Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria:
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The assessment framework is built around the following: Self-assessment to embed the learning matter; Populating workbooks and study guides through group discussions and personal reflection; Peer-to-peer assessment is conducted in the contact sessions and is facilitated by the facilitator; Reflection is done to ensure an understanding of the knowledge areas that are covered; Individual, as well as group assignments, are done to ensure that the learning outcomes are reached and the practical (implementability) demonstrated; One (1) theoretical examination will be written on related course content; An International Field Trip to do benchmarking and empirical research for the Business Case; Completion of a Business Case applicable to the Industry in general and the company specific.
Method of assessment:
The subject experts and professionals presenting the different modules will assess the assignments. The accreditation body will moderate the assignments and experts from industry and the final results will be submitted to the accreditation body for final approval and certification. The theoretical examination will be scored by academia within the fields of technology, strategy and innovation and moderated by other experts. The Business Case Project will be assessed by a panel consisting of academia within the fields of technology, strategy and innovation and other experts from the relevant industry.
Current and future decision-makers and leaders within the organisation