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Short Course
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Technology and Enterprise Management
NWU is recognised amongst the leaders in the fields of innovation and technology management and is ideally suited to deliver this programme.

Purpose of the course:

Participants should understand the ICT business environment in terms of the forces and dynamics that play a role in this environment. They should be able to analyse and manage the enterprise and understand the mobile environment and the technology that drives that environment as well as the application of the Vodacom business models in a practical sense. They will learn to optimise technology and innovation strategies and will be able to present a business case to the company through the application of the learning matter.

Admission requirements:

Admission requirements: 
Must be selected as part of Vodacom’s Graduate Programme for Young Graduates in Technology (GPFT)
Learning assumed to be in place: 
To be selected to the GPFT candidates must: Have successfully completed a general science degree at an accredited institution. Have indicated their willingness to excel into the management ranks of the company. Display certain management competencies as assessed through various instruments.

Course outcomes and assessment criteria :

Course outcomes and the associated assessment criteria: 

Study Unit

Outcomes

Assessment Criteria

  After completion of this course, participants will: Participant will be assessed on the following criteria:
 
  1. Understand the ICT business environment in terms of the forces and dynamics that play a role in this environment.
  2. Analyse and manage the enterprise through applying sound management and leadership principles.
  3. Understand the mobile environment and the technology that drives that environment.
  4. Apply the Vodacom Business models in a practical sense.
  5. Learn to optimise technology and innovation strategies.
  6. Present a Business Case to the company through the application of the learning matter.
  • Complete assignments on the Technological playing field, the Legal environment and the forces impacting on the ICT environment and successfully pass that.
  • Complete group and individual assignments on costing, brands and branding, mobile customers and human capital management and successfully pass that.
  • Complete assignments on business models in the mobile environment, the digital value chain and the integration and management of networks and successfully pass that.
  • Complete assignments on technology strategy and reframing business and successfully pass that.
  • Do a business case in the format of a business plan and present that to assessors of the university and the company and pass that.

 

Assessment: 
The assessment framework of the PETM is built around the following: Self-assessment to embed the learning matter. Populating workbooks 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. Completion of a Business Case by creating a Business Plan for either the Telemetry or Entertainment market from Vodacom’s perspective. All of the above will have to be successfully completed.
Method of assessment: 
The assignments will be assessed by the subject experts and professionals presenting the different modules. The assignments will be moderated by the accreditation body and experts from industry and the final results will be submitted to the accreditation body for final approval and certification.

Additional information

Mode of delivery: 
Contact
Target group: 
Part of the Graduate Programme for Young Graduates in Technology at Vodacom (lower-management).
Contact us
Name: 
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Telephone number: 
018 285 2832