Short Course - 15 SCQF credits at level 9
On successful completion of this module, you will be able to
- Describe and critically evaluate the key functions of IT hardware and software and their application to business
- Develop and apply skills in the use of current applications software to support business objectives
- Appraise the contribution which telecommunications and associated technologies make to businesses and organisations and the challenges these present to managers
- Evaluate the challenges of managing information systems, technologies, resources and strategies
- Computer Systems Hardware
- Computer Systems Software
- Business Applications and Issues
- Applications Software and IT skills
- Telecommunications and Networks
- The Internet
- Using the Internet for Business
- Managing Change
- Security and Ethics
- Ensuring Systems Quality
You will learn through a mix of online study materials, interactive work and guided activities. Attendance at the University is therefore not required.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
On completion of the module you could progress to other modules within the Professional Development @ RGU programme or, providing you meet the entry requirements and credit transfer regulations, you would be able to use the credits gained from this module towards the Graduate Certificate Management Studies or Graduate Certificate Information Studies.
You should have work experience in for example an administrative role.
All international students, for whom English is not their first language, will need either IELTS 6.5 or its equivalent in TOEFL.
* All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. A small number of courses require higher levels, but this will be stated explicitly on your offer letter.
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
Register direct to the university using our online application form.
Applications close 1 week prior to the start of the module.
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