Why study Information Management?

Data and information are everywhere. You will have to work with both data and information no matter what career pathway you choose. Information management is about harnessing data and turning it into valuable business insights.

The ever increasing demand for employees that understand how to turn business data into business insights mean that our graduates can immediately claim a salary premium, no matter what their career aspirations.

What you will learn

This major enables business graduates to take raw data (in any form) and turn it into meaningful information which can be used to discover new insights, add business value and make effective decisions. 

By choosing this major you will gain the skill:

  • To skillfully use state of the art information tools 
  • To source data in any form and transform it into any other form
  • To construct predictive models using machine learning and big data analytics
  • To discover and convey compelling data stories

Areas of study

Information Management deals with the real problems of collecting, analysing and communicating information in business. Topics include:

  • Business analytics
  • Data wrangling
  • Data visualisation
  • Data mining and decision support
  • Project Management
  • Business intelligence

Career opportunities

You will learn a great deal about information technology and data handling. The main aim of the major is to prepare you for management or analyst roles where a good understanding of computer systems and applications will be highly beneficial.  Careers you could choose are:

  • Business reporting consultant/analyst
  • Business data and insights consultant/analyst
  • Knowledge manager
  • Project manager
  • Business intelligence consultant
  • Business analytics consultant

This major is an ideal complement to any other field of study that requires that you work with data. 

Programmes available

You can study Information Management in the following programmes:

Bachelor of Commerce (BCom)
The BCom offers Information Management as a single major or as a double major alongside one of the other majors offered within the BCom. Information Management combines well with Marketing, Management or Accounting. You can also study the Bachelor of Commerce in Information Management as part of a conjoint degrees programme, where you study for two degrees at once.

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours)
The BCom (Hons) in Information Systems is one year of full-time postgraduate study following the Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Master of Commerce (MCom)
The MCom degree is a two-year programme. The first year is coursework, which may also be taken as a bachelor honours, while the second year comprises a research thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
As a general rule you need to have successfully completed either a bachelors honours degree or masters degree to be considered for a PhD.