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Careers in MIS. Prof S Lubbe (HOD Buss Management) Mr F Nel (Lecturer MIS). Our guest!. John Browning:. “Information Technology is no longer a business resource; it has become the business environment” The Economist , 1990. What we want to Achieve?. What is your passion? Curriculum

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Prof s lubbe hod buss management mr f nel lecturer mis

Careers in MIS

Prof S Lubbe

(HOD Buss Management)

Mr F Nel

(Lecturer MIS)

John browning
John Browning:

  • “Information Technology is no longer a business resource; it has become the business environment”

    The Economist, 1990

What we want to achieve
What we want to Achieve?

  • What is your passion?

  • Curriculum

  • Where do MIS fit in?

  • Careers

  • CV’s


  • Who was Monday 10 years old?

  • What smartphone app is developed in CT?

  • And laptop?

  • Interview:

    • Explain to us MIS?

Where do you see yourself in 3 years 5 years
Where do you see yourself in 3 years……. 5 years?

  • Dragging your hind-legs

    • Inspired by ‘gangsters’ story PE

    • The German Shepard

    • Don’t get stuck in mediocrity or ..poverty…


  • 1st Year:

    • B.Comm:

      • Economics, Business Management, Accounting

      • MIS:

        • Based on the IS 2002 Model Curriculum and Guidelines for undergraduate degree programs in information systems (ISWorld, 2007). These standards are well summarized in an article by Prof S Wang of the University of Massachusetts: An Examination of the Introductory MIS Course, Journal of Information Technology Education Volume 6, 2007


  • Does MIS stand the test of providing jobs?

    • Programmer/Analyst/System Developer

    • Business/System Analyst

    • Business Consultant

    • Database Administrator

    • Network Administrator

    • Web Master/Developer

    • Chief Information/technology Officer

    • Procurement/Management Support

    • Forensics??


  • Globalization 1.0: Columbus discovered the world is round and the world shrank from large to MEDIUM

  • Globalization 2.0: around 1800, with the industrial revolution, the world went from medium to SMALL, and international companies dominated

  • Globalization 3.0: Early 2000, distance is removed from the business equation, and the world went from small to TINY.

Globalization 3 0
Globalization 3.0

  • In this era, people of all colors from the four corners of the world dominate business.

  • Farmers in remote villages in Nepal carry an iPhone to access the world’s knowledge at, say, Wikipedia or the stock market closing prices at Bloomberg.

    • Boeing 777: Using the Internet to build a world class airplane

The world is flat t friedman
The World is Flat: T Friedman

  • Columbus proved in 1492 that the world is round

    • Sailors maneuvered the seas discovering lands, people, languages as nations began trading goods around the world

    • The world has become flat due to technological advances connecting people in China, India and the US as if we were all next door neighbors.


  • Physicians in India are reading X-rays for US hospitals

  • JetBlue Airways ticket agents take plane reservations for the company from the comfort of their Utah homes

  • Technology has eliminated some of the economic and cultural advantages developed countries enjoy, making the world a level playing field for all participants.