Master of Business Information Systems
This course prepares students for careers in management, applications, business information systems, information systems, information management, or knowledge management. The degree requires completion of four foundation IT units and at least four units selected from the following specialisation: Business application development, Business intelligence, Business systems, Corporate information and knowledge management, Enterprise systems, Library, archival and recordkeeping systems or Project management; plus electives.
Students may exit the program after completing four specific units, with a Graduate or Postgraduate Certificate in Business Information Systems, or after completing eight specific units with a Graduate or Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems.
The highly flexible course structure opens up a variety of career opportunities. Graduates of the program will be expected to play leading professional roles in the field locally and overseas.
This course has been accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) as meeting the standard for professional-level membership. Students who successfully complete the MBIS may, depending on their unit choice, be eligible for professional accreditation/recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), or the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM).
Minimum entrance requirements
The normal entry requirement is successful completion of a degree that is the equivalent of an Australian bachelors degree, not necessarily in an IT-related discipline, with at least a pass (50%) average. Candidates without formal tertiary qualifications can apply to enter via a pathway from the Professional Certificate in Information Technology or the Executive Certificate in Information Technology, which are intended to lead to a graduate or postgraduate diploma. Upon successful completion of a subsequent relevant graduate diploma (with course leader advice), students may be eligible to articulate into their chosen Master program.
National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) guidelines on equivalency to Australian bachelor degrees will apply.
- 1.5 years full-time
- 3 years part-time
Fees for 2012
Fees are subject to change annually.
Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.
Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.
Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year $ 23,800 AUD
From 1 January 2012 all students pay a Student Services and Amenities fee each calendar year.
First Semester (February), Second Semester (July)
Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.
- On-campus at Caulfield: full-time, part-time
- On-campus at Malaysia: full-time, part-time
- Off-campus: full-time, part-time