Take your career to the next level
Gain cutting-edge business IT knowledge and learn how to create successful business information systems solutions.
Why study business information technology?
You will develop technical and leadership capabilities to prepare you for challenging positions in business and government organisations. Our program produces ethically and socially responsible professionals ready to innovate and lead in the changing business IT environment.
Improve your skills
Through the combination of business and IT studies, this program is designed to produce ethically and socially responsible professionals who can draw on technical and leadership capabilities, effective communication skills, innovative professional practices, and strategic and organisational skills.
Advance your career
Graduates may work in a range of industry sectors including health, retail, banking, farming, transport, manufacturing, publishing, telecommunications, education and libraries. The Master of Business IT prepares you for roles such as Business Analyst, Project Manager or IT Consultant where you will act as a bridge between IT and the business delivering solutions for stakeholders.
Grow your network
Further to the expertise provided by the Industry Advisory Board, the school maintains strong links with industry to ensure current standards and practice are reflected in the program. Students can gain insights and explore opportunities for mentoring and employment by interacting with guest speakers from a range of organisations.
Gain the skills to manage and lead
Choose an elective from management, information systems, logistics or computer science to match your career goals. The Business Information Technology Project gives you the opportunity to analyse, design, and build a business information systems solution for an industry client as part of a project team.
What you will study
You will cover areas of business such as project management, analytics, change management and strategy, as well as information security, knowledge management, and systems analysis and design.
Choose an elective from:
- Digital innovation
- Business Intelligence
- eBusiness Supply Chains
- Enterprise Systems
"If you are looking to shape your professional career then choose this program as it will help you strike a balance between IT and business. Interactive lectures and group assignments were the key aspects of the program that appealed to me." – Vaibhav Katiyar, RMIT Master of Business Information Technology graduate.
Learn here, succeed anywhere
At RMIT, we understand the importance of providing students with real-world experiences and the skills to succeed in a rapidly evolving job market.
The Master of Business Information Technology (MBIT) is accredited at the Professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and is internationally-recognised through the Seoul Accord.
You will develop technical and leadership capabilities to prepare you for challenging positions in business and government organisations.
Our program produces ethically and socially responsible professionals ready to innovate and lead in the changing business IT environment.
How you will learn
Your courses may be offered during the day and late afternoon or early evening. Some advanced level elective workshops are offered over several days and/or weekends.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. In addition, you will have access to online and digital resources such as lecture notes, assessment tools, discussion boards and podcasts through myRMIT.
Through RMIT University’s online learning portal, myRMIT, you will be able to view online resources and learning activities created by lecturers, access course materials via Canvas, collaborate with lecturers and fellow students, and access your student email account. Educational software, the Learning Hub, other online and digital resources and printers are accessible on campus via the RMIT wireless network using your own laptop, tablet or smart phone or via computer facilities on-campus. You will be able to access the same software from home using myDesktop.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.
In addition to the expertise provided by the College of Business Industry Advisory Board, the School of Business IT and Logistics maintains strong local and international links with industry and business practitioners to ensure current standards and practice are reflected in the program.
Work-connected and industry-relevant options include:
- industry experts are invited as guest lecturers to expose you to current industry developments in information technology
- opportunities for mentoring and employment by interacting with guest speakers from organisations such as Deloitte, Telstra, Accenture and PwC
- engaging with the start-up community.
You will be able to apply and contextualise theory to the world of work in courses such as Governance and Change in Digital Business, which requires you to evaluate the performance of real-world practice in relation to IT governance and change management strategies, and the Business Information Technology Project completed in the final stage of the program.
- 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)
- 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)
Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.
For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.
Through the combination of business and IT studies, this program is designed to produce ethically and socially responsible professionals who can draw on technical and leadership capabilities, effective communication skills, innovative professional practices, and strategic and organisational skills to create successful business information systems solutions excel in the areas of business analysis, IT consultancy and project management.
Graduates may work in a range of industry sectors including health, retail, banking, farming, teaching, transport, manufacturing, publishing, telecommunications, education and libraries.
Potential roles in the public and private sectors include:
- ICT manager or consultant
- e-business and e-procurement manager
- business and systems analyst
- systems management analyst
- database administrator
- IT project manager
- systems architect
- IT contract manager.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and is internationally-recognised through the Seoul Accord.
Professional bodies may offer students and/or graduates membership, opportunities for entry into professional qualification programs and other career enhancing benefits.
An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent, or higher level qualification, in a business (or related) discipline from a recognised tertiary institution; or
An Australian bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline and a minimum of three years full-time equivalent management experience*; or
The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology.
* Applicants will be required to submit a curriculum vitae (CV).
- The indicative annual tuition fee for full-fee places in 2019 is AU$29,760* per annum.
- The indicative annual tuition fee for full-fee places in 2018 is AU$23,040.
This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.
Fees shown above apply to 2019 only and are based on an annual full-time study load of 96 credit points unless otherwise noted. A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load. Tuition fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.
RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.
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