Master of Business Information Systems - 2017

Please note: This course has recently undergone a major change. Please refer to Transition Arrangements for more information.

Course summary

Course summary - 2017

Level: Postgraduate
Qualification: Masters Degree
Number of units: 16 units to complete
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The Master of Business Information Systems has been designed to provide a thorough understanding of the use and management of information systems in organisations. Students gain an overview of the technologies and look at management areas such as IS risk management, enterprise architecture, IS strategy and governance. Students undertake initial study of business analysis and IT project management and select one of these areas or Enterprise Information Management for in depth study. Students also undertake a research project and have the opportunity to broaden or deepen their study via the electives in the course, enabling them to build an individual area of knowledge if they so wish.

Upon successfully completing the Master of Business Information Systems, graduates will be able to: 

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental aspects and inter-disciplinary nature of information systems in organisations
  2. Demonstrate a broad understanding of the underpinnings of information systems, including business analysis, requirements analysis, database design and analysis, the management of information systems, IT project management and professional issues
  3. Critically evaluate a range of theories and practices pertaining to the use of information systems in organisations, and apply them in the context of business analysis, project management and information management
  4. Draw on their interdisciplinary knowledge base to approach and analyse organisational problems from both a broader information systems perspective and the specific perspective of business analysis, project management or information management
  5. Communicate effectively with key stakeholders, develop effective working relationships, and appreciate the social, political and cultural contexts in which these key stakeholders interact
  6. Demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations, to solve complex problems, to respond to ethical organisational and IS/IT issues and dilemmas, and to think rigorously and independently
  7. Demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of the fundamental research principles, research methods, and/or research design within a chosen and/or specified context in the area of Information Systems.

The Master of Business Information Systems is an advanced-level course that aims to equip students with the relevant knowledge, skills and capabilities to effectively manage all aspects of Information Systems. The knowledge and skills you acquire can be applied in a range of project contexts, including:

  • Business transformation projects, especially those with substantial involvement of IT
  • The acquisition and implementation of software packages for organisations, large and small
  • The management of IT portfolios, business alignment
  • IT outsourcing and offshoring projects
  • Managing IT service delivery

Admission to the Master of Business Information Systems requires successful completion of an undergraduate degree in any discipline equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree.

Applicants may be granted exemptions from particular units of study depending upon the content of their undergraduate degree and previous work experience.

Students who have completed the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems or the Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems may progress to the Master of Business Information Systems, and will be given full credit for the units completed towards the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems or the Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems (including those studied as required pre-requisite units).

A special entry provision is available for applicants without an appropriate qualification but who have significant relevant work experience (usually at least five years) and evidence of academic capability (e.g. successful completion of a Certificate or Diploma course at a TAFE with high grades or attaining a GMAT of 550 or higher). Such applicants may be eligible for admission to the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems (subject to completing the required pre-requisite units).

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems, students may progress to the Master of Business Information Systems, and will be given full credit for the units completed.

International applicants are required to demonstrate proficiency in English with a certified copy of their IELTS scores, not more than 12 months old. Obtaining a minimum IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0; OR, a TOEFL (Paper-based) minimum score of 550 (with Test of Written English (TWE) score of 5); OR, a TOEFL (Internet-based) minimum score of 79, with no individual band below 18; OR, equivalent levels of English language proficiency using other English language tests or measures as approved by the Senior DVC & Provost.

To qualify for the award of Master of Business Information Systems  students must complete 16 units of study (200 credit points) as follows:

  • 10 Business Information Systems core units (125 credit points)
  • 3 specialisation units (37.5 credit points)
  • 3 electives (37.5 credit points)

Students should complete any prerequisites before enrolling in the advanced units and complete INF80003 in their final study period.

Please note: You cannot re-enrol into Swinburne units that you have already passed.

Absent Without Leave and Leave of Absence: How to apply for an approved leave of absence and minimise the risk of having to reapply for degree admission: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/current/AWOL-and-LOA.html

To qualify for the award of Master of Business Information Systems students must complete 16 units of study (200 credit points) as follows:

  • 10 Business Information Systems core units (125 credit points)
  • 3 specialisation units (37.5 credit points)
  • 3 electives (37.5 credit points)

Students with a previous tertiary degree in IS or IT from a recognised institution and/or relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions.

Please note: You cannot re-enrol into Swinburne units that you have already passed.

Absent Without Leave and Leave of Absence: How to apply for an approved leave of absence and minimise the risk of having to reapply for degree admission: http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/current/AWOL-and-LOA.html

Total number of units to complete: 7 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Introduction to Business Information Systems
INF60007 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Database Analysis and Design
INF60009 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Requirements Analysis and Modelling
INF60010 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Professional Issues in IT
ICT80008 Swinburne - - - SP4
Technology Essentials for Managers
INF80042 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Strategic Project Management
INF70005 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Contemporary Issues in Business Analysis
INF80014 Swinburne - - - SP4
Complete 1 unit from the following 2 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Global ICT Practice
INF80039 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity
BUS70012 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Total number of units to complete: 2 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
IS/IT Risk Management
INF80043 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Enterprise Architecture, Strategy and Governance
INF80018 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Complete 1 unit from the following 5 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Business Process Management
INF80028 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Data Management and Business Intelligence
INF60002 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Project Quality and Resource Management (Previously INF80004 'IT Project Resource Management')
INF80044 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Global ICT Practice
INF80039 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity
BUS70012 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Total number of units to complete: 1 unit Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
IS/IT Research Project
INF80003 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Complete 1 unit from the following 9 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Advanced Business Analysis
INF80001 Swinburne Coming in 2018
Business Analysis Practice
INF80006 Swinburne Coming in 2018
Leading Complex Projects (Previously INF80002 'Portfolio and Project Management')
INF70007 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Project Management in Entrepreneurial Ventures
ENT60007 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Business Process Management
INF80028 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Data Management and Business Intelligence
INF60002 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Project Quality and Resource Management (Previously INF80004 'IT Project Resource Management')
INF80044 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Global ICT Practice
INF80039 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Leading and Managing People in Chaos and Complexity
BUS70012 Swinburne - SP2 - SP4
Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Project Quality and Resource Management (Previously INF80004 'IT Project Resource Management')
INF80044 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Leading Complex Projects (Previously INF80002 'Portfolio and Project Management')
INF70007 Swinburne - SP2 - -
Project Management in Entrepreneurial Ventures
ENT60007 Swinburne - - SP3 -
Total number of units to complete: 3 units Required Elective Optional
Unit name Code Provider Availability
Business Process Management
INF80028 Swinburne SP1 - - -
Advanced Business Analysis
INF80001 Swinburne Coming in 2018
Business Analysis Practice
INF80006 Swinburne Coming in 2018

Swinburne University policies apply and applicants are assessed on a case-by-case basis. Applicants with substantial relevant industry experience may also apply for additional exemptions through RPL. The Faculty of Business and Law RPL panel will assess the prior learning and experience of applicants and determine appropriate unit exemptions.

For information on how to apply for credit please refer to Swinburne’s website at http://www.swinburne.edu.au/open-universities-australia/advanced-standing-rpl.html

Also see information listed here under: Eligibility.

You can pay fees in one of two main ways:

Eligible OUA students can access the government loan scheme known as FEE-HELP. You pay back the loan through your taxes once your income reaches a minimum threshold.

Who can access it?

  • Australian citizens who will undertake, in Australia, at least one unit of study contributing to their course
    OR
  • Permanent humanitarian visa holders who will be resident in Australia for the duration of their unit
    OR
  • Permanent visa holders who are undertaking bridging study for overseas-trained professionals, and will be resident in Australia for the duration of their study

Find out more about FEE-HELP

You can pay your fees upfront - in full at the beginning of a unit - using:
  • Credit card (Visa and MasterCard)
  • Cheque
  • Money order

You should make cheques and money orders payable to 'Open Universities Australia' and send them to:
Open Universities Australia
GPO Box 5387
Melbourne 3001
Australia

2014 - 2017 Transition Arrangements

The course suite has undergone some course structure changes over the past few years. For further information, please refer to the PDF files below:

 MITPM_OUA_Transition_Information_2014-2017.pdf

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