Master of Information Technology Management

Choose Information Technology Management at La Trobe

Information technology is vital in every business endeavour, including marketing, sustainability and entrepreneurship. The sector appears everywhere from sports and education to law and science. Prepare for a management or leadership role in this vibrant industry with our two year Master of Information Technology Management. You'll be qualified to work in IT-related areas across the government, private or not-for-profit sectors.

The degree delivers both technical and management skills, with expertise and industry partnerships coming from our Department of Computer Science and business school.

Study projects provide opportunities for work experience to build your networks and expertise. Overseas study options are also possible with partner universities in over 30 countries.

Career outcomes

This Master's qualification combines business and management foundations with strong computing skills to equip you for management roles in the IT industry.

Past graduates have worked at:

  • Navigo Melbourne as an engagement coordinator
  • Manjrasoft Pty Ltd as a product manager
  • Rama Degree College as a director
  • ABC Head Office as a freelance artist.

This degree equips you for management careers in:

  • banking
  • marketing
  • health
  • education
  • government
  • transport.

It also prepares you for roles including:

  • information technology consultant
  • wireless systems developer
  • IT manager in the private, public and not-for-profit sectors. 

Course information


Melbourne (campus location)


  • Two years full-time or part-time equivalent. 
  • Part-time study is not available to international students. 


Seminars and lectures during business hours.


Australian students

  • $25,100 per 120 credit points (indicative course fee for students starting in 2014).
  • You may be eligible for FEE-HELP, an Australian Government no-interest loan for university fees.

International students

Entry requirements

  • Australian Bachelor's degree in computer science, IT or computer engineering (or international equivalent).
  • If you do not have an existing degree, you must demonstrate a minimum of five years' of relevant experience to be considered for this course.
  • International students must also meet English language requirements: IELST 6.5 Find out more information

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Course content

This Master's degree by coursework covers foundational IT subjects before providing you with specialist management and IT skills.

You'll undertake sixteen subjects structured around four modules: one Business Foundation module, one IT module and two IT Management modules.

First-year core subjects

  • Principles of Economics
  • Statistics for Business and Finance
  • Management and Marketing of Sustainable Value Creation
  • Accounting and Finance for Sustainable Value Creation
  • Management Practice and Theory
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Professional Environment

Second-year core subjects

  • Corporate Venturing
  • System Design and Methodology
  • Decision Support Systems
  • Entrepreneurship in IT
  • Level 5 Computer Science subject
  • Level 5 La Trobe Business School subject (excluding Law and MBA)
  • Information Technology Project

First-year electives

Choose one elective from the following list:

  • Computational Intelligence
  • Data Mining
  • Data Warehouse Concept and Design
  • Intermediate Object-oriented Programming
  • Multi-Agent Systems
  • Mobile and Pervasive
  • Performance Analysis of Computer Systems
  • Pervasive Network Design
  • Real Time and Fault Tolerance Systems
  • Visual Information Systems
  • Visual Information Systems
  • Wireless Network Engineering
  • Object-oriented Programming Fundamentals
  • Database Fundamentals

For full details, see the handbook. Once you've chosen your subjects, you can see your provisional timetable.

Industry connections

This degree gives you access to business partners and industry bodies, including the Australian Computer Society and the Graduate Management Association of Australia. Other partners and sponsors of the Business School include Rio Tinto, Westpac, Oxford University Press and Siemens VDO Automotive. We're also partnered with international universities such as Ecole Superieure de Commerce in France and Vietnam's Hanoi University.

Featured staff

Dr Eric Pardede

Dr Pardede has a background in industrial engineering, quality management, IT and computer science, with research interests in data modelling, data quality, privacy and security, and computer science education. He is on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Web Information Systems and the International Journal of Adaptive, Resilient and Autonomic Systems. Dr Pardede has edited several books, including Community-Built Databases: Research and Development, and contributed essays to journals like International Journal of Web and Grid Services, Journal of Network and Computer Applications and Computer Science: Research and Development. Dr Pardede also has an interest in photography.

Dr Vanessa Ratten

Dr Ratten, who lectures on management practice and theory in this degree, has taught both in Australia and overseas, lecturing on diverse subjects including entrepreneurship, innovation and management. She has interests in sports policy and branding, corporate social responsibility and social capital, and strategic management. Dr Ratten has co-authored books on Asian and European entrepreneurship and contributed to numerous publications, including articles on sport-based entrepreneurship, innovations in mobile commerce, and future research directions in tourism marketing. Dr Ratten also serves on several editorial boards, including the International Journal of Cloud Applications and Computing, the Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy and the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing.

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