Management information systems

Management information systemsWhy study Management information systems?

We have a range of innovative postgraduate courses combining business and information systems management. Our programs aim to meet employer demands for professionals with experience and advanced, internationally-recognised qualifications. Learn how to use information systems to serve management and staff, and manage the flow of information to achieve an organisation’s aims. Explore the development, use and management of an organisation’s information system. Develop systems thinking and technical skill sets.

Australian Computer Society accreditation

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the recognised association for Information and Communications Technology (ICT) professionals. It is the ACS is the public voice of the ICT profession. It creates and supervises professional ethics and standards, and certifies the education and training in the ICT.

The following programs are ACS accredited:

  • Masters of Business Information Management and Systems - Professional membership
  • Masters of Information Management and Systems - Professional membership
  • Graduate Diploma of Information Systems Management - Associate membership 

Career opportunities

Our coursework programs provide graduates with the confidence and flexibility to explore various career paths. These include opportunities as developers, programmers, planners, chief information officers, commodity managers, auditors, consultants, controllers, coordinators and database specialists. You may work in e-commerce, inventory, procurement and supply chain, business intelligence, technical instruction, training and systems planning.

 

Courses

Local students

2015

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management

Duration :
6 months full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course is designed for graduates of any discipline who seek to combine their existing skills with industry-driven, business-focused IT skills.

Content is designed to meet employer demands for professionals with an understanding of business processes and information systems management tools.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without a cognate undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant business experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record and employment experience.
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $24,460 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Please provide all supplementary information required.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Information Systems Management (Graduate Certificate)Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management

Duration :
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Employers are increasingly demanding professionals with an understanding of business processes and information systems management tools. You can combine your existing skills in any discipline with industry-driven, business-focused IT skills. It is part of a three-tier postgraduate program where you may articulate into the Master of Information Systems Management or the Master of Business Information Management and Systems. You will learn to develop business solutions in areas such as customer relationships, management, marketing or accounting and finance using industry based enterprise resource planning tools (e.g. SAP) and business intelligence tools (e.g. SAS). You will also develop an understanding of the analysis, design and application of business information systems and gain knowledge and skills in data warehousing, entrepreneurship, IT, information systems management and business intelligence.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without a cognate undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant business experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including academic record and employment experience.
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $24,460 per 120 credit points.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Please provide all supplementary information required.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Information Systems Management (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne

Master of Business Information Management and Systems

Duration :
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
See additional information
Campus:
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
A Master of Business Information Management and Systems will give you an understanding of how information systems tools and concepts apply to business. As part of the course, you will participate in a team project applying information systems to a business discipline. You'll learn about industry-based IT tools such as enterprise information systems like SAP, business intelligence systems like SAS and business-related subjects, such as the design and management of information systems, customer relationship management, entrepreneurship, IT project management and enterprise resource planning.

The course opens up management and leadership careers in business analysis, enterprise management and IT project management for graduates.

Opportunities to study overseas include student exchange programs with our partner universities in over 30 countries, including the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, the Berlin School of Economics or France's BEM Management School.
Professional recognition
The Master of Business Information Management and Systems holds Professional level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognised both nationally and internationally for excellence in information and communication technology.
Prerequisite
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
Fee amount
Indicative (2015): $24,460 per 120 credit points.
Additional information
This course is offered in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July) and Summer Semester (October). Applicants with demonstrated prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, will be eligible to apply for advanced standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making an offer of advanced standing to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record, employment experience, and/or satisfactory completion of a challenge exam for any one or all of the four first semester subjects.
How to apply
Apply now to start this course in 2015. Please provide all supplementary information required.

You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business Information Management and Systems (Master) Melbourne

How to apply?

Methods of application vary from course to course. Please see the course entry above for details of how to apply for the course you are interested in.

Fees and scholarships

Some postgraduate courses are fee-paying which means that you pay the full cost of the course (FEE-HELP is available). Others offer Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) – where the Commonwealth Government subsidises the cost of your course and you pay a contribution (HECS-HELP is available).

Students enrolled for certain postgraduate coursework programs may be eligible for student income support.

International students

2014 - apply now

Master of Business Information Management and Systems (059103F)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
24 400
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2014
Course description
This course aims to give you an understanding of industry-based IT tools and information systems concepts applied to business environments. You will gain knowledge and skills along four dimensions: industry-based IT tools, business subjects, business-focused IT subjects and an industry-based business intelligence project.

Industry-based IT tools include enterprise information systems (e.g. SAP), and business intelligence (e.g. SAS). Business-focused IT subjects are based on information systems design, information systems management, enterprise resource planning and customer relationship management, human computer interaction, business intelligence, entrepreneurship and IT data warehousing, knowledge management, IT project management and decision support systems.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted if you dont have an undergraduate degree but have five or more years of relevant work experience. The University may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
Additional information
This course commences in Semester 1 (March), Semester 2 (July) and Summer (October). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester will be taught only at the Melbourne Campus.
See Student Handbook for more details
Business Information Management and Systems (Master) Melbourne

2015

Graduate Certificate in Information Systems Management (080517G)

Duration :
6 months
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 880
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
This course is designed for graduates of any discipline who seek to combine their existing skills with industry-driven, business-focused IT skills.

Content is designed to meet employer demands for professionals with an understanding of business processes and information systems management tools.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without a cognate undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant business experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English language proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Information Systems Management (Graduate Certificate)Melbourne

Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management (059107B)

Duration :
1 year
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 880
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
Employers are increasingly demanding professionals with an understanding of business processes and information systems management tools. You can combine your existing skills in any discipline with industry-driven, business-focused IT skills. It is part of a three-tier postgraduate program where you may articulate into the Master of Information Systems Management or the Master of Business Information Management and Systems. You will learn to develop business solutions in areas such as customer relationships, management, marketing or accounting and finance using industry based enterprise resource planning tools (e.g. SAP) and business intelligence tools (e.g. SAS). You will also develop an understanding of the analysis, design and application of business information systems and gain knowledge and skills in data warehousing, entrepreneurship, IT, information systems management and business intelligence.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree in business or related discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without a cognate undergraduate degree but with a demonstrated minimum of at least five years relevant business experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including English language proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
Information Systems Management (Graduate Diploma)Melbourne

Master of Business Information Management and Systems (059103F)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
See additional information
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
25 880
Campus
Melbourne
Year
2015
Course description
A Master of Business Information Management and Systems will give you an understanding of how information systems tools and concepts apply to business. As part of the course, you will participate in a team project applying information systems to a business discipline. You'll learn about industry-based IT tools such as enterprise information systems like SAP, business intelligence systems like SAS and business-related subjects, such as the design and management of information systems, customer relationship management, entrepreneurship, IT project management and enterprise resource planning.

The course opens up management and leadership careers in business analysis, enterprise management and IT project management for graduates.

Opportunities to study overseas include student exchange programs with our partner universities in over 30 countries, including the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, the Berlin School of Economics or France's BEM Management School.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): completion of English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B Certificate at postgraduate (EFS5 (70 per cent) PG1) level. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
An Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline or an approved equivalent qualification. Admission may be granted to applicants without an undergraduate degree but with five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the university may give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
Additional information
This course is available in the Summer Semester (October), as well as Semester 1 (March) and Semester 2 (July). If you want to do postgraduate business courses in Summer (October) you must complete the full two years of the course with no Advanced Standing (credit). The Summer Semester is offered only at the Melbourne Campus.
If demonstrate prior learning in business, either in the form of an undergraduate degree in a business related field or with at least five years relevant business experience, you'll be eligible to apply for Advanced Standing for the four subjects of the first semester of the course. In making you an offer of Advanced Standing, the University may give consideration to a range of factors including your English proficiency, academic record and employment experience.
Professional recognition
The Master of Business Information Management and Systems holds Professional level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognised both nationally and internationally for excellence in information and communication technology.
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details

Business Information Management and Systems (Master) Melbourne

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

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Your study experience

Management information systems placements

We are home to one of Australia’s largest wholly university-owned and managed technology parks. Companies in the research and development park conduct business in various areas including business intelligence, healthcare, software development and mining. Students with good results can take part in an industry internship of up to 12 weeks. Placements may be in Australia, Singapore, India, Malaysia or Dubai. This can be done part-time during study, full-time in summer semester, or after you finish your course. Students planning to do an internship after they have completed their course will not be eligible for a student visa.

Overseas study opportunities

Gain valuable overseas experience by taking part in a short-term overseas study program with one of our 100 partner universities in over 30 countries. Or spend 6–12 months in a student exchange program in destinations like Canada, the US, South America, Europe or the UK. Our exchange partners include the University of Innsbruck, Copenhagen Business School, Berlin School of Economics or the BEM Management School in France. See student exchange.

About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. You can view all the staff from the Faculty of Business, Economics and Law or focus on staff in Management information systems.

Student and graduate profiles

Find out about the experiences of one of our Management information systems postgraduate students.

Postgraduate studies have offered me a greater degree of individualism and autonomy to explore personalised areas of interest.

Ms Madelene Rose McWha, Business, Economics and Law

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