La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Information Systems Management


Start dates
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July) 2018
1 year full-time or part-time equivalent.
Fees and costs
$29,800 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.

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.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 8.

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 academic record and employment experience.
NB: Meeting minimum prerequisites does not guarantee an offer of a place. Entry into all La Trobe courses is based on competitive selection and there may be limited places available.

Career outcomes

Typical positions for graduates include business intelligence manager/consultant, ERP/IT consultant, IT manager, IT entrepreneurship consultant, business systems analyst/manager, business systems strategy analyst and planner, and SAP consultant. Accountants, marketers, and finance professionals should enjoy new promotional opportunities with enhanced applied IT skills.

Fees and costs

Course fees

$29,800 per 120 credit points.
Note: 120 credit points represents full-time study for one year.


Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

How to apply

Applications for Semester 2, 2018 will open soon.

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