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Master of Business Information Systems (Professional) for 2015

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Why study Master of Business Information Systems (Professional)?

The Master of Business Information Systems (Professional) (MBIS (Prof)) prepares students with a previous qualification in information systems an advanced understanding of information systems design, planning and management, as well as knowledge and information management. The course offers an accelerated time to completion (three semesters full time as opposed to the four required for the standard MBIS degree) and the opportunity for either industry experience or research as part of the degree.

Domestic

Entry requirements

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Duration

1.5 years full-time
3 years part-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
Commonwealth supported place not offered for this course.

Domestic fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 27,500 AUD

The Student Services and Amenities Fee applies to some students each calendar year.

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time, part-time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: full-time, part-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time

Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Course code: 3341

CRICOS code: 079054M

International

Entry requirements

View entry requirements and applications for international students

Duration

1.5 years full-time

Fees for 2015

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee per 48 credit points
48 credit points represents a standard full-time course load for a year
$ 32,900 AUD

Note: Fees for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Intakes

First Semester (March), Second Semester (July)

Attendances

  • On-campus at Caulfield: full-time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: full-time
  • Off-campus: full-time, part-time

Note: attendances for courses offered in Malaysia and South Africa will differ from those shown here.

Faculty

Faculty of Information Technology

Course code: 3341

CRICOS code: 079054M

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Contact

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Telephone: +61 3 9903 4788
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Admissions information for domestic students

Entry requirements

Minimum entrance requirements

The entry requirement is successful completion of a degree that is the equivalent of an Australian bachelors degree relating to information systems or with an information systems major, with completed studies in: basic programming, basic database theory, systems analysis and design plus an understanding of the major enterprise IT applications and their architectures, including enterprise/transaction processing systems and analytical/business intelligence systems.

To be competitive for selection, normally a Pass (50%) average is required. The applicant's entire academic record can be taken into consideration when assessing eligibility for the course.

Selection officers will consider the applicant's range of studies, and can place greater importance on studies which demonstrate ability to progress satisfactorily in an IT degree.

National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) guidelines on equivalency to Australian bachelor degrees will apply.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash if you are a non-VTAC applicant.

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash.

Admissions information for international students

Entry requirements

International entry requirements

The entry requirement is successful completion of a degree that is the equivalent of an Australian bachelors degree relating to information systems or with an information systems major, with completed studies in: basic programming, basic database theory, systems analysis and design plus an understanding of the major enterprise IT applications and their architectures, including enterprise/transaction processing systems and analytical/business intelligence systems.

To be competitive for selection, normally a Pass (50%) average is required. The applicant's entire academic record can be taken into consideration when assessing eligibility for the course.

Selection officers will consider the applicant's range of studies, and can place greater importance on studies which demonstrate ability to progress satisfactorily in an IT degree.

National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) guidelines on equivalency to Australian bachelor degrees will apply.

English requirements for international students

IELTS 6.5 overall with no band lower than 6.0; TOEFL 550 with a TWE of 4.5; or an Internet-based TOEFL score of 79 overall, minimum scores as follows: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13, Speaking: 18.

More information on English requirements.

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Applications

Semester one (March)

Apply directly to Monash

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash if you are a non-VTAC applicant.

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash

For off-campus (distance education) studies, apply directly to Monash.

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer directly to the Faculty.

Enrolment obligation

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than 25% of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students cannot enrol exclusively in distance and/or online learning study in any compulsory study period. See standard 9.4 of The National Code 2007.

Study areas

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Business information systems specialists plan, design and manage information technology based solutions to organisational information problems. They work with clients to understand organisational information requirements and deliver systems that capture, organise and manage information to support organisational operations as well as managerial decision making. They also develop strategic plans and governance approaches to managing and exploiting information and information technology as organisational resources. Topics covered in this study area include technologies such as enterprise systems and business intelligence; approaches to technology planning and management including enterprise architecture, project management and information technology governance; and design skills such as conceptual modelling.

LIBRARIANSHIP AND INFORMATION SCIENCE

Librarians and information specialists manage information and provide information services to clients in a wide range of contexts. They are concerned with analysing information needs, solving information problems, evaluating information sources, organising information, synthesising information into targeted information products, and training clients in the use of information products, services and systems. They work for commercial, government and community sector organisations, for information consultancies and as independent information brokers.

ARCHIVES AND RECORDKEEPING

Records managers and archivists ensure that vital records of social and organisational activity are created, managed and made available to business for accountability, corporate memory, enterprise knowledge and cultural purposes. Work settings include most major private and public sector organisations, and archival institutions. Knowledge managers are concerned with developing strategies and processes for managing organisational knowledge and knowledge flows to achieve organisational goals, enhance performance and add value. A particular concern is developing an environment conducive to the creation, sharing and application of organisational knowledge, and systems that support these processes.

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