Business Information Systems - C6003

Business Information Systems

Expert master degree

Information drives businesses. Without it, they cease to function. Whether for day-to-day operations or strategic decision-making, there is an imperative to record, manage and use information.

The Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS) prepares you for careers in systems design, planning and management, as well as knowledge and information management. You gain the expertise to design solutions to business information problems, and to offer strategic guidance to organisations that will enhance their management and governance.

As an MBIS graduate, you may find work as a business analyst, systems analyst, consultant, project leader, IT manager, information management specialist, archivist or librarian.

The MBIS caters to students from a variety of backgrounds. If you do not have previous training in IT, the course includes preparatory units that will give you the IT knowledge needed for the remainder of the course. However, if you already have a degree in IT, you can accelerate your study with an exemption from these preparatory units, or perhaps study further elective units in areas of your choice.

The course gives you an opportunity to explore a wide range of areas, from enterprise systems, information systems design, and business intelligence to IT strategy and project management.

If your interests lie in information and knowledge management, you can pursue a specialisation in Archives and Recordkeeping or Librarianship and Information Science, accredited by professional organisations.

In your final semester, you may take part in an Industry Experience program, working in a small team with industry mentors to develop entrepreneurial IT solutions. Or you may undertake a minor-thesis research project, investigating cutting-edge problems in BIS under the supervision of internationally recognised researchers.

High-achieving students who complete the research component may progress to further research study.

The MBIS is accredited with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

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Course Details

Location
  • On-campus at Caulfield: Full time
  • On-campus at Malaysia: Full time
Duration 1.5 or 2 years full-time depending on prior qualifications. See entry requirements.
Start date First Semester (February) Second Semester (July)
Qualification Master of Business Information Systems
Course Handbook

The course has a general form and also provides students with the option to specialise in archives and recordkeeping, and library and information science. Students may study the general form, complete either specialisation or combine both specialisations. The specialisations are not available to Malaysia, on-campus students. Students wishing to exit early can complete with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems or a Graduate Diploma of Information and Knowledge Management.

Career opportunities

The highly flexible course structure opens up a variety of career opportunities. Graduates of the program will be expected to play leading professional roles in the field locally and overseas.

Please select a specialisation for more details:

Entry Requirements

You need to satisfy the following entrance requirements to be considered for entry to this course.

Minimum Entry Requirements (International students)

Qualifications

Entry requirement for 2019

Entry level 1:

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree, not necessarily in IT, with at least pass a 55% average,or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

Entry level 2:

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least pass a 55% average, 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 or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

Entry requirement for 2020

Entry level 1:

Duration: 2 years full-time, 4 years part-time (96 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree, not necessarily in IT, with at least pass a 60% average, or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

Entry level 2:

Duration: 1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time (72 points to complete)

An Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least pass a 60% average, 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 or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

English entry requirements

Level A
IELTS: 6.5 overall (no band lower than 6.0) TOEFL Paper-based test: 550 with a TWE of 4.5 TOEFL Internet-based test: score of 79 overall with minimum scores: Writing: 21, Listening: 12, Reading: 13 and Speaking: 18 Equivalent approved English test

University entrance requirements

Minimum entrance requirements for admission to Monash University Australia.

Making the application

Future students

Semester one (February)

Apply directly to Monash using course code C6003

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

Semester two (July)

Apply directly to Monash using course code C6003

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

Current Monash students

Current Monash students should apply for an internal transfer.

Self assess for credit eligibility

Check for study credit using the "Credit search" link on the Credit for prior study page

Fees

Fees are subject to change annually.

International fee

Fees are per 48 credit points which represents a standard full-time course load for a year.

A$41,400

Scholarships

We offer over 360 types of scholarships, valued at up to $280,000. Some scholarships offer one-off payments while others continue for the length of your course. Learn more about Monash Scholarships.

Enrolment Obligations

International students enrolling in a CRICOS-registered course can study no more than one third (33%) of their course by distance and/or online learning. Students must enrol in at least one unit that is not by distance and/or online in each compulsory study period unless the student is completing the last unit of their course. See standard 8.19 and 8.20 of National Code of Practice for Providers of Education and Training to Overseas Students 2018.

CRICOS code: 079053A

The course is structured in three parts, A, B and C. All students complete Part B (core studies). Depending upon prior qualifications, you may receive credit for Part A (foundation studies) or Part C (advanced studies) or a combination of the two.

Note that if you are eligible for credit for prior studies you may elect not to receive the credit.