- Length 2 years full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan 7417XMBIS
- CRICOS code 050796M
- UAC code
This program is available for applications until spring session, 2017
The Master of Business Information Systems program is designed for graduates either with or without a background in information systems. Students without an IS background are taken through foundational topics in their first year of study, leading them into the second year which deals with more advanced material. An extensive list of electives is provided to allow students to focus their study on those areas of particular interest or relevance to them.
The program is taught by research active academic staff. Students are exposed to professional and scholarly academic information systems research and coursework, enhancing their academic and professional competence.
The program has Professional level accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Exercise judgement under supervision to analyse and solve information systems problems in diverse contexts using technical, social, ethical, economic, regulatory and global perspectives.
- Integrate theoretical and technical information systems knowledge which includes a selection of issues in enterprise systems, business process management, project management, systems modelling, database design, communication technologies, and with an understanding of contemporary issues in information systems research.
- Critically apply theoretical and technical information systems knowledge and skills to evaluate complex information systems problems in professional and research contexts.
- Justify and communicate information systems advice and ideas in diverse collaborative contexts involving stakeholders with both IS and non-IS specialist skills.
Additionally, as outlined in the Engineering and ICT Learning and Teaching Academic Standards Statement (ALTC 2010), Graduates of the Master of Business Information Systems will have the skills and knowledge to:
- Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice.
- Apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to develop components, systems and/or processes to meet specified requirements, including innovative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures, while demonstrating information skills and research methods.
- Apply abstraction, mathematics and discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation; use appropriate computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices; ensure model applicability, accuracy and limitations.
- Communicate and coordinate proficiently by: listening, speaking, reading and writing English for professional practice; working as an effective member or leader of diverse teams; using basic tools and practices of formal project management.
- Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.
A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 65%.
All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students
Applicants with a Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units (1 semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units (1 year) of credit.
The Master of Business Information Systems requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:
54 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:
BUSN7024 Project Management Principles
BUSN8062 Managing Major Projects: The Cross-Boundary Project Executive
COMP6240 Relational Databases
COMP6340 Networked Information Systems
INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems
INFS7007 Information Systems Analysis and Modelling
INFS7040 Electronic Commerce for Managers
INFS8004 Enterprise Systems and Business Process Management
INFS8205 Information Systems Strategy and Management
24 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BUSN7008 Financial Statements and Reporting
BUSI7019 The Global Business Environment
COMP6390 HCI and Usability Engineering
COMP6470 Special Topics in Computing
COMP6700 Introductory Programming
MGMT7030 Foundations of Management
18 units from completion of courses from the following list:
BUSN7017 Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility, Accountability and Reporting
BUSN7045 Corporate Governance
BUSN8102 Special Topics in Commerce
BUSN8802 Master Research Project (Commerce)
INFS8201 Advanced Topics in Information Systems Research
MKTG7035 Global Marketing
- Annual indicative fee for international students
- Annual indicative fee for domestic students
ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.
Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are. Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.
For further information see the Scholarships website.
For Domestic Students applying through UAC: If you have completed an overseas qualification, please send a scanned copy of your original testamur (graduation certificate) and academic transcript through to firstname.lastname@example.org. The scanned documents should be in colour and unaltered in size. Please include your name and UAC number in the email.Back to the top