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Master of Business Information Systems (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Business and Economics

MBISADV
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Business and Management
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Business and Management
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

The Master of Business Information Systems (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:


 

72 Units from completion of the following compulsory specialisations:

Management Core specialisation

Business Information Systems specialisation

Computing Essentials specialisation

 

24 units from completion of the following research component:

MMIB8006 Master Sub-Thesis (Business Studies)

 

Students must pass and achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units attempted and have the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project to remain enrolled in the Master of Business Information Systems (Advanced).

If the total number of units attempted exceeds 48 in the same teaching period in which the 48th unit is attempted, exactly 48 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from other courses in descending order of marks. 

Students who do not achieve a minimum of 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units attempted and do not have the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project, will be transferred to the Master of Business Information Systems.

Master Research

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research

Master Research Training

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research

Specialisations

Study Options

Year 1 48 units MGMT7250 Evidence-Based Management 6 units MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management 6 units BUSI7280 Managing in a Global Context 6 units MKTG7260 Marketing and Stakeholder Communications 6 units
INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems 6 units COMP6240 Relational Databases 6 units INFS7040 Digital Transformation 6 units INFS7007 Intelligent Business Analysis: Models, Processes and Techniques 6 units
Year 2 48 units INFS8210 Business Analytics for Managers 6 units COMP6340 Networked Information Systems 6 units INFS8004 Enterprise Systems and Strategy 6 units INFS8205 Digital Strategy, Executive and Operations 6 units
MMIB8006 Master's Thesis (Business Studies) 6 to 24 units MMIB8006 Master's Thesis (Business Studies) 6 to 24 units MMIB8006 Master's Thesis (Business Studies) 6 to 24 units MMIB8006 Master's Thesis (Business Studies) 6 to 24 units

Admission Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 


Applicants must present either:

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0

Or:

  • An ANU Graduate Certificate of Management with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0


Applicants without a completed Bachelor's degree (with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0) or ANU Graduate Certificate of Management (with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0) can be considered for admission using a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 550 or higher plus at least 3 years full-time work experience.


Cognate disciplines

Business; Management; Information Systems


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.


Applications for course credit

A maximum of 48 units of credit will be available based on the following conditions:

• Applicants with at least 10 years’ work experience (including 5 years documented management experience) may be eligible for 24 units of credit.

• Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units of credit (AQF level 7).

• Applicants with an Honours degree or postgraduate qualification in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units of credit (AQF level 8/9).

Alternate Admin Requirements

At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. 


Applicants must present either:


A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0


Or:

An ANU Graduate Certificate of Management with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0


Applicants without a completed Bachelor's degree (with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0) or ANU Graduate Certificate of Management (with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0) can be considered for admission using a minimum GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) score of 550 or higher plus at least 3 years full-time work experience.


Cognate disciplines

Business; Management; Information Systems


In line with the university's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. 


Academic achievement & English language proficiency

The minimum academic requirement for full entry and enrolment is a Bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 6.0/7.0. 


However, applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. 

If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of: 

• a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or

• demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency. 

Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.


Diversity factors

As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.


Assessment of qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.

 Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au

ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications

Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.


Applications for course credit

A maximum of 48 units of credit will be available based on the following conditions:

• Applicants with at least 10 years’ work experience (including 5 years documented management experience) may be eligible for 24 units of credit.

• Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or international equivalent in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 24 units of credit (AQF level 7).

• Applicants with an Honours degree or postgraduate qualification in a cognate discipline may be eligible for 48 units of credit (AQF level 8/9).

Credit Granted

 

Cognate Disciplines

Business; Management; Information Systems

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$36,288.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$50,400.00

Scholarships

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.

The Master of Business Information Systems (Advanced) (MBIS Adv) program equips graduates and professionals from any discipline to become evidence-based decision makers, innovative problem solvers, responsible social citizens, and future leaders. The MBIS Adv program provides specialised knowledge and skills in the area of business information systems, and meets the entry requirements for a PhD.

Career Options

Graduates from ANU have been rated as Australia's most employable graduates and among the most sought after by employers worldwide.

The latest Global Employability University Ranking, published by the Times Higher Education, rated ANU as Australia's top university for getting a job for the fourth year in a row.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Evaluate and synthesize evidence to inform decision making

  2. Create opportunities and novel solutions to organisational challenges

  3. Work effectively with others to resolve challenges

  4. Adapt to complex and uncertain situations

  5. Engage, inform and influence stakeholders

  6. Incorporate the influence of a changing global environment

  7. Model ethical behaviour and make principled decisions

  8. Apply specialised knowledge and skills in the area of business information systems

  9. Undertake a substantial independent research study

Research Strengths

This degree has been accredited at AQF Level 9 with a significant component of Research

Inherent Requirements

Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program

Further Information

Program commencement

The ANU Research School of Management offers a tailored Orientation Week program each semester for its postgraduate students, held during the University O-Week dates for that semester. This tailored program is designed to introduce students to their fellow peers, and provide specific information pertinent to studying a postgraduate program at the ANU Research School of Management. Evidence-Based Management is foundational to ANU Research School of Management postgraduate programs and this, along with other facets of the teaching and academic environment, will be introduced to students during this week. Attendance is highly encouraged.

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