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Master of Business Information Systems

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

MBIS
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Management and Commerce
  • Academic contact
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Mode of delivery
    • In Person
  • Field of Education
    • Management and Commerce
  • Academic contact

Program Requirements

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


 

60 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

MGMT7250 - Evidence-Based Management (6 units)

MGMT7020 - Technology and Project Management (6 units)

INFS7004 - Accounting Information Systems (6 units)

INFS7007 - Intelligent Business Analysis: Models, Processes and Techniques (6 units)

INFS7040 - Digital Transformation (6 units)

INFS8004 - Enterprise Systems and Strategy (6 units)

INFS8205 - Digital Strategy, Executive and Operations (6 units)

INFS8210 - Business Analytics for Managers (6 units)

COMP6240 - Relational Databases (6 units)

COMP6340 - Networked Information Systems (6 units)


at least 6 units from completion of course from the following list:

COMP6710 - Structured Programming (6 units)

COMP6730 - Programming for Scientists (6 units)


at least 6 units from completion of course from the following list:

COMP6390 - Human-Computer Interaction (6 units)

COMP6420 - Introduction to Data Management, Analysis and Security (6 units)

COMP6780 - Web Development and Design (6 units)

COMP8410 - Data Mining (6 units)

COMP8430 - Data Wrangling (6 units)


 Either:

24 units from completion of one of the following specialisations:

Entrepreneurship and Innovation

International Business

Leadership

Marketing

Project Management

Or:

24 units from completion of 6000-, 7000- and 8000-level courses offered by ANU in the following subject areas:

COMP Computer Science

INFS Business Information Systems

MGMT Management

MKTG Marketing

CBEA College of Business & Economics

VCPG Vice-Chancellor's Courses

Capstone Courses

[INFS8210, INFS8205, INFS8004]

Specialisations

Study Options

Year 1 48 units MGMT7250 Evidence-Based Management 6 units MGMT7020 Technology and Project Management 6 units INFS7004 Accounting Information Systems 6 units INFS7040 Digital Transformation 6 units
INFS7007 Intelligent Business Analysis: Models, Processes and Techniques 6 units COMP6240 Relational Databases 6 units COMP6710 or COMP6730 from 2nd List 6 units Elective
Year 2 48 units INFS8004 Enterprise Systems and Strategy 6 units INFS8205 Digital Strategy, Executive and Operations 6 units INFS8210 Business Analytics for Managers 6 units COMP6340 Networked Information Systems 6 units
A COMP course from 3rd List 6 units Elective Elective Elective

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 have either:

  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0; or
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0 and at least 3 years of full-time equivalent years of professional experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • A Bachelor (Honours) degree or international equivalent with minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0; or
  • A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0 and a Graduate Certificate with minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0; or
  • An ANU Graduate Certificate of Management with minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0 and at least 3 years of full-time equivalent years of professional experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • An ANU Graduate Certificate of Management with minimum GPA of 5.0/7.0; or
  • A Graduate Diploma or international equivalent with minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0; or
  • A successfully completed Evidence-Based Management EdX MicroMasters, achieving at least 70% in the final capstone exam; or
  • 48 units of courses in a postgraduate program with a minimum GPA of 4.0/7.0; or
  • GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 550 and a minimum of 3 years of full-time equivalent years of professional experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • GRE General test, completed no more than 5 years before the time of application, with a minimum score of 155 for Verbal Reasoning, 155 for Quantitative Reasoning and 4.0 in Analytical Writing, and a minimum of 3 years of full-time equivalent years of professional experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program; or
  • A minimum of 10 years of full-time equivalent years of professional experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program.


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 5.0/7.0. 


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.

Further information: English Language Requirements for Admission 


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.

 

Cognate Disciplines

For the purposes of admission ‘cognate’ is to be defined as any of the following Fields of Education:

02 Information Technology

08 Management and Commerce

For more information, please refer to Fields of Education or contact the ANU College of Business & Economics.

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$36,570.00

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

Annual indicative fee for international students
$46,650.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Fee Information

All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)

The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.

For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments

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 (MBIS) 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 program provides specialised knowledge and skills in the area of business information systems, and can be tailored to include a second specialisation.

Career Options

ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.

We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.

Employment Opportunities

The employment focus for graduates from the Master of Business Information Systems are:

  • ICT Manager
  • Business Analyst
  • ICT-related service line Consultant

in both the public and private sector.

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

Further Information

Applicants who are applying for admission using GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test), GRE General Test, or other option that includes full-time equivalent years of professional experience at ANZSCO Skill Level 1 in a field related to the program, should provide this completed CV template and two referee reports/letters as one PDF and upload it with their application. Contact the Research School of Management at enquiries.rsm@anu.edu.au if you have any queries regarding the application requirements.


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. This will be introduced to students during this week and other facets of the teaching and academic environment. Attendance is highly encouraged.

Enrolment Status

It is possible to enrol in less than 24 units per semester but it will take you longer to finish your program and get your degree. If you are an international student you must always be enrolled full-time in 24 units each semester.

You are encouraged to enrol in courses for both First Semester and Second Semester.  You will be able to change your enrolment in courses up until Monday of week 2 of each semester without penalty.


Do you want to talk to someone before enrolling?

Contact info.cbe@anu.edu.au

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