Master of Business (Information Systems)

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Enhance your career progression with this advanced course in the theory and practice of information systems within a business environment.

Designed specifically for computer graduates and delivered by the Victoria Graduate School of Business (VGSB), this course will enhance the knowledge, understanding and skills that you already possess.

Course essentials

Open for Mid-year entry
Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 18 July 2014.

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type.)

Already a VU student?

You can transfer into this course through our internal transfer process.

Careers

Skills you develop in this course will enhance your career progression in the IT field.

Course objectives

The course aims to provide students with an extended advanced program of study in both the theory and practice of information systems within a business environment.

Units and electives

The course may be offered on a full-time basis over three semesters or part-time equivalent. All units of study carry a value of 12 credit points with the exception of the thesis component which has a total of 36 credit points. Students must complete 144 credit points through academic study in order to graduate.

Students are required to complete four core units, and eight elective units.

The course comprises (a) twelve coursework units of study or (b) nine units of study and a thesis:

Compulsory Units of Study

Coursework Option

Select eight units of study from the following list (four may be selected from a similar course):

Thesis Option

Five subjects from the above list and

or

On completion of eight approved units of study, students who choose to exit this course will be eligible to receive the Graduate Diploma in Information Systems. On completion of four approved units of study, students who choose to exit this course will be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Business.

What's a unit?

A unit or 'subject' is the actual class you'll attend in the process of completing a course.

Most courses have a mixture of compulsory 'core' units that you need to take, and optional 'elective' units that you can choose to take based on your area of interest, expertise or experience.

Credits

Each unit is worth a set amount of study credits based on the amount of time you study. Generally, 1 credit is equal to 1 hour of study per week.

Admission information

  • International: In addition to satisfying the entry requirements for Australian resident students or demonstrating equivalence, overseas students must provide evidence of proficiency in the English language: International English Language Testing System with an overall score of 6.5 and no individual band score less than 6.
  • Mature: To qualify for admission to the course an applicant must have normally completed successfully a relevant degree or graduate diploma and be employed in or intend to be employed in a position associated with computing or in the absence of formal qualifications have such training and work experience as to indicate the ability to undertake the course successfully.

Special admission requirements

There are no special admission requirements for this course.

How to apply for this course

Apply direct to VU

Direct applications close on 18 July 2014.

Before applying:

Note that campus locations may offer different options (e.g. study mode, fee type). You may wish to review:

  • The course index to confirm the study options available at each location.
  • Advice to applicants which provides information about how to apply for your course and what happens when you submit your application.

Also consider whether you wish to apply for:

  • Special consideration: For people with specific life circumstances, you can request these be taken into consideration when assessing your course application.
  • Extra credit for past skills and study (this is known as 'Advanced standing').

When you're ready:

Apply direct to VU

You will need to create an account (or use your existing VU one).

You'll be able to submit applications for one or more courses and track the progress of these whenever you like.

After you apply:

It is important that you check emails from us (remember to also look in the Spam folder) and complete any requests for information by the given dates, otherwise your application may not be considered.

Transferring between VU courses

Want to swap into this course from another VU course? You can apply online at the Admissions centre .

Remember it’s best to be accepted into your new course before withdrawing from your current course.

You can also contact us directly:

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