Master of Information Systems

2 years full-time, Parkville — Domestic and International students. CRICOS code: 055847J

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Course Description

The Master of Information Systems (MIS) is a premier professional degree for aspiring and current practitioners and consultants in digital business.

The course was designed in consultation with leading IT decision-makers, ensuring that it is among the most industry-relevant graduate IT programs in Australia. The program covers areas of critical importance to IT employers, such as project and change management, emerging technologies, IT strategy and governance, security and service provision.

You will develop strong capability in supporting, managing and changing business processes through information and communications technology and information systems. You will also develop valuable transferable skills in solving business problems, collaboration, project management and application of models, frameworks and management theory.

Elective streams are available in areas such as:

  • eHealth
  • IS Project and Change Management
  • IT Service Provision
  • Business Analytics
  • IT Innovation and Interaction Design
  • Spatial Information
  • Accounting and Finance
  • People Management
  • Operations and Marketing
  • General Management.

Research pathways, which allow for entry into a PhD, are available to eligible students. A research specialisation is available for students receiving less than 50 points of credit, and a research studies elective stream is available for students receiving 50 points or more of credit.

Students not interested in research may apply for a range of competitive internship and industry based learning subjects.

Students choose between one of three specialisations:

Professional specialisation

This specialisation has advanced coursework study for careers in IT management and digital business.

Health specialisation

This specialisation has advanced coursework focusing on the use of IT to process health information for purposes including improved individual health, healthcare service provision, public health and biomedical research, prevention of clinical errors, reduced healthcare costs and effective population health management.

Research specialisation

This specialisation combines coursework in IT management and digital business with a strong grounding for undertaking research in that context.

Career outcomes

The MIS is for those interested in professional or research careers in IT management and digital business: professionals supporting, managing and changing business processes through information and communications technology (ICT) and information systems. MIS graduates are highly regarded by top firms and government agencies searching for tomorrow’s digital business thinkers and leaders.

Graduate jobs include roles such as management consultant, systems analyst/designer, IT infrastructure manager, business analyst and data architect. You will find employment opportunities with organisations such as Accenture, PwC, KPMG, Ernst and Young, IBM, Deloitte and AMP.

Professional accreditation

The Master of Information Systems (Professional) is accredited by the Australian Computer Society and qualifies graduates for international membership of the Association for Computing Machinery and the Association for Information Systems.

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