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Master of Business Information Systems

CRICOS 098257J
Master of Business Information Systems

What is a Master of Business Information Systems?

A Master of Business Information Systems connects people, data and technology. Advance your ability to generate key business insights by combining professional and technical knowledge. Torrens University's industry focus helps you keep up with the fast-moving industry.
This course takes an interdisciplinary approach to further developing your business acumen. You will immerse yourself in theory to meet the changing business environments in which you aspire to work and manage, with the skills and knowledge to critically analyse core business functions, implement strategic processes, manage risk and lead complex teams. The course has core and elective units comprising data management, systems analysis and design, requirements engineering, microservices architecture, ethical decision making and strategic planning. You can enter or exit the degree via the Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems.

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Learning outcomes

  • Become an expert in traditional aspects of business alongside IT elements.
  • Use technology to solve issues and streamline systems.
  • Understand how to collect, use and store data so it can support the decision-making process.
  • Determine which solutions are realistic within their respective sectors.
Business ACS

ACS accredited

This course is accredited by the Australian Computer Society, the accrediting body for the ICT sector at the professional level.

Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
2 years full-time, 4 years part-time
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 9 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Career opportunities

You will graduate with the skills and knowledge to critically analyse core business functions, implement strategic processes, manage risk and lead complex teams. This course is specifically designed to train Business Analysts to adapt to the world of work in an ever-changing business environment.

Potential career paths

  • Chief Information Officer
    Average salary: $135,498 - $215,995
  • ICT Architect
    Average salary: $115,446 - $150,000
  • ICT Project Manager
    Average salary: $116,805 - $171,434
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I chose to study business information systems because I wanted to combine my business knowledge with my passion for technology. I chose Torrens University because it offered me valuable subjects and real-world skills.
Gonzalo Sanchez
Master of Business Information Systems

Subjects and units

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises 12 core and 4 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Electives

Requirements

These eight core subjects must be completed.

Core subjects

  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS500
  • Data Modelling and Database Design | MIS602
  • Principles of Project Management | PROJ6000
  • Principles of Programming | MIS501
  • Microservices Architecture | MIS603
  • Requirements Engineering | MIS604
  • Systems Analysis and Design | MIS605
  • Cybersecurity | MIS607

Requirements

These four core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select four electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Agile Project Management | MIS608
  • Data Management and Analytics | MIS609
  • Information Systems Capstone | MIS611
  • Advanced Professional Practice | MIS610

Requirements

Choose four elective subjects below in year two.

Elective subjects

  • Social Enterprise | DSGN6031
  • Design Thinking | DTE401
  • Economic Principles and Decision Making | ECON6000
  • Financial Management | FIN600
  • Innovation for Education | IED402
  • Management Perspectives | MGMT6012
  • Management, People and Teams | MGT600
  • Dynamic Leadership | MGT601
  • Business Decision Analytics | MGT602
  • Systems Thinking | MGT603
  • Strategic Management | MGT604
  • Employer Based Project | MGT606
  • Business Law and International Contexts | MGT608
  • Organisational Best Practice | MGT610
  • International Business Strategy | MGT611
  • Risk Management | MGT612
  • Corporate Sustainability | MGT613
  • Technology Strategy | MGT614
  • Integrated Project Management | PROJ6001 / PROJ6017
  • Project Planning and Budgeting | PROJ6002
  • Contracts and Procurement | PROJ6004
  • Project, Portfolio and Program Management | PROJ6018
  • Organisational Behaviour and People Management | PROJ6006
  • Leadership for the Contemporary Organisation | PROJ6008
  • Managing Information Systems/Technology Projects | PROJ6012
  • Technology and Education | TED403
  • Software Development Management | SDM404
  • Secure by Design | SBD403
  • Human Centred Design | HCD402
  • Intelligent Systems | ISY503
  • Cloud Computing Fundamentals | CCF501
  • Big Data and Analytics | BDA601
  • User Experience Design | DID602A
  • Marketing | MKT600
  • Business Environment | MGT501 
  • Business Communications | MGT502
  • Project Execution and Control | PROJ6003
  • Business Process Management and Systems | PROJ6009
  • Research Methods | MGT620
  • Critical Reading and Research Proposal | MGT621
  • Global Social Enterprise Incubator | SEH600

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Diploma of Business

      CRICOS 090282F

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    • Diploma of Business Information Systems

      CRICOS 0100552

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  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Business

      CRICOS 090275E

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    • Bachelor of Business Information Systems

      CRICOS 0100551

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Postgraduate

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems

    CRICOS 098258G

    8 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, 2 years part time

    Complete four more subjects to expand or deepen your knowledge in a specific area.

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  • Master of Business Information Systems

    CRICOS 098257J

Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.

Gain professional experience

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Successful completion of a Bachelor degree (AQF Level 7) in any discipline;

OR

Applicants without formal qualifications are eligible to apply if they have seven (7) years of professional, administrative or managerial work experience. Applications will be assessed on a case by case basis.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a international student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian bachelor's degree or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 6.0) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

View full course admission information

Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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