This course entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology
|Managing faculty||Information Technology|
|Abbreviated title||MBIS (Prof)|
|Total credit points required||72|
|Standard duration of study (years)||1.5 years FT, 3 years PT|
|Study mode and location||On-campus (Caulfield) |
|Admission, fee and application details||http://www.monash.edu/study/coursefinder/course/3341|
The Master of Business Information Systems (Professional) will prepare graduates for important careers in business-focussed IT as business analysts, systems analysts, project leaders, or IT managers. The degree covers the business IT spectrum from supporting business operations through to supporting manager's decision making.
These course outcomes are aligned with the Australian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate AttributesAustralian Qualifications Framework level 9, the Bologna Cycle 2 and Monash Graduate Attributes (http://opvclt.monash.edu.au/curriculum-by-design/aligning-course-outcomes-with-aqf-bologna.html).
Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that graduates will be able to demonstrate:
Students who successfully complete this course may, depending on their unit choice, be eligible for professional accreditation/recognition by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA), the Australian Society of Archivists (ASA), or the Records and Information Management Professionals Australasia (RIM Professionals Australasia).
Note that recognition by the above professional bodies is dependent on unit choiceunit choice (http://www.infotech.monash.edu.au/current/accreditation/).
The course comprises approved master's-level units including 24 points of core units, 24 points of either research or industry units and 24 points of electives.
The following areas of study are intended for students who wish to specialise in either library and information science or archives and recordkeeping only and are taken as the elective block of units in (c.) below. Students can also choose to complete electives as outlined in (c.).
Students must complete:
(a.) four core units (24 points):
(b.) 24 points of research* or industry units as follows:
* To enrol in the research units, students must have successfully completed 24 points of level five non-foundation units and have achieved an overall average of at least 70 per cent across all non-foundation units.
(c.) four units (24 points):
Graduates of this course who achieve an overall distinction average for all units and a distinction grade or higher for FIT5125 IT research methods and the research thesis are eligible to apply for entry into a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) program.
Students wishing to exit this course early may apply to graduate with one of the following provided they have satisfied the requirements for the award.
Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems after 24 points of study comprising all core units described at (a.) under 'Requirements'.
Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems after 48 points of study comprising:
(a.) all core units described at (a.) under 'Requirements'
(b.) 24 points from one of:
Master of Business Information Systems (Professional)