Master of Business Information Systems
Blended learning – on-campus and digital learning
In the Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS), you will learn what information systems can do, how they can be effectively deployed, computer coding, models to elicit business intelligence and ways to solve real problems.
In our MBIS, you will straddle the world between computer coders and business decision-makers – a fast-growing and largely untapped space ready to be bridged by those with the relevant technical and business skills.
You don’t need to be a technological wonder to study this course, but you will need to develop relevant skills.
Skills you will develop in this course:
- Business modelling
- Data Visualisation
- Statistical Analysis
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Strategic Skills
Swinburne's Master of Business Information Systems is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis, the world’s leading business analysis association. Graduates can apply for professional membership of the Australian Computer Society, which has accredited the course.
Every international student application is considered for a scholarship
Whether you’re living in Australia or overseas, you’re automatically considered for a scholarship of up to 30% off your course fees. Please check our updated entry requirements.
Hawthorn (Semester 1, Semester 2) - View application and start dates
A$37600 (annual for 2023)*
The indicative course fees shown in Course Search apply to international students for the relevant year only. They are based on a standard study load per year. However, please note that fees are assessed according to a student's study load in each semester, and variation to study load will result in an adjustment to tuition fees. All fees are subject to annual review and may be adjusted.
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Being a technical professional, it was necessary for me to understand the business perspective of information systems and applications. Swinburne helped me to gather those skills and helped me to work on the projects and analyse them from a business analyst point of view.
Abheek - Senior Security Engineer
Master of Business Information Systems
Course information in detail
- Course detail, course structure and units of study.
Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems (GC-BIS)
Master of Business Information Systems (MA-BIS)
International students in Australia who hold student visas are required to study full-time and on campus. Courses that are taught entirely online are only available to international students studying outside Australia or those in Australia who are not on a student visa. Online courses are not available to international students in Australia who hold a student visa.
To qualify for the award of Master of Business Information Systems students must complete 16 units of study (200 credit points) as follows:
- 4 foundation units (50 credit points)
- 8 core units (100 credit points)
- 4 units from one specialisation (50 credit points)
Students with a previous relevant qualification from a recognised institution and/or relevant work experience may be eligible for exemptions from the foundation units or core units. If found eligible, students may be able to complete a total of 100cps (8 units) or 150cps (12 units). Please refer to the course entry requirements for more information. Exemptions for the core units will only be evaluated and awarded at the discretion of the Course Director and Post Graduate Director.
The maximum level of credit that can be granted for the Master of Business Information Systems is 100 credit points (normally 8 units). The exception to this rule is for students entering with a Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems who may be granted up to 125 credit points of advanced standing (normally ten units).
Units of study
Students must complete ACC60008 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
Students to complete ENT60009 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
Students must complete FIN60006 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
FIN60006 Frontiers in FinTech
Students must select up to four units from the list below. NOTE: some units are equal to 25cps.
Students to complete INF70005 as core and select any three from the remaining list of units.
Students must complete BUS80003 and BUS80021 as core and select one of the two remaining units.
Students must complete any four units from the list below.
Careers and graduate outcomes
- Course aims and objectives and professional recognition.
Aims and objectives
- demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the inter-disciplinary nature of information systems in organisations
- critically evaluate the underpinnings of information systems, including business analysis, requirements analysis, database design and analysis, the management of information systems, IT project management and professional issues
- critically evaluate a range of theories and practices pertaining to the use of information systems in organisations, and apply them in the context of business analysis, project management and information management
- critically analyse organisational problems from both a broader information systems perspective and the specific perspective of business analysis, project management or information management
- communicate effectively with key stakeholders, develop effective working relationships, as a member or leader of a team
- demonstrate creativity and flexibility in the application of knowledge and skills to new situations, to solve complex problems, to respond to ethical organisational and IS/IT issues and dilemmas, and to think rigorously and independently
- demonstrate a critical understanding and appreciation of the fundamental research principles, research methods, and/or research design within a chosen and/or specified context in the area of Information Systems.
Pathways and scholarships
- Pathways and scholarships.
Course fees and requirements
- Fees, entry requirements and English language requirements.
A prerequisite for many courses, the Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) can now be done on campus in Hawthorn at Room 132, Building TD. Book now or call +61 3 9214 3584 for more information.
- completed a bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline from a recognised higher education institution or equivalent OR
- completed the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (available to International applicants only)
- the Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems; or
- an honours bachelor degree in a related discipline
- a bachelor degree in a related discipline; or
- a graduate certificate in a related discipline; or
- a bachelor degree (or higher award) in any discipline and have two years relevant work experience* or
- the Postgraduate Qualifying Program (available to International applicants only) PLUS either previous related discipline Higher Education Study, OR a minimum of two years relevant work experience*
English language requirements
Satisfactory completion of one of the following:
- IELTS overall band of 6.5 (Academic Module) with no individual band below 6.0
- Swinburne’s English for Academic Purposes (EAP 5 Advanced level) with overall 70%, all skills 65%
- Or equivalent measures available at English language requirements.
How to apply
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Tel: +61 3 9214 8444 (outside Australia)