The program provides a distinctive mix of skills for managing IS in supporting core business decisions. Graduates will be prepared for senior IS roles including systems analyst, business development manager, project manager, chief information officer and IT director.
Students completing the Master of Information Systems Management (MSIM) and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees commonly aspire to be part of the organisation’s senior management team. They require not only a current and deep understanding of their specialist management area, but also a good working understanding of other key areas in the business. This 16-unit degree enables Information Systems (IS) managers to gain a thorough understanding of the management of other business areas, and managers of other areas to gain a good understanding of IS management.
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge to analyse problems from multiple point of views, including the
use of decision making methodologies, to make high-level independent judgments in a management
function, and design and/or source alternative innovative solutions based on soundly articulated business
2. Communicate in a proficient and professional manner and function as an effective member or leader of a
diverse team, and use appropriate advanced business tools and practices.
3. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and a deep awareness
of professional practices, to a range of different stakeholders with conflicting interests in a global and
4. Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some
independence as preparation for research higher degrees
5. Work in a self-reliant, independent manner, reflect on and take responsibility for their own learning and
self-management processes, and manage their own time and processes effectively by regularly reviewing
performance as a means of managing continuing professional development and lifelong learning.
6. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of business concepts in diverse contexts and applications using
critical thinking. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of business concepts in diverse contexts and
applications using critical thinking.
7. Apply business fundamentals to the analysis, design and operation of a business model using appropriate
business methods and tools, applied in a variety of contexts.
8. Demonstrate a substantial knowledge on advanced aspects of Information Systems Management
including strategic IS/IT management and governance, IS security and risk management, IS/IT as enabler
of business value, and IS/IT as a transformational element to an organisation.
9. Critically evaluate a range of theories, models, frameworks, and practices pertaining Information Systems
Management to appropriately apply them in a range of Information Systems, management, business and
10. Demonstrate a critical understanding of IS/IT to champion technological advance and promote innovation
as appropriate in various business and organisational environments.