Master of Management Information Systems

 

CRICOS Course Code: 110247F

 

Course Overview

The Master of Management Information Systems aims to produce graduates with a range of business and information systems skills required to work in a range of industries in an ever-increasing information-based world. The course focuses on the way in which Information Systems are used in the running of a business, and in particular, how careful management and provision of robust business intelligence and real-time data tools can lead to improved business outcomes. After completing the course, graduates will be able to apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills in a wide range of contexts. 

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, students are awarded the Master of Management Information Systems. The course meets the Australian Qualifications Framework specifications for a Level 9 masters degree.

Advanced Standing

Students may be able to shorten the length of this course through qualifications obtained from other formal studies. AQF qualifications and Statements of Attainment may be recognised by CIC Higher Education. Students who wish to apply for Advanced Standing should contact the College for information on eligibility.

Professional & Community Engagement

The MMIS has a built-in final capstone project where students spend a semester working on a project in conjunction with industry professionals. This opportunity gives every student the chance to apply their skills and knowledge to an authentic task with real-world outcomes while building their networks and business acumen. Business professionals are invited as guest speakers to speak at various lectures. Guest speakers add value in the practical aspect of the course work. These speakers will also assist students understand future management responsibilities.

Industry Relevant Material

The course has been designed in conjunction with industry professionals and incorporates material that is specifically relevant for information systems roles in a range of industries. Many classes will be run in computer laboratories, where students gain hands-on experience with a range of databases, systems and software. As is common at CIC, this course will have a focus on authentic, real-world assessments and activities that lead directly to improved graduate capacities in working in a dynamic and global economy. Students should also gain benefits from a broad range of cultural diversity and life experiences of their fellow students.

Lifelong Learning

Students gain advanced, integrated knowledge as well as expert, specialised, cognitive and technical skills. All of these factors will help graduates of the Master of Management Information Systems to be lifelong learners.

Mode of Delivery

The course is offered on a full-time basis. Delivery of the course is on-campus and face-to-face. Units are delivered in a range of classroom settings, including lectures, workshops, tutorials, lectorials, labs and seminars.

Course Structure

The Master of Management Information Systems consists of four semesters on a full-time basis. To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must successfully complete 15 units.

First semester:

  • Fundamentals of Management Information Systems
  • Data Visualisation and Data Modelling
  • Practical Management Principles
  • Interpersonal and Business Negotiation

Second semester:

  • Database Management Systems and Design
  • Software Acquisition Management
  • IS Strategy and Governance
  • Business Process Management

Third semester:

  • Fundamentals of Project Management
  • Business Networks and Cloud Computing
  • Cybersecurity Management
  • Business Intelligence and Big Data

Fourth semester:

  • Effective Enterprise Systems
  • Digital Innovation and Strategy
  • Industry Project (Capstone)

Assessment

The types of assessment may include the following:

  • Exams or tests, either open or closed-book;
  • Oral presentations, including presentations in hypothetical corporate environments;
  • Written essays and case studies based on real-world current scenarios;
  • Authentic written assignments including database development, proposals and strategic reports;
  • Reflective journals;
  • Practical assignments and demonstrations.

Other types of assessment may be allowed at CIC following approval by the Dean.

Please refer to our Assessment Policy for further information.

Career Opportunities

After completing the course, graduates will be able to apply an advanced body of knowledge and skills in a wide range of contexts for professional practices and academic studies. The business and IT skills developed by students will allow them to work in a range of industries, including the closely related industries of business, technology, finance, and telecommunications. Alternatively, tertiary industries, including retail, medical, agricultural, tourism, services and government all require skilled staff in Information Systems.

Some examples of the typical jobs a graduate can attain are:

  • Data analyst/scientist
  • Business analyst
  • Information systems project leader
  • Cybersecurity specialist
  • Business-IT strategy consultant
  • Enterprise resource planning (ERP) analyst
  • IT project manager

Course Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this course will have advanced knowledge and skills to demonstrate their ability to:

  • Use advanced, integrated theoretical and current knowledge of information systems necessary to manage processes and build solutions for information systems within managerial contexts in the digital age.
  • Critically evaluate and analyse complex real-world scenarios, concepts and theories in complex information systems to address the needs of a diverse range of management stakeholders.
  • Effectively and professionally communicate information system concepts, strategies and their management and implementation to a range of audiences, considering the impacts and outcomes to an organisation.
  • Apply Information Systems development theory and skills to design and improve information systems and databases to support a range of local and global business organisations.
  • Employ sound judgement to critically evaluate and apply appropriate research methods to identify, collect, analyse and manage information systems and data for decision making.
  • Exhibit both leadership and team-based interpersonal skills to collaboratively formulate strategic and ethical information systems solutions to meet organisational requirements.

Course Fees

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Key Facts

Qualification

Master of Management Information Systems

CRICOS Code

110247F

CRICOS Course Duration

104 Weeks

Entry Requirements

Academic – Completion of an Australian bachelor’s degree or equivalent

English – IELTS (Academic 6.5 or equivalent)

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Course Admission Information Set

2023 Orientation & Timetabling Dates

26 March

10 July

30 October

2023 Semester Start Dates

14 March

17 July

6 November

Course Delivery Weeks

4 x 12-teaching week study periods

Fees

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Accreditation Status

This course is accredited with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) and is recorded on the TEQSA National Register.

Location

Melbourne campus

Find out more

1300 242 433

info@cic.vic.edu.au

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Graduate Diploma of Management Information Systems