Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International)

Course summary for current students

Award granted Master of Information Technology / Master of Business Administration (International)
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code060185M
Deakin course codeD754

Note: Offered to continuing students only.

Continuing students should contact their course advisor for further information.

Further course structure information can be found in the handbook archive.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International) combines two of Deakin University's premier postgraduate courses to meet the emergent need for highly proficient managers in an information-technology driven business world. This combined degree provides a combination of theoretical and practical skills in both modern information technology and recent development of business administration, as well as covering the technical and theoretical essentials of these two areas, giving you the opportunity to apply this knowledge in practice, helping you to become a qualified professional in both information technology and business administration.  

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Specific Course Information

Students may choose to exit the Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International) early with either a Master of Business Administration (International) or Master of Information Technology. Subject to meeting the appropriate course rules, students may also elect to exit early into one of the Graduate Diplomas or Graduate Certificates that are approved exit points from these courses.

Equipment requirements

Students must have access to a suitable computer and a network connection. Information about the hardware and software requirements may be obtained from the School of Information Technology's website, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit the Current students fees website.

Course rules

The course comprises a total of 16 credit points, which must include the following:

  • 3 credit points of IT core units;
  • one 4-credit point specialism from the Master of Information Technology;
  • 1 credit point of elective Information Technology units;
  • 8 credit points of Business Administration study comprising of 7 core units.


Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

There are four specialised streams:

Network Computing
Software Development
IT Security

IT Services

Course structure

Information Technology component

Students complete 8 credit points as prescribed below:

SIT705Research Methods for IT

SIT764Project Analysis and Design

SIT782Project Delivery

5 credit points of elective units from the Master of Information Technology. Students must complete a 4 credit point specialism from the Master of Information Technology.

Business Administration (international component)

Students complete 8 credit points of Business Administration study comprising 7 core units and 1 unit selected from a group of three:

MPA702Financial Interpretation

MPE707International Banking and Finance

MPT781/MPE781Economics for Managers #

MPK732Marketing Management *

MPM701Business Process Management

MPM703Business Strategy and Analysis

MPM735/MPT735International Business Management (Tour) #

Plus 1 credit point of units from:

MPE711Global Trade and Markets

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPM722/MPR722Human Resource Management (Residential) *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Details of specialisations

Network Computing specialism - unit set code SP-S000021

Burwood (Melbourne)

SIT701Enterprise Network Construction

SIT702Enterprise Network Management

SIT706Cloud Computing Technologies

SIT735Communications Network Security

Software Development specialism - unit set code SP-S000023

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

SIT725Software Engineering

SIT707Software Quality and Testing

SIT780Enterprise Applications Development

SIT708Mobile Systems Development

IT Security specialism - unit set code SP-S000028

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

SIT703Advanced Digital Forensics

SIT704Advanced Topics in Digital Security

SIT735Communications Network Security

SIT763IT Security Management

IT Services specialism - unit set code SP-S000048

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

SIT737Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies

SIT775IT Services in Organisations

SIT794Services Management

SIT717Enterprise Business Intelligence