Master of Information Systems

Course summary for current students

Year2018 course information
Award granted Master of Information Systems
Course Map

This course map is for new students commencing from 2018.

If you require a copy of an older course map, please contact Business and Law Student Services.

CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud CampusYes

 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent

CRICOS course code052316E
Deakin course codeM722
Approval statusThis course is approved by the University under the Higher Education Standards Framework.
Australian Quality Framework (AQF) recognitionThe award conferred upon completion is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 9.

Looking to start studying in 2017? View our Master Of Information Systems and apply to start this year.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Master of Information Systems has been developed in response to the rapid growth in the use of information systems and eBusiness applications by businesses and governments internationally.

The mass adoption of social media, the advances of new technologies, and the accumulation of large amounts of data has made information central to many aspects of work and life.

Digital information has revolutionised the way we do business. Its capture, strategic use and associated technology in the business environment, is the discipline of information systems.

The course provides specialist skills in business-oriented principles and practices of information systems and eBusiness. It focuses on the strategic use of information in a business and policy context, supported by a sound technical understanding and capability in specific areas of information systems, particularly information security, supply chain management, and project management.

The course will give you an understanding of the principles and practices of stakeholder analysis, identification of business needs, problems and opportunities, analysis, negotiation and specification of requirements for any solution that may involve technology-inspired change.

You’ll learn quantitative reasoning skills so that you can review business performance to find problems, areas of opportunities, and trends in data using business analytics. You’ll learn data-driven, evidence-based approaches to business decision making and business performance analysis, and you’ll get an understanding of business metrics.

Your project management skills will be developed to ensure that you are able to implement best practice relationship building, communication and resourcing to support your project aims.

Indicative student workload

As a student in the Faculty of Business and Law, you can expect to participate in a range of teaching activities each week. This could include classes, seminars, practicals and online interaction. You can refer to the individual unit details in the course structure for more information. You will also need to study and complete assessment tasks in your own time.

Professional recognition

The Master of Information Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Completion of this course grants eligibility for entry as a Professional member of the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

Career opportunities

This course teaches students the skills required to manage the impact of technologies in organisations, understand the role of technology in managing knowledge and information, and recognise the role of modern information systems in society and business.

Graduates can move into careers as data analysts, business analysts, systems analysts, e-Business specialists, security analysts, and information systems project leaders.

Alternative exits

Graduate Certificate of Information Systems (M522)
Graduate Diploma of Information Systems (M622)

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 Learning Outcomes

Graduate Learning Outcome Course Learning Outcome
Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities Demonstrate specialised knowledge and research skills needed to lead and manage the resources and processes associated with information systems within an organisation or social setting.
Communication Effectively transmit models, frameworks and management theory with consideration to impacts and outcomes to both specialists and non-specialists.
Digital literacy Expertly apply specialised information application skills relative to information systems settings.
Critical thinking Apply critical thinking, analytical research skills relative to complex information systems settings.
Problem solving Formulate and recommend expert solutions based on organisational needs and a critical evaluation of alternatives.
Self-management Demonstrate autonomy, adaptability and responsibility, self- reflect and critique own performance and identify and plan future development as a professional.
Teamwork Work collaboratively in teams to produce and share specialised and integrated solutions to complex information systems problems.
Global citizenship Demonstrate a high standard of ethical, legal, and responsible behaviour in the development and deployment of information systems to meet organisational needs.


Course rules

To complete the Master of Information Systems, students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 11 credit points of core units, 5 credit points of elective units and one zero point credit unit.
Electives may be selected to complete any 4 credit point postgraduate specialisation offered by the University, subject to eligibility.

Students are introduced to research tools and techniques in core units of the course where they learn analytic skills and the practical application of those skills in professional contexts. They must also complete a capstone unit that requires requiring them to integrate the skills learnt over their course of study and produce an applied piece of research with reference to prevailing literature.



Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

^Offered to continuing students only

Course structure

Core units

MIS070Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0 cp)

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

MIS741Analysing the Impact of Digital Business

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS770/MIS770AFoundation Skills in Data Analysis ^

MIS781Business Intelligence

MIS782Value of Information

MIS798Project Management

MIS799Information Systems in Practice

MPM701/MPM701ABusiness Process Management ^


^MIS770A and MPM701A are a Start Anytime units.

Elective units

Plus 5 credit points of postgraduate elective units offered by the University (subject to eligibility) which may include the elective units listed below.

Electives may be used to complete any 4 credit point specialisation offered by the University, subject to meeting eligibility requirements.

MWL702Business Practicum *

MWL703Team Internship *

* Special enrolment processes apply to these units.  Please see the handbook entry for MWL702 and MWL703 for more information.

Details of specialisations



Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code




Plus 3 credit point of units from:

MAA703Accounting for Management

MAA716Financial Accounting

MAA725Advanced Accounting Principles and Practice

MAA763Governance and Fraud


Business Analytics


Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MIS772Predictive Analytics

MIS775Decision Modelling for Business Analytics

MIS784Marketing Analytics


eBusiness and Social Media Strategies

Unit set code


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.





Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA754Enterprise Risk Management

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF703Applied Corporate Finance

MAF704Treasury and Risk Management

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF767Treasury Dealing



Financial Planning


Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAA719Superannuation and Retirement Planning ~

MAA727Financial Planning Development +

MAA728Managing Client Relationships #

MAA729Estate Planning Strategies ^

MAA745Financial Planning Fundamentals *

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MLC703Principles of Income Tax Law

Note: Students will be required to complete all eight units to satisfy the Financial Planning Association's approved degree requirement for entry into the CFP Certification Program.

~ previously coded MAF708

# previously coded MAF714

^ previously coded MAF715

* previously coded MAF765

+ previously coded MAF709

Human Resource Management


Cloud (online)

Unit set code



MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

MMH709Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness

MMH753Human Resource Management in the Global Context

MMH707Organisational Development and Change

MPR707Leading Change (Residential) *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit


IT Security

Unit set code


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.



IT Services

Unit set code


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.




Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Unit set code



MPT732/MPK732Marketing Management #

plus 3 credit points of units from:

MMK738Integrated Marketing Communication

MMK739Strategic Brand Management

MMK751Services Marketing

MPK701Research Design and Analysis

MPK713Consumer Behaviour

MPT736/MPK736International Marketing #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

Social Media and Mobile Strategies

Unit set code


Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.



eBusiness and Supply Chain Management

Unit set code



Offered to continuing students only.  Please see a student adviser for further advice.