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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)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
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.

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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.

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Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.


Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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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.

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Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.


There are four specialised streams:

Network Computing
Software Development
IT Security

IT Services

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Course structure

Information Technology component

Students complete 8 credit points as prescribed below:

SIT705 Research Methods for IT  

SIT764 Project Management  

SIT782 Practical Project  

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:

MPA702 Financial Interpretation  

MPE707 International Banking and Finance  

MPT781/MPE781 Economics for Managers  #

MPK732 Marketing Management  *

MPM701 Business Process Management  

MPM703 Business Strategy and Analysis  

MPM735/MPT735 International Business Management (Tour)  #


Plus 1 credit point of units from:

MPE711 Global Trade and Markets  

MPK701 Research Design and Analysis  

MPM722/MPR722 Human Resource Management (Residential)  *#


* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

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Details of specialisations

Network Computing specialism - unit set code SP-S000021

Burwood (Melbourne)


SIT701 Enterprise Network Construction  

SIT702 Enterprise Network Management  

SIT706 Cloud Computing Technologies  

SIT735 Communications Network Security  

Software Development specialism - unit set code SP-S000023

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


SIT725 Advanced Software Engineering  

SIT707 Software Quality and Testing  

SIT780 Enterprise Applications Development  

SIT708 Mobile Systems Development  

IT Security specialism - unit set code SP-S000028

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


SIT703 Advanced Digital Forensics  

SIT704 Advanced Topics in Digital Security  

SIT735 Communications Network Security  

SIT763 IT Security Management  

IT Services specialism - unit set code SP-S000048

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


SIT737 Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies  

SIT775 IT Services in Organisations  

SIT794 Services Management  

SIT717 Enterprise Business Intelligence  


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