Master of Information Systems

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Master of Information Systems
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Duration2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code052316E
Deakin course codeM722

Course sub-headings

Course overview

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. The Master of Information Systems has been developed in response to this new emerging information-focused economy, where organisations are keen to hire specialists who understand the strategic use of information in the business context. In addition to learning about broad business-oriented principles and practices of information systems, the course also allows students to specialise in Business Analytics, Social Media and Mobile Strategies, or Supply Chain Management.

The course is aimed at graduates from all disciplines seeking to build a career as an information systems professional, particularly in the IT services and consulting industry, in IT solutions, and IT support. The course incorporates extremely flexible methods of delivery combining the use of high quality Cloud (online) study and face-to face campus mode learning and has a high level of industry engagement.

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.

Approved by Faculty Board October 2014.

Fees and charges

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
Not applicable$25,000$28,520

The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.

* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

Course rules

The program consists of 16 credit points, including 12 credit points of core units, one zero credit point unit, and 4 credit points of general postgraduate elective units. Electives may be used to complete any 4 credit point specialisation offered by the University, subject to meeting eligibility requirements.


Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Information Systems specialisations:


Business Analytics  

eBusiness and Social Media Strategies^


Financial Planning

Human Resource Management

IT Security

IT Services


^Offered to continuing students only

Course structure

Core Units

MIS070Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0 cp)

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS731Information Security and Governance

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS770Analytical Skills Foundations

MIS782Value of Information

MIS798Project Management

MIS799Information Systems in Practice

MIS781Business Intelligence

MPM701Business Process Management

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

MIS741Analysing the Impact of Digital Business


Details of specialisations

Accounting SP-M70114


MPA751/MPR751Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential) *

plus 2 credit points of units from:

MAA703Accounting for Management

MAA716Financial Accounting

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

Business Analytics (unit set code SP-M72213)

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MIS772Predictive Analytics

MIS775Decision Modelling for Business Analytics

MIS784Customer Analytics

eBusiness and Social Media Strategies (unit set code SP-M72215)

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

MIS721Unit description is currently unavailable

MMK737Online Marketing

Finance (SP-M70115)

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

MPT753/MPF753Finance #

# MPT code denotes study tour version of the unit

^ 2 credit points

Financial Planning (SP-M755011)

Select 4 credit points of units from:

MAF702Financial Markets

MAF707Investments and Portfolio Management

MAF708Superannuation and Retirement Planning

MAF709Financial Planning Development

MAF714Managing Client Relationships

MAF715Estate Planning Strategies

MAF765Financial Planning Fundamentals

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.

Human Resource Management (SP-M70106)

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 (SP-S000028)

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Develop skills in securing data, communications and infrastructure as well as investigating, analysing and providing solutions to computer crime. Students gain an understanding of problem solving, communication and technical capabilities related to Information Technology Security and the legal, regulatory and ethical contexts in which these skills are used. The security units provide a solid foundation in areas including information security, internet and network security, access controls and firewalls. In conjunction with work experience, the units prepare students towards certification as a Certified Information Systems Security Professional on completion of the CISSP exam administered by The International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC)2.

SIT703Advanced Digital Forensics

SIT704Advanced Topics in Digital Security

SIT735Communications Network Security

SIT763IT Security Management

IT Services - SP-S000048

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)

Designed in partnership with IBM, to develop specialised information technology skills by providing up-to-date knowledge of recent developments in computing technology and practical IT consulting skills. Learn about cutting-edge work in computer science, operation research, business strategy, management sciences, social and cognitive sciences and the legal sciences to develop the skills needed in a services-led economy.

SIT737Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies

SIT775IT Services in Organisations

SIT794Services Management

SIT717Enterprise Business Intelligence

Marketing (SP-M75509)

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