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 Master of Information Systems has been developed in response to the rapid growth in the use of information systems and eCommerce 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 eCommerce. 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 eBusiness, 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 descriptive 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.


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

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

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 eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

Course rules

To complete the Master of Information Systems, students must attain a total of 16 credit points, consisting of 12 credit points of core units, 4 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.

Specialisations

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

MIS731Information Security and Governance

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS770/MIS770AAnalytical 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

 

^MIS770A is a Start Anytime unit.

Elective units

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.

Details of specialisations

Accounting

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70114


Units

MPA701Accounting

MPA751/MPR751Financial Reporting and Analysis (Residential) *

MAA703Accounting for Management

MAA716Financial Accounting

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit


 

Business Analytics

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M72213


Units

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MIS772Predictive Analytics

MIS775Decision Modelling for Business Analytics

MIS784Customer Analytics


 

eBusiness and Social Media Strategies

Unit set code

SP-M72215


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

 


 

Finance

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70115


Units

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


 

Financial Planning

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M755011


Units

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

Campuses

Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M70106


Units

MPR722/MPM722Human Resource Management *

MMH709Employment Relations for Organisational Effectiveness

MMH753Human Resource Management in the Global Context

MMH707Organisational Development and Change
or

MPR707Leading Change (Residential) *

* MPR code denotes residential version of the unit


 

IT Security

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-S000028


Overview

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.


Units

SIT703Advanced Digital Forensics

SIT704Advanced Topics in Digital Security

SIT735Communications Network Security

SIT763IT Security Management


 

IT Services

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-S000048


Overview

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.


Units

SIT737Service Oriented Architectures and Technologies

SIT775IT Services in Organisations

SIT794Services Management

SIT717Enterprise Business Intelligence


 

Marketing

Campuses

Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)


Unit set code

SP-M75509


Units

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


eBusiness and Supply Chain Management

Unit set code

SP-M72202


Units

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

MIS781Business Intelligence

MPM701Business Process Management