Master of Information Systems

Course summary for current students

Year2015 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.

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

Course rules

The program consists of 16 credit points, including 10 credit points of core units and one zero credit point unit; an Information Systems specialisation of 4 credit points and 2 credit points of general postgraduate elective units.


Refer to the details of each specialisation for availability.

Information Systems specialisations:

Business Analytics

eBusiness and Social Media Strategies

Course structure

Core Units

MIS070Academic Induction for Postgraduate Information Systems (0 cp)

MIS701Business Requirements Analysis

MIS731Information Security and Governance

MIS750Collaboration in the Digital Age

MIS761Enterprise Information Management

MIS762Data Warehousing and Big Data Analytics

MIS770Analytical Skills for Managers

MIS776Design Thinking for Innovation

MIS782Business Value of Information

MIS798Project Management

MIS799Information Systems in Practice

Plus one 4 credit point specialisation from the list of Information systems specialisations

and 2 credit points of General Elective units at level 7 which may include the general elective units listed below:

MIS791Information Systems Project A

MIS792Information Systems Project B

Details of specialisations

Business Analytics (unit set code SP-M72213)

MIS771Descriptive Analytics and Visualisation

MIS772Predictive Analytics

MIS775Decision Modelling for Business Analytics

MIS781Business Intelligence

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

MIS712eBusiness Strategies

MIS713Supply Chain Management and Logistics

MIS721Social Media and Mobile Strategies

MMK737Online Marketing