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Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International)

Course summary for local students

Award granted Master of Information Technology / Master of Business Administration (International)
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne)
Cloud (online)Yes
Length2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)

Indicative annual fee 2014$22,670* - Full-fee paying place
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
School of Information Technology
Tel 03 9244 6699
sebe@deakin.edu.au

www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it

LevelHigher Degree Coursework (Masters and Doctorates)
CRICOS course code060185M
Deakin course code D754

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.

Professional recognition

Students who complete the program are eligible to seek membership with Australian Computer Society at the professional level.

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Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.

Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

*Indicative course fees should be used as a guide only. Deakin University assumes no responsibility for persons relying on indicative course fees to calculate the total future cost of their course. The indicative course fee is an estimate based on a typical enrolment a student may have for their first year of study in 2014 for their course. The indicative course fee is based on historical first year enrolments within the course, reflecting the discipline cluster of the units which may be studied within the course. The actual fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen. The cost of each unit can be viewed from the Unit Search. Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services.

Career opportunities

Solid theoretical groundings in both management and information technology practice couple with a significant compulsory professional practice experience will deliver graduates who are articulate, highly skilled and able to meet the future challenges of business. Students who complete the program are eligible to seek membership with Australian Computer Society at the professional level.

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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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Specialisations

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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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 www.deakin.edu.au/sebe/it, or by telephone 03 9244 6699.

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Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.

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Entry requirements - specific

For entry to this course applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree equivalent to at least 3 years of tertiary study in an information technology or related discipline (a grade point average of 65% or more in the undergraduate degree will be required).

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Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.

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Credit for prior learning - specific

Credit for prior learning applicants must comply with the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment rule for admission and selection for postgraduate award (coursework) courses.

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How to apply

Applications must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.  Details of available courses and application closing dates can be found on the Apply webpage. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


Your course may require further information in support of your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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Further study

Students who have completed the Master of Information Technology/Master of Business Administration (International) may continue on to undertake Higher Degree by Research study.
 

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