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Master of Business Information Systems

Key information

Level of study:
Master's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
12 - 15 months
Start date: 31-August-2020
Campus:
University of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Information Systems is a fast-expanding industry and the point where business studies and information technology meet. Information systems are a major part of many organisations and impact business operations on a day-to-day basis through mobile phones, Enews, and the internet. As a result there has been an increasing demand for 'tech-savvy' people to create and run these systems.

UC's Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS) aims to address high-level skills shortages in the rapidly growing ICT industry, and to meet the growing demand for work-ready graduates in New Zealand and abroad. The MBIS equips graduates, including those from a non-Information Systems or Commerce background, with specialist knowledge and skills applicable to managing the use of technology and technology-driven innovations in business.

The Master’s consists of 180 points, which is made up of nine courses and a choice between an applied project, research project, or internship.

Career opportunities

IS expertise is marketable worldwide and such skills can be applied across a wide range of organisations and industries, opening the door to many exciting careers in business analysis, business intelligence, systems development and project management.

The Master of Business Information Systems will provide students with the skills, knowledge and competencies to undertake entry-level Information Systems-related roles. It is also a good foundation for developing further and moving into more advanced roles in IT management that contribute to the strategic development of organisations through technology. These more advanced roles could include IT consultant, IT project manager, and IT manager.

The advanced research and applied components of the MBIS will provide graduates with additional skills in the areas of analysing, synthesising and communicating information effectively to a wide audience. This is supported by the internship and research project and would allow students to advance their IS careers at a greater speed than students with an undergraduate-only background.

Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor

Entry criteria

Students must have a bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses, or equivalent, and been approved by the Dean of Business.

Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:

  • IELTS (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking.
  • TOEFL (IBT): Minimum overall score of 90, with a minimum score of 19 in Reading, Listening and Writing.
  • PTE (Pearson Test of English - Academic): Overall score of 58 and no communicative skills score below 50.

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