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Master of Business Informatics - 309JA

Course Code: 309JA
Course Version: 1
Location: UC - Canberra, Bruce
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline(s): Academic Program Area - Technology
CRICOS Code: 087618B
Selection Rank: PG
English Language Requirements: Academic IELTS of 6.5 or equivalent, with no band score below 6.0

Master the business of informatics at UC

Accredited by the Australian Computer Society, our Master of Business Informatics is a two-year program that prepares you for participation in the ‘knowledge economy’. The course addresses key areas pertinent to IT professionals and, especially, business analysts.

Fine-tune your qualifications with electives in the areas of accounting, HR, strategic management, data analytics or information sciences. Upon graduation, you can confidently embrace the workforce, choosing from a variety of specialised IT roles, such as program analyst, systems architect, information systems manager, and beyond.

Study a Master of Business Informatics at UC and you will:

  • demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts and develop an appropriate set of data models for relational database implementation
  • undertake a human-computer interaction design project
  • critically analyse complex business processes
  • be able to derive advanced system models appropriately
  • learn how to use international standard systems description paradigms and languages
  • prepare and critically evaluate documents associated with project planning, monitoring, review and quality
  • use SPSS and gain knowledge of key data and national and international indicators from Australia and other Asia-Pacific countries.

Work Integrated Learning

In this course, you will undertake a specialised research project as part of the University’s commitment to supporting Work Integrated Learning (WIL). You will be encouraged to link your research to your previous professional practical experience, or relate it to your current field of employment.

You can tailor your learning around your specific areas of interest and future employment aspirations, and internships are possible as part of your range of elective units. Previous Business Informatics students have undertaken internships and cadetships with organisations such as PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Fujitsu Australia, Birdsnest, the University of Canberra, and more.

Career opportunities

  • IT security analyst
  • Business analyst
  • Systems analyst
  • IT project manager
  • ICT consultant
  • Web developer
  • IT systems test engineer
  • Information analyst
  • Data scientist
  • Systems architect
  • Information systems manager
  • IT auditor
  • IT business manager
  • Solutions engineer

Course-specific information

This course is accredited by the professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level.

A clear pathway of study exists between this degree, the undergraduate Bachelor of Business Informatics, and the postgraduate Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics courses. Credit equivalent to the Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics may be given to applicants who have an undergraduate Business Informatics or Information Technology degree AND 3 years of relevant work experience.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree from Australia or a recognised overseas institution. No previous Business Informatics or ICT knowledge is assumed.

Assumed Knowledge

Fluency in the use of desktop computers (eg for everyday work) and excellent English spoken and written communication skills.

Information on admission closing dates can be found here.

Course Requirements

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In addition to course requirements, in order to successfully complete your course you may need to meet the inherent requirements. Please refer to the inherent requirements statement applicable to your course

Awards

Award(s) Official Abbreviation
Master of Business Informatics M BusInformatics

Alternate Exit Awards

Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics

Typical Study Pattern

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Please refer to the tab to view Course Requirements, check unit details and select Restricted Choice Units for the course. Please note not all units are offered in each teaching period.

Unit Delivery Modes

Delivery modes for units in this degree are yet to be confirmed. Please contact us for more details.

Credit equivalent to the Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics may be given to applicants who have an undergraduate Business Informatics or Information Technology degree AND 3 years of relevant work experience.

Professional Accreditation

This course is accredited by the professional body, the Australian Computer Society, at the Professional level (subject to the ACS accreditation processes in 2015).

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Objectives Graduate Qualities
Knowledge:
Graduates who complete the Master of Information Systems will obtain a body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in the information systems discipline and associated professional practice. In particular, graduates will acquire knowledge that will help to understand the intent and context of systems; business processes and associated work practices, requirements and information needs; and the impacts of actions on the business as a whole. Graduates will also obtain knowledge of Business Informatics research principles and methods. Graduates will have a commitment to, professional ethics and the norms of that Information Technology practice also have the required knowledge and understanding to assess relevant professional issues within local and global contexts, and the consequential responsibilities relevant to professional Information Technology practice.
Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility

In addition to the UC qualities and skills the Seoul Accord identifies the following as important for our graduates:
Knowledge for solving computing problems
Modern tool usage
Skills:
Graduates who complete the Master of Business Informatics will have developed:
-cognitive skills to demonstrate mastery of theoretical knowledge and to reflect critically on theory and professional practice in the areas of business analysis, business change management and implementation, project management and business strategy and planning of information systems. Graduates will have the ability to investigate and analyse complex problems in the information systems domain and apply established theories to practical situations within organisations.
-communication skills to justify and interpret information systems work to technical and business stakeholders and for working effectively within teams. Graduates will also be able to reflect on the theoretical foundations for their information systems work and make contribute to enhancing information systems professional practice.
Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility

In addition to the UC qualities and skills the Seoul Accord identifies the following as important for our graduates:
Modern tool usage
Lifelong learning
Application of knowledge and skills:
Graduates who complete the Master of Business Informatics will be able to apply the knowledge and skills obtained with creativity and initiative to new situations in information systems practice and their ongoing professional development. The will also demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy in their future work in planning and executing a substantial informatics project connecting information systems theory with practice. Graduates will also be able to apply research-based learning and thinking to new disciplinary and/or professional contexts.
Communication
Analysis and inquiry
Problem solving
Working independently and with others
Professionalism and social responsibility

In addition to the UC qualities and skills the Seoul Accord identifies the following as important for our graduates:
Modern tool usage
Lifelong learning

Course Duration

Standard four semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum ten semesters.

Honours

None.

Related Courses (Double Degrees, Nested Courses and Alternative Exits)

The Graduate Certificate in Business Informatics and the Graduate Diploma in Business Informatics are subsumable into this course.

Offerings

  • Past Offerings
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2015->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2016->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2017->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2018->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Online
    • 2019->UC - Canberra, Bruce-Internal

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