Higher Education

Master of Information Systems (MIS)


Quick Facts

/banners/Intro-imagemelb3.jpg

Course Overview

The Master of Information Systems course provides the perfect blend between the business and technical side of Information Technology. Information Systems is a challenging field that delves into integrating Information Technology into organizational processes to meet the growing digital demands of business. The Master of Information Systems specifically addresses technology, governance and the strategic use of Information Technology as well as other issues arising from the application of technology to business. The MIS course has a strong focus on Cyber Security, Business Analytics and Project Management, as evidenced by the three available specialisations in the course. Students have the opportunity to select one of these specialisations to complement their studies and enhance their future prospects.

/banners/Intro-imagemelb3.jpg

Course Structure

The Master of Information Systems is a two-year course, delivered over four trimesters on a full-time basis. To meet the requirements for graduation, all students must successfully complete 16 units.

Students may elect to exit the MIS after one trimester having qualified for the Graduate Certificate in Information Systems (GCIS) which consists of 4 units, or two trimesters having qualified for the Graduate Diploma of Information Systems (GDIS) which consists of 8 units.

/banners/Intro-imagemelb3.jpg

Master of Information Systems (MIS)

GCIS: 0.5 years

GDIS: 1 yearMIS: 2 years

4 core units
HI5030 Business Systems Analysis and Design

 

HI5031 Professional Issues in IS, Ethics & Practice

 

HI5033 Database Design

 

HI6032 Leveraging IT for Business Advantage

7 core units + 1 elective unit

 

Core Units
HI5029 IS Project Management

 

HI5030 Business Systems Analysis and Design

 

HI5031 Professional Issues in IS, Ethics & Practice

 

HI6032 Leveraging IT for Business Advantage

 

HI5033 Database Design

 

HI6035 IS Governance and Risk

 

HI6037 Business Analytics Fundamentals

 

Elective Unit

The elective unit may be chosen from the listed units of Holmes’ master courses provided any prerequisites are met.

12 core units + 4 elective units

 

Core Units
HI5029 IS Project Management

 

HI5030 Business Systems Analysis and Design

 

HI5031 Professional Issues in IS, Ethics & Practice

 

HI5033 Database Design

 

HI6007 Statistics for Business Decision Making

 

HI6008 Business Research

 

HI6032 Leveraging IT for Business Advantage

 

HI6034 Enterprise Information Systems

 

HI6035 IS Governance and Risk

 

HI6036 IS Strategy and Innovation

 

HI6037 Business Analytics Fundamentals

 

HI6050 Contemporary Workplace Project

 

Elective Units

The 4 electives may be chosen from the same specialisation leading to an MIS degree with one specialisation, or across the different specialisations leading to a generic MIS degree.

 

 

Specialisations:
  

Cyber Security
HI6041 Information Security Systems

 

HI6043 Computer Forensics and Analysis

 

HI6044 Computer Network Security

Project Management
HI6045 Managing IS Project Risk

 

HI6046 Managing People, Projects, Resources

 

HI6047 IS Portfolio and Project Management

Business Analytics
HI6038 Data Visualisation

 

HI6039 Predictive Analytics

 

HI6040 AI/Machine learning

Qualification

On successful completion of this course, students are awarded the Master of Information Systems. The course meets the Australian Qualifications Framework specifications for a Level 9 master degree.

Advanced Standing

Students may be able to shorten the length of this course by applying to transfer any recognised prior learning credits. The application will be assessed in consistence with the principles of the Holmes’ Advanced Standing Policy.

Opportunities for Further Study

On successful completion of the MIS students will be eligible to seek further advanced studies in a Professional Doctorate or PhD degree. The Professional Doctorate will equip students with deep understanding of foundational theory in their chosen filed while a PhD student will undertake more independent original research.

Career Opportunities

There are many available career opportunities available upon completion of the Master of Information Systems, and these include IT Business Analyst, Information System Manager, Database Administrator, IT Consultant, and depending on the specialization chosen, this could also include Cyber Security Analyst, Project Manager or Business Analytics specialist, and Data Scientist.

Mode of Delivery

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus. Units are delivered in a lecture and tutorial format.

Assessment

Various forms of assessment will be used throughout the Master of Information Systems course and these include written assignments, laboratory work in relevant units of study, student group work and presentations as well individual research reports. Heavy use will be made of the individual research reports throughout the MIS in order to develop students analytical, critical thinking and research skills. In some units of study, exams will be conducted at the end of the semester.

Course Learning Outcomes

The graduates of the Master of Information Systems will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate advanced, contemporary theoretical knowledge of information systems and the practical skills necessary to identify, investigate and solve Information Systems issues in a contemporary business environment in the digital age.
  2. Apply appropriate business research methods to critically analyse and evaluate information systems’ projects and/or field work.
  3. Demonstrate specialist knowledge and research skills to design, implement, and review information systems and principles used to support organisational processes both in business and social environments.
  4. Critically evaluate the impact of information systems on corporate strategies, performance, and associated business processes.
  5. Synthesis and effectively communicate Information system theory, models and frameworks to real-world situations with consideration to impacts and outcomes to diverse stakeholders.
  6. Work well autonomously as well as within group settings to identify technical developments and apply innovative information system solutions to professional scenarios.

 

/banners/Intro-imagemelb3.jpg