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Master business information systems

  1. 1. Master of Business Information Systems (DMIS) Program overview Program information Program Code: DMIS Program Level: Postgraduate Program Content: 54 units Home Campus: City West Program Length: 1.5 years (full time) Intake: Study Period 2 + 5 + 7 For more information on Master of Business Information Systems please visit: programs.unisa.edu.au/ public/pcms/ Entry requirements All applicants must arrange an interview with the program director before applying. Applicants would normally have a bachelor degree in Information Systems, Information Technology, Business, or equivalent qualifications; with at least a grade point average of 5.0 (credit average) Study options This program must be taken via internal delivery and on a full-time basis only. The University of South Australia’s Master of Business Information Systems (BIS) is an intensive program where students can obtain a highly sought-after master degree and real world experience over 12 calendar months. The program represents a unique convergence between the IT and Business disciplines and produces graduates with both technical, interpersonal communication and management skills – a highly valued commodity in today’s competitive business environment. Catering for the needs of industry, the BIS program was developed and continues to develop through close consultation between the university and the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. It is a selective program, with enrolment dependent on a combination of high academic achievement, a written application and an interview before a panel comprising an academic staff member, a program graduate and an industry partner representative. A major point of difference of the BIS program is its concentrated focus on experiential learning. Students undertake three semester-long industry placements (two individually, one as part of a group), centred on applied projects in real world businesses. Through this, students can gain a valuable insight into the machinery of IT/ IS management and are able to start making a constructive contribution sooner, upon entry to the workplace. The School of CIS maintains close links with industry in both its teaching and learning and research activities, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the industry partnerships developed through the BIS program. Some of our strongest and most enduring collaborative relationships have begun through the provision of BIS placements. Participating industry partners include: 148307 IEE A4 Postgrad Flyers - Master Business Info Systems-v3.indd 1 • • • • • State and Federal Government departments – Centrelink, Health SA, Families and Communities, Information Economy, Office of the Chief Information Officer, SA Courts Administration Authority The finance sector – ANZ Bank Not for Profit – SA Council of Social Service, UnitingCare Wesley Adelaide Utilities, mining and energy sector – ETSA Utilities, SA Water, APA Group, Santos Consulting: Deloitte, Fujitsu Australia… and many others. Careers and industry Another benefit of the BIS program is that it provides expertise in performing an IT management role, combined with the analytical ability to use information effectively for decision-making. This equips graduates with the necessary skills and knowledge to secure a position and to progress into a senior management role. This claim is supported by a 100% professional employment rate experienced by BIS alumni. Employment opportunities abound for BIS graduates, in diverse roles, including: systems analyst, business analyst, information systems specialist, or in general management. Graduates may also be recruited into an area where information systems skills can be applied such as accounting, marketing or human resources. Contemporary business relies on the management of information technology for increased productivity and profitability and graduates of the BIS program are ideally placed to establish successful careers at the forefront of this interesting and dynamic field.. Professional recognition This program is accredited by the Australian Computing Society. It is highly regarded both locally and internationally. 18/08/11 11:59 AM
  2. 2. Why CIS@UniSA? Information for domestic students Fees: This program is Commonwealth Supported. Fees for Commonwealth Supported Students are calculated at the course level. How to apply Applications to this program are online via SATAC’s Gradstart portal For further information Dr Gaye Deegan Program Director (08) 8302 0298 or (08) 8302 3969 Email: gaye.deegan@unisa.edu.au The University of South Australia’s School of Computer and Information Science (CIS) is the largest information and communications technology (ICT) tertiary provider in South Australia. Students are given the opportunity to gain industry experience, up to date technical knowledge and the ability to complete a real-life project through our Industry Alliance Program which has over 200 industry partners. The courses are offered by academics who are active researchers and practitioners in their field and are able to offer the resulting expertise as part of their teaching. Our strong links with industry and research organisations ensures that this degree is highly relevant to industry employers at local, national and international level. Further information Information for international students Fees: $AU 22,750 per 1.0 EFTSL for students commencing in 2012. Fees are calculated on a per Unit basis with 1.0 EFTSL = 36 Units. Fees for International students are determined one year in advance and are subject to variation. English language requirements International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic): Minimum score of 6.0 in Reading and Writing subscores and minimum overall score of 6.5 obtained within the last two years or corresponding results from an equivalent test such as TOEFL or the appropriate Academic English language level delivered at CELUSA; or Successful completion of a tertiary qualification at diploma level or above completed in Australia within the last two years; or Successful completion of at least two years of tertiary study at diploma level or above conducted and completed in English within the last five years in a country in which English is commonly used, as determined by the University. Where the study in English was more than five years ago, this requirement may be satisfied by subsequent and recent work experience of two or more years duration in a setting where English is the language of business subject to satisfactory evidence as determined by the Program Director. How to apply Applications to this program are via UniSA’s Apply Online portal For further information about UniSA’s Business Information programs please contact: +61 3 96274854 Or freecall: Australia: 1800 1818 58 China (Northern): 10 800 61 00 245 China (Southern): 10 800 261 0245 Indonesia: 001 803 61 269 Japan: 0053 161 0011 Taiwan: 00801 611 343 Web: www.unisa.edu.au/international/ Email: international.office@unisa.edu.au CRICOS Provider Number 00121B Information correct at time of printing (August 2011) 148307 IEE A4 Postgrad Flyers - Master Business Info Systems-v3.indd 2 Master of Business Information Systems CRICOS code: 036334C (Master) SATAC code: 4CM023 (Master) Course List Units Rules Core courses ICT Specialist Industry Project ICT Masters Professional Project 1 IT Procurement and Vendor Management Enterprise Architectures M ICT Masters Professional Project 2 9 9 4.5 4.5 9 Elective courses Accounting for Management M People, Organisations and Leadership Fundamentals of Information Systems M Enterprise Data Management Global Business Environment Introduction to Human Resource Management Principles of Finance Marketing Management Communication Management, Ethics and the Law Commercial Law M Mobile Commerce and Technology M Electronic Evidence 1 – Forensic Computing Information Assurance and Security Mobile Enterprise Workshop Business Intelligence and Enterprise Data Mining Network Technology M Enterprise Architectures M Network Architecture and Realisation M Enterprise Systems using SAP M Special Topics in Information Systems M Networking for Small Business Computer and Network Security M Managing Networks and Telecommunications M Information Security Management M Information Technology Project Management M Information Technology Strategy and Management M Knowledge Management in Organisations M Organisational e-Transformation Business Process Modelling and Workflow IT Stakeholder Engagement Health Information Systems Business Information Technologies 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 4.5 The program requires completion of courses totalling 54 units taken over 1 calendar year. Students are expected to attend program seminars scheduled by staff and industry partners. Students are required to complete two courses while working with an industry partner. The industry partners make a contribution toward the expenses incurred during the program. Students are required to complete 18 units of elective courses and should consult the Program Director when choosing the electives. Students who do not have an appropriate business background will be required to choose the following electives: Accounting for Management M and People, Organisations and Leadership. Students who do not have an appropriate IS/ IT background will be required to choose the following electives: Fundamentals of Information Systems M and Enterprise Data Management. Students who have previously completed ICT Specialist Industry Project or equivalent are required to choose 9.0 units of elective courses instead. 18/08/11 11:59 AM

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