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Master of Information Systems (Executive) (MC-ISEXEC)

Masters (Coursework)Year: 2018 Delivered: Online

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Overview

Award titleMaster of Information Systems (Executive)
Year & campus2018 — Parkville
Fees informationSubject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date
Study level & typeGraduate Coursework
AQF level 9
Credit points100 credit points
Duration12 months full time or 24 months part time

The Master of Information Systems (Executive) is an online coursework degree (100 credit points). The program covers areas of critical important to aspiring C-suite executives (i.e. Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, and Chief Security Officers) in information systems management and digital business. Areas include IT Strategy, Emerging Technologies, Information Assurance, and Outsourcing & Contracting. Students will develop a strong capability in supporting, management and changing business processes through information and communications technology (ICT).

Entry requirements

The selection committee will evaluate the applicant’s ability to successfully complete the course. Applicants must have:

  • Completed an undergraduate degree in an IT-related discipline with at least H2B (70%) weighted average in the final year of study or equivalent; and
  • At least 5 years (preferably 10 years) of documented work experience in information systems-related work demonstrating a strong record of professional achievement and clear leadership potential; and
  • A personal statement relating the applicant’s goals and how they see the program contributing to their ability to meet their goals; and
  • Two professional and/or employer referee reports in the context of information systems-related work, which must be submitted prior to the application deadline.
  • An English Language capability of a minimum standard of IELTS 7.0 overall with no band less than 7.0

The selection committee may conduct interviews or call for further professional and/or employer referee reports to elucidate any of the matters listed above.

Master of Information Systems (Executive)

(100 credit points)

  1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
  • an undergraduate degree in an IT-related discipline with a weighted average mark of at least H2B (70%) in the final year of study or equivalent; and
  • At least 5 years (preferably 10 years) of documented work experience in information systems-related work demonstrating a strong record of professional achievement and clear leadership potential; and
  • A personal statement relating the applicant’s goals and how they see the program contributing to their ability to meet their goals; and
  • Two professional and/or employer referee reports in the context of information systems-related work, which must be submitted prior to the application deadline.

Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.

  1. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
  • prior academic performance; and
  • the work experience; and
  • the personal statement; and
  • the referee reports; and for short-listed applicants
  • an interview
  1. The Selection Committee may seek further information to clarify any aspect of an application in accordance with the Academic Board rules on the use of selection instruments.
  • Applicants are required to satisfy the university’s English language requirements for graduate courses. For those applicants seeking to meet these requirements by one of the standard tests approved by the academic board, candidates must achieve the equivalent of an English Language capability of a minimum standard of IELTS 7.0 overall with no band less than 7.0

Note:

(a) The interview for short-listed applicants is for eliciting information on the following matters:

  • standard of academic record;
  • nature and length of employment experience;
  • achievements subsequent to graduation;
  • reasons for seeking admission;
  • interpersonal and communication skills;
  • maturity and motivation.

International and interstate applicants may be interviewed by telephone, or electronically.

Core participation requirements

The Master of Information Systems (Executive) welcomes applications from students with disabilities. It is University and degree policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student’s participation in the degree.

The Master of Information Systems (Executive) requires all students to enrol in subjects where they will require:

a) the ability to comprehend complex science and technology related information;
b) the ability to clearly and independently communicate a knowledge and application of science, and technology principles and practices during assessment tasks;
c) the ability to actively and safely contribute in online activities.

Students must possess behavioural and social attributes that enable them to participate in a complex learning environment. Students are required to take responsibility for their own participation and learning. They also contribute to the learning of other students in collaborative learning environments, demonstrating interpersonal skills and an understanding of the needs of other students. Assessment may include the outcomes of tasks completed in collaboration with other students. There may be additional inherent academic requirements for some subjects, and these requirements are listed within the description of the requirements for each of these subjects.

Students who feel their disability will impact on meeting this requirement are encouraged to discuss this matter with the relevant Subject Coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit:http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/

Professional accreditation

The Master of Information Systems Executive will be seeking accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.

Intended learning outcomes

The Master of Information Systems (Executive) is designed to meet academic expectations set at an Australian qualification framework (AQF) standard level 9. The course level learning outcomes are designed to meet these standards.

A graduate of the MIS-E should:

  1. Have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of the management practice of Information Systems in organisations
  2. Have developed and applied skills in critical thinking and systems analysis suited to the application of Information Systems concepts and theories to real-world practice
  3. Have developed and applied skills related to business communication, interpersonal, and team skills suited to the application of Information Systems concepts and theories to real-world practice
  4. Have gained experience in identifying, understanding, evaluating and communicating strategic and operational issues in the real-world practice of Information Systems.
  5. Can demonstrate an understanding of professional codes of conduct and ethical standards as they apply to business practice
  6. Have advanced knowledge of research principles and methods in Information Systems

Generic skills

On completion of the course, the student should:

  • Have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical enquiry, analysis and reflection
  • Have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship
  • Have in-depth knowledge of their specialist area
  • Reach a high level of achievement in writing, research or project activities, problem-solving and communication
  • Be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning
  • Be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
  • Have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment
  • Be able to initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces.

Graduate attributes

Graduates should have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical inquiry, analysis and reflection. The degree has significant engagement and involvement from local and international practicing information systems professionals.

Course structure

Executive Master of Information Systems

Students must complete 6 selective subjects (75 credit points) and the compulsory Capstone (25 credit points) to complete the degree.

In order to enroll in the Capstone subject, students must have completed at least 4 selective subjects (50 points).

Selective subjects:

  • ISYS90089 Advanced Change Management
  • ISYS90090 Information Assurance
  • ISYS90092 Outsourcing & Contracting
  • ISYS90095 Emerging Technologies in Organisations
  • ISYS90093 Technopreneurship & Innovation
  • ISYS90094 Business Analytics & Decision-Making
  • ISYS90098 Information Systems Strategy
  • ISYS90097 Information Economy & Society
  • ISYS90096 Enterprise Architecture Applications
  • ISYS90091 Managing IT Professionals

Compulsory Capstone Project:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ISYS90099 Managing Information Systems Part 1
Term 3
12.5
ISYS90111 Managing Information Systems Part 2
Term 4
12.5

Subject options

Code Name Study period Credit Points
ISYS90089 Advanced Change Management
Term 2
12.5
ISYS90090 Information Assurance
Term 3
12.5
ISYS90092 Outsourcing and Contracting
Term 4
12.5
ISYS90095 Emerging Technologies in Organisations Not available in 2018 12.5
ISYS90093 Technopreneurship and Innovation
Term 4
12.5
ISYS90091 Managing IT Professionals Not available in 2018 12.5
ISYS90096 Enterprise Architecture Applications
Term 2
12.5
ISYS90097 Information Economy and Society
Term 3
12.5
ISYS90098 Information Systems Strategy
Term 1
12.5
ISYS90094 Business Analytics and Decision Making
Term 1
12.5

Further study

The 25 point capstone project will fulfil AQF research/scholarship requirements to allow a pathway to a PhD (AQF level 10).

Last updated: 19 October 2018