About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
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|Award title||Master of IT Management (Executive)|
|Year & campus||2021 — Parkville|
|Fees information||Subject EFTSL, level, discipline and census date|
|Study level & type||Graduate Coursework|
|Credit points||100 credit points|
|Duration||12 months full-time or 24 months part-time|
The Master of IT Management (Executive) is an online coursework degree (100 credit points). The program covers areas of critical importance 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).
1. In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed:
- An undergraduate degree in an IT-related discipline; and
- 5 years of documented experience in IT-related work;
- At least 8 years of documented experience in IT-related work;
- a personal statement; and
- one referee report
Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
2. In ranking applications, the Selection Committee will consider:
- prior academic performance; and
- the work experience; and
- the personal statement; and
- the referee report
3. 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.
4. 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 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.5 for Reading, Writing and Listening and a minimum of 6.0 for Speaking.
Inherent requirements (core participation requirements)
The Master of IT Management (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 IT Management (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/
The Master of Information Systems Executive will be seeking accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.
Intended learning outcomes
The Master of IT Management (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 Master of IT Management (Executive) should:
- Have developed a sound knowledge and understanding of the management practice of Information Systems in organisations
- 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
- 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
- Have gained experience in identifying, understanding, evaluating and communicating strategic and operational issues in the real-world practice of Information Systems.
- Can demonstrate an understanding of professional codes of conduct and ethical standards as they apply to business practice
- Have advanced knowledge of research principles and methods in Information Systems
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.
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.
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).
Please note that students that complete ISYS90098 and ISYS90095 only will not be able to exit with the Specialist Certificate in Information Technology Management (Executive)
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|ISYS90089||Strategic Change Leadership||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|ISYS90090||Cyber Security Management||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|ISYS90092||Outsourcing and Contracting||
|ISYS90095||Emerging Technologies in Organisations||
|ISYS90093||Technopreneurship and Innovation||
|ISYS90091||Managing IT Professionals||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|ISYS90096||Enterprise Architecture Applications||
|ISYS90097||Information Economy and Society||
|ISYS90098||Information Systems Strategy||Not available in 2021||12.5|
|ISYS90094||Business Analytics and Decision Making||
Compulsory Capstone Project:
|Code||Name||Study period||Credit Points|
|ISYS90099||Managing Information Systems Part 1||
|ISYS90111||Managing Information Systems Part 2||
The 25 point capstone project will fulfil AQF research/scholarship requirements to allow a pathway to a PhD (AQF level 10).
Last updated: 4 June 2021