MC094 - Master of Business (Information Technology)

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Plan: MC094P12B - Master of Business (Information Technology)
Campus: City Campus

Overview

Program details
Objectives of the program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Master of Business (Information Technology)
Award abbreviation: MBus(InfoTech)
Total credit points: 144
Career: PGRD
Duration: One and half years full-time; Three years part-time
Location: Onshore, City Campus
Owning school: Business IT and Logistics (620H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/businessitlogistics
ASCED code: 020300
CRICOS code: 076023J

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Objectives of the program

The nature of the IT market itself reflects continuous change elicited by networks, the internet, outsourcing, complex applications software and the globalisation of organisations. Jobs for MBus(InfoTech) graduates are available across all spheres of business and industry. The IT market has grown to the point where virtually any organisation is a potential employer of IT graduates. These might include companies right across the sectors of health, retail, banking, farming, teaching, transport, manufacturing, publishing, telecommunications, education, libraries and in fact, most other industries.

The RMIT MBus(InfoTech) is designed to produce ethically and socially responsible professionals who have the potential and knowledge to create successful business information systems solutions drawing on their technical and leadership capabilities, effective communication skills, systems approach, innovative professional practices, and strategic and organisational skills. At RMIT we are committed to providing you with those skills so that your capabilities in the workplace and your skill sets are not only useful in the local Australian context but are relevant and useable globally.

In undertaking the MBus(InfoTech), you will be exposed to concepts that underpin systems, information technology and application development. These understandings are developed within an ethical framework in the MBusInfoTech. Throughout the MBus(InfoTech), courses will further enhance your foundation and understanding of business and ICT by seeking to integrate a number of concepts in business applications to act as a catalyst of change in IT-focused, networked and digitised organisations. 

The MBus(InfoTech) has a strong emphasis on providing knowledge and experiences, through a combination of lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars, which reflect the practicalities of the real world, especially concerning ICT management and e-business. Theory and practice are appropriately blended to allow you to appreciate and develop an understanding about practical and ICT-related issues in business. The MBus(InfoTech) seeks to develop well-rounded and skilled graduates, who can apply sound thinking and judgment to the effective management of ICT and e-business environments, and who are able to operate in local and global contexts.

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Articulation and pathways

If you choose to leave before completing the MBus(InfoTech) program (Plan Code: MC094P12B) there is the opportunity to exit with the award Graduate Diploma in Business Information Technology (Plan Code: GD14512B) or Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology (Plan Code: GC09912B). More information about these programs is available in the RMIT Handbook [http://www.rmit.edu.au/handbook].

Applicants who have completed postgraduate study (full or partial) at RMIT or other institutions may be accepted with some credits or exemptions being granted towards the MBus(InfoTech). Assessment of credits and exemptions will be consistent with the principles of RMIT University's Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer Policy.

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Entrance requirements

 

Entrance requirements for being accepted in the MBus(InfoTech) at RMIT University is a Bachelors degree in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution as well as an English language requirement.

All non-Australian residents and overseas full fee paying students must provide evidence of one of the following:

IELTS-6.5+ (no band below 6.0)
TOEFL Paper based-580+ (TWE 4.5+)
TOEFL Computer based-237+ (TWE 4.5+)
RMIT English Worldwide (REW)-Advanced Level.

Note: TOEFL or IELTS results are only recognised for one year from the test date.

International students should refer to the relevant school or international brochure for further details.

A limited number of mature-age students with appropriate and extensive experience may be admitted without a previous tertiary qualification.

 

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External accreditation and industry links

The School of Business Information Technology and Logistics has substantial links with the IT and business industry both within Australia and internationally. Employers and industry professionals are members of our Industry Advisory Board and various committees and have contributed to the initial development and ongoing improvement of the Master of Business Information Technology (MBus(InfoTech)) program. Their involvement ensures that the program remains relevant to your needs as a graduate and the needs of graduate employers.

Many of the teaching staff within the program are practising (or have been) industry professionals with extensive industry experience and contact networks. This experience, when integrated into teaching and learning practice, enriches your learning environment.

Over the years we have had CEOs, CFOs, leading business journalists, CIOs, managers, entrepreneurs, Public Relations Managers, Stock Brokers, Event Managers, Merchant Bankers and International Professors from the USA, Korea, China, Holland, Sweden, Britain and Ireland speak to students in the program. A non-exhaustive list of organisations from which speakers come from are: AXA Australasia, BHP Billiton, Moriarty Consultants, Victorian Police Force, Just Good Management, Rubei Investments, The Australian Newspaper, IOOF, Iceworks, Sensis, GE Money, Bell Potter and Kozminsky Galleries. Students and staff gain enormous knowledge from these presentations and over the years a number of our students have used the speakers as mentors and some of them have received job offers from the presenters.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and services

As a student enrolled in a program at RMIT University you can access the extensive services, facilities and study space provided by the Library. You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world. 

 

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT (www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. 

 

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service. 

 

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers. 

 

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library.

Online learning tools and content 

 

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT: www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit.

 

Services available to you as a student at RMIT University 

RMIT University provides a wide range of resources and opportunities to assist your learning and wellbeing so you can achieve your study and career goals. 

 

Services are available face to face and online assisting with: 

  • transition to tertiary study and learning 
  • study skills, academic skills including literacy, mathematics and basic sciences if relevant 
  • enabling assistance if you have a disability, long term medical condition or other form of disadvantage which may impact on your learning 
  • career development and employment 
  • living and wellbeing (including advice on health, housing and financial matters) 
  • opportunities for scholarships, leadership and study abroad 
  • opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and university governance 

We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. 

 

You can find more information at: www.rmit.edu.au/students.

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