MC200 - Master of Business Information Technology

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Plan: MC200P15 - Master of Business Information Technology
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose 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: MBIT
Total credit points: 192
Career: PGRD
Duration: 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Location: Melbourne City campus
Owning school: Accounting, Information Systems and Supply Chain (665H)
Owning school URL:
ASCED code: 029999
CRICOS code: 077515C

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Purpose of the Program

The Master of Business Information Technology seeks to provide the knowledge and skills to operate confidently and effectively in a global technological business environment. This program is designed to produce ethically and socially responsible professionals who have the potential and knowledge to create and manage successful business information systems solutions drawing on technical and leadership capabilities, effective communication skills, client requirements focus, innovative professional practices, and strategic and organisational skills.

The program places a strong emphasis on providing a body of knowledge and experiences, by combining lectures, tutorials, workshops and seminars, which reflect the practicalities of the real world, especially concerning Information and Communications Technology (ICT) management and digital business. Theory and practice are appropriately blended to allow you to appreciate and develop an understanding of practical and ICT-related issues in business.

In the final year of the program, a capstone experience, ISYS3303 Business Information Technology Project, integrates and synthesises a range of knowledge and skills gained in the program and then applied to discipline related real-world scenarios leading to work readiness. This program seeks to develop well-rounded and skilled graduates, who can apply sound critical thinking and judgment and are prepared professionals in ICT Management.

The core research course of this program is BUSM4448 Business Research Design. This course is designed to develop your knowledge of research principles and methods and how to apply them within the contemporary business environment. You will have the opportunity to conduct a research project/proposal and further develop your skills in research methodology.

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Articulation and pathways

1. Students admitted with the equivalent of an Australian Bachelor degree or higher level qualification in business (or a related discipline) will be exempted from completing four (4) Business and Law courses (48 credit points) from the optional course list in the final semester of the program. Students will be required to complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

2. Students who successfully complete the RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology will be exempted from completing the four (4) discipline courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology and will be required to complete an additional twelve (12) courses (144 credit points) in order to qualify for the degree.

Please refer to the Masters Advanced Standing Credit Procedure for additional information regarding the recency of previous qualifications.

Credit outside of the above arrangements will be assessed consistently with the RMIT University credit policy and procedures. If you wish to apply for a credit transfer/RPL, please refer to Apply for credit.

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Entrance requirements

Academic Entrance requirements 

Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent or higher level qualification in any discipline

Entrance requirements for international onshore applicants

All non-Australian residents and overseas full-fee paying students are required to meet RMIT English language requirements. For more information on these requirements and acceptable English Language tests please see


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External accreditation and industry links

This program is accredited by the professional body listed in the table below and recognised by the Seoul Accord - an international accreditation agreement that recognises tertiary level computing and IT qualifications between signatory countries (

The professional bodies may offer membership for students and/or graduates as a career enabler which could include opportunities for networking and access to discipline specific resources. Application for membership is the student/graduate's responsibility.

Professional Body Accreditation Description Membership and Opportunities

Australian Computer Society [ACS]

  • Program satisfies the academic requirements for the ICT professional for initial professional practice.
  • Students must complete 12 ICT courses to complete the accredited program.
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: ICT Graduate

Information Technology Professionals Association [ITPA]

Not Applicable
  • Students eligible for membership category: Associate or Professional Member
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate or Professional Member
  • Graduates eligible to enter Certified Practising Member program
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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

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study space. All RMIT students have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases. Computers, printers and group study rooms are available at each Melbourne Library location. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. Contact Ask the Library for assistance and further information

Study Support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.

Online learning tools and content

As a student in this program, you may access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses from the student portal

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. 

We also offer a dedicated support service for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students. You can find more information at


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