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Master of Business Administration/Master of Business Systems

Course code: 3190 ~ Course abbreviation: MBA/MBS ~ Total credit points required: 120 ~ 2.5 years full-time, 5 years part-time ~ Managing faculty: Business and Economics

Study mode and course location

On-campus (Caulfield)

    Course description

This double-degree course aims to provide education and training in methods used in analysis, design, development and application of computer systems to the management of business operations. This involves the study of business-related techniques, practices and procedures leading to an understanding of the application of computer systems and information technology for business purposes.

Course objectives

The learning goals associated with this course are to: provide managers and aspiring managers with an educational experience that will enable them to become outstanding leaders within organisations; develop knowledge and skills across a broad range of business disciplines to enable students to effectively manage and lead an organisation; develop specific knowledge and skills in business systems; further enhance communication, inter-personal, problem solving and critical thinking capabilities.

    Course structure

Course requirements

(a) Students must complete 10 core MBA units (60 points):

(b) students must complete 10 units (60 points) from the Master of Business Systems as follows:

(i) the following four foundation units (24 points):

  • FIT9003 Database systems design
  • FIT9004 Computer programming for business
  • FIT9005 Computer architecture and networks
  • FIT9006 Information technology management

(ii) a minimum of one professional track of four units (24 points) offered in the Master of Business Systems

(iii) a maximum of two units (12 points) can be undertaken from other offerings from the Faculty of Information Technology.

    Contact details

MBA programs: telephone +61 3 9903 1166; email:

Course coordinator

Associate Professor Peter Reed