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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Course

NOTE: This course has been updated - please refer to the Postgraduate handbook change register for details.

This course entry should be read in conjunction with information provided in the 'Faculty information' section of this Handbook by the Faculty of Information Technology

Managing facultyInformation Technology
Abbreviated titleMBusSys (Research)
CRICOS code008768J
Standard duration of study (years)1 year FT, 2 years PT
Study mode and locationOn-campus (Clayton)
Course coordinator

Dr Damminda Alahakoon


  • Students have a maximum of two years (full-time basis) to complete this course.


This course aims to provide extensive research training in the analysis, design, development and application of information technology tools to business management. This involves the study of information technology and business-related techniques, practices and procedures in areas as diverse as management, commercial, financial, health and industrial systems. The research undertaken reflects the current interests of the school. The results are presented in a major thesis that must demonstrate wide reading and understanding.

Research component

75-100 per cent


This course can be taken as 100 per cent research (including one compulsory research methodology unit) or by a combination of 75 per cent research and additional coursework.


Students must complete and pass the following research methodology unit:

The student's research results are presented in a major thesis that must demonstrate the candidate's ability to carry out research in the field concerned and show independence of thought.

Those undertaking the 75 per cent thesis option must consult with the course coordinator about approriate units to complete the requirements of the degree.

Minimum grade for course completion

Students must complete and pass FIT4005.


Master of Business Systems (Research)