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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Course

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)
Admission, fee and application details
Course coordinator

Associate Professor Graham Farr


  • 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.


This course consists of a program of supervised research, a compulsory unit and submission of a thesis. The 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.


All 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.

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

The overall result for the degree will be determined by combining the graded thesis and the results of any coursework units that have been approved.


Master of Business Systems (Research)