What will I study?


The Master of Information Systems is a 1–2 year degree (full-time), depending on your prior work experience and study.

You will develop expertise across project and change management, emerging technologies, IT strategy and governance, security and service provision.

Upskill yourself for a dynamic career in IT management and digital business. You’ll explore topics as database systems, organisational processes, app development, consulting, business analysis, emerging technologies and IT strategy and governance.

Research specialisation

If you want to launch your research career, consider undertaking the Research specialisation. This combines coursework in IT management and digital business to give you a strong grounding to conduct future research. You’ll apply your information systems knowledge to conduct an original investigation into a pressing IT issue with the Information Systems Major Research Project.

You can apply for this specialisation after your first semester in the Master of Information Systems. Alternatively, you may choose to undertake the Information Systems Min Res Project as part of your existing program.

Elective streams

Deepen your understanding of fast-changing IT issues and current business trends by choosing one of the following elective streams:

  • IS Project and Change Management
  • IT Service Provision
  • Business Analytics
  • IT Innovation and Interaction Design
  • General Management*
  • Accounting and Finance*
  • Health
  • People Management*
  • Operations and Marketing*
  • Spatial Information
  • Research Studies

*These streams contain subjects that are taught by the Faculty of Business and Economics and Melbourne Business School.

Industry experience

Enhance your skills and work experience through our academically credited Internship subject. Running over 10–15 weeks, you could intern at a technology, banking and finance, health or telecommunications company.

Handbook: Course structure

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