Master of Business Information Systems

Monash University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00008C

The Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS) prepares you for careers in systems design, planning and management, as well as knowledge and information management. You gain the expertise to design solutions to business information problems, and to offer strategic guidance to organisations that will enhance their management and governance. As an MBIS graduate, you may find work as a business analyst, systems analyst, consultant, project leader, IT manager, information management specialist, archivist or librarian. The MBIS caters to students from a variety of backgrounds. If you do not have previous training in IT, the course includes preparatory units that will give you the IT knowledge needed for the remainder of the course. However, if you already have a degree in IT, you can accelerate your study with an exemption from these preparatory units, or perhaps study further elective units in areas of your choice.

Designed for

Graduates wishing to further their careers in business or information management systems


  • 4 foundation units (24 points), followed by 8 core units (48 points), followed by either: Industry experience (24 points) or
  • Research (24 points).


  • Business information systems
  • Archives and recordkeeping
  • Library and information science

Standard entry requirements

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent), not necessarily in IT, with at least a 60% average.

Study pathways

Students may be admitted at entry level 2 (requiring 72 points or 1.5 years full-time study) with an Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least pass (55%) average, relating to information systems or with an information systems major, with completed studies in basic programming, basic database theory, and systems analysis and design, plus an understanding of the major enterprise IT applications and their architectures, including enterprise/transaction processing systems and analytical/ business intelligence systems or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Clayton Domestic: $73,400
International: $93,400
  • Full-time : 2 years
Malaysia Domestic: $73,400
International: $93,400
  • Full-time : 2 years

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