Master of Business Information Technology

Master of Business Information Technology

POSTGRADUATE

Develop the skills and knowledge to be a leader in business information technology.

Student type:
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

Not applicable

Duration:
Full-time 2 years
Part-time 4 years
Reduced duration available
Fees:

AU$33,600 (2023 annual)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City
Mode of study:
On campus and blended learning
Entry score:

IELTS 6.5

Duration:
Full-time 2 years or 1.5 years accelerated
Fees:

AU$43,200 (2023 annual)

Next intake:
February, July
Location:
Melbourne City

Overview

Develop the skills and knowledge to be a leader in business information technology.

The Master of Business Information Technology produces ethically and socially responsible professionals ready to innovate and lead in the changing business IT environment.

This degree is designed to prepare you for roles such as Business Analyst, Project Manager or IT Consultant where you will act as a bridge between IT and the business delivering solutions for stakeholders.

Students can also gain insights and explore opportunities for mentoring and employment, by interacting with guest speakers from a range of organisations.

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Gain the skills to manage and lead

Choose an elective from management, information systems, logistics or computer science to match your career goals. The Business Information Technology Project gives you the opportunity to analyse, design, and build a business information systems solution for an industry client as part of a project team.

Why study business information technology at RMIT?

Improve your skills

This degree is designed to produce ethically and socially responsible IT professionals who can draw on technical and leadership capabilities, effective communication skills, innovative professional practices, and strategic and organisational skills.

Advance your career

Graduates may work in a range of industry sectors including health, retail, banking, farming, transport, manufacturing, publishing, telecommunications, education and libraries.

Grow your network

Further to the expertise provided by the Industry Advisory Board, the school maintains strong links with industry to ensure current standards and practice are reflected in the degree.

What you will study

You will cover areas of business such as project management, analytics, change management and strategy, as well as information security, knowledge management, and systems analysis and design.

Choose an elective from:

  • Digital Innovation
  • Business Intelligence
  • eBusiness Supply Chains
  • Enterprise Systems

If you are looking to shape your professional career then choose this degree, as it will help you strike a balance between IT and business. Interactive lectures and group assignments were the key aspects of the program that appealed to me.

– Vaibhav Katiyar, RMIT Master of Business Information Technology graduate.

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Learn here, succeed anywhere

At RMIT, we understand the importance of providing students with real-world experiences and the skills to succeed in a rapidly evolving job market. 

The Master of Business Information Technology (MBIT) is accredited at the Professional level by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) and is internationally-recognised through the Seoul Accord.

Details

Through the Master of Business IT, you will develop technical and leadership capabilities that will prepare you for challenging positions in business and government organisations.

Your subjects may be offered during the day and late afternoon or early evening. Some advanced level elective workshops are offered over several days and/or weekends.

RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work.

Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, presentations, group projects, research projects, quizzes and tests, blog journals and practical assignments.

Blended learning options

Courses offered as part of blended learning programs include a meaningful blend of online, on-campus, and workplace based learning tailored to the type of study you undertake. This learning is active, prioritising tasks that involve exploration and development of skills and knowledge through interaction and engagement.

Online aspects provide positive benefits such as flexibility and adaptability using digital activities and materials, while also strengthening the interaction and connection with timetabled and on-campus experiences such as tutorials, practicals, or workshops.

In addition to the expertise provided by the College of Business Industry Advisory Board, the School of Business IT and Logistics maintains strong local and international links with industry and business practitioners to ensure current standards and practice are reflected in the program.

Work-connected and industry-relevant options include:

  • industry experts are invited as guest lecturers to expose you to current industry developments in information technology
  • opportunities for mentoring and employment by interacting with guest speakers from organisations such as Deloitte, Telstra, Accenture and PwC
  • engaging with the start-up community.

You will be able to apply and contextualise theory to the world of work in courses such as Governance and Change in Digital Business, which requires you to evaluate the performance of real world practice in relation to IT governance and change management strategies, and the Business Information Technology Project completed in the final stage of the program.

• 1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent (with advanced standing)

• 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (without advanced standing)

For further information about advanced standing see pathways.

Depending on your previous studies and experience you could also be eligible for credit towards your program. Credit granted may reduce the amount of study you need to complete.

For more information please see RMIT’s credit transfer and recognition of prior learning policy.

  • 1.5 years full-time (with advanced standing)
  • 2 years full-time (without advanced standing)

For further information about advanced standing see pathways.

The knowledge and skills you will acquire throughout this degree and how they can be applied in your career are described in the learning outcomes.

View the learning outcomes for each stream:

This degree comprises 11 core subjects and 5 electives.

You will have the opportunity to choose an elective in management, information systems, logistics or computer science to match your career goals.

The Business Information Technology Project subject is designed to give you the opportunity to analyse, design, and develop a business information systems solution for an industry client as part of a project team.

You will also get to explore a complex problem, and test and evaluate potential solutions with industry and community stakeholders in the subject Business Research Design.

Course structure

Choose a plan below to find out more about the subjects you will study and the course structure.

Master of Business Information Technology
Program code: MC200

Title
Location
Duration
Plan code
CRICOS
Master of Business Information Technology
City Campus
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (or 1.5 years FT or PT equivalent with advanced standing)
MC200EXE15
077515C
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent (or 1.5 years FT or PT equivalent with advanced standing)
Plan code
MC200EXE15
CRICOS
077515C
Master of Business Information Technology
City Campus
2 years full-time
MC200EXE15
077515C
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years full-time
Plan code
MC200EXE15
CRICOS
077515C
Master of Business Information Technology
City Campus
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
MC200P15
077515C
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Plan code
MC200P15
CRICOS
077515C
Master of Business Information Technology
City Campus
2 years full-time
MC200P15
077515C
Location
City Campus
Duration
2 years full-time
Plan code
MC200P15
CRICOS
077515C

Note: International student visa holders can only study full-time.

Career

Take your career to the next level

Gain cutting-edge business IT knowledge and learn how to create successful business information systems solutions.

Through the combination of business and IT studies, this degree is designed to produce ethically and socially responsible professionals who can draw on technical and leadership capabilities, effective communication skills, innovative professional practices, and strategic and organisational skills to create successful business information systems solutions excel in the areas of business analysis, IT consultancy and project management.

Graduates may work in a range of industry sectors including health, retail, banking, farming, teaching, transport, manufacturing, publishing, telecommunications, education and libraries.

Potential roles in the public and private sectors include:

  • ICT manager or consultant
  • e-business and e-procurement manager
  • business and systems analyst
  • systems management analyst
  • database administrator
  • IT project manager
  • systems architect
  • IT contract manager.

Course accreditation or membership offered by professional bodies signals to employers the quality and relevance of RMIT's courses and opens up career pathways and networks.

Professional bodies accredit or recognise courses as meeting professional and academic standards deemed to be essential for a new graduate entering into that profession. An accredited course will either enable the graduate to enter directly into a professional qualifications program or provide the graduate with exemptions or credit towards a post university professional qualification.

Statutory accreditation

This type of accreditation is where a statutory body must approve a course of study in order for a graduate to practise in that profession.

Membership

Professional bodies or associations are representative organisations of professions that provide membership and other career development support to its members. Many professional bodies offer membership opportunities for students and new graduates with benefits such as career advice, networking within the profession and access to resources not available through the university. The aim of these benefits is to assist with your transition from university into the profession.

Master of Business Information Technology

Current course accreditations and information about membership and development opportunities for students and graduates.

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Course satisfies the academic requirements for the ICT profession for initial professional practice.

Membership and opportunities
  • Students eligible for membership category: Student
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: ICT Graduate

Information Technology Professionals Association (ITPA)

Membership and opportunities
  • Students eligible for membership category: Associate or Professional
  • Graduates eligible for membership category: Associate or Professional
  • Graduates eligible to enter Certified Practising Member Program

Admissions

You need to satisfy all of the following entry requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

2 year duration

  • An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

1.5 year duration

*Qualification must have been completed within the last 10 years.

^Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate you will have the opportunity to progress to the Master degree. 

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

You must meet the University's minimum English language requirements to be eligible for a place in this program.

You need to satisfy all of the following requirements to be considered for entry into this degree.

2 year duration

You must have successfully completed an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent overseas qualification) or higher level qualification in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution.

1.5 year duration

You must have successfully completed:

An Australian Bachelor degree, (or equivalent overseas qualification) or higher level qualification in a business (or related) discipline from a recognised tertiary institution*.

OR

The RMIT Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology^.

*Qualification must have been completed within the last 10 years.   

^Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate you will have the opportunity to progress to the Master degree.

There are no prerequisite subjects required for entry into this qualification.

A selection task is not required for entry into this qualification.

To study this course you will need to complete one of the following English proficiency tests:

  • IELTS (Academic): minimum overall band of 6.5 (with no individual band below 6.0)
  • TOEFL (Internet Based Test - IBT): minimum overall score of 79 (with minimum of 13 in Reading, 12 in Listening, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE (A)): minimum score of 58 (with no communication band less than 50)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): minimum of 176 with no less than 169 in any component.

For detailed information on English language requirements and other proficiency tests recognised by RMIT, visit English language requirements and equivalency information.

Don't meet the English language test scores? Complete an English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Advanced Plus Certificate at RMIT English Worldwide.

Pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology is a pathway to the Master of Business Information Technology. 
 
Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology you can continue your studies in the Master of Business Information Technology and receive 48 credit points worth of credit (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) for courses completed in the Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology.

Masters advanced standing

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications within the last 10 years with a major in a business or related discipline, you may be eligible for advanced standing as follows:

Qualification level Masters exemptions offered Remaining program duration*
Bachelor degree (AQF level 7)   48 credit points (equivalent to one semester of full-time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters of full-time study)
Bachelor degree (Honours) (AQF level 8)   Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semester of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)
Graduate Certificate (AQF level 8)   48 credit points (equivalent to one semesters of full-time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters of full-time study)
Graduate Diploma (AQF level 8)   Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study)
Master degree (AQF level 9)   Up to 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full-time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters of full time study)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for Australian qualifications in vocational and higher education.

Credit and recognition of prior learning

Applicants with a bachelor degree (honours), graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters qualification majoring in a different discipline may also be eligible for credit transfer of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study).

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Upon successful completion of this masters degree, you may be eligible to undertake further studies in related programs at RMIT University, including postgraduate research programs, subject to the program's entrance requirements.

When you successfully complete the Graduate Certificate in Business Information Technology you are guaranteed entry into the Master of Business Information Technology with 1 semester of advanced standing (equivalent to 48 credit points).

Alternatively, you can gain entry into this degree from a range of RMIT undergraduate programs.

Master Advanced Standing

If you have successfully completed one of the following qualifications within the last 10 years with a major in a business or related discipline, you may be eligible for advanced standing as follows:

Qualification level Advanced standing Remaining program duration
Bachelor degree (AQF level 7) 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Bachelor honours degree (AQF level 8) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)
Graduate certificate (AQF level 8) 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study) 144 credit points (equivalent to three semesters full time study)
Graduate diploma (AQF level 8) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study) 96 credit points (equivalent to two semesters full time study)

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for Australian qualifications in vocational and higher education.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit.

Credits

Applicants with a bachelor honours degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma or masters degree qualification majoring in a different discipline may also be eligible for credit transfer of up to 48 credit points (equivalent to one semester full time study).

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and weightings, and reference to the learning resources.

Credit and exemptions will be assessed consistent with the principles of the RMIT Credit Policy.

Upon successful completion of this degree, you may be eligible for entry into an RMIT Masters by Research or Doctoral (PhD) program.

Fees

2023 indicative fees

  • Full-fee places: AU$33,600.

Additional expenses

*The Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) rates for 2023 have been delayed by the Australian Government. The fee information will be published when they are available.

  • Student services and amenities fee (SSAF): AU$315 maximum fee for 2022*.
  • Other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment.

Annual fee adjustment*

Amounts quoted are indicative fees per annum, and are based on a standard year of full-time study (96 credit points). A proportionate fee applies for more or less than the full-time study load.

*Fees are adjusted on an annual basis and these fees should only be used as a guide.

Defer your payment

This program is offered on a full-fee paying basis only. If you are offered a place, you will need to pay the full tuition costs of your program. However, eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

Paying your fees and applying for refunds

For information on how to pay your fees or how to apply for a refund, please see Paying your fees and applying for refunds.

In addition to tuition fees, you will be charged an annual student services and amenities fee (SSAF), which is used to maintain and enhance services and amenities that improve your experience as an RMIT student.

The SSAF is calculated based on your enrolment load and the maximum fee for 2023 is $326. 

For more information about calculating your actual SSAF see Paying SSAF.

You may also be required to purchase other items related to your program, including field trips, textbooks and equipment. These additional fees and expenses vary from program to program.

FEE-HELP loans

Eligible students (such as Australian citizens or holders of an Australian permanent humanitarian visa) may apply to defer payment of some or all of their tuition fees via the Commonwealth Government’s FEE-HELP loan scheme.

SA-HELP Loans

You may be eligible to apply to defer payment of the Student services and amenities fee (SSAF) through the SA-HELP loan scheme. If you use SA-HELP, the amount will be added to your accumulated HELP debt.

How does a HELP loan work?

If your FEE-HELP and/or SA-HELP loan application is successful, the Australian Government will pay RMIT, on your behalf, up to 100% of your fees. This amount will become part of your accumulated HELP debt.

You only start repaying your accumulated HELP debt to the Australian Government once you earn above the minimum income threshold for repayment, which is set each year by the Australian Government (this also applies if you are still studying). The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) will calculate your compulsory repayment for the year and include this on your income tax notice.

For more information about loan repayment options see Commonwealth assistance (HELP loans) or Study Assist.

This program is approved for income support.

You may be eligible for student income support payments from the Commonwealth Government if you are undertaking a graduate certificate, graduate diploma or an approved professionally oriented masters by coursework program. For more information see Income support for Masters students.

If you are enrolled in an eligible program you will also need to satisfy all other student payment eligibility requirements. You can contact Centrelink or Services Australia for further information about student income support entitlements, your eligibility and how to apply.

You may be eligible to apply for income tax deductions for education expenses linked to your employment.

See the Australian Taxation Office (ATO) for more information.

RMIT awards more than 2000 scholarships every year to recognise academic achievement and assist students from a variety of backgrounds.

The annual tuition fee for 2023 is AU$43,200.

The total indicative tuition fee for 2023 commencement is AU$86,400 (full 2 year program plan MC200P15).

For students who meet the entry requirements for the 1.5 years program (program plan MC200EXE15), the total indicative tuition fee for 2023 commencement is AU$65,280.

If you do not meet the entry requirements, you will be offered a place in the full two year program.

In addition to tuition fees you also need to pay for:

You also need to account for your living expenses. Estimate the cost of living in Melbourne.

Find out more details about how fees are calculated and the expected annual increase.

Applying for refunds

Find information on how to apply for a refund as a continuing international student.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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Acknowledgement of Country

RMIT University acknowledges the people of the Woi wurrung and Boon wurrung language groups of the eastern Kulin Nation on whose unceded lands we conduct the business of the University. RMIT University respectfully acknowledges their Ancestors and Elders, past and present. RMIT also acknowledges the Traditional Custodians and their Ancestors of the lands and waters across Australia where we conduct our business.