Master of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics)

Master of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics)

Course Overview

The AIH Master of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics) is designed for professionals to gain advanced technical skills and expertise in areas of data science and analytics. As business professionals or ICT specialists, graduates not only understand how to compile datasets but also how to analyse and interpret data to identify the most relevant information. These insights can be incorporated into the organisational business decision-making process to facilitate decision-makers and managers. Graduates will develop the technical, analytical skills and strategic awareness to use data to influence business change.

Nested Qualification and Exit Awards

Key information

CRICOS Code: 111495D

Duration:

2 years full time

AQF level:

9

Campus:

– Sydney
– Melbourne (commencing 2024)

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

160

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 2 years

$44,000

Fee per annum:

$22,000

Fee per unit:

$2,750

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Admissions and Completion of Study

Students wishing to join the postgraduate courses should review the entry criteria and application procedures which are published in the Institute’s Course Guide.

This Master Course (111495D) is awarded after successfully completing 15 units of study. Students wishing to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics) (105294H) may do so after the successful completion of 4 units. Students wishing to exit with a Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics) (111496C) may do so after the successful completion of 8 units.

Study Hours

This course is offered as a face-to-face course at the Sydney or Melbourne campus. As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, units will be delivered in a standard form in a 4-week block model comprising 2 sessions of 4 hours each per week. Some special units will be delivered in an intensive form in a 4-week block model, comprising 2 sessions of 6 hours each per week for 3 weeks and a 4th week for assessment submission. In addition, you will need to set aside approximately 7-9 hours per week for each unit in your own time to complete assignments, readings, and projects, and to prepare for workshops or presentations with QA sessions.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and project-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Individual and team-based projects
  • Case studies and presentations
  • Essays, assignments, and reports
  • Final assessments, presentations, and QA sessions
  • Practical assessments
  • Discussion forums
  • Participation in class, including formative assessment activities

Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate advanced concepts and practices of data analytics within the business information systems field.
  2. Contrast data analytics issues within complex business scenarios, and design and propose solutions to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of complex data analytics systems and strategies within specific industry contexts.
  4. Assess existing data analytics trends in order to apply appropriate tools and techniques to support decision-makers in a professional context.
  5. Formulate well-researched data analytics and business information systems recommendations for relevant stakeholders.
  6. Exhibit leadership, management and interpersonal skills required to effectively work in a diverse team on business information systems and data analytics projects.
  7. Resolve current ethical dilemmas and professional issues in business information systems with a focus on data analytics.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice to independently:

  • analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
  • research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice
  • interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Units you will study

Structure

Master of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics) will help students to gain advanced technical skills and expertise in areas of data analytics. This course has 15 Units (160 credit points including Capstone Project with 20 credit points). There are 13 units that are compulsory and 2 units that are electives. The units and their descriptions are listed below.

Level 4000 (AQF 8)+

MBIS4001 Information Systems Applications in Business-

Unit Description

MBIS4001 Information Systems Applications in Business provides an introduction to the subject of information systems (IS) by presenting the most relevant concepts used to manage the integration of IS into business and society. The purpose of the unit is to facilitate proficient ways to simplify the use of technology in complex IS business environments and, by using case studies together with examples from industry, students will develop both a theoretical and a practical understanding of business information systems in order to achieve this.

More, this unit aims to build students’ awareness of the relationship between the functionality of IS and the requirements of business processes. In this way, students will learn how business organisations use IS to process data into information which can then be used for critical decision- making in the quest for competitive advantage.

MBIS4002 Database Management System-

Unit Description

Database management systems are ubiquitous. Almost all organisations adopt them to organise, analyse, extract, transform and load data in order to make effective decisions. This positions MBIS4003 Database Management System as an essential unit as it introduces students to the fundamentals of relational databases. Unit learning outcomes are attained through authentic assessment; that is, the application of relevant concepts, techniques and methodologies related to database management along with practical exercises.

This unit also covers data modelling associated with using entity relationship diagrams and other advanced concepts such as structured query language (SQL) and procedural language (PL). These will be completed in the weekly workshops.

Additionally, data analysis, sharing options and database systems security concepts are covered. Distributed database management systems and data mining are also included in the unit’s topics.

MBIS4003 Software Development-

Unit Description

In this unit, MBIS 4003 Software Development, students will learn the fundamentals of software development. Students will investigate a client’s application software problems, evaluate approaches, and then design a solution using a programming language such as Python. The unit takes students through the lifecycle of a software development project including writing specifications, testing and design. Students will gather and analyse customer software needs and requirements, learn core principles of programming, develop software specifications and use appropriate reference tools. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have the ability to assess, understand and design code.

MBIS4004 Systems Analysis Design-

Unit Description

MBIS4004 Systems Analysis Design covers the principles of analysis and design for information systems. Students will learn techniques in data requirements gathering and analysis along with methods to model data needs. Modelling of data will occur at the conceptual, logical, and physical levels along with an ability to compare and contrast different approaches.

Additionally, students will understand the importance and constraints imposed by the domain of the information system, along with business rules that guide the design of business information systems. This unit also addresses the role of functional dependencies and domain normalisation as part of requirements analysis and design using a user-centred design approach. At the end of this unit, students will have a sound understanding of the techniques required to model an information system.

Exit Point: Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems

MBIS4007 Big Data and Visualisation-

Unit Description

MBIS4007 Big Data and Data Visualisation introduces students to the concepts that inform big data analytics and visualisation. It will help students gain insights on how big data drives and supports an organisation’s strategy and how data centricity helps to make better business decisions.

The unit provides in-depth coverage of business motivations and drivers for big data adaptation, enterprise technologies and big data business intelligence. Topics covered will also include algorithms and machine learning techniques for big data and data science.

Furthermore, students will develop an understanding of data visualisation tools and techniques that will help them present information and data using appealing and informative dashboards. In summary, this unit aims to provide students with an ability to discover trends and outliers in the data using big data and visualisation principles, concepts, tools and techniques through hands-on practice.

Pre-requisite: MBIS4002 & MBIS4003

MBIS4008 Business Process Modelling-

Unit Description

MBIS4008 Business Process Modelling facilitates students in examining and improving business operations. Informed by conceptual frameworks, students will use business process modelling software tools to make informed recommendations aimed at solving complex business problems as well as attendant improvements to organisational effectiveness and efficiency. This unit provides an opportunity for students to develop the knowledge and skills necessary and sufficient to analyse and design business processes in a variety of business contexts.

Pre-requisite: MBIS4004 (Co-requisite)

MBIS4009 Professional Practice in Information Systems-

Unit Description

MBIS4009 Professional Practice in Informatiom Syatems educates students about the ethical, legal and social issues that they are likely to meet as future inforamtion syatem (IS) professionals. Viewed
through the lenses of current IS practice and professional codes of ethics, these issues include data and privacy, confidentaiality, cybercrime and internet fraud. On successful completion of this unit, students will have become aware of the ethical and legal obligations within IS and will have develpoes their negotitation and conflict resolution decisions in preparation for their future role as IS professionals.

MBIS4016 Discovering Data Analytics-

Unit Description

MBIS4016 Discovering Data Analytics aims to develop students’ conceptual understanding of data analytics in the context of real-world applications. Students will learn about basic concepts, essential techniques and popular tools used in the IT industry and various aspects of data science. Students will be introduced to the lifecycle of a data science project which involves data collection, management, wrangling, analytics and visualisation. They will gain a conceptual understanding of how to identify and define data science-relevant tasks in practical scenarios and acquire the knowledge as to when to apply techniques and tools to resolve given data science-relevant tasks. Students will discuss issues of privacy, surveillance, security, classification, discrimination and decisional autonomy from a legal, ethical, and policy perspective (whether business or public policy) within areas of relevance, including health, marketing, employment, law enforcement, and education. Furthermore, students will learn to recommend to stakeholders and decision-makers based on data analytics results from the different technologies. Additionally, this unit will assist the students to prepare for the Google Data Analytics Professional Certificate.

Pre-requisite: MBIS4002 Software Development & MBIS4003 Database Management System

Exit Point: Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics)

Level 5000 (AQF 9)+

MBIS5009 Business Analytics-

Unit Description

Analytics plays an increasingly important role in determining the success of organisations in the digital age. MBIS5009 Business Analytics introduces students to the concepts and techniques that are used to leverage an organisation’s data for effective strategy and decision-making. This unit covers topics on understanding different types of data, finding relationships among attributes, and predicting outcomes by applying techniques such as regression, time series, classification and clustering. Furthermore, students will learn how to use Natural language processing techniques to analyse text from social media to understand customer feedback better.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to answer business-related questions by identifying and applying appropriate business analytics tools and techniques. As future managers, students will learn how to use Python and associated libraries as well as KNIME to generate insights from raw data. Students will also develop an ability to manage risks, achieve higher customer satisfaction and thereby achieve business objectives such as increased profitability, more significant market share and improved shareholder value.

Pre-requisite: MBIS4007

MBIS5001 Applied Data Analytics-

Unit Description

MBIS5001 Applied Data Analytics introduces students to techniques for extracting meaningful information from real-world datasets. This unit aims to offer students the opportunity to learn advanced aspects of data science, modern methods, techniques and applications of data science.

This subject develops an understanding of probability and statistics applied to Data Science. Students will study statistical data investigations, summary statistics, data visualisation and probability as a measure of uncertainty. It advances a range of methods, including generalised linear models, classification, advanced regression techniques and unsupervised statistical learning. Emphasis is placed on the relevance of mathematics to data science applications (such as least squares estimators and calculation of variance in data), and on the development of clear communication in explaining technical ideas.

The aim of this unit is to provide students with the opportunity to develop advanced working knowledge in statistical modeling and statistical programming. They will also learn about advanced statistical programming using the Python or R language, to perform simulation, model development, model checking, and result interpretation. Sources of this unit could be considered for the Specialist Data Scientist professional certificate (https://www.dasca.org/).

Pre-requisites: MBIS4003 Software Development & MMBIS4016 Discovering Data Analytics

MBIS5002 Data Analyst Professional-

Unit Description

MBIS5002 Data Analytics Professional aims at providing students with the opportunity to understand their profession and its environment. The role of a Data Analyst is an increasingly ubiquitous job role in many organisations of varying sizes. As well as a variety of technical skills, the practicing Data Scientist also requires knowledge and awareness of key ethical, privacy and governance considerations for managing data, and data security and related techniques for implementing such. Moreover, a Data Analyst in an organisation must be an effective communicator both with other business units and with management, displaying an ability to both understand business needs and to communicate analyses effectively to inform decision making. This unit also immerses students into the possible roles and the implications each role can have within the organisation and society.

This unit introduces the concepts related to legal, ethical, privacy, and governance issues for data collection; describes techniques for effectively managing such issues; provides you with techniques for effective communication and other considerations required of the Data Analyst in a professional organisation.

MBIS5003 PM for Designing Data Analytics Solutions-

Unit Description

MBIS5003 Project Management for Data Analytics Solutions aims at developing the student’s skills in designing effective and viable data science solutions applicable to the context of the business. Following established project management and system analysis techniques specific to data science, the student learns the required steps and methods to implement, validate and verify a solution.

This unit involves the development of a business data solution in a project team. It provides students with an opportunity to develop the knowledge and skills needed to understand systems design principles, techniques and tools in the area of data analytics. The subject integrates previous learning in data science and prepares students to address issues and challenges in data science systems design and project management. Students learn important factors that help with the successful implementation of data science projects in a given focus area.

Within this unit, students will also learn how to produce UML analysis and design diagrams, analyse and verify data science project requirements, and produce and verify UML analysis and design models. Students will also learn how to evaluate and select the most appropriate design patterns for use in a data science project solution. Sources of this unit could be considered for the Certified Analytics Professional program (https://www.certifiedanalytics.org/).

Pre-requisites: MBIS4004 Systems Analysis Design, MBIS4016 Discovering Data Analytics & MBIS5009 Business Analytics

MBIS5008 Cloud and Big Data for Data Analytics (Elective)-

Unit Description

MBIS5008 Cloud and Big Data for Data Analytics aims at providing students with the opportunity to study current state-of-the-art technologies for analysing huge amounts of data and responding to millions of user requests within one second. Currently, the most cost-efficient way of achieving the above aim is to use large-scale cloud-based services offered by vendors such as Amazon, Google, IBM and Microsoft. Students will study how to use the cloud services provided by these vendors to meet the big data needs of businesses.

This unit provides students with an in-depth study of cloud computing technologies and their use in business. It looks into various standards-based cloud systems and architectures. It further discusses various cloud delivery models and planning for migration to a cloud model. It also discusses governance and security issues in a cloud model and managing the cloud infrastructure. This subject includes the following topics: cloud architectures, parallel database systems, map and reduce, key-value stores, transaction support in the cloud, virtualization, and multi-tenant database systems, association analysis, classification and prediction, cluster analysis, and mining complex types of data. Sources of this unit could be considered for the Cloud Computing Certification Program (https://www.cloudcredential.org/certifications/cloud/).

Pre-requisites: MBIS4003 Software Development & MBIS4016 Discovering Data Analytics

MBIS5010 Machine Learning for Data Analytics (Elective)-

Unit Description

MBIS5010 Machine Learning for Data Analytics enables students to have a deep understanding of the design and implementation of analytics solutions using machine learning algorithms. From core concepts to advanced techniques, you will learn how to implement, improve and optimize parametric and non-parametric models. This subject also explores learning techniques, ethical principles in machine learning, and the state-of-art methods and tools to guide professional practice to better manage and deploy machine learning models. Students will be able to analyse data in order to draw conclusions about the given information. When it comes to techniques and processes involved, machine learning plays an important role in automating the data analysis workflow to provide deeper, faster, and more comprehensive insights.

Pre-requisites: MBIS4003 Software Development & MBIS5009 Business Analytics

MBIS5021 Systems Security Professional (Elective)-

Unit Description

MBIS5021 Systems Security Professional introduces students to the profession of a security officer in a business information systems environment. Students will analyse and apply content from the eight domains that comprise a Common Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) for information systems security professionals. This unit will also help students prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) industry certification exam from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CISSP) gaining initial recognition as an associate of ISC2.

MBIS5017 Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals (Elective)-

Unit Description
MBIS5017 Artificial Intelligence Fundamentals introduces students to fundamental concepts and different application fields of AI. The main topics include knowledge representation, searching, reasoning, expert system design, intelligent agents, responsible AI principles and applications. Practice on the design and development of AI models for real-world problems will be offered in labs.

It is aimed at forming the student to critically assess the scope of artificial intelligence theories and applications, devise appropriate representations of search problems and knowledge representation schemes, represent diverse situations using knowledge representation schemes and design and develop AI models for real-world problems. This unit in conjunction with MBIS5010 – Machine Learning for Data Analytics could be considered as training for the Artificial Intelligence Board of America (AiE) professional certification (https://www.artiba.org/certification/artificial-intelligence-certification ).

Pre-requisites: MBIS4003 Software Development, MBIS4016 Unveiling data Analytics & MBIS5009 Business Analytics

MBIS5018 Data Mining and Business Intelligence (Elective)-

Unit Description

MBIS5018 Data Mining and Business Intelligence unit is designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to operate in an effective and professional way in applying Business Intelligence (BI) and Data Mining (DM) to suggest strategic actions to a business manager for decision-making.

This unit will help the students understand the different data types, statistical modeling, and visualisation techniques. Other specific areas covered in the unit include diverse BI applications, data mining, text and web mining, and the relationships between BI and Data Mining. Furthermore, it will enable students to generate patterns or insights from historical or current data through descriptive analytics, predict or forecast outcomes using predictive analytics and combine these to optimise business outcomes through prescriptive analytics. Upon completing this unit, students will have the opportunity to analyse and transform data into knowledge that is applicable to decision-making in an organisation. As future managers, students will learn how to convert raw data into analytics-ready data and optimise data mining models to get the best insights using KNIME. The generated insights will help the students to gain competitive advantages and enable data-driven decision-making. Overall, this unit aims to create successful managers who will use the data generated from the business to generate insights to enable data-driven decision-making using data mining and business intelligence techniques. In addition, this unit will assist the students to prepare for the Certified Business Intelligence Professionalcertification.

Pre-requisites: MBIS4008 Business Processing Management & MBIS5009 Business Analytics

MBIS5015 Capstone Project (20 CP)-

Unit Description

As well as providing students with further knowledge and skills, MBIS5015 provides the opportunity for students’ knowledge, skills and abilities gained throughout the Master of Business Information Systems programme to be applied in this Capstone Project; especially those acquired in the prerequisite unit, MBIS5012 Strategic Information Systems.

Working in small teams, students will research a real-world problem and develop creative, practical, unique and relevant solutions. They will be required to undertake research that includes the application of theory and frameworks for problem identification, justification of approach, and the development and presentation of solutions. Students will also demonstrate their communication skills, technical competence and expertise. All groups will present their project outcomes at a showcase for the industry and academic members both within and outside of the Information Systems discipline. Student projects will vary, but all will require advanced research to support project development, reflection and technical output from the project.

Pre-requisite: MBIS5012*

* Students must firstly complete 80 credit points (8 units) before they are eligible to undertake the MBIS5015 Capstone Project.

Exit Point: Master of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics)

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Data Analyst
  • Data Scientist
  • Data Architect
  • Business Analyst
  • Data Analytics Consultant
  • Data Mining Analyst
  • Data Visualisation Analyst

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification meets the academic requirement for admission to Doctorate courses within Australia and overseas*

*subject to additional institution/course specific requirements

Related Courses

Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics)

CRICOS Code: 111558E

Master of Project Management

CRICOS Code: 111561K

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student

Master of Business Information Systems (Cyber Security)

Master of Business Information Systems (Cyber Security)

Course Overview

The Master of Business Information Systems (Cyber Security) is designed for professionals who wish to gain advanced technical skills and expertise in areas of cyber security. All organizations, regardless of size, increasingly use cyberspace to communicate with the world. Having reliable and secure systems and networks is a vital responsibility for every organisation. By incorporating the principles and knowledge of business information systems, the course provides students with the tools and techniques required to analyse, detect and securely confront challenges in the ever-evolving cyberspace. The course has been aligned with the comprehensive body of knowledge of Cyber Security (CYBOK) involving its eight areas concerning aspects of the human, organisational and regulatory aspects as well as the attack and defense technology aspects.

Nested Qualification and Exit Awards

Key information

CRICOS Code: 111497B

Duration:

2 years full time

AQF level:

9

Campus:

– Sydney
– Melbourne (commencing 2024)

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

160

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 2 years

$44,000

Fee per annum:

$22,000

Fee per unit:

$2,750

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Admissions and Completion of Study

Students wishing to join the postgraduate courses should review the entry criteria and application procedures which are published in the Institute’s Course Guide.

This Master Course (111497B) is awarded after successfully completing 15 units of study. Students wishing to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems (105294H) may do so after the successful completion of 4 units. Students wishing to exit with a Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems (Cyber Security) (111499M) may do so after the successful completion of 8 units.

Study Hours

This course is offered as a face-to-face course at the Sydney or Melbourne campus. As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, units will be delivered in a standard form in a 4-week block model comprising 2 sessions of 4 hours each per week. Some special units will be delivered in an intensive form in a 4-week block model, comprising 2 sessions of 6 hours each per week for 3 weeks and a 4th week for assessments submission. In addition, you will need to set aside approximately 7-9 hours per week for each unit in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects, and to prepare for workshops or presentations with QA sessions.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and project-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Individual and team-based projects
  • Case studies
  • Essays, assignments, and reports
  • Final assessments, presentations, and QA sessions
  • Practical assessments
  • Discussion forums
  • Participation in class, including formative assessment activities.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Integrate advanced concepts and practices of cyber security within the business information systems field.
  2. Contrast cyber security issues within complex business scenarios, and design and propose solutions to demonstrate mastery of professional practice.
  3. Evaluate the effectiveness of complex cyber security systems and strategies within specific industry contexts.
  4. Assess existing cyber security threats in order to apply appropriate tools and techniques to eliminate or mitigate those threats.
  5. Formulate well-researched cyber security and business information systems recommendations for relevant stakeholders.
  6. Exhibit leadership, management and interpersonal skills required to effectively work in a diverse team on business information systems and cyber security projects.
  7. Resolve current ethical dilemmas and professional issues in business information systems with a focus on cyber security.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice to independently:

  • analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
  • research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice
  • interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Units you will study

Structure

Master of Business Information Systems (Cyber Security) will provide students with the tools and techniques required to analyse, detect, and securely confront challenges in the ever-evolving cyberspace by incorporating the principles and knowledge of business information systems. This course has 15 Units (160 credit points including Capstone Project with 20 credit points). There are 13 units that are compulsory and 2 units that are electives. The units and their descriptions are listed below.

Level 4000 (AQF 8)+

MBIS4001 Information Systems Applications in Business-

Unit Description

MBIS4001 Information Systems Applications in Business provides an introduction to the subject of information systems (IS) by presenting the most relevant concepts used to manage the integration of IS into business and society. The purpose of the unit is to facilitate proficient ways to simplify the use of technology in complex IS business environments and, by using case studies together with examples from industry, students will develop both a theoretical and a practical understanding of business information systems in order to achieve this.

More, this unit aims to build students’ awareness of the relationship between the functionality of IS and the requirements of business processes. In this way, students will learn how business organisations use IS to process data into information which can then be used for critical decision- making in the quest for competitive advantage.

MBIS4002 Database Management System-

Unit Description

Database management systems are ubiquitous. Almost all organisations adopt them to organise, analyse, extract, transform and load data in order to make effective decisions. This positions MBIS4003 Database Management System as an essential unit as it introduces students to the fundamentals of relational databases. Unit learning outcomes are attained through authentic assessment; that is, the application of relevant concepts, techniques and methodologies related to database management along with practical exercises.

This unit also covers data modelling associated with using entity relationship diagrams and other advanced concepts such as structured query language (SQL) and procedural language (PL). These will be completed in the weekly workshops.

Additionally, data analysis, sharing options and database systems security concepts are covered. Distributed database management systems and data mining are also included in the unit’s topics.

MBIS4003 Software Development-

Unit Description

In this unit, MBIS 4003 Software Development, students will learn the fundamentals of software development. Students will investigate a client’s application software problems, evaluate approaches, and then design a solution using a programming language such as Python. The unit takes students through the lifecycle of a software development project including writing specifications, testing and design. Students will gather and analyse customer software needs and requirements, learn core principles of programming, develop software specifications and use appropriate reference tools. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have the ability to assess, understand and design code.

MBIS4004 Systems Analysis Design-

Unit Description

MBIS4004 Systems Analysis Design covers the principles of analysis and design for information systems. Students will learn techniques in data requirements gathering and analysis along with methods to model data needs. Modelling of data will occur at the conceptual, logical, and physical levels along with an ability to compare and contrast different approaches.

Additionally, students will understand the importance and constraints imposed by the domain of the information system, along with business rules that guide the design of business information systems. This unit also addresses the role of functional dependencies and domain normalisation as part of requirements analysis and design using a user-centered design approach. At the end of this unit, students will have a sound understanding of the techniques required to model an information system.

Exit Point: Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems

MBIS4006 Information Systems Security-

Unit Description

MBIS4006 Information Systems Security provides a comprehensive study in the field of information systems security and an overview of professional, legal, and ethical issues faced by information system professionals in modern society. Students will demonstrate their ability to identify security threats to the infrastructure and information kept by commercial and government organisations which have economic value and are critical to public safety. Students will gauge the subsequent risks of various threats and develop risk management plans.

On successful completion of this unit, students will have acquired knowledge and skills necessary and sufficient to mitigate various security threats and attacks on contemporary information systems.

MBIS4008 Business Process Modelling-

Unit Description

MBIS4008 Business Process Modelling facilitates students in examining and improving business operations. Informed by conceptual frameworks, students will use business process modelling software tools to make informed recommendations aimed at solving complex business problems as well as attendant improvements to organisational effectiveness and efficiency. This unit provides an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills necessary and sufficient to analyse and design business processes in a variety of business contexts.

Pre-requisite: MBIS4004 (Co-requisite)

MBIS4009 Professional Practice in Information Systems-

Unit Description

MBIS4009 Professional Practice in Informatiom Syatems educates students about the ethical, legal and social issues that they are likely to meet as future inforamtion syatem (IS) professionals. Viewed
through the lenses of current IS practice and professional codes of ethics, these issues include data and privacy, confidentaiality, cybercrime and internet fraud. On successful completion of this unit, students will have become aware of the ethical and legal obligations within IS and will have develpoes their negotitation and conflict resolution decisions in preparation for their future role as IS professionals.

MBIS4017 Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Strategies-

Unit Description

MBIS4017 Cybersecurity Risk Assessment and Strategies introduces students to the background of cyber security and cyber risk management. It covers a range of risk management techniques for cybersecurity based on established international standards (including ISO 31000) and industry best practices. Topics include information security, cyber security, cyber-risk management, cyber risk assessment (risk identification, analysis, evaluation and treatment) and how to address risk measurement, risk scales, uncertainty and high-consequence risk with low likelihood ­ in practice, as well as business continuity management.

Exit Point: Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems (Cyber Security)

Level 5000 (AQF 9)+

MBIS5004 Secure Programming and Hacking Countermeasures-

Unit Description

MBIS5004 Secure Programming and Hacking Counter Measures introduces students to advance techniques of protection for software applications. This can be conducted by preparing countermeasures to mitigate vulnerabilities and exploitation against software applications.

The unit takes students through the system development life cycle starting from the analysis phase, design phase, development, and testing phase. For each phase, developers and cybersecurity professionals need to carry out some measurements and procedures to ensure the operation’s security. These procedures require some penetration testing tools, debug tools and mitigation tools. Real-world commercial and non-commercial testing and protection tools will enable students to work on projects making a difference in business, industry, government, and academia.

MBIS5005 Cyber Intelligence-

Unit Description

MBIS5005 Cyber Intelligence introduces the students to comprehensive training and in-depth study in the field of digital/computer forensics. The unit combines training on both theoretical and practical aspects with up-to-date forensics software tools. The students will get the opportunity to build a firm foundation in this field and at the same time, have excellent hands-on experience that is needed in the current world. The student will learn various techniques and methods used in recovering and producing evidence from electronic devices.

The subject starts by introducing the students to the operating systems, file types and data structures. The students will learn the data acquisition process, techniques to process evidence, digital forensics analysis and validation process, E-mail and social media investigations, electronic evidence collection process from mobile and computer equipment and so on. The other key areas of this unit include an introduction to digital forensics and understanding investigation, contemporary digital forensic issues and trends, forensics process, and forensic validation of results, processing crime and incident scenes, E-discovery, guidelines, and standards, report writing for high-tech investigations, expert testimony and ethics, physical, environmental, and organisational considerations for deploying forensics computing initiatives, mobile device forensics and the Internet of Anything, Virtual Machine forensics, live acquisitions, and network forensics, challenges inhibiting a successful digital forensic investigation etc. This unit will contribute to preparing for professional certification as a forensic examiner GCFE(https://www.giac.org/digitalbadges).

Pre-requisites: MBIS4002 Database Management Systems, MBIS4003 Software Development & MBIS4017 Cybersecurity Risk Management.

MBIS5006 Organisational Cyber Security-

Unit Description

MBIS5006 Organizational Cyber Security introduces students to the creation and implementation of cybersecurity governance frameworks based on an understanding of business and risk management strategies. Students will become familiar with the standards and frameworks commonly used to ensure that business goals can be achieved safely. Students will learn to identify appropriate roles and responsibilities within the organization. Students will also learn a way to communicate strategies with the CEO and other business-related people as cybersecurity specialists.

Pre-requisites: MBIS4002 Database Management Systems & MBIS4003 Software Development.

MBIS5007 Penetration Testing & Cloud Security-

Unit Description

MBIS5007 Penetration Testing and Cloud Security introduces students to various techniques of penetration testing and ethical hacking for the on-premises and over-the-cloud networks. The unit helps students understand how various networks are attacked so they learn how to protect them. Students learn penetration testing frameworks, pre-engagement, footprinting, and the most effective ways to identify a network’s weaknesses and vulnerabilities. Students learn the cybersecurity impact on business, policies and procedures. Also, the main emphasis is on the development of student’s skills to enable them to do proficient research and development works and studies in the cybersecurity discipline. On successful completion of this unit, students will be equipped with an in-depth understanding of relevant issues, attacks on massively interconnected systems, and the evolving approaches to improve the reliability of advanced services.

Pre-requisites: MBIS4003 Software Development & MBIS4006 Information Systems Security

MBIS5019 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency (Elective)-

Unit Description

MBIS5019 Blockchain and Cryptocurrency provides students with advanced topics in blockchain and its related contemporary domains such as blockchain for medicine, taxation, tourism and others. Cryptocurrency takes a part in this unit by providing students with practical examples of how to collect some distributed ledgers and how to conduct blockchain in a real-time environment.

Blockchain currently is implemented in many technologies and not only in Cryptocurrency. This unit will encourage students to think out of the box, so they can develop frameworks and concepts to apply blockchain in real-life examples. Students’ rational thinking will be equipped with major concepts of security such as cryptography methods including encryption types, hashing types and digital signatures.

Moreover, the unit aims at the development of students’ research skills and studies on these two recent areas blockchain and cryptocurrency.

Pre-requisites: MBIS4006 Information Systems Security

MBIS5021 Systems Security Professional (Elective)-

Unit Description

MBIS5021 Systems Security Professional introduces students to the profession of a security officer in a business information systems environment. Students will analyse and apply content from the eight domains that comprise a Common Body of Knowledge (CyBOK) for information systems security professionals. This unit will also help students prepare for the Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) industry certification exam from the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium (ISC2https://www.isc2.org/Certifications/CISSP) gaining initial recognition as an associate of ISC2.

MBIS5022 Computer Networks and Security (Elective)-

Unit Description

MBIS5022 Computer Networks and Security unit introduces the students to the advanced network security concepts that are essential to developing students’ knowledge and functional skills in computer communication and security. Computer networks play an indispensable role in modern-day data communication across networks. Thus, hardening or making a robust computer network is a must to safeguard communication systems among multiple entities. However, the rise of cybercrimes and the variance of cyber attacks make it challenging for computer network professionals to build an effective defence.

In this unit, students will learn the functionalities of computer networks, how computer networks are targeted by attackers and how a robust defence can be built against attackers. The unit starts by focusing on the theoretical foundations, cryptographic functions and the topics related to the underlying concepts needed to understand the security issues in a networked environment. The students will be exposed to a wide range of techniques, tools and policies to effectively secure computer networks. The unit contents include networking concepts, cryptography and key management, digital signature and hash algorithms, firewalls, IDS/IPS, wireless security, web security, email security, access control mechanism, and legal and ethical implications of security assessment. The unit also focuses on applications of network security tools to prevent or detect attacks and the methods of hardening perimeter defence. This unit will assist the student to prepare for CompTIA network+ and security+ certification exams as well (https://www.comptia.org/certifications/network ).

Pre-requisites: MBIS4006 Information Systems Security

MBIS5016 Knowledge Management for IS (Elective)-

Unit Description

MBIS5016 Knowledge Management for Information Systems discusses the history and different aspects of Knowledge Management (KM). It provides insight into the KM foundations, concepts, models, approaches, and techniques for effective knowledge management implementation. The main aim of this unit is to prepare and educate the students on key management discipline of focusing on the effective gathering, organization, storage, dissemination and flow of information and knowledge within organizations.

Knowledge Management for Information Systems emphasizes the interaction of knowledge and information policies and analyses how knowledge management policies are developed and used in organizations. Knowledge management introduces students to a range of strategies and practices used by an organization to identify, create, represent, distribute, and enable the adoption of insights and experiences. Such insights and experiences comprise knowledge, either embodied in individuals or embedded in organizational processes or practices. Students would be able to understand how to create an effective knowledge management strategy, concepts like knowledge mapping and how to build collaborative environments. This unit will consider two important aspects which are data analytics and cyber security.

Pre-requisites: MBIS4001 Information Systems Applications in Business & MBIS4008 Business Process Management

MBIS5015 Capstone Project (20 CP)-

Unit Description

As well as providing students with further knowledge and skills, MBIS5015 provides the opportunity for students’ knowledge, skills and abilities gained throughout the Master of Business Information Systems program to be applied in this Capstone Project; especially those acquired in the prerequisite unit, MBIS5012 Strategic Information Systems.

Working in small teams, students will research a real-world problem and develop creative, practical, unique and relevant solutions. They will be required to undertake research that includes the application of theory and frameworks for problem identification, justification of approach, and the development and presentation of solutions. Students will also demonstrate their communication skills, technical competence and expertise. All groups will present their project outcomes at a showcase for the industry and academic members both within and outside of the Information Systems discipline. Student projects will vary, but all will require advanced research to support project development, reflection and technical output from the project.

Pre-requisites: MBIS5012*

* Students must firstly complete 72 credit points (8 units) before they are eligible to undertake the MBIS5015 Capstone Project.

Exit Point: Master of Business Information Systems (Cyber Security)

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Analys
  • Security System Developer
  • Security System Manager
  • Computer Forensics Specialist
  • Cyber Intelligence Expert
  • Secure Programming Expert

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification meets the academic requirement for admission to Doctorate courses within Australia and overseas*

*subject to additional institution/course specific requirements

Related Courses

Master of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics)

CRICOS Code: 111495D

Master of Business Administration (Business Analytics)

CRICOS Code: 111558E

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student

Master of Business Information Systems

Master of Business Information Systems

Course Overview

Through a rigorous program of study, the Master of Business Information Systems award aims to prepare information systems professionals, domestic and international graduates alike for entry into graduate positions or middle management positions with relevant industry experience and expertise. Aided by a set of pragmatic postgraduate attributes, the award is also designed to facilitate graduates in their efforts for career advancement or entry into an information systems industry that continues to burgeon.

Graduates can potentially move into jobs in both the private and public sectors as a business analyst, data analyst, software tester, systems administrator, systems analyst, IT/IS client management, IT/IS business development, analyst programmer, database administrator or systems project lead. Having worked with emerging technologies, graduates of the Master of Business Information Systems will also be practiced in information systems strategies. Taught through workshops, the Master of Business Information Systems deals with real-world situations and contemporary issues in the field of information systems. The culmination of the course is a Capstone Project. Importantly, the Master of Business Information Systems also forms a basis for future self-sustained learning.

Nested Qualification and Exit Awards

Key information

CRICOS Code: 105293J

Duration:

2 years full time

AQF level:

9

Campus:

– Sydney
– Melbourne (commencing 2024)

Course Intakes:

February, May, August, October

Student:

Domestic and International

Credit points per unit:

10

Total Credit Points
required for award:

160

2023 Fees

Course tuition Fee
Over 2 years

$40,800

Fee per annum:

$20,400

Fee per unit:

$2,550

Notes:

All fees and charges listed are in Australian dollars. Fees are subject to change without notice. Course fees are to be paid in full before enrolment/selection of subjects in any given semester. AIH ensures that the conditions and processes for international and domestic students to apply for a refund of tuition fees are equitable and comply with government regulations. Refer to Refund Policy for International and Domestic Students.

What you will learn

Admissions and Completion of Study

Students wishing to join the following courses – Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems, Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems or Master of Business Information Systems should review the entry criteria and application procedures which are published in the Institute’s Course Guide.

A Master Course is awarded after completing 15 units of study. Students wishing to exit with a Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems may do so after successful completion of 4 units. A Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems requires 8 units for completion.

Study Hours

As a student, you will need to allocate time to attend classes. Generally, if you are studying full-time, you will have 12 hours of classes each week (for 4 units), on-campus. In addition, you will need to set aside approximately 7-9 hours per week for each unit in your own time to complete assignments, readings, projects, workshop preparation and to prepare for tests and exams.

Assessment

Your studies at AIH will encompass practical, professionally focused, and project-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include (the list is not exhaustive):

  • Individual and team-based projects
  • Case studies and presentations
  • Essays, assignments and reports
  • Exams
  • Practical assessments
  • Discussion forums
  • Participation in class including formative assessment activities

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an advanced and integrated comprehension of business information systems theory and
  2. Investigate and design creative IS solutions for complex business.
  3. Research and critically evaluate the effectiveness of business information systems within specific.
  4. Provide business information systems recommendations to relevant.
  5. Exhibit Leadership, management and interpersonal skills required by diverse teams working on business information.
  6. Apply knowledge and skills in response to current ethical dilemmas and professional issues in business information.

Knowledge

Graduates at this level will have advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.

Skills

Graduates at this level will have expert, specialised cognitive and technical skills in a body of knowledge or practice to independently:

  • analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
  • research and apply established theories to a body of knowledge or practice
  • interpret and transmit knowledge, skills and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Application

Graduates at this level will apply knowledge and skills to demonstrate autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a practitioner or learner.

Units you will study

Structure

To complete the degree, you will need to pass fifteen Units (160 credit points). These units are delivered over two years. All units are compulsory, there are no electives. The units and their descriptions are listed below.

Level 4000 (AQF 8)+

MBIS4001 Information Systems Applications in Business-

Unit Description

MBIS4001 Information Systems Applications in Business provides an introduction to the subject of information systems (IS) by presenting the most relevant concepts used to manage the integration of IS into business and society. The purpose of the unit is to facilitate proficient ways to simplify the use of technology in complex IS business environments and, by using case studies together with examples from industry, students will develop both a theoretical and a practical understanding of business information systems in order to achieve this.

More, this unit aims to build students’ awareness of the relationship between the functionality of IS and the requirements of business processes. In this way, students will learn how business organisations use IS to process data into information which can then be used for critical decision- making in the quest for competitive advantage.

MBIS4002 Database Management System-

Unit Description

Database management systems are ubiquitous. Almost all organisations adopt them to organise, analyse, extract, transform and load data in order to make effective decisions. This positions MBIS4003 Database Management System as an essential unit as it introduces students to the fundamentals of relational databases. Unit learning outcomes are attained through authentic assessment; that is, the application of relevant concepts, techniques and methodologies related to database management along with practical exercises.

This unit also covers data modelling associated with using entity relationship diagrams and other advanced concepts such as structured query language (SQL) and procedural language (PL). These will be completed in the weekly workshops.

Additionally, data analysis, sharing options and database systems security concepts are covered. Distributed database management systems and data mining are also included in the unit’s topics.

MBIS4003 Software Development-

Unit Description

In this unit, MBIS 4003 Software Development, students will learn the fundamentals of software development. Students will investigate a client’s application software problems, evaluate approaches, and then design a solution using a programming language such as Python. The unit takes students through the lifecycle of a software development project including writing specifications, testing and design. Students will gather and analyse customer software needs and requirements, learn core principles of programming, develop software specifications and use appropriate reference tools. Upon successful completion of this unit, students will have the ability to assess, understand and design code.

MBIS4004 Systems Analysis Design-

Unit Description

MBIS4004 Systems Analysis Design covers the principles of analysis and design for information systems. Students will learn techniques in data requirements gathering and analysis along with methods to model data needs. Modelling of data will occur at the conceptual, logical, and physical levels along with an ability to compare and contrast different approaches.

Additionally, students will understand the importance and constraints imposed by the domain of the information system, along with business rules that guide the design of business information systems. This unit also addresses the role of functional dependencies and domain normalisation as part of requirements analysis and design using a user-centred design approach. At the end of this unit, students will have a sound understanding of the techniques required to model an information system.

Exit Point: Graduate Certificate of Business Information Systems

MBIS4005 Project Management-

Unit Description

It can be argued that, in the digital age, project management is essential to facilitate an organisation in achieving its objectives. In MBIS4005 Project Management, students will develop an in-depth understanding of information systems project management by focusing on the inputs, processes and outputs associated with project initiation, execution, monitoring and closure. This unit will also focus on the use of agile project management approaches in information systems projects and uses project management tools such as Microsoft Project, Trello and Monday.com.

In taking a practical perspective, students will be required to propose and implement solutions to a real-world case and deliver a comprehensive group report. Through practical application, students will show that they are able to work effectively in a team environment and integrate vanguard project management knowledge and concepts to ensure the success of a case-based project.

MBIS4006 Information Systems Security-

Unit Description

MBIS4006 Information Systems Security provides a comprehensive study in the field of information systems security and an overview of professional, legal, and ethical issues faced by information system professionals in modern society. Students will demonstrate their ability to identify security threats to the infrastructure and information kept by commercial and government organisations which have economic value and are critical to public safety. Students will gauge the subsequent risks of various threats and develop risk management plans.

On successful completion of this unit, students will have acquired knowledge and skills necessary and sufficient to mitigate various security threats and attacks on contemporary information systems.

MBIS4007 Big Data and Visualisation-

Unit Description

MBIS4007 Big Data and Data Visualisation introduces students to the concepts that inform big data analytics and visualisation. It will help students gain insights on how big data drives and supports an organisation’s strategy and how data centricity helps to make better business decisions.

The unit provides in-depth coverage of business motivations and drivers for big data adaptation, enterprise technologies and big data business intelligence. Topics covered will also include algorithms and machine learning techniques for big data and data science.

Furthermore, students will develop an understanding of data visualisation tools and techniques that will help them present information and data using appealing and informative dashboards. In summary, this unit aims to provide students with an ability to discover trends and outliers in the data using big data and visualisation principles, concepts, tools and techniques through hands-on practice.

Pre-requisite: MBIS4002 & MBIS4003

MBIS4008 Business Process Modelling-

Unit Description

MBIS4008 Business Process Modelling facilitates students in examining and improving business operations. Informed by conceptual frameworks, students will use business process modelling software tools to make informed recommendations aimed at solving complex business problems as well as attendant improvements to organisational effectiveness and efficiency. This unit provides an opportunity for students to develop knowledge and skills necessary and sufficient to analyse and design business processes in a variety of business contexts.

Pre-requisite: MBIS4004 (Co-requisite)

Exit Point: Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems

Level 5000 (AQF 9)+

MBIS5009 Business Analytics-

Unit Description

Analytics plays an increasingly important role in determining the success of organisations in the digital age. MBIS5009 Business Analytics introduces students to the concepts and techniques that are used to leverage an organisation’s data for effective strategy and decision-making. This unit covers topics on understanding different types of data, finding relationships among attributes, and predicting outcomes by applying techniques such as regression, time series, classification and clustering. Furthermore, students will learn how to use Natural language processing techniques to analyse text from social media to understand customer feedback better.

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to answer business-related questions by identifying and applying appropriate business analytics tools and techniques. As future managers, students will learn how to use Python and associated libraries as well as KNIME to generate insights from raw data. Students will also develop an ability to manage risks, achieve higher customer satisfaction and thereby achieve business objectives such as increased profitability, more significant market share and improved shareholder value.


Pre-requisite: MBIS4007

MBIS5010 Professional Practice in Information Systems-

Unit Description

MBIS5010 Professional Practice in Information Systems educates students about the ethical, legal and social issues that they are likely to meet as future information system (IS) professionals. Viewed through the lenses of current IS practice and professional codes of ethics, these issues include privacy, confidentiality, cybercrime and internet fraud. On successful completion of this unit, students will have become aware of the ethical and legal obligations within IS and will have developed their critical thinking skills sufficient to make ethical and professional decisions in preparation for their future role as IS professionals.

MBIS5011 Enterprise Systems-

Unit Description

This unit introduces students to the relationship between an organisation’s business processes and Enterprise Systems (ES). ES architecture, design, implementation and support strategies are also discussed. Students will learn about various Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) cycles such as Order to Cash, Procure to Pay, Hire to Retire and Record to Report. The unit also aims to cover Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Financials, Human Resources /Payroll and other modules in ERP systems.

In MBIS4011 Enterprise Systems, students will not only learn the key theoretical concepts of ES, but they will also investigate business processes. This is achieved using ES software in laboratory tasks where students will be executing processes and cycles listed above; that is, creating master data like customers, suppliers and employees as well as transaction data like sales orders and purchase orders. Students will also cover performance operations in business such as Manufacturing, Purchasing, Human Capital Management, Finance, Projects and other key areas that relate to ES.

Pre-requisite: MBIS4001, MBIS4003, MBIS4008

MBIS5012 Strategic Information Systems-

Unit Description

Strategic information systems play an important role in enabling organisations to achieve sustainable competitive advantage. Therefore, MBIS4012 Strategic Information Systems aims to develop students’ abilities to critically analyse and evaluate the impact of information systems (IS) on an organisation’s strategic performance. The unit also encourages students to reflect on the global contribution that IS makes to the strategic development of industries.

Students are presented with IS tools, techniques and management frameworks needed to identify opportunities for strategic thinking. More, they will understand the significance of strategic alignment, IS as an enabler of business activities, and they will be able to discover how IS can be an essential factor in the implementation of an organisation’s strategic plan. Students will critically evaluate real-world case studies on the role of strategic IS in the industry.

Pre-requisite: MBIS4005

MBIS5013 Sustainability and Enterprise 4.0-

Unit Description

Sustainability and Enterprise 4.0 informs students how information systems (IS) may be deployed through business commitments that work towards both societal and environmental sustainability. Enterprise 4.0 is a digital age core element that also contributes to sustainable global businesses and economies. Key trends and challenges are discussed in this unit through the use of case studies and other real-world approaches; with critical analysis and evaluation resulting in relevant responses. On successful completion of this unit, students can expect to have acquired knowledge necessary and sufficient to make informed IS decisions regarding business sustainability.

MBIS5014 Leading People in Digital Organisations-

Unit Description

MBIS5014 Leading People in Digital Organisations introduces students to modern leadership and management practices. Students will investigate and analyse how these practices are applied to organisations in managing digital transformations of technology-based business models to enhance their organisational performance and to satisfy the digital markets in which they operate. On successful completion of this unit, students will gain knowledge in leading and managing people to support the ongoing change processes as well as to develop an organisation’s competitive advantage in the digital era.

MBIS5015 Capstone Project (20 CP)-

Unit Description

As well as providing students with further knowledge and skills, MBIS5015 provides the opportunity for students’ knowledge, skills and abilities gained throughout the Master of Business Information Systems programme to be applied in this Capstone Project; especially those acquired in the prerequisite unit, MBIS5012 Strategic Information Systems.

Working in small teams, students will research a real-world problem and develop creative, practical, unique and relevant solutions. They will be required to undertake research that includes the application of theory and frameworks for problem identification, justification of approach, and the development and presentation of solutions. Students will also demonstrate their communication skills, technical competence and expertise. All groups will present their project outcomes at a showcase for the industry and academic members both within and outside of the Information Systems discipline. Student projects will vary, but all will require advanced research to support project development, reflection and technical output from the project.

Pre-requisite: MBIS5012*

* Students must firstly complete 72 credit points (8 units) before they are eligible to undertake the MBIS5015 Capstone Project.

Exit Point: Master of Business Information Systems

What you will achieve

  • Create effective organisational strategies to lay the foundation for achieving success.
  • Examine both local and global business trends to consistently maintain a competitive edge.
  • Acquire essential skills in critical thinking and strategic planning within a corporate environment.
  • Recognise intelligent business prospects and comprehend how to capitalize on them.

Career Opportunities

Potential career paths

  • Client services manager
  • Sales representative
  • Project manager
  • Office Manager
  • Human resource manager
  • Account executive
  • Data analyst

Entry Requirements

To view our Entry Requirements, click here.

How to Apply

To view how to apply click here.

We’re absolutely thrilled that you’re interested in discovering more about the exciting educational opportunities here at AIH! Your inquiries are most welcome, and we can’t wait to give you all the information you require. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us anytime you like – we’re here to help!

Further Study
Options

Completion of this qualification meets the academic requirement for admission to Doctorate courses within Australia and overseas*

*subject to additional institution/course specific requirements

Related Courses

Master of Business Information Systems (Cyber Security)

CRICOS Code: 111497B

Master of Business Information Systems (Data Analytics)

CRICOS Code: 111495D

Testimonials

  • Studying Accounting at AIH, part-time Accounts Administrator in a Security Agency. AIH provides great education and supportive mentors for international professional growth.


    Marilyn

    Accounts Administrator
  • The course balances theory and practice, preparing me for success. The Student Council enriches student life with diverse programs, creating a vibrant community.


    Sandra

    Student