Master of Business Information Systems

The MBIS programme offers graduates and professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds the opportunity to gain the skills they need to excel in a role in Business Information Systems.

Information Systems is one of the fastest growing areas for employment, opening the door to exciting careers. It is on the long-term skill shortage list for New Zealand, with career opportunities to suit diverse strengths and skills.

An MBIS will prepare you for a variety of roles including business systems analyst, IT project manager, systems architect, IS consultant and business intelligence analyst.

You will advance your IT skills to a competitive level and engage with business processes to create and apply innovative technology solutions.

No prior subject background is required but a B average is required in any previous undergraduate degree. Business Information Systems courses enable students to bridge gaps in technical knowledge and remain competitive in the evolving world of modern business.

The MBIS programme enables people from different backgrounds to gain the skills and knowledge to work in the Information Systems sector. By gaining an MBIS you can expect to:

  • Be prepared for a wide variety of information systems roles including business sytems analyst, IT project manager, systems architect, IS consultant and business intelligence analyst
  • Work for large multinational organisations or local businesses.

Our MBIS programme is ideal for recent graduates who are looking for a direct path into a professional role. The MBIS programme is also an excellent choice for professionals seeking to transition into a new role in information systems. MBIS participants are typically graduates from any undergraduate discipline or professionals in entry to mid-level roles from organisations of any size and sector.

Multiple entry qualifications offer you a number of study options depending on your professional career goals.*

Postgraduate Diploma

8x Core Courses

  • Management of IS
  • Systems Analysis
  • Digital Business and Technology
  • IT Project Management
  • IS Security
  • Data Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Internship
  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Research Methods
  • Business Strategy

120 points

MBIS

4x Core Courses

  • Digital Business and Technology
  • Management of IS
  • Systems Analysis
  • Research Methods

3x Information Systems Electives

  • IT Project Management
  • IS Security
  • Data Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Internship

2x Business Electives

  • Managerial Accounting
  • Business Economics
  • Business Stratergy

Capstone Project

180 points

1. Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems (PGDipBIS)

The Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems consists of eight courses. These courses constitute eight of the nine courses required for the MBIS.

The diploma takes eight to 12 months to complete full-time, or can be completed in up to four years part-time. Having satisfied all requirements for the Postgraduate Diploma with a B average or above, prior to graduating, you can apply to transfer to the MBIS.

Duration: Part-time up to four years and with full-time study it will take 8-12 months.

2. Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS)

In addition to the course requirements for the postgraduate diploma, by completing a further course and the capstone project or internship, you can graduate with the full MBIS.

The internship will provide an opportunity for students to apply their knowledge to a real world problem, allowing them to gain confidence in dealing in a professional business environment, as well as engaging in a deeper level of learning through application of critical thinking and problem-solving. The internship will consist of 100 hours of work (on a discrete IS-related project) within an organisation followed by a report on the student’s experience.

The applied Research Project will provide the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge to practice, allowing them to gain confidence in working in a professional business environment, as well as engaging in a deeper level of learning through application of critical thinking and problem solving.

The MBIS gives you the flexibility to undertake additional study in areas that interest you with our elective options. For the project you will investigate an IS-related issue impacting organisations, people or society.

Duration: Part-time up to four years and with full-time study it will take 12-14 months.

*In consultation, a personal course of study that differs from that outlined above can be completed, subject to the approval of the Dean of Commerce.

All lectures run Monday to Friday, between the times of 9am and 8pm. Each lecture occurs once a week for 10 weeks and is three hours long.

Term One 
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
Managerial Acounting**
MBAZ601
Systems Analysis and Business Process Modelling
MBIS602
Business Economics**
MBAZ602
Management of Information Systems
MBIS601
  Systems Analysis and Business Process Modelling
MBIS602
  Management of Information Systems
MBIS601
Term Two *
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
Business Strategy**
MBUS650
Business Research Methods
MBAZ604
Digital Business and Technology
MBIS603
Database Management**
MBIS623

* No lectures on Anzac Day / Queen's Birthday.
** Elective

Term Three 
MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursday
      IT Project Management**
MBIS621
Term Four 
TimeMondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday 
9am-12pm    

Data Analysis and Business Intelligence**
MBIS624
 
1-4pm Management of Information Systems
MBIS601
IS Security and Risk Management**
MBIS622
Management of Information Systems
MBIS601

Data Analytics & Business Intelligence MBIS624
  Business Economics
MBAZ602

Key contacts:

David Shearer

Director
MBIS/PGDipBIS
Law Rm 521
Internal Phone: 93667

Janet Butcher

Administrator
MBIS/PGDipBIS
Internal Phone: 93669