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 in Information Systems

8x Core Courses

  • MBIS601 Management of Information Systems
  • MBIS602 Systems Analysis and Business Process Modelling
  • MBIS603 Digital Business and Technology
  • MBIS621 IT Project Management
  • MBIS622 Information Systems Security and Risk Management
  • MBIS623 Database Management
  • MBIS624 Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • MBIS691 Information Systems Internship
  • MBAZ601 Managerial Accounting
  • MBAZ602 Business Economics
  • MBAZ604 Business Research Methods
  • MBUS650 Business Strategy

120 points

MBIS

4x Core Courses

  • MBIS601 Management of Information Systems
  • MBIS602 Systems Analysis and Business Process Modelling
  • MBIS603 Digital Business and Technology
  • MBAZ604 Business Research Methods

3x Information Systems Electives

  • MBIS621 IT Project Management
  • MBIS622 Information Systems Security and Risk Management
  • MBIS623 Database Management
  • MBIS624 Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
  • MBIS691 Information Systems Internship

2x Business Electives

MBIS680 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.

Combined Timetable 2018 -- Taught Masters

PLEASE NOTE: This timetable includes all EDP taught masters' courses: MBIS, MBM, MFM, MPA, etc. You will need to identify which courses you will be attending each term (usually, but not always, three courses).

All lectures run Monday to Friday, between the times of 9:00 am and 8:00 pm. Each lecture occurs once a week for 10 weeks and is three hours long.

 

TERM ONE: Monday 29 January to Friday 6 April

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBAZ601 (1)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille

Room: L526
MBIS601
Management of Information Systems
Nelly Todorova

Room: L526
MBAZ605
Business Law
Annick Masselot/Matt Barber

Room: L526
MBIS602 (1) 
Systems Analysis & Business Process Modelling
Annette Mills

Room: L526

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille

Room: Jack Erskine 340  
MBUS601
Marketing
Ann-Marie Kennedy

Room: Jack Erskine 340
1pm-4pm MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille

Room: L526
WASS
Writing and Study Skills
Greg Armfield

Room: L526
MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
Neil Crombie

Room: Psychology 344

MBIS603
Digital Business & Technology
Ravi Sharma

Room: L526
MBIS602 (2)
Systems Analysis & Business Process Modelling
Annette Mills

Room: L526

MPAC601
Professional Accounting Principles
Catherine McMillan/Julia Wu

Room: Jack Erskine 315  
MBAZ602 (2)
Business Economics
Stephen Hickson

Room: Jack Erskine 340
5pm-8pm     MBAZ602 (1)
Business Economics
Stephen Hickson

Room: Jack Erskine 340  
   

 

TERM TWO: Monday 23 April to Friday 29 June

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm

MBUS650
Business Strategy
Piet Beukman
Room: F3

MBIS623
Data Management
Constantine Zakkaroff
Room: L526

MBIS603
Digital Business & Technology
Anushia Inthiran
Room: L526

MBIS623
Database Management
Constantine Zakkaroff
Room: L526

MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Trevor Nesbit
Room: Erskine 443

10am-12pm

WASS
Writing and Study Skills
Greg Armfield
Room: L526

       
1pm-4pm

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille
Room: L526

MPAC602
Advanced Professional Accounting Principles
Julia Wu
Room: L526

MBUS602
Leadership
Teresa Callow/Michelle Shields
Room: L526

MPAC606
Management
Tyron Love
Room: L526

MBUS651
Business Development & Entrepreneurship
Christian Walsh/Bob Hamilton
Room: Erskine 340

5pm-8pm      

MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Trevor Nesbit
Room: F1 (Forestry Lectorial Room)

 

 

TERM THREE: Monday 16 July to Friday 21 September

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBAZ604
Business Research Methods
Fleur Pawsey
Room: L526  

MBIS624
Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
Ravi Sharma
Room: L526

MFIN670
Applied Research in Financial Managment
Neil Crombie, Michael Falta & Dieu Dang
Room: West 212
10am-12pm

MBAZ604 
Business Research Methods
Fleur Pawsey
Room: L526  

MFIN670
Applied Research in Financial Managment
Neil Crombie, Michael Falta & Dieu Dang
Room: Julius von Haast 425
10am-12pm

MBIS621
IT Project Management
Pan Zheng
Room: L526
 
       

WASS (Writing & Study Skills)
Greg Armfield
Room: L520a
From 12:00 pm

 
1pm-4pm MPAC604
Advanced Financial Accounting
Catherine McMillan
Room: L526  
MPAC608
Auditing
Richard Fisher
Room: L526

MPAC605
Taxation
Adrian Sawyer/
Andrew Maples
Room: L526

MBUS603
Managing People & Performance
Russell Wordsworth
Room: Ernest Rutherford 465

MFIN603
Financial Management
Neil Crombie, Rob Vosslamber, Michael Falta & Andrew Maples
Room: L526
 

 

TERM FOUR: Monday 8 October to Friday 7 December

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY
9am-12pm MBIS601 (1)
Management of Information Systems
Trevor Nesbit
Room: L526
MBAZ605
Business Law
Annick Masselot/Matt Barber
Room: L526

MBIS624
Data Analytics & Business Intelligence
Lecturer: TBA
Room: TBA  
MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Oli Hille
Room: L526
MBAZ601 (1)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille
Room: L526
 
1pm-4pm MFIN670
Applied Research in Financial Management
Dieu Dang
Day, time and room: TBA  
MBIS622
Information Systems Security & Risk Management
Stephen Wingreen
Room: L526
MBIS601 (2)
Management of Information Systems
Trevor Nesbit
Room: L526
MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
Oli Hille
Room: L526
MBAZ602
Business Economcs
Stephen Hickson
Room: L526
4pm-7pm     MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
**4-7pm
Neil Crombie
Room: TBA  
   

Key contacts:

Edmund Smith

Administrator
Internal Phone: 92517