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 2019 -- Business Taught Masters

PLEASE NOTE: This timetable includes all BTM 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 28 January to Friday 5 April

(Download as pdf: BTM term 1 2019

 MONDAYTUESDAYWEDNESDAYTHURSDAYFRIDAY

9:00 am

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Tutorial 1 (10-11am)
Rehua 702
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski 

MBAZ603
Managerial Finance
Tutorial 2 (11am-12pm)
Rehua 702
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski

MBUS601 (2)
Marketing
Rehua 702
Chris Chen 

MBIS601
Management of Information Systems
Rehua 702
Nelly Todorova

MBAZ601
Managerial Accounting
Combined Lecture
(28/1-17/2)
E5 Lecture Theatre

Stream 1
(18/27/4)
Rehua 702
Oli Hille

MPAC603
Advanced Management Accounting
Rehua 620
Neil Crombie

 

12:00 pm

 

WASS

WASS

WASS

 

1:00 pm

MBUS601 (1)
Marketing
Rehua 702
Chris Chen

MBIS603
Business and Technology
Rehua 620
Ravi Sharma

MPAC601
Professional Accounting Principles
Rehua 702
Catherine McMillan

MBAZ603 (2A)
Managerial Finance
(28/1-3/3)
(1-3pm)
Rehua 620
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski

MBAZ605
Business Law
Rehua 702
Matthew Barber & Annick Masselot

MBAZ603 (1)
Managerial Finance
(28/1-7/4)
(1-3pm)
Rehua 620
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski

MBIS602
Systems Analysis and Process Modelling
E16 Lecture Theatre
Annette Mills

MBAZ603 (2B)
Managerial Finance
(4/3-7/4)
(1-3pm)
Rehua 620
Debra Reed & Jedrzej Bialowski

4:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

5:00 pm

MBAZ602
Business Economics
Rehua 005
Stephen Hickson

 

 

MBAZ601 (2)
Managerial Accounting
(18/2-7/4)
Rehua 620
Oli Hille

 

 

 

TERM TWO: Monday 22 April to Friday 28 June

 

TERM THREE: Monday 15 July to Friday 20 September

 

TERM FOUR: Monday 7 October to Friday 6 December

Key contacts:

Edmund Smith

Business Taught Masters Administrator
Internal Phone: 92517

Nicole Anfang

Student Advisor
Postgraduate
Meremere Building 209
Internal Phone: 92964