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Master of Business Information Systems

  • Masters (Coursework)

Information Systems is a fast-expanding industry and the point where business studies and information technology meet. Information systems are a major part of many organisations and impact business operations on a day-to-day basis through mobile phones, EFTPOS, news, and the internet.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
15 months full-time
Course Code
MBIS
Domestic Fees
$14,777 per year / $18,471 total
International Fees
$45,375 per year / $56,719 total

About this course

Information Systems is a fast-expanding industry and the point where business studies and information technology meet. Information systems are a major part of many organisations and impact business operations on a day-to-day basis through mobile phones, EFTPOS, news, and the internet. As a result there has been an increasing demand for 'tech-savvy' people to create and run these systems.

UC's Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS) aims to address high-level skills shortages in the rapidly growing ICT industry, and to meet the growing demand for work-ready graduates in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad. The MBIS equips graduates, including those from a non-Information Systems or Commerce background, with specialist knowledge and skills applicable to managing the use of technology and technology-driven innovations in business.

The MBIS sits within the Business Taught Masters programme as part of a suite of taught master's degrees that cater for graduates with a background in an unrelated field.

Entry requirements

Students must have a bachelor's degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses, or equivalent, and been approved by the Dean of Business.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Business Information Systems or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

The programme has intakes in February and August.

You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

IS expertise is marketable worldwide and such skills can be applied across a wide range of organisations and industries, opening the door to many exciting careers in business analysis, business intelligence, systems development, and project management.

The Master of Business Information Systems will provide students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to undertake entry-level Information Systems-related roles. It is also a good foundation for developing further and moving into more advanced roles in IT management that contribute to the strategic development of organisations through technology. These more advanced roles could include IT consultant, IT project manager, and IT manager.

The advanced research and applied components of the MBIS will provide graduates with additional skills in the areas of analysing, synthesising and communicating information effectively to a wide audience. This is supported by the internship and research project and would allow students to advance their IS careers at a greater speed than students with an undergraduate-only background.

Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
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