Master of Business Information Systems

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Course Overview
Masters (Coursework)
Tuition Fees
RM 55,723/ year (for Malaysian students)
Jalan Lagoon Selatan, Bandar Sunway, 47500 Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Full Time: 1.5 - 2 years; Part Time: 4 years
Prior Study
Bachelor degree
Study Field

Course Outline

Monash IT was ranked top 48th in the world (THE 2014-2015 rankings in Engineering and Technology) and the top 51-100 in the QS World University Rankings by Subject for 2015 - the best school to study IT in Malaysia. You will gain the best of both world by studying MBIS at Monash Malaysia:

  • The fusion of both the leading business world and IT world.
  • The learning experiences of a prestigious Australian degree (member of Australia’s Group of Eight (Go8) universities, recognised for excellence in teaching, learning, research and graduate outcomes) by paying Malaysia local fees.
  • The world first class academic development (in the top one per cent of world universities) with latest industrial-skill based training (strong industrial collaboration).
  • A jump start to a Monash doctoral degree (with the MBIS research option).

Since IT is part of everything we do / work, MBIS is an unique program that is suitable for students with previous qualifications in any discipline. You will gain an understanding of business information systems to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice. Expertise in IT helps you even if your primary career choice and interest is something else. Skills in IT enables you to make a positive difference in the world you live as the blooming prospects in IT are without boundaries, e.g. mobile apps, wearable technologies, Internet of Thing, data science and etc. The future of Business-IT opportunities are borderless.

Students with previous studies in business information systems can complete in three semesters (full-time) by applying for credit for Master Core units.

Areas of Study

The adaptable structure of this course allows you to choose a specific Business-IT area of study or a range of units from different areas so you graduate with a competitive edge when seeking employment. The course offers the opportunity for either industry experience or research as part of the degree.

Career Opportunities

MBIS graduate with a competitive edge when seeking employment will be expected to play leading professional roles in their field, locally and overseas. The highly flexible course opens up a variety of career opportunities. Graduates of the MBIS prepares you for careers in:

  1. Business information systems
  2. Data science and data mining
  3. Business intelligence and knowledge management
  4. Information systems and management
  5. IT governance and software development methodologies
  6. Research for mobile apps, wearable technologies, image processing, intelligent health, robotics and data science; or
  7. Practical industrial upskilling with leading companies or NGOs.

The degree covers the business IT spectrum from supporting business operations through to supporting managers’ decision making. It prepares students for roles such as senior business management, business analysts, systems analysts, project leaders, as well as information managers, archivists or librarians.

Course Structure

The course consists of 16 approved (for students with non-IT background) or 12 approved (for students with IT background), master’s-level units, of which four are advanced preparatory (for students with non-IT background); eight master core; and three to four application: either research thesis or industrial experience option. Additional electives, including electives from the School of Business, are available but subject to change.

Intake Periods

Each year, there are two intake periods for the Master of Business Information Systems. This means that you can start in February or July.

Entry requirements

To apply for the Master of Business Information Systems program in the School of Information Technology, you must have completed:

  • An approved three-year bachelor’s degree
  • Qualifications and experience considered by the Faculty Admissions Committee to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above award

English Language Requirement

Sound English language skills are required for all academic programs at Monash. You can demonstrate your English language proficiency through one of the following:

  • Studying English at Year 12 or equivalent
  • Studying at an institution where English is the language of instruction
  • English Proficiency Tests
  • Monash English Bridging.

If you have achieved more than one of the English language requirements over a period of time, only the most recent demonstration of English proficiency will be considered.

Special Requirements

You must meet specific English language requirements when applying for our master’s and doctoral research degrees.

Submission of Evidence

You must submit full documentary evidence in support of English proficiency with your application for candidature. If your first language is not English, or where degree qualifications were not undertaken in the English language, Monash reserves the right to seek further documentary evidence of English proficiency.

Open Day

  • 23rd March 2019
  • 29th June 2019
  • 17th August 2019
  • 14th December 2019

Intake Date

February and July

Additional Notes

  1. Fees are subjected to change, for international student may have to refer to latest exchange rates.
  2. Additional cost my incurred depending on situation (Accommodation, laboratories equipment/materials, etc.)
  3. Encourage to study and research laws in Malaysia, as Malaysia is a majority muslim country. It is advisable for international students to understand the country's strict rules and culture. 
  4. English is used as a teaching medium and a widely spoken language in Malaysia, if the requirements are not stated in the university webpage, advisable to contact the university's authority for further information about English requirements or English Entry Requirements.
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