Course overview

This course has intakes in all terms. View Key Dates for upcoming terms, application dates and important deadlines.

Full-time duration Part-time duration Selective subjects Capstone subjects* Total course fee**
1 year 2 years        6 1 A$43,008

* Please note, the capstone subject is compulsory. Capstone subjects vary, and may involve work placements, project-based learning, a research project, or a coursework subject outlining business best practice. Students can choose to study the capstone over one term or two, depending on their individual needs.
**The University reviews fees annually. The indicative total course fee is based on typical subject enrolments, and includes an indexation of 5 per cent per annum.

Upcoming terms

The Master of Information Systems (Executive) is a unique online course covering critical areas in information systems management and digital business. As a student of this course you will develop advanced capability in supporting, managing and changing business processes through information and communication technology (ICT). The online course structure allows you to plan your study around your career aspirations and you can choose from a range of subject areas available, including IT strategy, emerging technologies, information assurance, and outsourcing and contracting. You will also have the opportunity to network with high-achieving peers and world experts.

Course aims

We’ve designed this course to produce strategic leaders in the field of information systems and digital business, especially at the executive level. Students of this course will gain strategic expertise to influence decision-making at the most senior level and will learn advanced collaborative skills to manage complex teams.  The course incorporates emerging trends and the latest industry requirements to ensure your learning is relevant and practical.

Who the course is for

This course is for ambitious senior information technology managers currently in an executive role and those who aspire to be C-level executives, including either a Chief Technology Officer or Chief Information Officer or similar; looking to enhance their skills and experience and take their leadership to the next level.

You will likely hold a role as:

  • Head of Information Technology
  • Head of Information Systems
  • Executive Manager Information Systems/Services
  • Director of Information Technology/Systems
  • Business Integration Manager
  • General Manager Information Systems/Technology
  • Systems and Architecture Manager
  • Strategy Director – IT.

Career outcomes

The current generation of IT Professionals are increasingly acquiring both technology and business based competencies, however there is a need for higher level strategic thinking, backed by best practice and research. The Master of Information Systems (Executive) seeks to provide advanced level formal development and qualification that equips its graduates with critical strategic thinking skills for the future ICT industry.

What you will learn

Find out more . . .

  • What will you learn?

    Career outcomes.

  • Who will you learn from?

    Meet the team.

  • What is it like studying online?

    The Online learning experience.

Who you will learn from

The course is taught by academics and industry leaders with regular industry input and guest speakers including current, experienced CIO’s.  Your online learning experience in enriched by interaction with lecturers, tutors and your fellow classmates as a community of advanced learners. You can expect input and feedback from your lecturers and tutors as well as regular real-time sessions where you speak with the instructor and fellow students. There will also be occasional non-compulsory face to face networking conferences in Melbourne which students can choose to attend. Selected seminars at the conferences will also be recorded.

Find out more about the University of Melbourne online learning experience.

  • Dr Sara Cullen
    Dr Sara Cullen, Fellow, University of Melbourne
    Subject Coordinator, Outsourcing and Contracting and Managing IT Professionals
    Managing Director, The Cullen Group
  • Dr Rod Dilnutt
    Dr Rod Dilnutt, Industry Fellow School of Computing and Information Systems, University of Melbourne
    Director, William Bethwey & Associates
    Subject Coordinator, Advanced Change Management
  • Dr Atif Ahmad
    Dr Atif Ahmad, Course Coordinator, Master of Information Systems (Executive)
    Subject Coordinator, Information Assurance

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Contact student support

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    • Entry requirements
    • Time commitment required for each subject
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