Postgraduate course

Master of Business Administration / Master of Information Technology

If you’re an IT professional looking to pursue a senior management role, specialise in data science and advance your IT career, this is the program for you.

What type of student are you?

Murdoch code

M1289

Study mode

Part Time or Full Time

Duration (years)

2 years

Selection rank

CRICOS code

099394C
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Semester 2 Semester 2
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Trimester 2 Trimester 2
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Trimester 3 Trimester 3
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Overview

As data-driven decision-making is becoming essential for organisations of all sizes, a question that arises is whether managers of the future should pursue a Data Science or a Business Administration postgraduate degree. This course uniquely lets you combine both.

As an IT professional, you need both business acumen and highly-specialised discipline skills to take your career into the future. This combined qualification will give you the skills you need to address a gap in the market and boost your IT career opportunities.

You’ll develop specialist skills in business and data analytics so you can work with big data and combine data science with business management. The industry is always changing – so we collaborate with industry, advisory boards and integrate feedback from students to make sure the course content keeps up with the needs of today’s workplace.

You’ll gain valuable knowledge and business insights, and also develop greater self-awareness as you learn to reflect on your leader identity and leadership attributes. You’ll work closely with our academic team, and choose electives from business management and economics to create a specialist qualification to suit your goals and career aspirations.

3 reasons to study a combined MBA and Master of IT in Data Science at Murdoch

  1. This is the only combined course of its kind in Australia.
  2. Complete two Masters qualifications in just two years. Along the way, you’ll gain a competitive advantage in your career and the skills you need for success in a challenging environment.
  3. Make use of our brand new IT Innovation Hub, a cutting-edge learning teaching and research facility, fitted out with the latest mixed and augmented reality equipment, operational data centre and high performance computing capabilities.

Develop your skills

Build essential skills and knowledge to meet your career or study goals. Topics you’ll cover include:

  • IT project management
  • Organisational behaviour and management
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Strategies for growth and excellence
  • Big data

Your future career

A postgraduate qualification can help you further your current career and move into a more senior role or help you change career paths to pursue new opportunities. Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT) reports that postgraduates earn on average $20,000 more than those with an undergraduate degree.

Depending on your own situation and career aspirations, there are many careers and positions that this course can lead to. Careers could include:

  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)
  • Strategy Director
  • Business Operations Manager
  • Artificial Intelligence or Data Scientist
  • Statistician
  • Business Intelligence and Research Manager

Good management and data analysis skills are needed across all industries. You could find yourself working in government, media, advertising, finance, other areas of business or non-government organisations (NGOs).

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Majors in this course

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You can apply to start studying at the following times.
Available Not Available
Internal External
Murdoch Semester 1 Semester 1
Semester 2 Semester 2
Murdoch Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy, Singapore Trimester 1 Trimester 1
Trimester 2 Trimester 2
Trimester 3 Trimester 3
View the dates for our teaching periods

Structure

To help plan the structure of your course, search for our suggested course plans.

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Entry requirements

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English Requirements

You must meet a minimum standard in English to study at Murdoch, which can be demonstrated through either English proficiency testsuniversity preparation coursesEnglish language coursesprevious tertiary study or vocational education.

 

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

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This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

Advanced Standing

Everyone has a different path to university so if you’ve already completed formal or informal learning, you could receive advanced standing. Also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing can reduce the amount of study needed to complete your degree by giving you credit for certain units.

Formal learning can include previous study in higher education vocational education or adult and community education. Informal learning can include on the job learning, various kinds of work and life experience.

Find out more

 

This information applies to courses offered at our Australian campuses only. Courses offered at our Dubai, Singapore and Myanmar campuses or delivered by Open Universities Australia may have different requirements.

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