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Business Information Systems, MBIS

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Overview

Business Information Systems at University of Canterbury 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.

Learning outcomes

University of Canterbury'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 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.

Programme Structure

  • The MBIS qualification sits within the Executive Development Programmes and is part of a suite of Information Systems programmes offered by the Department of Accounting and Information Systems.
  • UC ranks in the top 200 universities in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2016).
  • Students benefit from the University's location on the 'Silicon Plains' of New Zealand, where there are dozens of large, hi-tech companies employing UC graduates.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    It is recommended to apply as early as possible in advance of your intended start date, to allow for visa and other arrangements. 

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 15 months
  • Credits
    180 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    575

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General Requirements

  • Normally the minimum requirement is a three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university, or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent.
  • If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to make sure they are of an equivalent standard.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17666 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17666 USD per year and a duration of 15 months.
  • National

    9389 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9389 USD per year and a duration of 15 months.
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  • National students - 14,616 NZD
  • International Students - 27,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

  • 1300 - 2000 NZD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

This new qualification is part of a suite of Information Systems programmes offered by UC's Department of Accounting and Information Systems. UC is ranked in the top 200 universities in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015). Furthermore, UC's Information Systems/ICT students benefit from its location on the 'Silicon Plains' of New Zealand, where there are dozens of large, hi-tech companies employing UC graduates.

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