Business Information Systems

Monash University

18 months
42800 AUD/year
33600 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Business Information Systems program at Monash University prepares you for careers in systems design, planning and management, as well as knowledge and information management. You gain the expertise to design solutions to business information problems, and to offer strategic guidance to organisations that will enhance their management and governance.


The Business Information Systems program at Monash University caters to students from a variety of backgrounds. If you do not have previous training in IT, the course includes preparatory units that will give you the IT knowledge needed for the remainder of the course. However, if you already have a degree in IT, you can accelerate your study with an exemption from these preparatory units, or perhaps study further elective units in areas of your choice.

The course gives you an opportunity to explore a wide range of areas, from enterprise systems, information systems design, and business intelligence to IT strategy and project management. If your interests lie in information and knowledge management, you can pursue a specialisation in Archives and Recordkeeping or Librarianship and Information Science, accredited by professional organisations.


Upon successful completion of this course it is expected that you will be able to:

  • explain and critically discuss the major theoretical and professional issues in business information systems
  • analyse critically a business problem, design IT solutions for such problems and assess their effectiveness
  • engage in business information systems practice to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice
  • demonstrate professional social, ethical and communication skills in an industry setting, and manage ambiguity and complexity in real-world settings
  • communicate findings and the rationale of design solutions to the full range of stakeholders

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Information and knowledge management systems
  • IT for management decision making
  • Business intelligence modelling
  • Enterprise systems
  • IT strategy and governance
  • Information access and use
  • Information organisation
  • Recordkeeping informatics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines




96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • CRICOS code: 079053A

Entry level 1: 

  • An Australian undergraduate degree, not necessarily in IT, with at least pass a 55% average,or qualification deemed by the faculty to be a satisfactory equivalent.

Entry level 2:

An Australian undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least pass a 55% average, relating to information systems or with an information systems major, with completed studies in:
  • basic programming
  • basic database theory
  • systems analysis and design

Tuition Fee

  • International

    42800 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 42800 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    33600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 33600 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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