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Master of Accounting and Business Information Technology

Capitalise on your previous studies and increase your knowledge in accounting and information systems to become a major decision maker in a wide range of organisations. 

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Why choose this master’s degree?

  • Unique opportunity to integrate studies in accounting and information systems
  • Be exposed to the latest theories and practical applications in accounting and information systems, including accounting information systems, enterprise systems, business intelligence, and strategic management accounting
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of using leading edge business systems (including SAP and SaaS) to support a range of business decisions and strategies
  • Wide range of electives: Ability to select courses and design a program that meets your professional needs
  • Recognition of prior learning: Up to 4 courses may be awarded based on your previous studies in accounting or information systems
  • Note: This program will not be taking new applications or enrolments from Semester 2 2018.

Who is this degree for?

  • You’re an accounting graduate seeking to acquire the information systems skills needed to assist companies to review, design and deploy the best accounting information systems
  • You’re an information systems graduate who would like the added knowledge in accounting to work on the technical side of the accounting information systems used by businesses
  • You would like to extend your knowledge in both accounting and information systems

Job and career prospects 

Graduates of this program are well-prepared for the following roles:

  • Business analyst
  • Forensic accountant
  • Systems accountant
  • Management accountant
  • Systems analyst
  • System management specialist
  • Database administrator
  • Project manager

The Master of Accounting and Business Information Technology is a 1.5 years degree program consisting of 12 courses (72 UOC): 2 compulsory accounting courses, 2 compulsory information systems courses, at least 3 accounting elective courses (from List A and C), at least 3 information systems elective courses (from List B and C), plus 1 capstone course (from List C).

Recognition of Prior Learning

A maximum of (24 UOC) may be awarded based on previous accounting or information systems studies, as determined by UNSW Business School, reducing the program to 1 year (full-time).

Core courses

ACCT5930 Financial Accounting

Note: Not available to students who have completed ACCT2542 in the last three years.

This course examines:

  • The fundamentals of financial accounting for entities of simple organisational design
  • Financial recording processes, systems design and internal control
  • Preparation of general purpose statements of financial position, operating performance and cash flow statements
  • Responsibilities in financial reporting
  • Financial reporting constraints
  • Recognition and measurement of specific financial statement elements
  • Analysis and interpretation of financial reports

Course outline
ACCT5996 Management Accounting and Business Analysis

Note: Not available to students who have completed ACCT2522 in the last three years.

This course examines the use of financial and non-financial information for the purpose of analysing business processes to achieve superior organisational performance. The course introduces a number of management accounting tools and quantitative techniques that can be used to analyse how business processes consume resources, create value for a firm and its customers, and how this value may be enhanced through business process improvement. The course draws on textbook explanations and research-based insights of contemporary business practice in this area.

Course outline
INFS5885 e-Business

This course aims to develop students' abilities to use, analyse, and evaluate electronic business technologies and to propose a business model and develop business strategies employing these technologies. The course covers intra‐ and inter‐ organisational systems, payment systems, mobile systems, cloud computing, social technologies, smart systems, and other Internet‐based information systems relevant for electronic business. Core elements of the course are the analysis and discussion of current electronic business case studies as well as the entrepreneurial development of actual electronic business models.

Course outline
INFS5978 Accounting Information Systems

Accounting Information Systems aims to provide an introduction to the use and management of information systems used within the realm of accounting. Students will have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of the role of accounting information systems in organisations, examine the information technology components of information systems and review the means by which organisations acquire and deploy accounting information systems.
 
The course will include hands-on usage of accounting information systems and tools germane to the area. The course also includes a study of contemporary issues confronting accounting information systems, and a consideration of the ethical practices related to the development and use of these systems.
 
Note: Only offered to students in the Accounting Program (ACCTAS8404), the Professional Accounting Program (ACCTDS8404) and the Master of Accounting and Business Information Technology (MAccBIT8425).

Course outline

List A - Accounting elective courses

ACCT5907 International Financial Statement Analysis

This course introduces the analytical tools used in the analysis of financial statements. It extends beyond the accounting process to enable students to identify and understand the economic reality behind the accounting numbers used in financial statements.
 
Focusing on real world examples, the quality of financial statement information is comprehensively examined to detect and correct any distortions necessary to improve the economic content of the financial statements, including their comparability. Quantitative analytical tools are then used to conduct detailed financial analysis of corporate profitability and risk.
 
The accounting and financial analysis skills acquired in the course are essential in making successful decisions in numerous business contexts, including:
 
  • The evaluation of financial performance
  • The identification of sources of value creation
  • Risk and credit assessment
  • In assessing the achievement of financial targets and strategic goals
 
Relevant topics include:
 
  • The national and international framework for financial accounting
  • The accrual concept and earnings quality
  • Integrated ratio analysis
  • Analyses of more complex accounting issues involving inventories, long-lived assets, income taxes, financing liabilities, leases and off-balance sheet activities, stock compensations, pensions and other employee benefits, inter-corporate investments, business combinations and multinational operations

Course outline
ACCT5908 Auditing and Assurance Services

Note: Not available to students who have completed ACCT3708 or ACCT3718 in the last three years.

This course examines the practice of auditing and the underlying concepts. Although the focus of attention is on audits carried out under the provisions of the Australian Corporations and Securities Legislation, reference is also made to other forms of audit. The course is intended to provide an overview of the audit process as it exists in Australia.

Topics include:

  • Risk analysis approach
  • Assessment of risk
  • Development of audit strategy
  • Internal control evaluation and compliance testing
  • Substantive testing
  • Analytical review
  • Auditing in an EDP environment
  • Audit sampling
  • Audit reporting
  • Contractual and common law duties
  • The role of ethics
  • An introduction to internal & public sector auditing

Course outline
ACCT5910 Business Analysis and Valuation

Note: Not available to students who have completed ACCT3610 in the last three years.

This course examines the:

  • Sources of information available to analysts
  • Traditional ratio analysis
  • Application of techniques of financial analysis to equity valuation
  • Credit assessment
  • Price regulation

Also looked at are:

  • Calculations of key indicators of financial performance
  • Issues arising from international differences in accounting standards and practices
  • Off-balance sheet financing and financial instruments
  • Problems arising from complex organisational structures
  • Strategies for managing the financial analysis function

Course outline
ACCT5919 Business Risk Management

In a rapidly changing global world, with decreasing product life cycles and increasing customer and societal expectations, there are significant and increased risks associated with ongoing value creation by organisations.
 
In this world, value is put at risk - by competition, or failures of corporate leadership, strategies, processes, and capabilities. Developing effective ways of managing such Business Risks is proving to be a central agenda item for organisations seeking continuing success.
 
This course addresses this emergent field conceptually, technically and speculatively. Case studies and research reports are used throughout.

Course outline
ACCT5920 Managing Intangible Resources

The gap between the market value of firms and the capitalisation of their assets in the balance sheet highlights the value that investors are prepared to attribute to the intangible resources of many organisations (such as financial service, consulting, software development and e-commerce companies). The value generating potential of such organisations is attributed to resources, and competencies in managing those resources, that the traditional accounting system is both unable and unwilling to represent in explicit financial terms. This course aims to identify these intangible resources and to examine their role in achieving superior financial performance.

 

Topics include: customer relationships; supplier relationships; knowledge management; best practice people management, diversity; and community and government relationships. In addition, this course will also explore advances in financial reporting that attempt to capture and represent these intangible resources, for example, the Balanced Scorecard, Intangible Asset Monitor, triple line reporting, the Scandia Navigator system and other recent attempts at measuring and evaluating intangibles. Contemporary performance measurements such as the Net Promoter Score are examined also.

This course is based on the premise that long term sustainable value creation is achieved only from collaborative organisational practices and transparency among all stakeholders.

Course outline
ACCT5925 Integrated Reporting

This course is concerned with how organisations create and preserve value over time employing effective business models and a broader range of resources (capitals) than in conventional analyses. This value creation process is currently being reported upon under the international initiative of Integrated Reporting (), incorporating Integrated Thinking, which is enhancing the way organizations think holistically, plan strategically and report value outcomes. Integrated Thinking focuses on how executives make business decisions that best utilise all their available resources and relationships (not just financial but including their staff, intellectual property, environmental, and supplier and customer relationships) to implement a strategy for long term value creation. Integrated Reporting then focuses on how they communicate (both internally and to external stakeholders) their unique value creation story, in order to address the question, “Why should I, or others in society, support this organisation?” The course is designed to be highly interactive with many illustrations and cases.

Topics include: The drivers behind the development of the International Framework; creating value over time with Integrated Thinking; and implementation including the design of an internal management system geared to value management rather than traditional financial management.

Acknowledgement is made of the significant contributions of KPMG Australia and the International Integrated Reporting Council in developing and presenting the course.

Course outline
ACCT5931 Strategic Management Accounting

Note: Not available to students who have completed ACCT3583 or ACCT3593 in the last three years.

This course examines links between strategy and resource management as it considers the effective use of an organisation’s financial and other resources in creating value for a range of organisational stakeholders. The course provides students with a management accounting toolkit for analysing the value created for and by various stakeholders, both currently and for a sustainable future.

Course outline
ACCT5942 Corporate Accounting and Regulation

Note: Not available to students who have completed ACCT2542 in the last three years.

Overview of the external financial reporting environment - Australian and international aspects; arrangements for the regulation of external reporting; the preparation of general purpose financial reports including the treatment of income taxes and the acquisition of other entities.

The preparation of consolidated financial statements for reporting entities with more complex structures including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures.

Course outline
ACCT5943 Advanced Financial Reporting

Note: Not available to students who have completed ACCT3563 or ACCT3573 in the last three years

The analysis of contemporary accounting issues within theoretical frameworks such as agency theory and the context of the conceptual frameworks used in setting accounting standards.

Reporting problems in particular industries and with particular types of assets and liabilities (such as complex financial instruments); cutting edge accounting issues and the deliberations of local and overseas accounting rule-making bodies; and proposals for the strengthening of external financial reporting.

Course outline
ACCT5949 Managing Agile Organisations

There has been much change and innovation in the structure and form of organisations in the new millennium. There is now a large array of organisational forms - from simple hierarchies to complex organisational sets and alliances. Given this diversity, managers need an innovative repertoire of managerial skills and competencies.

This course has three aims:

  1. To briefly identify the new and innovative ways that productive relationships have been structured at the intra-organisational and inter-organisational levels
  2. To investigate the challenges these pose for the concept of 'managerial work', and
  3. To develop the managerial competencies required to manage dynamic 'agile' organisations.

 

Topics covered include: the post-industrial age, managerial work, managing discourse, power, normative rule structures, teams, ambiguity and change. Group discussion is emphasised in this course. There is also a focus on the use of case studies.

Course outline
ACCT5955 Management Control Systems in Contemporary Contexts

This course examines the design, implementation and uses of Management Control Systems (MCS) within contemporary organisations. There is a consideration of how designs of MCS are changing given globalisation and increasingly blurred organisational boundaries. The content is less technically oriented than a typical management accounting course and provides a broader strategic perspective of management control issues from the viewpoint of the CFO (Chief Financial Officer) and the senior executive team. The course is designed to be highly interactive. It encourages the application of reading materials to cases and reflections on the effectiveness of different MCS on performance in various organisational settings.


Issues considered include: the components of a MCS; MCS design and relationships with strategy; factors influencing the suitability/fit of control systems in different industry settings; uses of MCS to influence performance outcomes; MCS in different cultural and international settings; the product life cycle and MCS; and how MCS undergo change in established and newer organisations.

Course outline
ACCT5961 Reporting for Climate Change and Sustainability

Climate change and sustainability are key challenges for our society and economy today. Governments and non-governmental organisations around the world have engaged in various climate change and adaptation policy initiatives to ensure survival and prosperity of current and future generations. This course explores issues related to climate change and sustainability and the implications for industry sectors and businesses. Established and proposed policy frameworks are surveyed and evaluated to highlight the significance of transparency and accountability in reporting economic, environmental, and social performance. The current state and trends in accounting, assurance and reporting for carbon emissions in a regulated and voluntary setting will be covered. Risk mitigation and management accounting strategies to respond to consequences of a carbon-constrained economy are also evaluated.

Course outline
FINS5526 International Corporate Governance

Aims to provide students with a practical and in-depth understanding of the way corporations are monitored, governed and controlled. Examines relationships and conflicts between key stakeholders (e.g. shareholders, managers, directors, employees, banks, regulatory bodies, etc.). Both internal aspects (e.g. performance evaluation, board structure, audit process, executive compensation, ownership structure, etc.) and external environments of corporate governance (legal protection of shareholders, hostile takeovers, proxy contests, bank monitoring, competition, etc.) are discussed in detail. The scope of coverage extends beyond Anglo-Saxon countries to examine issues in alternative governance systems adopted in Continental Europe, Asia and Latin America.

Course outline

List B – Information Systems elective courses

INFS5604 Business Process Management

This course looks at ways in which business processes can be analysed, redesigned, and improved. A business process is a set of activities that jointly realise a business goal in an organisational and technical environment. These processes take place in a single organisation but may need to interact with processes in other organisations. Business process management (BPM) is concerned with the concepts, methods, and techniques that support the design, administration, configuration, enactment, and analysis of business processes. BPM is concerned with the explicit representation of processes – once they are defined, processes can be analysed, improved, and enacted. Software in the form of business process management systems can be used to coordinate business process activities.

By taking this course you will be able to understand business process from a general management perspective, and learn tools, analytical frameworks and general principles for managing business processes. The course will incorporate a laboratory component using BPM software.

Course outline
INFS5621 Enterprise Systems

The aim of this course is to introduce you to enterprise systems, to show how organisations use enterprise systems to run their operations more efficiently and effectively, to learn about the critical success factors and implementation strategies that lead to enterprise system success, and to consider the informational, knowledge, and decision-making opportunities afforded by enterprise systems.

 

The course will examine typical ES modules: manufacturing, supply chain management (SCM), financials, projects, human resource management, and customer relationship management (CRM). Enterprise systems (ES) use a single database to integrate business transactions along and between processes, leading to benefits such as efficient and error-free workflows plus accounting, management reporting and improved decision-making. The course will incorporate a laboratory component using the SAP software.

Course outline
INFS5700 Introduction to Business Analytics

Business Analytics can be defined as the extensive use of data, statistical and quantitative analysis, explanatory and predictive models, and fact-based management to drive decisions and actions (Davenport et al. 2010). Organizations recognize the need to learn more about business analytics as high quality information about their capabilities and those of their competition is essential for effective decision making to be competitive and generate value.

This course presents the fundamentals of implementing and managing business analytics in organizations including: decision making; business analytics concepts and frameworks; technologies and tools required for descriptive analytics, predictive analytics, and prescriptive analytics; frameworks for putting analytics to work; technologies and tools required for business analytics; the governance, oversight and business value gained from business analytics within organizations; ethical and social implications of business analytics; future directions for business analytics.

SAS software tools will be used for the skills components of the course: “Applied Analytics Using SAS Enterprise Miner”.

Course outline
INFS5710 IT Information Technology Infrastructure for Business Analytics

Performing business analytics functions on huge volumes of data generated from various day-to-day operations requires a solid understanding of how data captured at the operational level can be re-structured and used at the enterprise level to gain maximum effective results.

This course will provide students with data management knowledge in both operational and analytical database systems and infrastructure aspects, including theoretical foundations as well as meaningful hands-on experience. Examples include: standard relational database issues; analytical database topics; requirements imposed by the move to big data; business analytics infrastructure and tools used with big data.

SAS software tools will be used for the skills components of the course: “SAS SQL 1: Essentials” and “Introduction to SAS and Hadoop”

Course outline
INFS5720 Business Analytics Methods

Today’s organisations operate on a global scale and collect huge volumes of data from multiple sources. Management recognises the need to learn how to gather and manage strategic data, transform it into new insights, and translate those insights into effective front-line action in order to have a better understanding of business performance and gain competitive advantage.

This course will provide students with advanced business analytics methods including predictive analytics and Visual analytics. Both meaningful hands-on experience and case studies describing organisational experiences with business analytics are included. The course has a technical component in which students gain practical knowledge and skills in data mining and visual analytics.

SAS software tools will be used for the skills components of the course: “Customer Segmentation Using SAS Enterprise Miner” and “SAS Visual Analytics: Getting Started”

Course outline
INFS5730 Social Media & Enterprise 2.0

Businesses are confronted with a world in which customers are increasingly using social media/technologies as central means of communication, collaboration, social exchange, and navigation of the Internet. This course develops the ability to use social technologies in business contexts. This course aims to enable students to analyse and develop strategies related to the use of social technologies within businesses and the use of social media as for external relations (especially with customers). Furthermore, the course introduces students to the underlying theoretical concepts of social media as well as hands-on experience with current social technologies relevant for business.

The teaching includes working on several real-life cases and employs a range of social technologies. On successful completion of the course, students are expected be able to demonstrate both a professional perspective as well as technological confidence regarding social media and their business use.

SAS software tools will be used for the skills components of the course: “Text Analytics Using SAS Text Miner”

Course outline
INFS5731 IS Strategy, Innovation and Agility

This course examines the strategic management of information systems and technology in an organisation. The course considers the role of IS/IT plays in the creation and realisation of the business strategy, the way in which IS/IT investments are justified, the management of IS/IT assets and the configuration of the IS/IT effort.

The course also addresses contemporary strategic issues such as the use of outsourcing and the business value of IT. Both theoretical and practical perspectives are considered and the course makes use of cases and examples to illustrate concepts and focus class discussions. The experiences of the course participants will also be an important component of the course. This course will be of benefit to all practitioners looking towards a career in the management of information system.

Course outline
INFS5732 Information Systems Operational Excellence

This course examines evolving methodologies, best practices, standards, and technologies for the management and delivery of IS/IT as an operational service. After studying this course you will be able to systematically analyse and design to meet operational IS/IT management requirements from a business service perspective, compare and critically evaluate service provision solutions, discuss the pros and cons of outsourced vs in-house strategies for the management of operational IT services, and critically evaluate operational performance measures.

Find the course outline PDF for this course in the archives

INFS5831 Business Analysis and Consulting

Analysis and consulting has become one of the fastest growing career fields in IS and business in general. This course aims to familiarise you with the key concepts, practices and issues relevant to engaging and providing IS analysis and consulting services from both the client and consultant/ analyst perspectives. The course applies relevant theories of change management, behavioural science and social psychology to illustrate how IS consultants engage with organisations and help solve them business problems.

 

This course is suitable for IS students who are seeking to develop their skills in analysis and consulting areas and understand how organisations can engage with consultants. In addition this course will enhance your communication, presentation, problem solving and critical thinking skills through class work and assignments.

Course outline
INFS5848 Project, Portfolio and Program Management

This course aims to equip you with both theory and practical skills in the management of projects, project portfolios and large scale programmes. These skills are critically important to a range of careers in business, for students who intend to be project managers as well as those who will work as part of a project team.

 

The course will examine the key phases of the project management cycle and describe the various tools and methods used in each of those phases. The course will consider both theoretical and practical perspectives and equip you with the necessary skills to be able to better manage or participate in projects.

 

There will be a very strong emphasis on research-led teaching and critical analysis of the literature, textbook recommendations and their use in practice. Also as part of the course, students will research a set of key emerging, topical issues in project management. Through this, the course also aims to further develop your communication skills and group-work skills, improve your time management and enhance your research skills.

Course outline
INFS5905 Information Systems Auditing and Assurance

This course aims to provide you with a thorough understanding of IS audit practices and methods. It examines the process of analysing and reviewing internal controls, IS audit techniques and methodologies, computer forensics, legal and professional requirements, and the role of an internal IS auditor.

Find the course outline PDF for this course in the archives

INFS5907 Security and Ethics in Cyberspace

This course introduces students to the awareness and knowledge of security related issues occurring in cyberspace. It makes a specific emphasis on the need for ethical viewpoints, approaches and practices from a management perspective, when addressing the multidimensional challenges and solutions posed by the IS/IT related security problems.

Course outline
INFS5929 Managing IS / IT Risk

Information systems and information technology (IS/IT) underpin the operation of most facets of most organisations. IS/IT provide means by which organisations process their transactions, the mechanisms by which business stakeholders communicate, the information required to manage the performance of the business, and the capability for the business to pursue its strategic plans. The reliance on IS/IT by organisations does, however, involve a broad range of risks to both the IS/IT itself and to the organisation, and these risks need to identified and managed.

These risks relate to the correct operation of the systems themselves, the integrity and security of the data, information and intellectual property they manage, the development and implementation of new systems and the improvement of existing systems. Poor management of these IS/IT risks can create business risks that have implications for the business’s ability to continue its day to day operations, meet its obligations, it reputation and its strategic plans.

This course investigates these risks in a systematic manner and looks at the current theory, methods and best practice for their identification, assessment, analysis and mitigation.

Course outline

List C - Capstone course

ACCT5914 Enterprise Strategy for Management Accountants (6 UOC)

Formulating and implementing strategy depends on a thorough understanding of all aspects of an organisation; making sound business decisions requires advanced management accounting knowledge including both financial and strategic analysis. This course uses relevant, globally focused business cases for students to learn how management accountants formulate and effectively implement strategy while managing risk, using the competencies gained in earlier management accounting courses. Integrating research and practice, this advanced course is designed to equip students with relevant management accounting skills that will enable them to influence strategic decisions and manage performance.

Topics include interacting with the competitive environment, understanding the business partner role of management accountants in change management, evaluating strategic options using leading management accounting techniques, and implementing strategic plans via performance management systems.

Find the course outline PDF for this course in the archives

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INFS5740 Business Systems Project

This is a capstone course offering each student the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the theory and practice of information systems management by applying the knowledge and skills gained in the Masters’ program to a project of the student's choice. This is done by completing a project report reflecting the cumulative knowledge gained from these experiences. Ideally this course should be completed in the last session of the program. This course is focused on developing practical research skills for use in organisational settings.

Course outline

For the 1 year full-time (or 2 years part-time) program (with credits) 


To be eligible for the program (with credits), you need to have:
  • A recognised bachelor degree (or equivalent qualification) with a credit average (65% or higher) as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator; and
  • A major (at least seven courses) in accounting within the bachelor degree; or
  • A major (at least seven courses) in information systems within the bachelor degree

For the 1.5 years full-time (or 3 years part-time) program (without credits)


To be eligible for the program (without credits), you need to have:

The UNSW English Language requirements also apply to this program.

Note: No other requirement (such as GMAT, GRE, personal statement, academic referee) is considered unless otherwise specified.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Up to 4 courses (24 UOC) may be awarded based on your previous business studies (bachelor or higher). You will be notified of the credits in your official letter of offer.

Students who are not graduates of Australian or NZ universities

For students who have studied at overseas universities, the normal minimum academic requirement is the equivalent of a credit average grade (65%) from an Australian university, as determined by the UNSW Postgraduate Coursework Entry Calculator. Details on assessment will be determined by your grading system so it is important that this is attached with your transcript when you apply.

Note: For applicants from non-211 China universities for UNSW Business School Postgraduate Coursework programs, 88 cut off is equivalent to an 85% Australian scaled average using the calculator.

We will use the National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR). They are the government body that provides official information on the comparability of overseas qualifications with Australian qualifications using the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as our benchmark.

In those countries where an equivalent grade has not been established, the following will be taken into consideration:

  • The standard and content of the undergraduate program completed, and
  • The standard of the institution from which the qualifications were obtained
  • Indian universities award different types of bachelor and master degrees, with different requirements in terms of length of study. At a minimum, applicants would be required to have a 3-year bachelor degree or professional bachelor degree and provide all individual marksheets.
  • Iranian universities award different types of bachelor degrees, with different requirements in terms of length of study. At a minimum, applicants would be required to have a 4-year bachelor degree.

Application checklist

Before you apply, ensure that you:

  1. Choose the right program that matches your interests and career aspirations
  2. Meet the entry requirements of the program
  3. Check if you are eligible to apply for credits or advanced standing based on recognition of prior learning (RPL) for this program
  4. Note: You can apply for credits during the online application process

  5. Have the various supporting documentation for your application. E.g.

   a. Official academic transcripts
   b. Proof of completion of qualification
   c. Proof of identity and citizenship
   d. Proof of relevant work experience (if required)

    You can upload the above documentation during the online application process

How to apply

You can apply for this program online:

There are two intakes per year:

  • Semester 1 (March) intake, apply by November 30
  • Semester 2 (July) intake, apply by May 30

Late applications may be accepted after the closing dates subject to the availability of places.

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Quick facts for students

Program code
8426
Award
Masters Degree (Coursework)
Assumed Knowledge
Commerce or Information Systems
Study Mode
Face to face
Duration
1.5 years full-time, 3 years part-time
Commencing semesters
Semester 1 - March
Semester 2 - July
Course fee*
$4,260
Program fee (total)*
$51,120
* Fees are indicative only

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