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Master of Business Administration + Master of Information Technology (Data Science) (MBA+MIT)


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Title Master of Business Administration + Master of Information Technology (Data Science) (MBA+MIT)
Course Code M1289
Study Level Master's by Coursework (Graduate)
Organisational Unit Business
Academic Contacts

Academic Chair: Dr Polychronis Koutsakis | Email: p.koutsakis@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6475

Academic Chair: Dr Deanna de Zilwa | Email: D.deZilwa@murdoch.edu.au | Tel: 9360 6029

Qualification Master of Business Administration (MBA) + Master of Information Technology (MIT)
Duration 2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Availability Murdoch campus (internal)
Kaplan Higher Education Institute and Kaplan Higher Education Academy (Singapore) ['KAPLAN-SGP'] (internal)
Restriction All graduate courses are subject to restriction.
Description Increasingly, companies are using large datasets generated by business activities and social media to uncover trends and insights that can be used to tailor products and services, anticipate demand, improve performance, or contribute to solving complex social, health and science-related problems. The MBA+MIT (Data Science) degree is oriented to the needs of today's and tomorrow's business leaders working with big data. It is best suited to individuals working in technology-related fields, who are ready to progress to more senior-level management positions.
Admission Requirements: Onshore course offerings Recognised Bachelor's degree in IT (AQF Level 7) AND evidence of two years of professional work experience;
OR recognised non-IT Bachelor's degree plus an approved Diploma in IT (AQF Level 8);
OR recognised non-IT Honours degree (AQF Level 8) plus five or more years of relevant experience.
Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements, and should be discussed with the Academic Chair.

Equivalent of an Academic IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no band less than 6.0.
Special Requirements The applicant would have to demonstrate competence in statistical methods and analysis to the satisfaction of the Academic Chair to be considered for admission.
Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of the course students should be able to:

1. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of business management and administration
2. Be able to choose, use, combine, and evaluate techniques and technologies appropriate for different big data analysis tasks
3. Apply expert advanced computational and statistical tools and methods for
data-driven analysis and problem solving
4. Exhibit effective verbal, written, digital, and team interpersonal skills in working with stakeholders in a variety of contexts
5. Employ individual and team learning strategies that promote intentional learning and strategy
6. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts
7. Integrate knowledge of ethical practices into professional and personal behaviour.
Employment Prospects Data Analyst, Data Visualisation Analyst, Business Intelligence Analyst, Chief Information Officer
Main research areas management, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, entrepreneurship, business ethics, data analytics, data science, artificial intelligence.
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.

Course Structure - 48 credit points

Core Units - MBA - 24 credit points

MBS538 Organisational Behaviour and Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS636 International Business Negotiations - 3 points
Not available this year

MBS663 Leading the Engaged Enterprise - 6 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS664 Strategies for Growth and Excellence - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal

MBS546 Business Finance - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

MBS539 Accounting for Managers - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TJA-internal, TMA-internal, TSA-internal

Core Units - MIT - 24 credit points

MJ-DSCI Data Science - 24 credit points

Major - 24 credit points

ICT508 Information Technology Project Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal
KAPLAN-SGP: TSA-internal

ICT515 Foundations of Data Science - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT513 Data Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

ICT601 Business Analytics - 3 points
MURDOCH: S2-internal

ICT616 Data Resources Management - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

ICT619 Artificial Intelligence - 3 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal

ICT621 IT Group Project - 6 points
MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

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