Course and Subject Handbook 2021 Courses Postgraduate Courses Master of Information Technology – Master of Business Administration

Master of Information Technology – Master of Business Administration

Handbook year


Course code


Course type

Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)


Division of Tropical Environments and Societies


Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 bachelor degree in an IT-cognate course from this or another University.

Minimum English language proficiency requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 2 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy or have successfully completed an AQF 8 qualification from James Cook University within the previous two (2) years.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

48 credit points

Course learning outcomes

JCU graduates are committed to lifelong learning, intellectual development, and to the display of exemplary personal, professional and ethical standards. They have a sense of their place in the tropics and are charged with professional, community, and environmental responsibility. JCU graduates appreciate the need to embrace and be acquainted with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples of Australia. They are committed to reconciliation, diversity and sustainability. They exhibit a willingness to lead and to contribute to the intellectual, environmental, cultural, economic and social challenges of regional, national, and international communities of the tropics.

In the context of a JCU graduate on successful completion of the Master of Information Technology, graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse to select appropriate tools and technologies to meet project requirements

  • Evaluate industry standard contexts for project management approaches

  • Apply lateral and original thinking to conceptualise and evaluate a range of solutions to relevant problems

  • Demonstrate the ability to conduct their research in an ethical manner

  • Advance knowledge of technologies and networking methods at both area networks and Internet level

  • Critically evaluate legal and ethical issues including scope of liability and digital rights management

  • Apply lateral and original thinking to conceptualise and evaluate a range of solutions to relevant problems

  • Communicate technical information clearly through presentations, demonstrations and documentation

  • Apply appropriate tools and technologies to meet project managements

  • Use independent judgment to synthesise information to make intellectual and/or creative advances

  • Critically reflect on progress to tailor self-learning goals to advance professional development.

On successful completion of the Master of Business Adminstration, JCU graduates will be able to:

  • Critically analyse complex business-related knowledge and practice from both historical and recent perspectives

  • Evaluate contexts within which differing sustainable business performance methods should be integrated and applied

  • Evaluate sustainable economic, social and environmental practices and value systems from different disciplinary perspectives

  • Research and apply established concepts to solve business and professional practice problems

  • Critically analyse complex contemporary business issues using appropriate models and make reasoned recommendations based on multidisciplinary synthesis of theory and evidence

  • Apply creative and innovative thinking effectively to business theory and practice

  • Present complex business analyses and information appropriately to differing audiences using

  • Effective oral presentation skills;

  • Clear and fluent written communication

  • Demonstrate the ability to work effectively in achieving common goals, demonstrating both:

  • Collaboration

  • Leadership

  • Adapt sustainable business constructs and skills to novel theoretical or practical situations

  • Exercise independent ethical judgment and initiative in solving differing business problems creatively

  • Demonstrate a capacity for personal reflection and self-development in relation to professional business learning and practice.

Course Structure


CP5046:03 ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design

CP5047:03 ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning

CP5310:03 E-Business Technologies or CP5607:03 Advanced Human Computer Interaction

CP5503:03 Enterprise Database Systems - Oracle or CP5601:03 Advanced Data Communications Principles

CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security

CP5634:03 Data Mining

LB5228:03 The Changing Business Environment (Australia only) or LB5236:03 International Political Economy (Australia only) orLB5113 :03 Corporate Strategy (Singapore only)

LB5229:03 Economics for a Sustainable World (Australia only) or LB5124:03 Business Innovation and Technology Management (Singapore only)

LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations

LB5231:03 Corporate Responsibility and Governance (Australia only) or LB5241:03 Leadership (Singapore only)

LB5232:03 Digital Marketing or LB5202:03 Marketing Essentials

LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship

LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change

LB5235:03 Applied Research Project


Select 6 credit points of any CP level 5 subjects











Expected time to complete

2 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

8 years

Maximum leave of absence

1 year


Course progression requisites


Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)


Special assessment requirements


Professional accreditation requirements


Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade


Supplementary exam for final subject

A student who has failed a single subject towards the award in their final teaching period and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.



Students may apply for a credit transfer for previous tertiary study or informal and non-formal learning in accordance with the Credit Transfer Procedure

Maximum allowed

24 credit points and not more than 12 credit points of subjects specified in the course structure, for either component of the degree.


Credit will be granted only for studies completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.


Credit gained for any subject shall be cancelled 12 years after the date of the examination upon which the credit is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Credit will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies that is used to gain admission to the course.

Award Details

Award title


Approved abbreviation


Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable – this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Students who exit the course prior to completion, and have completed appropriate subjects, may be eligible to receive one or more of the following awards:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Administration

  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology

  • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology

Course articulation

Not applicable