Expand your career and enhance your employability by gaining expert skills in Information Technology (IT) and Business Administration. Learn from expert academics and work alongside industry experts to increase your IT and business expertise and hone your specialist management, leadership and innovation capabilities.
Develop expertise in multiple areas of Information Technology (IT) including computer programming, data analysis and multimedia. As you study the fundamentals of problem-solving and programming, the importance of data modelling, and design and development, you’ll be equipped to help your current or future workplace run smoothly and innovatively.
Put your knowledge and skills to the test as you work on a collaborative ICT project across two core subjects. Working together in teams, students will select a project from industry, the local community, or the university research community and use various approaches to IT project management to determine what makes for best practice and results. You will develop strong collaborative and interpersonal skills, gain experience in problem-solving for complex issues, learn how to enhance project outcomes, and take a practical research project from proposal to presentation. Your project could be in the area of marketing, web development, game development, or another that your team may choose.
JCU’s Master of Business Administration degree has a strong focus on applying and integrating sustainable economic, social and environmental business performance methods to new and existing business models. You will learn how to evaluate the context of a business or organisation and identify the appropriate performance method/s to enhance its performance or solve a key issue within the business’s framework. You will study a broad body of theoretical and technical knowledge and gain skills in critically analysing complex contemporary business issues and making effective decisions or recommendations for improvement.
This Master of Business Administration degree has seven core subjects covering a broad range of topics and will equip you to work effectively in any field of business. You can also choose to undertake an applied research project that will challenge you to apply your knowledge and understanding directly to a work-based, real-world scenario using a suite of research methods. This research project provides extensive experience that will help prepare you for your future career as well as networking opportunities that will benefit your professional development.
Advance your career and develop the capacity to lead innovative and sustainable change. JCU Master of Information — Master of Business Administration graduates are uniquely skilled to direct initiatives, manage projects, and develop creative solutions and strategies to achieve success.
MBA in Information Technology and Business Administration
Are you looking for a degree that will give you access to a flexible range of career opportunities in different roles and industries? Studying business is a foolproof strategy that will equip you with many transferable skills and the experience that employers look for. However, a joint master’s degree will give you an even wider range of skills and provide you with even more opportunities. Combine business administration with information technology to secure your future in a rewarding and future-proof role that aligns with what you’re most passionate about and offers you the flexibility you desire when it comes to the industry and role you can work in. Study the Master of Business Administration in Information Technology at JCU to develop management, leadership and innovation skills alongside the IT experience necessary to succeed in the modern technology-driven workplace.
Why Study Information Technology and Business Administration?
Joint master’s degrees are an excellent choice for those who desire flexibility in their career and want to have access to as many opportunities as possible. Studying two different subjects provides you with knowledge and experience in two different fields, which opens up many more doors than studying just one of them. Business administration is the ideal subject for anyone looking to go into business in the future, enabling you to work in any industry and in a variety of roles depending on what suits your career goals and interests. In the modern world, businesses are driven by technology and IT skills are highly sought after. Combining your business administration degree with an MBA in Information Technology gives you an edge over other candidates and sets you up for success. The skills and experience you will gain during this degree ensure that you will always be able to find work as the job market changes, with very high earning potential as well.
What You Will Learn in MBA in Information Technology
If you choose the Master of Business Administration in Information Technology at JCU, you will develop all the key skills that employers in these fields look for, and gain a deep understanding of both business administration and IT. Some of what you will learn include:
- Computer programming
- Data analysis
- Design and development
- Collaborative and interpersonal skills
- IT project management
- How to evaluate the context of a business
- How to integrate business performance methods into existing business models
- Theoretical and technical business knowledge
Your Career Prospects
JCU graduates are highly sought after on the job market and have gone on to achieve great success in many fields. You’ll be able to work in a variety of industries and interdisciplinary contexts. Previous graduates have pursued careers as programmers, systems developers, network administrators, operations managers, financial advisers, management consultants and many more. The employment opportunities are endless.
If you’re looking for a Master Degree in Information Technology or an MBA in Information Technology in Queensland, choose the MBA in Business Administration and Information Technology at JCU. Apply through the online portal or contact the team if you have any questions. Hide additional information
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University’s learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please review the inherent requirements for the Master of Information Technology - Master of Business Administration.
JCU Master of Information Technology - Master of Business Administration graduates are highly skilled and well equipped to manage the challenges of the future in terms of business and technology.
The business knowledge and technical skills you gain throughout your degree will give you the flexibility to pursue a career in almost any industry. However, you will be especially equipped to work in interdisciplinary contexts that require a business and technology background.
Your advanced leadership skills and strong critical thinking abilities could see you pursue careers such as chief technology officer, programmer, network administrator, systems developer, software developer, systems analyst or program administrator.
Alternatively, you may want to work as a chief financial officer, operations manager, investment banker, financial adviser, market research analyst or management consultant.
With 5 stars for full-time employment success*, JCU’s Master of Business Administration is in the top 20% in Australia. In addition, as qualified professionals with competence in their fields, graduates can become Certified Professionals (CP) with the Australian Computer Society upon completion of the course.
* Good Universities Guide 2023, PG Business & Management
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Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Science and Engineering
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
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:
On successful completion of the Master of Business Administration, JCU graduates will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the identified abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours that must be demonstrated, during the learning experience, to successfully complete a course. These abilities, attributes, skills, and behaviours preserve the academic integrity of the University's learning, assessment, and accreditation processes, and where applicable, meet the standards of a profession. For more information please visit: Master of Information Technology - Master of Business Administration.
All JCU students have the opportunity to demonstrate, with reasonable adjustments where applicable, the inherent requirements for their course. For more information please visit: Student Disability Policy and Procedure.
CP5046:03 ICT Project 1: Analysis and Design
CP5047:03 ICT Project 2: Implementation and Commissioning
CP5603:03 Advanced E-Security
CP5634:03 Data Mining
LB5230:03 Managing Strategic Resources and Operations
LB5235:03 Applied Research Project
Select 6 credit points of any CP level 5 subjects
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Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Professional accreditation requirements
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
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.
Credit will not be granted for work experience or undergraduate studies that is used to gain admission to the course.
MASTER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY – MASTER OF BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION
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:
Students may receive an Award of Recognition in accordance with the Recognition of Academic Excellence Procedure
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Dr Art Suwanwiwat
Are you looking for a career in IT combined with critical business acumen? Offering the flexibility to study at our Queensland or Singapore campuses, JCU paves the way for you to develop the critical knowledge you need.
Connecting with industry experts, collaborating with peers, benefitting from small classes, and opportunities for practical, experiential learning, prepares JCU students to become future leaders who have the business and IT know-how to make a difference in innovation and in technology-driven environments.