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.
Expand your career and enhance your employability by gaining expert skills in 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.
JCU Master of Information Technology 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 2022
Master of Information Technology – Master of Business Administration
Masters Degree (Coursework) (AQF Level 9)
Division of Tropical Environments and Societies
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 Adminstration, JCU graduates will be able to:
Inherent requirements are the fundamental abilities, attributes, skills and behaviours needed to complete the learning outcomes of a course while preserving the academic integrity of the university’s learning, assessment and accreditation processes. Students and prospective students must be able to demonstrate that they have acquired or have the ability to acquire the inherent requirements for their degree.
Reasonable adjustments may be made to assist students manage additional circumstances impacting on their studies provided these do not change the academic integrity of a degree. Reasonable adjustments do not alter the need to be able to demonstrate the inherent requirements of the course.
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
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
2 years full-time or equivalent part-time
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:
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.”