- Cairns: February, May, September
- Singapore: March, July, November
- Brisbane: February, May, September
+estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load
Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible
2 years full-time
AQF level 7 bachelor degree in Information Technology
English language requirements
If your native language is not English, you must meet the minimum English language requirements for this course.
Learn from industry experts to boost your core IT and business expertise with specialist management, leadership and innovation capability.
Undertake essential core subjects like E-Business Technologies, Data Mining, and Innovation and Entrepreneurship. These are complemented by projects to apply your learning. Choose electives to suit your area of interest.
This flexible two-year professional program can also be studied part time and is available at JCU’s Townsville, Brisbane and Singapore campuses.
Refer to the handbook for a detailed overview of core subjects and available electives.
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
Information valid for students commencing in 2023
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
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) or LB5113:03 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 LB5203:03 Sustainable Enterprise (Australia only) or LB5241:03 Leadership Futures (Singapore only)
LB5232:03 Digital Marketing or LB5202:03 Marketing Essentials
LB5222:03 Technopreneurship: the E entrepreneur or LB5233:03 Innovation and Entrepreneurship
LB5234:03 Leading and Managing Organisational Change or LB5205:03 People in Organisations
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 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
Estimated annual tuition fee: $AUD34,960.00
Course fees are charged per year of full-time study. International course fees are reviewed annually and subject to change.
A Student Services and Amenities Fee is payable per subject up to a maximum amount per year.
Student Visa holders must have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the duration of their Student Visa (except Norwegian, Swedish and Belgian citizens). Costs depend on the length of study and the number of dependents accompanying the student. For more information see Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC).
Scholarships and financial aid are also available for international students.
Consult the admission requirements section in the Handbook for prerequisites and pathways into this course.
Application dates vary between courses, whether they're delivered in semester, trimester or carousel study modes. View our Application due dates page for more information.
Gather the documents you need to apply and submit an application via JCU's online application portal.
To study with JCU in Brisbane please see the application instructions to apply.
To study with JCU in Singapore, please visit the JCU Singapore website.
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.