The aim of the MBA (Computing) is to prepare students to move from management and supervisory positions into senior management, executive and CIO roles within the IT industry. The needs of existing IT managers who aspire to move upward into senior management positions will be catered to with the emphasis on exploiting information technologies for productivity and competitiveness.
The course incorporates preparation for certifications from the ITIL Certification Management Board (ICMB), the Project Management Institute, the Examination Institute for Information Science (EXIN) and the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)
Upon completion of this course, graduates will have acquired a firm understanding of the major areas of knowledge which underpin general management, including:
- the concepts, processes and institutions in the production and marketing of goods and/or services and the financing of business enterprise or other forms of organisation;
- the impact of environmental forces on organisations, including: ethical, social, economic, and technological change issues;
- the effect of international developments;
- the ability to respond to and manage change;
- the concepts and applications of accounting and finance;
- management theory and HRM issues;
- the processes and problems of general management at the operational and strategic level;
- business strategy, and
- leadership and entrepreneurship.
Graduates will be prepared to obtain a range of international industry certifications in IT Service Management, IT Quality Management and IT Governance (elective).
Industry certifications are included;
- ITIL® V3
- ISO/IEC 20000
- ITIL Intermediate level examination for Release, Control & Validation (elective)
- ITIL Intermediate level examination for Operational Support & Analysis (elective)
The MBA will also help prepare students for industry certification from the Project Management Institute (PMP and CAPM) , ISACA (COBIT) the Australian Institute of Project Managers and Prince2.
An undergraduate degree from a recognised tertiary institution and a minimum of three years’ work experience.
Students without a tertiary qualification may be admitted via a Graduate Certificate pathway if they can demonstrate they have a minimum of seven years’ appropriate professional/managerial work experience.
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Students must complete the following 8 core subjects:
- FIN571 Managerial Finance
- ITI597 IT Infrastructure Library Foundation
- MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
- MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
- MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
- MGT501 Management Theory and Practice (previously MGT571 Contemporary Management Practice)
- MGT510 Strategic Management (previously MGT573 Strategic Practice)
- MKT501 Marketing Management (previously MKT571 Marketing for IT Managers)
Restricted Elective Subjects
Students must complete any 2 of the following subjects:
- MGT540 Management of Change (previously MGT572 Managing Organisational Change)
- ITC596 IT Risk Management
- HRM502 Human Resource Management (previously HRM571 Managing People in the Information Age)
Restricted Industry Elective Subjects
Students must complete any 2 of the following subjects:
- ITI577 IT Configuration, Change and Release Management
- ITI578 IT Service Desk, Incident and Problem Management
- MGI513 Enterprise Project Management
- MGI514 Professional Project Management
- MGI516 IT Governance
Graduate Certificate pathway to MBA (Computing):
The Master of Business Administration (Computing) is an articulated course that incorporates the Graduate Certificate in Management (IT) – Project Management stream. The certificate can be stand alone or, upon successful completion, students may proceed (with full credit) into the Master of Business Administration (Computing) if they do common subjects on the Graduate Certificate to the MBA (Computing) course. To graduate with the Graduate Certificate, students must satisfactorily complete 4 subjects, subject MGT571, one academic subject and two industry certification subjects.
The exams/certifications in this credit map are for current students and anyone starting in 2013.
From the beginning of 2014, changes to course content will mean that the available industry credits in most courses will be reduced. To check the level of credit that you will qualify for, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Credit is available for Industry (Certification-based) Subjects to students who can provide proof that they have passed relevant industry examinations. Prospective students can use the chart below to estimate their credit entitlements.
Credit is available for Academic Subjects to students who have completed Postgraduate study that covers the same content as a subject in the program. Thorough detail of any completed studies that are proposed for credit must be supplied.
CORE Industry Subjects
|MGI511: Project Management Fundamentals (CAPM)||Provide proof that you have passed the Project Management Institute’s Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) examination.
Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a Registered Project Manager (RegPM RPM) , Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM) or Certified Practising Project Director (Reg PM CPPD) or Master Project Director (RegPM MPD with the Australian Institute of Project Managers (AIPM)
|MGI512: The Project Lifecycle||Provide proof that you have passed the PRINCE2 Registered Practitioner certification exam. Go to http://www.prince2.org.uk/Qualifications/Practitioner-Examination.asp for details on the PRINCE2 Practitioner examination.|
|MGI515: IT Service Quality Management||Provide proof that you have passed the ISO/IEC 20000 Foundation examination.|
|ITI597: IT Infrastructure Library Foundation||Provide proof that you have passed the IT Service Management ITIL V3 or later foundation exam|
Elective Industry subject (Choose 2)
|MGI514: Professional Project Management (PMP)||Provide proof that you have passed the Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) examination.
Provide proof that you have achieved certification as a Registered Project Manager (RegPM RPM) , Certified Practising Project Manager (CPPM) or Certified Practising Project Director (Reg PM CPPD) or Master Project Director (RegPM MPD with the Australian Institute of Project Managers (AIPM)Note: PMP or Reg PM or Reg PM CPPD also qualifies for credit for subject MGI511: Project Management Fundamentals
|ITI577: IT Configuration, Change & Release Management *||Provide proof that you have passed the IT Service Management ITIL V3 or later version Intermediate level examination for Release, Control & Validation|
|ITI578: IT Service Desk, Incident & Problem Management *||Provide proof that you have passed the IT Service Management ITIL V3 or later version Intermediate level examination for Operational Support & Analysis|
* Credit will be given for Subjects ITI 597, ITI 577 and ITI 578 if you have achieved V3 ITIL expert certification level. Existing V2 ITIL Managers can obtain this level by completing the V3 to V3 Managers bridging exam.