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Master of Business Administration (Computing)

Graduation requirements

To graduate from the Master of Business Administration (Computing), students must complete 96 points (12 subjects).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Business Administration (Computing) aims to prepare students to move from management and supervisory positions into senior management, executive and CIO roles within the IT industry.

As the world moves from an economy of stand-alone companies to interdependent enterprises connected by the products of a global information infrastructure, students of CSU's Master of Business Administration (Computing) will benefit from educational opportunities that will ensure they become integrated information professionals equipped for the 21st Century.

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.

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; and 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
  • leadership and entrepreneurship.

Graduates will also be prepared for a range of international industry certifications in IT Service Management (ITIL), Project Management, IT Quality Management and IT Governance.

Professional recognition

The course incorporates preparation for certifications from the following industry associations:

  • The ITIL Certification Management Board (ICMB)
  • The Project Management Institute
  • The Examination Institute for Information Science (EXIN)
  • The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA)


Students with existing industry accreditation with the PMI or ITIL may be eligible for credit. Please liaise with the Course Coordinator for more information.

Course structure

The course consists of 12 subjects (equivalent to 96 points).

Core Subjects

Students must complete the following eight (8) core subjects:

FIN571 Managerial Finance
ITI597 IT Infrastructure Library Foundation
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
MGI512 The Project Lifestyle
MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
MGT571 Contemporary Management Practice
MGT573 Strategic Practice
MKT571 Marketing for IT Managers

Restricted Elective Subjects

Students must complete any two (2) of the following subjects:

MGT572 Managing Organisational Change
ITC596 IT Risk Management
HRM571 Managing People in the Information Age

Restricted Industry Elective Subjects

Students must complete any two (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

Enrolment pattern

Master of Business Administration (Computing)

Due to the flexibility of the course, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. However, it is suggested that students complete the core subjects before choosing their elective subjects. Students may vary their enrolment pattern to allow for the choice of preferred industry electives.

A suggested enrolment pattern for students commencing in Session 1 is as follows. Students commencing in other sessions will need to check availability of subjects before finalising their enrolment pattern.

Session 1

MGT571 Contemporary Management Practice
MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals

Session 2

FIN571 Managerial Finance
ITI597 IT Infrastructure Library Foundation

Session 3

MGT573 Strategic Practice
Restricted industry elective subject

Session 4

MKT571 Marketing for Business Managers
MGI512 The Project Lifestyle

Session 5

Restricted elective subject
MGI515 IT Service Quality Management

Session 6

Restricted elective subject
Restricted industry elective subject

Professional recognition

Accreditation with the Project Management Institute will be sought in addition to the various industry certificates which form part of the course.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education




Session 1; Session 2; Session 3




2 years by distance education



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