You already know that IT is a fast-paced, ever-changing industry. Staying at the top of your game presents endless challenges. Systems, platforms and devices constantly need updating, and disruptive technologies continue to dramatically change the way things are done. Furthermore, business is constantly evolving. As a working professional, how do you stay one step ahead?
An Online Master of Information Technology Management (MITM) gives you the skills required to navigate these rapid developments with ease. You will you learn how to convert your understanding of complex information systems into valuable business intelligence, while honing your skills as a leader and learning how to apply your knowledge to meet strategic, organisational goals.
Employees with skills in both IT and management are highly sought-after – in fact, according to the Australian Computer Society, 100,000 ICT professionals will be needed to meet market demand over the next six years alone (The Australian, 15 September 2015). Better yet, upon completion you’ll have developed key strengths in project management, stakeholder management and leadership – key skills in demand across the IT sector (Hudson Global, 2015).
Secure yourself that competitive edge, drive success and innovation at any workplace, and influence change and underpin future business growth with a Master of Information Technology Management from SCU Online.
Learn more about the online course offering.
Our Master of Information Technology Management is comprised of a wide range of units, covering many aspects of information technology and business, as well as subjects that enable you to understand the bridge between these two fields.
You will also complete a double-weighted research project. This enables you to not only understand the research methods behind reports, but also use this knowledge to develop your own report and presentation – hands-on experience while still studying.
Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesis a complex issue or theory from an information technology area to arrive at a conclusion or decision.
Develop and create effective solutions to complex problems from an information technology management perspective.
Analyse and compare challenging ethical issues within a professional context.
Apply discipline based knowledge and professional skills in situations that require autonomy and a high level of responsible behaviour.
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Apply and integrate research methods and principles to complex management situations.
Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills in specialised information technology areas.
Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from the information technology discipline by showing intellectual independence, personal judgement and the ability to apply self-learning strategies.
|Communication and social skills|
Prepare and deliver advanced discipline advice, knowledge and ideas using oral and written techniques for a business or public audience.
Demonstrate leadership,professional behaviour and ability to participate in a professional team.
Demonstrate and apply advanced discipline knowledge and skills with a global perspective.
Units typically include written and/or oral assignments that match real-life work tasks: reports, literature reviews, discussion board posts, case studies, presentations, research studies and plans. We support your performance via weekly activities that scaffold learning and act as a rehearsal space for the assessments.
At Southern Cross University, we try to fit our course around you. Six seven-week study periods per year enable you to study part-time and still finish your degree in as little as eight month. Alternatively, adapt your enrolment to the peaks and troughs of your life by choosing which blocks to study in. It's perfect for people who travel frequently, work abroad, or need to balance work and other commitments.
We use clever, user-friendly, interactive learning software that lets you collaborate with your classmates and lecturers. Our multi-modal approach delivers content as video, audio, hands-on, practical exercises, and other media to suit all kinds of learners. Discuss and debate ideas with your peers and lecturer in dedicated forums and with other networking technology.
Each unit has its own website to keep you focused. Every week, you'll find activities, readings and case studies laid out with step-by-step instructions. As the weeks progress and your knowledge deepens, you'll be challenged by increasingly sophisticated concepts, and employ critical analysis.
Get ready for an intense but rewarding course; each seven-week unit requires approximately 20 hours of time per week. You will see the practical benefits of your further study immediately, when you begin applying your new found knowledge in whatever role you currently hold.
A Master of Information Technology Management can open up a world of high-end opportunities. Where will yours take you?
- Solutions Architect – Be in charge of the creation and implementation of technical infrastructure within a company. Combine your IT knowledge with managerial skills to assess the best direction your company can take.
- Business Intelligence Consultant – Design intelligent business solutions for your workplace and your clients. Use your knowledge of tools and technologies to implement business solutions and manage projects.
- Systems Analyst – Enhance productivity by developing improvements to new or current systems. Use your knowledge to implement new IT solutions or improve current ones, all while strategically increasing workplace efficiency.
- Chief Information Officer – Be responsible for the technological workings of a company and ensure that computer systems facilitate business goals. You’ll take charge of your corporation’s entire communication system (including technological resources, purchases and upgrades), manage teams efficiently and provide invaluable direction.
- Business Systems Manager – Develop, integrate and install information systems to ensure various areas of the workplace are running effectively and correctly.
- Security Administrator – Manage security-related information systems within your workplace, such as firewalls and anti-virus software, and be responsible for ensuring the safety of the information and communications assets of the company. Develop and supervise security systems to protect company and client data.