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Qualification Title Master of Business Informatics
Qualification Type Masters Degree
Level 9
Credits 180
Subject Area
  • Management and Commerce » Business and Management » Business and Management not elsewhere classified
Strategic Purpose Statement
The aim of the Master of Business Informatics is to take an interdisciplinary approach in informatics and business innovation within a single qualification, including the core disciplines of enterprise innovation, IT service management, information security management, digital transformation, project management and business professionalism. This programme brings together business and IT services in both a New Zealand and global context. This is a 16-month, full-time programme of study designed for graduates with a Bachelor degree, postgraduate or graduate diploma or equivalent in a business-related or IT/computing subject from a recognised institution. It is suited for those seeking to: a) bridge the gap between a first degree and a career in business informatics that requires further qualifications and skills; b) build a firm foundation for further advanced level study towards a doctoral qualification in a similar discipline.
Graduate profile
Graduate of the Master of Business Informatics is able to: - Show evidence of advanced knowledge of business informatics - Engage in rigourous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving in the context of business informatics. Graduates will be suitable for roles which have prospects of a management career pathway (as identified by ANZSCO as Level 1 skilled employment roles). Graduates can launch their careers in a variety of fields including business analysts, IT managers, process and service managers, consultants, and IT security specialists. This programme may provide pathways for further academic study at an advanced level leading to a Master's degree. Graduates from this programme may be required to pursue additional study and/or research for provisional or direct entry onto a university Master's/doctoral programme.
Education pathways
Doctoral programmes in a related discipline.
Employment pathways
Graduates will be ideally positioned to take up management roles in a continuously changing business environment (as identified in ANZSCO as Level 1 skilled employment roles). Graduates can launch their careers in a variety of fields, including business analytics, IT management, process and service management, IT security, change management, innovation management, corporate data insights, business intelligence, informatics analysis, or digital business consultancy.To find out more about employment opportunities click on the CareersNZ logo, then the provider who offers this qualification.
Entry Requirements
1. A completed application form. 2. Original transcripts showing a Bachelor degree or a Graduate Diploma in a business-related or IT/computing subject from a recognised institution, including full transcripts; OR Evidence of acquiring the relevant skills and knowledge through appropriate work or professional experience in business studies or IT/computing related area. A scanned PDF will be sufficient to progress the application, but original documents will be required on arrival at ICL Graduate Business School. Failure to provide original documents will result in the cancellation of the enrolment. 3. For international students, Academic IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 overall (with no band score lower than 6.0 and gained within the past two years in one examination), or any other equivalent approved by NZQA. 4. Credit transfer or RPL of up to four papers will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis. 5. ICL Graduate Business School also strongly recommends that a Personal Statement, written by the applicant, is attached to the application explaining why they believe they should study on the programme, their motivations and further aspirations.
Education Organisation ICL Education Limited
Developed By ICL Education Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3749
Status Current
Created September 2017
Last Reviewed January 2018
Next Review December 2019
Content
The programme approved by NZQA in August 2017 (ref C30376 prog ref: 122349). The programme contains eight papers at Lv 8, 15 credits each. The papers are: 8102 Enterprise Systems and Business Analysis; 8150 IT Service Management and Strategy; 8151 Information Security Management; 8173 Innovation and Design Thinking; 8203 Project Management; 8260 Digital Transformation; 8273 Enterprise Innovation; 8281 Business Professionalism; 8542 Research Methods; and Level 9 paper 9536 Applied Project. Prescriptions for the paper outlines, assessment summary and sample assessments have also been provided. Further programme information can be found in the Postgraduate Student Handbook.

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