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Why study IT Management with SCU Online?

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Prepare your business for the future of IT

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Drive innovation in your business through technology

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Become an effective IT Manager

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Dedicated support every step of the way

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Specialise in two vital areas in business

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Make the transition to management

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Accelerated and designed for busy professionals

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Duration

16 months part-time

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Study mode

100% online

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Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Sep, Nov

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Units

8

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Fees

$2,700 per unit, FEE-HELP available

Design your future

A Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management from Southern Cross University Online bridges the gap between your existing tech knowledge and managerial capabilities. In as few as 16 months, you’ll learn how to deliver large-scale transformation projects, including front-end user experience. The project, people and knowledge management units you may elect to study will be complemented by database design and theory, the study of cloud-based computing and info systems design – helping you evaluate threats and vulnerabilities, and identify ICT opportunity at an enterprise level.

Studying this postgraduate diploma in information technology management online is also an alternate pathway into Southern Cross University’s online Master of Information Technology Management. If you choose to continue your IT study, you’ll receive Advanced Standing, also known as Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) towards the masters – allowing you to focus on your next big career move.

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Navigate a changing industry

Developed by IT academics and researchers, coursework is informed by global trends and emerging technologies.
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Bridge the gap between IT and business

Learn how to combine key business skills with your existing IT knowledge to meet strategic goals in your organisation.
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Drive success and innovation 

Secure a competitive edge with the skills and knowledge that allow you to influence change and underpin future business growth.

What you will study

To receive your Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management, you will need to complete all six core units plus two elective units from either business administration or project management specialisations.

This unit will provide you with an overall understanding of database concepts and theory.

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This unit explores how innovative technologies influence and shape future business environments, and the role technologies play in society.

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Explore in-depth the techniques, tools and methods behind information systems.

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Develop a working knowledge of IT within business settings and analyse operations effects.

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This unit is information systems from a managerial point of view.

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Develop the ability to successfully identify business security threats, as well as managerial solutions.

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This unit introduces students to corporate governance – one of the most important developments in business.

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Students can choose one of the below: 

The Positive Leader 

Explore a diverse range of leadership styles, preparing you for a bright future in leadership or management.

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OR 

Organisational Change and Development

In this unit, you will research and develop change strategies, and learn how to adapt.

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Understand strategy, how to implement a vision and how to adapt plans to meet global business needs.

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This unit examines the challenges confronting the global business manager and gives you the knowledge you need to understand and operate successfully in global business environments.

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This unit covers the foundation elements of managing business projects.

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Examine knowledge management models.

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This unit covers the foundation elements of managing business projects.

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This unit will guide you through the project management process, from initiation to planning and development.

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Learn how to implement project plans that mitigate risk, establish controls and ensure quality projects.

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This unit explores theories and practices behind effective management of people and projects.

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Demonstrate a critical understanding of contract types and their relationship with performance.

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Learn how to skilfully negotiate, map and design systems, as well as evaluate project management processes.

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Pathway to Masters

Upon finishing your Graduate Diploma in IT Management online, you can continue studying and complete a Master of Information Technology Management

Graduate Certificate
4 Units

Or continue studying

Graduate Diploma
+ 4 Units

Or continue studying

Masters Degree
+ 4 Units

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Next study period

Jan
2020

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38 days

Speak to an Enrolment Advisor to find out more.

Our study periods: Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Sep, Nov

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To qualify for entry to the Graduate Diploma in IT Management, students must:

  • Have a three-year bachelor degree from any Australian university, or equivalent; and
  • Be proficient in English

Find out more about Rules Relating to Awards and Specific Award Rules.

We recognise and reward credit for past education, qualifications and/or work experience in a process called advanced standing. If you're eligible for advanced standing, this can impact the number of units you need to study, reducing the time and cost of your overall degree. 

Find out more about applying for advanced standing

Ready to take the next step in your career? It's your time.

At SCU Online, we have helped thousands of people with real lives and real ambition to realise their goals and dreams by supporting them every step of the way.
     
SCU Online provides affordable courses, flexible learning and excellent student support, so you can achieve the impossible and make the most out of your time. 
     
It’s time to put yourself first. Follow your ambition. 

When you study online with SCU, you're not on your own. We're connected, together. 

Our teachers, academics and education designers have built these courses for people like you. Before commencing study, your dedicated Student Success Advisor will be in touch by phone, email or chat to help you plan your schedule. As you work towards your dream of achieving your degree, your advisor works like an extra pair of eyes and ears with support, advice and motivation throughout your study journey. 

 

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Our Accreditations & Endorsements

Australian Qualifications Framework

SCU’s online programs meet all of the AQF guidelines, ensuring you a quality education.

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5-STAR Rating for Institutional Student Support and Social Equity, Business and Management Teaching Quality, Teacher Education Learning Resources, Nursing Learning Resources and Skills Development.

The World Universities Rankings

Southern Cross University is one of the Asia-Pacific’s Top 150 Young Universities.

Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching

SCU postgraduate student support and satisfaction both above national average.

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Master of Information Technology student Neal.

The Master of information Technology Management has provided me with fresh perspectives and insights which I am able to utilise in my day to day work.

Neal Ross

Online Master of Information Technology Graduate

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Master of Information Technology student John.

The MITM provides students with a toolkit of frameworks, theories and practical approaches to effectively manage current day technology challenges such as cyber security and data management.

John Philip

Online Master of Information Technology Graduate

What our students do

The demand for qualified, competent IT management spans almost every industry. Below is a snapshot of some of the roles our postgraduate IT students work in. 

  • Director
  • Project Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • IT Manager
  • IT Analyst - Business Intelligence
  • Solutions Designer

 

  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Software Developer
  • Technical Consultant
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Meet our Course Coordinator

Dr Vinh Bui is a lecturer at Southern Cross University the Course Coordinator of the MITM program. His area of expertise in MITM related subjects includes Information System Security Management, Information Systems Analysis and Design and Database Systems Management.

Dr Bui is very passionate about motivating, supporting and sharing knowledge and experience with students, especially those studying online. Aside from his teaching activities, Dr Bui has also contributed to numerous research and development projects in the areas of Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence and Virtual Reality.

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