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Why study the SCU Online Master of IT Management?

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Duration

2 years
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Study mode

100% online

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Intakes

Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

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Units

12

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Fees

$3,080 per unit, FEE-HELP available

*completion time dependent on individual study path and course availability. Please speak to a Student Advisor for more information.

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The SCU Online Master of Information Technolgy (IT) Management difference

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Are you thinking about studying a master’s degree information technology? At SCU, we’re cultivating the leaders of tomorrow, today, right in our very own backyard. We aim to provide an exceptional education experience through our unique learning model and innovative online platform. We’re committed to lifelong learning and providing equal access to education for everyone, regardless of background or location. As one of the top universities in the world at only 25 years young, we’re pioneers in online education and have been doing so since 2015. We’re a rising, dynamic university that is proud to be a game changer and leader in education. That’s the SCU Online difference and why you should study a masters in information technology and management with us.

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Take control of your study schedule

Have the flexibility to manage your study schedule – learn in your own time around work, family and other commitments, completing your degree in just two years, studying part-time.

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Specialise in critical areas of business

Choose electives from two specialisations in business administration and project management, such as Corporate Governance for Managers, Global Business, Leading and Managing Projects, Portfolio and Program Management.

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Gain future-ready skills to prepare for industry growth

Be ahead of the game with a curriculum that has a finger on the pulse of global trends and emerging technologies, bolstered by a foundation of business skills to enable you to influence major infrastructure decisions in the workplace.

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Unique learning model

Find the ideal balance between work, life and study through our unique seven-week study units. Apply the knowledge and skills you learn immediately to real-world situations.

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Expand your network

Engage in our learning platform, building your global network of professional contacts, business connections and other like-minded peers.

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Unparalleled support

Receive academic and non-academic support to assist with your study from enrolment through to graduation. Have full access to SCU campuses, including the library and other facilities.

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How does the online MS in Information Technology Management work with SCU?

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  • With no exams, you’ll learn through quizzes, videos, interactive presentations and more.
  • Connect with academics and students through online chat platforms and discussion boards.
  • Access support throughout the course, including feedback from a learning coach and a dedicated student success advisor from enrolment through to graduation.
  • Live classes are optional but encouraged for networking, while the course is self-paced.
  • To make the most of your learning experience, we recommend dedicating around 20 hours per week to your studies.
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Typical study period timeline

Next study period

March
2024

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Speak to an Enrolment Advisor to find out more.

Our study periods: Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct

Late applications may be considered under special circumstances up until the start of O'Week. For more information please speak with a Student Enrolment Advisor.

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Career and salary outcomes

As a Master of Information Technology (IT) Management graduate, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to drive success and innovation, influence change and underpin future business growth at any workplace. Here’s a quick preview of potential career options and their corresponding salary outcomes:

Director

Director, typical annual salary: $165,000

Operations Manager

Operations Manager, typical annual salary: $115,000

IT Manager

IT Manager, typical annual salary: $130,000

IT Business Analyst

IT Business Analyst, typical annual salary: $115,000

Chief Technology Officer (CTO)

Chief Technology Officer (CTO), typical annual salary: $240,000

Solutions Engineer,

Solutions Engineer, typical annual salary: $115,000

*Salary outcomes captured by Seek.com.au, accurate as of September 2023.

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What you will study
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What will you be studying for the Master of Information Technology (IT) Management degree with SCU Online?
Students studying our online Master of Information Technology (IT) Management will study a total of 12 units. This consists of eight core units and four units from one of our specialisations: Business Management or Project Management.

In the Data Management unit, you will gain an overall understanding of database concepts and theory.

The Emerging Technology in Business unit explores how innovative technologies influence and shape future business environments, and the role technologies play in society.

The Information Systems Analysis and Design unit explores in-depth the techniques, tools and methods behind information systems.

Develop the ability to successfully identify business security threats, as well as managerial solutions with the Information Systems Security Management unit

Develop a working knowledge of IT within business settings and analyse operations effects with the Managing Digital Enterprise unit

Explore Managing Information Systems from a managerial point of view.

The Industry Research Project is a two-part unit, involving a literature review, and strategic research and data collection methods to fill in any identified research gaps.

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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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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In the Data Management unit, you will gain an overall understanding of database concepts and theory.

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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 skillfully negotiate, map and design systems, as well as evaluate project management processes.

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An introduction to the history, approaches, and roles in an Agile project management environment. This unit will also provide students with an understanding of the most appropriate situations in which to employ Agile practices, the benefits and challenges of Agile, and the growing use of hybrid forms of project management.

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Early exit option

We know that plans change, which is why we’ve built flexible completion options into the online MITM. If you need to exit early, you could still receive a Graduate Certificate in IT Management or Graduate Diploma in IT Management.

Graduate Certificate
4 Units

Or continue studying

Graduate Diploma
+ 4 Units

Or continue studying

Masters Degree
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Specialisations
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Customise your online Master of Information Technology (IT) Management degree with SCU’s specialisation options

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With SCU Online’s Master of Information Technology (IT) Management specialisations, you can customise the course to your career goals and aspirations.

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Business Administration

If you choose to specialise in Business Administration, you will complete the core units in addition to choosing four of the units below:

  • Corporate Governance For Managers
  • The Positive Leader OR Organisational Change and Development
  • Strategy and Case Analysis
  • Global Business
  • Project Management Principles
  • Data Management
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Project Management

If you choose to specialise in Project Management, you will complete the core units in addition to choosing four of the units below:

  • Project Management Principles
  • Project Management: Initiation and Planning
  • Project Management: Quality, Control and Risk
  • Leading and Managing Projects
  • Project Procurement and Contract Management
  • Portfolio and Project Management
  • Introduction to Agile Project Management
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Learning outcomes with a Master of IT Management degree online

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Navigate a changing industry

Developed by expert academics and researchers in IT, coursework is informed by global trends and emerging technologies so that you can be abreast of an evolving industry.
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Combine business intelligence and leadership skills

Learn how to convert your understanding of complex information systems into valuable business intelligence, influencing decisions to meet organisational goals.
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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.
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Entry requirements
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To gain entry into the Master of Information Technology Management, you need:

  • A three-year bachelor degree specialising in or majoring in information technology (or a related discipline); or
  • Professional experience equivalent to a cognate Bachelor degree.

In both cases, you must be proficient in English.

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

At SCU Online, we value your past education and work experience, allowing you to potentially reduce the Master of Information Technology (IT) Management course length through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Should you have any relevant professional work experience or academic qualifications that you would like us to acknowledge, please provide as much evidence of this as possible when applying to study the Master of Information Technology Management online.

Gain credit for your previous experience and graduate even sooner with Advanced Standing. At SCU Online, we proactively assess each student’s prior learning, qualifications and professional experience and provide custom pathways to complete your online master’s degree in information technology management.

Find out more about applying for advanced standing

Need more information on the entry requirements?

Chat to a Student Enrolment Advisor today via live chat or call us on 1300 863 819 to discover your eligibility.

 

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What our students say about our online Master of Information Technology Management

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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

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Related courses

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Graduate Diploma in
Information Technology Management

Intakes: Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct
Duration: 16 months part-time

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Graduate Certificate in
Information Technology Management

Intakes: Jan, Mar, May, July, Aug, Oct
Duration: 8 months part-time

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Frequently asked questions
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We may recognise and grant credit for past education or qualifications 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. To find out more about advanced standing, get in touch with one of our Enrolment Advisors on 1300 863 819.

To qualify for entry to the Master of Information Technology Management, you need:

  • A three-year bachelor degree specialising in or majoring in information technology (or a related discipline); OR
  • Professional experience equivalent to a cognate Bachelor degree.

In both cases, you must be proficient in English.

The Master of IT Management opens up doors for a range of information and technology opportunities, from Solutions Architect to Business System Manager. The demand for qualified, competent IT management spans almost every industry.

Solutions Architect: Be in charge of the creation and implementation of technical infrastructure within a company. A real problem solver, you’ll 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. Whether you apply your technology expertise to a large organisation, an innovative start-up or your own consultancy, the varied skills you will learn in our postgraduate IT Management degrees can open up exciting opportunities including:

Systems Analyst: Enhance productivity by designing and overseeing the development of 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 a company’s computer systems, ensuring that you are facilitating business goals, while being reliable, resilient and secure. You’ll take charge of your corporation’s entire information architecture (including technological resources, purchases and upgrades), manage teams efficiently and provide invaluable direction.

Business Systems Manager: Oversee the evolution of information systems to ensure various areas of the workplace are running effectively and correctly.

Security Administrator: Manage the security of 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.

Our Master of Information Technology Management is designed to build on the technical skills you have now, and blend that with the management and leadership skills you need.

Units in information systems management and design will develop your skills in analysis, feasibility and enterprise security, while specific units selected from our online MBA develop your capacity to manage and lead people and projects to success.

Each unit runs for seven weeks, with six study periods per year. To gain your Master of IT Management you will complete all 8 core units, and choose 4 units from either the MBA specialisation or Project Management specialisation.

There is also an option to finish earlier with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma.

With technology at the forefront of business success in the 21st century, the best technological solutions are the ones that help people work smarter and more efficiently.

Information technology management focuses on knowledge of IT within business settings and analyse operations effects while exploring in-depth the techniques, tools and methods behind information systems. Information technology management also explores how innovative technologies influence and shape future business environments, and the role technologies play in society.

According to JobOutlook the average weekly salary for an Information Communication Technology (Manager) is $2,766 per week.

Advanced standing focuses primarily on receiving credit from previous academic study, such as an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, while RPL encompasses a wider range of learning experiences as well as professional work experience. Both processes provide the opportunity for you to have your prior learning recognised, thereby reducing the amount of time and effort required to complete the online Master of Information Technology (IT) Management.