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Why study IT Management with SCU?


Prepare your business for the future of IT


Drive innovation in your business through technology


Become an effective IT Manager


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Choose from two vital areas in business to specialise


Make the transition to management


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2 years part-time

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100% online


Jan, Mar, Apr, July, Sep, Nov




$2,900 per unit, FEE-HELP available

Prepare your career for the future

As an IT specialist, you know how complex information systems work. But do you have management skills to implement state-of-the-art solutions across multiple levels of business? An online Master of Information Technology Management provides you with the skills needed to lead and manage strategic objectives across business units. It prepares you to step into senior management positions with a deeper understanding of the issues affecting the management of IT teams and processes while building connections between the IT and wider business departments.

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Learning outcomes
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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 a Master of IT Management, students must complete twelve units in total. This will consist of eight core units and four units from one of our specialisations: Business Administration 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
+ 4 Units

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

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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 Southern Cross University Online, we've helped thousands of people with real lives and real ambition to realise their goals and dreams by supporting them every step of the way.
We provide 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. 


Our Accreditations & Endorsements

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Our online programs meet all of the AQF guidelines, ensuring 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.

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

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Our postgraduate student support and satisfaction both above the national average.

What our students say
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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 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. Below is a snapshot of some of the roles our online MITM students work in. 

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


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

MITM 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.

Dr Vinh Bui