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Recognition of Prior Learning

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$2520 per unit, FEE-HELP available



Manage connections between IT and business

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.

The ability to identify risks, integrate solutions and manage projects effectively within broader business will be your point of difference.


Gain an advanced management / leadership qualification in 2 years part-time

Access a qualification that can recognise your extensive work experience^

Leading-edge learning environment for engaging self-directed study


Enjoy 100% online study with no on-campus commitments

Globally ranked in the Times Higher Education Top Universities


^RPL applications at discretion of the university

What you’ll study

Entry criteria

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

  • have a three (3) year undergraduate degree specialising or majoring in information technology (or in a cognate discipline); or
  • demonstrate professional standing/experience equivalent to an undergraduate cognate degree.
  • In both cases, you must be proficient in English.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available to those who have undertaken relevant education and/or significant workforce experience. Should you qualify for RPL, you could reduce the length and cost of your degree, getting you in the job you want even sooner.

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

Flexible entry and exit points

We understand that sometimes life gets in the way of your plans. That’s why our online IT Masters in management has built-in early exit points, allowing you to receive a qualification based on the units you’ve completed, if you need to take a break.

The best part? Everything you complete will be credited towards your online Masters in IT management if you choose to come back at a later stage to finish it off.

  • Receive a Graduate Certificate in Information Technology Management by completing four Part A units.
  • Receive a Graduate Diploma in Information Technology Management by completing eight Part A units.

Career and industry outlook

It’s becoming more and more true that a business cannot operate without effective IT systems in place. IT professionals are considered a cornerstone of business success, whether as a company employee, independent consultant or contractor.

Within the IT sector specifically, project management, leadership and stakeholder management are among the top skills in demand (Hudson Global, 2015). Employers are on the hunt for qualified, multi-faceted professionals who have the knowledge and skills in both IT and management.

A Master of Information Technology Management can help open up a world of high-end opportunities within a shifting IT landscape. It will equip you with the skills needed for not just one but several tech positions, including:

  • Chief Information Officer (CIO) or Chief Technology Officer (CTO)
  • Knowledge Management Specialist
  • Business Systems Manager
  • IT Project Consultant

Student Testimonial

Unlike other IT degrees, the Master of Information Technology Management has the additional dimension of managing teams as well as continually evolving technology. I want to move my way up into management, and this Masters equips me as a suitable candidate.

John Bell, Master of Information Technology Management current online student

Studying with Southern Cross University Online

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This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University January 2017.