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Manage information and knowledge across your business with confidence

A Master of Business Administration with a specialisation in Information and Knowledge Management teaches you how to strategically plan and effectively execute your firm’s digitization initiatives and knowledge management activities and projects.

Specialising in your MBA allows you to hone industry-specific skills while you study a practical, well recognised postgraduate degree. Our online MBA specialisation of Information and Knowledge Management equips you with the knowledge and skills you need to advise and lead business in new directions that arise from advancements of digital technologies and networks.

What you'll study

Core units

  • Management Communication
  • Organisational Behaviour
  • Economics and Quantitative Analysis
  • Accounting for Managers
  • Marketing
  • Finance for Managers
  • Corporate Governance for Managers
  • The Positive Leader
  • Project Management Principles
  • Global Business
  • Strategy and Case Analysis
  • Managing Information Systems

Specialisation units

  • Managing Digital Enterprise
  • Strategic Knowledge Management
  • Industry Research Project (double-weighted)

Why specialise in your MBA?

Selecting a specialisation is a matter of choice, not a prerequisite for MBA studies. Both the generalist and specialist students will graduate with the same level of MBA qualification, and both are equally as regarded by employers. The difference however is that a specialisation in Information and Knowledge Management allows you to focus on a specific area of business knowledge.

An MBA specialising in Information and Knowledge Management gives you a deeper understanding of IT within a business setting and its effect on operations. This specialisation can set you on a defined career path in this emerging area. It will develop your core strategic thinking and problem solving skills in order to effectively manage information and knowledge across your business. This becomes particularly relevant when identifying and implementing strategic initiatives of digitalisation as well as leveraging off technology for such purposes as sustainable growth of the organisation and competitive advantage development and enhancement.

  • MBA specialisation allows me to target my career goals
  • MBA specialisation makes me stand out in a crowded job market
  • MBA specialisation allows me to gain business management skills

Career and industry outlook

Information and knowledge management is a core business need. MBA graduates with a specialisation in information and knowledge management-specific skills and strategies are highly in demand across a number of growing sectors and business units.

Developing the capabilities to manage teams across engineering or technology-based organisations, MBA graduates who hold a specialisation in information and knowledge management (along with sufficient industry background) can go on to hold heralded jobs including:

  • CIO: The Chief Information Officer (CIO) is one of the top-level executives involved in their company’s overall strategic planning
  • CTO: The Chief Technology Officer is responsible for technical planning within an organisation, including identifying the best computing solutions for their companies’ needs
  • Information Technology Manager: Oversees the computing assets of businesses including managing personnel
  • CKO: The Chief Knowledge Officer (CKO) oversees the company’s knowledge management projects and activities.
  • CDO: The Chief Digitisation Officer (CDO) is in charge of the company’s digitisation initiatives.

Flexible entry and exit options

We know that plans change. That’s why we’ve built flexible entry and completion options into the Master of Business Administration (MBA).

This means that if you need to exit early, if home or work demand your full attention, you could still receive a postgraduate qualification (Graduate Certificate in Business Administration or Graduate Diploma in Business Administration) based on the units you’ve completed.^

If you’d like to test the water before committing to the full MBA, you can enrol in our Graduate Diploma in Business or Graduate Certificate in Business. If you decide to return to your MBA at a later date, you’ll receive advanced standing towards your degree. It’s a win-win!

^You can only gain an MBA specialisation at Masters level, therefore you cannot exit with a specialisation at a Diploma or Certificate level.

Entry criteria

  • Demonstrated professional standing – either a Bachelor degree (or a similar qualification) from a university or other experience that we deem as equivalent to a degree.
  • Be proficient in English.

Learning with Southern Cross University Online

Southern Cross University’s online courses fit around your work and your lifestyle. Units are delivered by tech-savvy academics via a fresh, smart, collaborative and interactive interface.

  • 100% online and flexible – complete six units a year, or skip a study period if life or work demands your full attention.
  • Student success support – from enquiry to graduation, we are there for you.
  • Networked for success – meet your future colleagues and collaborators.

Find out more about studying online.


Southern Cross University offers both online and on-campus versions of the MBA. This information refers to the online version. Please check the Online MBA course listing at scu.edu.au or ask your Student Enrolment Advisor for more information.

This information is correct at time of release and subject to change without notice. Copyright Southern Cross University February 2019.