Course - Monash University, Master of Business Information Systems @ Subang Jaya

Monash University, Master of Business Information Systems @ Subang Jaya

The Master of Business Information Systems covers the business IT spectrum from supporting business operations through to supporting managers’ decision making. It prepares students for roles such as senior business management, business analysts, systems analysts, project leaders, as well as information managers, archivists or librarians.


This programme will prepare you for careers in big data analytics, information systems analysis and design, IT project management, business intelligence and enterprise systems.


Class conducted in: Monash University

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  • Description
  • Course Profile
  • Awarding Body
  • Alumni Testimonials
  • Why Monash University's MBIS?
  • Entry Requirements & Payment Plan
  • Additional information


What’s special about this programme

  • Monash is ranked # 51-100 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2017).
  • Recognition from Australian Computer Society.
  • MBIS graduates are highly promising:

*Forbes (2013) – The best master’s degree for jobs now is – Information Systems.
*Singapore Salary Survey (2013) – Full Time Permanent Employability and Top 10 High Paying Jobs.
*NACE Salary Survey (2013) – Highest Paying Position for a Master’s Degree – Computer and Information Managers.

Feature Highlights

  • Class: Weekday Evening Classes (6-10 pm)
  • Accreditation: Accredited by MQA, JPA & MOHE
  • Assessment: 60% Coursework & 40% Written Examination
Size of Class
  •  Rated by STUDYMASTERS Consultants 

Monash ranked to 51-100 in Computer Science and Information Systems by QS World University Rankings
Information Systems are one of the most sought after and high-paying degrees according to Forbes and independent surveys.
Graduates are well equipped with up-to-date skills and knowledge from local as well as overseas lecturers.

Reasons to choose Monash MBIS

  • IT is part of everything we do and MBIS is a unique program that is suitable for students with previous qualifications in any discipline.
  • Expertise in IT helps you even if your primary career choice/interest is something else.
  • IT enables you to make a positive difference in the world.
  • Future opportunities in IT are without boundaries. E.g. Wearable Technologies, Internet of Things, Data Science, Robots and etc.

Award & Recognition

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Master of Business Information Systems awarded by Monash University Malaysia
KPT/JPT (R/481/7/0743) (MQA/SWA0163) 06/21


This Master of Business Information Systems programme is suitable for students with previous qualifications in any discipline, but if you do have a background in Information Communication and Technology, you will still find advancement opportunities in the business management world. You will have the option of pursuing either an industrial experience path or to undertake a research project.

You will gain an understanding of business information systems to a level of depth and sophistication consistent with senior professional practice. MBIS graduate with a competitive edge will be expected to play leading professional roles in their field, locally and overseas. The highly flexible course opens up a variety of career opportunities, such as but not limited to:

  • Business Information Systems and Management
  • Data Science and Data Mining
  • Business Intelligence and Knowledge Management
  • IT Governance and Software Development Methodologies
  • Research for Mobile Apps, Wearable Technologies, Image Processing, Intelligent Health, Robotic and Data Science;or
  • Practical Industrial Upskilling with Leading Companies or NGOs.

The course consists of 16 approved (for students with non-IT background) or 12 approved (for students with IT background), master’s-level units, of which four are advanced preparatory (for students with non-IT background); eight master core; and three to four application: either research thesis or industrial experience option. Additional electives, including electives from the School of Business, are available but subject to change.

Part 1

Four advanced preparatory units:

  • Introduction to Business Information Systems
  • Systems Analysis and Design
  • Programming Foundations in Java
  • Introduction to Databases

Part 2

  • Project Management

(a) Five units from:

  • Information and Knowledge Management Systems
  • IT for Management Decision Making
  • Enterprise Systems
  • Enterprise Architecture and Management
  • Introduction to Data Science
  • User Interface Design and Usability
  • Business Process Modelling, Design and Simulation
  • Business Intelligence and Data Warehousing

(b) Two elective units from Part 2, section (a), above or any FIT Level 5 units or Level 5 units offered by any faculty of the University with approval from the Course Director.

Part 3
You may choose to join the (a) research stream or the (b) industry experience stream.

(a) As a research pathway student, you will complete:

  • IT Research Methods
  • Minor Thesis Part 1
  • Minor Thesis Part 2
  • Minor Thesis Final

(b) As an industry experience student, you will complete:

  • Professional Practice
  • Industry Experience Studio Project
  • FIT Level 5 Elective

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Monash University Malaysia

Monash University is named after engineer, military leader and public administrator Sir John Monash, Monash University was established by an Act of Parliament in 1958. When our first students began their studies at our foundation campus in Clayton in 1961, we became the first university established in the state of Victoria in over 100 years.

Early Years
The early vision was to create a research-focused tertiary institution with an emphasis on science and technology. As Monash has always done, though, we quickly moved beyond the bounds of expectation. Free from tradition and convention, we were within just a few years of our first intake of a mere 347 students, offering courses in arts, economics, education, engineering, law, medicine, politics and science.

Creativity, Innovation and Activism
The focus on research excellence remained, but what grew around it was a culture of creativity, innovation and irreverence. In the 1970s the foundation campus at Clayton became the centre for student protest in Australia, and this philosophy of challenging the status quo permeated the University. It remains to this day, although where once it was the Vietnam war and second-wave feminism that occupied activists' attention, today it is global poverty and sustainability, among many other causes. This position of leadership was not only confined to campaigning and advocacy, however, and Monash had soon become the model for a new generation of Australian universities.

The growth from technology / science specialists to general university was rapid. It was accelerated by a merger with Chisholm Institute in 1990, which saw the Caulfield and Peninsula campuses become a part of the University. A year later the Victorian College of Pharmacy entered into a partnership with Monash that allowed us to bring Parkville into our portfolio of campuses. The growth continued apace with the establishment of a new campus within the south-eastern growth corridor of Melbourne in 1994 - our Berwick campus.

International Expansion
In 1998, the Malaysian Ministry of Education invited Monash to set up a campus in Malaysia in collaboration with the Sunway Group. Monash University Malaysia was established in the same year, the first Monash campus outside Australia and the first "foreign" university in Malaysia. A second off-shore campus was opened in South Africa in 2001. Since 2014, Monash South Africa has not operated as a full campus of Monash University but remains a location where Monash University degrees are delivered, along with qualifications unique to this location.

Group of Eight
To underscore the reputation that the University had earned, in 1999 we were invited to be a founding member of the Group of Eight, the coalition of Australia's most prestigious research-intensive universities. Monash had been around for just four decades, and yet was demonstrably holding its own against universities that had had well over a century to establish themselves.

From a single campus at Clayton with fewer than 400 students, Monash has grown into a network of campuses, education centres and partnerships spanning the globe. With approximately 60,000 students (and 250,000 almuni) from over 170 countries, we are today Australia's largest university. The University now offers a broad selection of courses within 10 faculties: Art, Design and Architecture; Arts; Business and Economic; Education; Engineering; Information Technology; Law; Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences; Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences; and Science.

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Student/Lecturer Testimonials

I enjoyed many opportunities to challenge myself and develop my skills in time management, problem solving and teamwork. Our lecturers and tutors were always available to assist and guide me whether during class, consultation hours, or via email. Monash has far exceeded my expectations.

Tai Kah Yee

Tai Kah YeeMaster of Business Information System student

I never thought that all the knowledge I gained from MBIS was super useful, or at least all the journals and articles that were force-read by the lecturers gave me a lot of insights to many things. It's kind of like when someone said SOA, or ITIL at least I'm not too blind on what that is. But more importantly, most of the assignments in MBIS require analysis and critical thinking, this gave me the no-fear attitude and the analytical skills whenever I face new projects. I never see new projects as challenges, but they are just new things for me to learn, exactly like every new assignment that were given in MBIS. Overall, I had an awesome journey in MBIS, I met great friends and lecturers, and MBIS gave me a strong foundation to start my new life chapter in the working world.

Hana Putri Christian

Hana Putri ChristianChief Operating Officer (PT. Besmart Global Indonesia)

I chose to further my studies as I felt it would give me a competitive edge in the market. Studying MBIS has given me a strong foundation to venture into the IT industry and opened up career opportunities with MNCs who are keen to hire excellent graduates with a reputable Master qualification.

Brian Chye

Brian ChyeApplication Integration and Middleware Solutions (Specialist IBM Malaysia)

It was exciting and sensational. I really enjoyed being there not only because of the beauty of Melbourne city but also because the top quality education standard. Some of my teachers over there were the one has written various books in their respective subjects and have tons of experience. Furthermore, I loved the climate of Melbourne, which remains always pleasant, cloudy and cool. All in all, it was a wonderful and pleasing experience for me and I would definitely recommend every Monashian to opt for it.

Faraz Ahmed Virani

Faraz Ahmed ViraniSenior Software Quality Analyst Sunbonnet (US-Based)

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Why Monash University's MBIS?

9 Reasons To Choose Monash Malaysia

  • Obtain a prestigious, internationally recognised Monash University degree. Recognised by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education and the Malaysian Qualifications Agency, and quality assured by Monash University Australia and the Australian Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA).
  • Opportunity to spend some time as an exchange student at Monash University Australia, or to transfer to Monash University Australia after completing at least one year at Monash University Malaysia.
  • Tuition and living expenses significantly less than studying and living in Australia, the US or UK, providing value for money.
  • Simplified admissions, payment and visa procedures, and the availability of scholarships for academically meritorious students.
  • Access to high quality research-active academic staff with strong industry connections, and state-of-the-art teaching and research facilities.
  • Safe, secure and affordable on-campus accommodation, and a lifestyle offering a range of extra-curricular, sporting and recreational opportunities
  • Multicultural student population providing support and cultural networks in a dynamic, cosmopolitan, and moderate Muslim environment.
  • Proximity to countries in the Indian sub-continent and Asian regions.
  • Excellent employment and career prospects upon completion of studies.
  • Lifelong worldwide connections through a global alumni network.

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Entry Requirements

  • To enter Monash University, students must satisfy particular academic, English language and age requirements.
  • To apply for the Master of Business Information Systems program in the School of Information Technology, you must have completed at least one of the following:
    1. An approved three-year bachelor’s degree, or
    2. Qualifications and experience considered by the Faculty Admissions Committee to be equivalent to, or a satisfactory substitute for, the above award.


  • You must also meet the University's English language requirements as follows:
    1. IELTS minimum overall test score of 6.5 with individual band scores not less than 6; or
    2. Internet-based TOEFL total score of 79 with 12 in Listening, 13 in Reading, 18 in Speaking and 21 in Writing; or
    3. Paper-based TOEFL score of 550 overall with Test of Written English (TWE) of 4.5.

*All applications will be individually assessed.

Payment Plan Options

Course Fees: RM 53,000 (Can pay by three instalments and exclusive of the following fees below):
Application Fees (Once-only fees): RM 100
Registration Fees (Once-only fees): RM 200
General Amenities (Per-semester fee): RM 100

Instalment Plan Breakdown

  • 1st Instalment: RM 26,500
  • 2nd Intalment: RM 13,250
  • 3rd Instalment: RM 13,250
    Total Fees: RM 53,000

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Additional information

Awarding Body

Monash University Malaysia

Campus Location

Subang Jaya


24 Months, 48 Months

Mode of Study

Evening Class, Full-Time, Part-Time, Weekday Class

Schedule System

Semester System


Feb, Jul

Class Size

5-30 Students


Locally, Oversea


Conducted in Malaysia

MQA Accredited

Yes – Accredited


4 Advanced Preparatory Subjects + 8 Master Core Subjects + 2 Application Options (Industry Experience Project – to solve real problem/Minor Thesis Research – pathway to PhD/MPhil Research)


60% Coursework & 40% Written Examination

EPF Withdrawal

Yes, Available

Installment Plan

Yes, Available (3 Installments)