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Master of Technology (Business Systems)

  • Qualification:

    Master's Degree

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  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
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  • Duration:

    12 units

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  • Awarded by:

    Swinburne University of Technology

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What you'll learn

About this course

The Business Systems Design and Management program provides students with an understanding of conceptual knowledge and practical problem-solving strategies for the global economy, where information technology is a key element of business strategy. This program extends students' knowledge, skills and strategic approaches in developing information technology to meet their industry's requirements and goals.

Business professionals and managers may choose to study this course to gain a thorough education of how computer information methods and web design can enhance their competitive edge. Non-information technology professionals may wish to gain knowledge of how information technology may be utilised in the business arena, including e-business, databases and business support systems.

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Master of Technology in Business System Design and Management you may be able to complete an alternative qualification. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or prefer not to commit to the whole study program. Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a:

  • Graduate Certificate in Technology in Business System Design and Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Technology in Business System Design and Management


To study this course you will need to hold a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent.

Areas of study

As part of the Master of Technology in Business System Design and Management you will study units in the following areas:

  • Information methods and management
  • Business support systems and project management
  • H-CI and web design for competitive advantage
  • Managing the transition to e-business
  • Electronic communications
  • Database design and management
  • e-business design for competitive advantage
  • ICT strategies in e-business
  • Research methods for business and communications projects
  • Strategic transformation and entrepreneurial e-business
  • Building and integrated e-business infrastructure
  • Research proposal and research practice
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Technology (Business Systems) from Swinburne University of Technology.

Studying the Master of Technology in Business Systems Design and Management program will enable you to develop an understanding of sustainable business management in a global economy. You will gain the education and training to identify and implement solutions for sustainable business practices and facilitate organisational change. The knowledge covered in this program will allow you to engage in informed critical inquiry and apply specific knowledge of specialist areas to real situations. You will also learn about environmental regulation and its impact on sustainable business practices, as well as how to function effectively within regulatory frameworks. The strategic skills learnt in this degree will enhance employment opportunities in management in business, government or the community sector.

Curious about where a career in IT could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Project Manager
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Analyst
  • Database Designer
  • IT Consultant

Payment options & support

Finance options

FEE-HELP is available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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