Depending on the units you study, you can graduate with a Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma or Master's in Technology in Business System Design and Management. Read on for more.
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.
To study this course you will need to hold a relevant undergraduate degree or equivalent.
Open Universities courses are offered in specific study intakes every year, known as Study Periods or Sessions. This means more flexibility as you can choose when to start studying.
If you are studying undergraduate units you can start at the beginning of any of the four Study Periods each year, each lasting 13 weeks. Most postgraduate courses are offered in three Sessions per year, with each Session lasting 14 weeks.
Exams are usually held in the week following the end of each Study Period or Session.
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
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
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
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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.
How else will I benefit from this master's degree?
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Master of Technology in Business System Designs and Management from Swinburne University, as if you had studied on campus.
Flexible study: studying by correspondence means you study on your terms – at a time and place that suits you.
Government financial support available through FEE-HELP.
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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).
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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.
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