Master of Business Information Systems

Study Discipline: Business Administration
Study Programme Details
Country: New Zealand
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study: Fully on Site

Programme Type

Master's degree


17 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Experience the convergence of business acumen and technological innovation with the University of Canterbury’s Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS). In an era defined by rapid digital transformation, MBIS emerges as a beacon of opportunity, bridging the gap between traditional commerce and cutting-edge IT solutions. Dive into a world where data-driven insights drive strategic decision-making, and technological advancements revolutionize business operations. Prepare to embark on a transformative journey that positions you at the forefront of this dynamic and ever-expanding industry.


The Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS) at UC stands as a testament to our commitment to addressing the pressing skills shortages in the ICT sector while nurturing the next generation of tech-savvy professionals. Designed to cater to individuals from diverse academic backgrounds, MBIS offers a comprehensive curriculum that equips graduates with specialized knowledge and practical skills essential for navigating the complex intersection of business and technology. Join a community of forward-thinkers and innovators as you explore the transformative power of information systems in shaping the future of global enterprises.

Admission Requirements

  • You must have a bachelor’s degree with at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses, or equivalent, and been approved to enrol.
  • CAE or CPE: Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • IELTS Academic: An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • NZAPA: English New Zealand Accredited Pathway Assessment Level 3
  • NZCEL: Level 5
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 58
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening
  • Compulsory Courses:
    • MBIS601 Management of Information Systems
    • MBIS602 Systems Analysis and Process Modelling
    • MBIS603 Digital Business and Technology
    • MBAZ604 Business Research Methods
  • Elective Courses:
    • Three Business Information Systems courses
    • Two Business courses
    • One 15-point course from another relevant subject
  • Project and Internship Courses:
    • Choose one:
      • MBIS680 Research Project
      • MBIS673 Applied IS Project
      • MBIS691 Information System Internship
    • Additional 15 points selected from:
      • MBAZ673 Innovation
      • MBAZ674 Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
      • MBus Schedule E
      • MPA Schedule E
  • Domestic — $12,791
  • International — $52,500

Future Career Outcomes

Unlock a myriad of career opportunities with an MBIS degree from the University of Canterbury. Our alumni are trailblazers in the field, leveraging their expertise to drive innovation and lead organizational change across various sectors. From spearheading digital initiatives to optimizing business processes, MBIS graduates are equipped with the skills and insights needed to thrive in today’s digital economy. Step into the world of endless possibilities and carve out a rewarding career path fueled by knowledge, creativity, and technological prowess.

Visa Requirements:

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