Information Systems Specialisation - Master of Business

Explore advanced topics in information systems strategy and governance, managing information in the digital enterprise, business analytics and project management with the Information Systems specialisation in the Master of Business.

Interested in postgraduate study in business information systems? In this master's degree you explore a topic of your interest and will be guided by research-active academics who are known as experts in the field of business information systems.

The Business Information Systems department at AUT has a rich research culture and is focused on understanding the central role that various information and communication technologies play in integrating contemporary organisations and adding value through electronic business.

Business Information Systems department

This is part of the Master of Business.

Start date: 2023

To graduate with a Master of Business, you must successfully complete 180 points from:

  • Specialisation courses
  • Research methods course(s)
  • A thesis or dissertation

Specialisation courses

These advanced-level business information systems courses provide you with comprehensive coverage in the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Information systems courses

Not all courses listed are offered each calendar year.

Research methods courses

The research methods courses provide an exploration of philosophical issues underpinning the design of research and the research process.

The courses include training in quantitative/qualitative research methods and analysis to prepare students to conduct a methodologically rigorous research thesis or dissertation.


  • Thesis (90 points) OR
  • Dissertation (60 points)

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade performance.

Detailed information about courses in this programme

Detailed programme structure and course outlines

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Business in Information Systems are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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