Master Of Business Information Systems in University of Canterbury
Duration : 12-15 Months
Intake : Feb,July
Level : Postgraduate
Tuition & fees : $ 41,250 Per Year
IELTS : 6.5
TOEFL : 90
PTE : 64
About Master Of Business Information Systems in University of Canterbury
Information Systems is a fast-expanding industry and the point where business studies and information technology meet. Information systems are a major part of many organisations and impact business operations on a day-to-day basis through mobile phones, EFTPOS, news, and the internet. As a result there has been an increasing demand for 'tech-savvy' people to create and run these systems.
UC's Master of Business Information Systems (MBIS) aims to address high-level skills shortages in the rapidly growing ICT industry, and to meet the growing demand for work-ready graduates in Aotearoa New Zealand and abroad. The MBIS equips graduates, including those from a non-Information Systems or Commerce background, with specialist knowledge and skills applicable to managing the use of technology and technology-driven innovations in business.
The MBIS sits within the Business Taught Masters programme as part of a suite of taught master’s degrees that cater for graduates with a background in an unrelated field.
IS expertise is marketable worldwide and such skills can be applied across a wide range of organisations and industries, opening the door to many exciting careers in business analysis, business intelligence, systems development, and project management.
The Master of Business Information Systems will provide students with the skills, knowledge, and competencies to undertake entry-level Information Systems-related roles. It is also a good foundation for developing further and moving into more advanced roles in IT management that contribute to the strategic development of organisations through technology. These more advanced roles could include IT consultant, IT project manager, and IT manager.
The advanced research and applied components of the MBIS will provide graduates with additional skills in the areas of analysing, synthesising and communicating information effectively to a wide audience. This is supported by the internship and research project and would allow students to advance their IS careers at a greater speed than students with an undergraduate-only background.
Bachelors: No specific cutoff mentioned
Applicants must hold a minimum of three-year bachelor’s degree from a New Zealand university or a qualification or combination of qualifications considered to be equivalent
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree with at least a B grade average in 300-level courses, or equivalent, and been approved as a candidate for the degree by the Dean of Business
English language requirements for postgraduate qualifications
If you want to study towards a postgraduate qualification, eg a Postgraduate Diploma, Masters, or PhD you must have one of the following:
IELTS -Academic An average score of 6.5, with a minimum of 6.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
TOEFL iBT -Total minimum score of 90, minimum score of 19 in reading, writing and listening. Please note UC only accepts TOEFL iBT scores from a single test date, not MyBest scores.
TOEFL PBT - With a minimum score of 575 and TWE with a minimum score of 4.5
CCEL EAP- Level 2 with a minimum B+ grade
CAE or CPE- Score of 176 with a minimum of 169 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
Pearson Test of English (Academic)- PTE with an overall score of 58 and no PTE communicative skills score below 50
NZCEL- Level 5
University of Canterbury Highlights
No. of Campuses
1 main campus
No. of Residence Halls
Graduate Job Rate
89.9% (full time)
Above 600,000 NZD pa
Cost of Attendance
29,550 NZD pa
Mode of Program
Full time and online
University of Canterbury Tuition fee
New Zealand Living Expenses
You'll require between $20,000 and $25,000 a year ($380–480 per week) for housing/rent, food, transportation, phone bills, internet usage, and entertainment, in addition to your tuition and insurance fees. The average living expense will be the same for everyone, regardless of their tuition or course price. Please keep in mind that these are only suggestions; the Immigration New Zealand requirement is $15,000 per year including return travel or an additional $2,000.