Double Masters – Master of Business Administration – Master of Information Technology (Data Science)

Provided by Kaplan Higher Education Academy


Awarded by Murdoch University

Course introduction


As data-driven decision making is becoming essential for organisations of all sizes, a question that arises is whether managers of the future should pursue a Data Science or Business Administration Postgraduate Degree. This Double Master’s Degree uniquely lets you combine both. The programme is designed for the needs of business leaders working with big data, and it is best suited to individuals working in technology-related fields who are ready to progress to more senior-level management positions.

As an IT professional, you need both business acumen and highly-specialised discipline skills to take your career into the future. This combined qualification will provide you the skills you need to meet demands of the industry and boost your IT career opportunities. You will develop specialist skills in business and data analytics so you can work with big data and combine data science with business management. You will gain valuable knowledge and business insights, and also develop greater self-awareness as you learn to reflect on your leader identity and leadership attributes.

With the combined Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Information Technology (MIT) Degree programme, you will gain high-level business skills with this specialised Data Science Postgraduate Degree. You will be able to expand your skills and knowledge base and set yourself apart in the IT industry.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

Core Units
Organisational Behaviour and Management
International Business Negotiations
Leading the Engaged Enterprise
Strategies for Growth and Excellence
Business Finance
Accounting for Managers

Information Technology Project Management
Foundations of Data Science
Data Analytics
Business Analytics
Data Resources Management
Artificial Intelligence

Electives Units 
(Select 3 to 4 units)
IT Group Project
Quantitative Research for Business
Advanced Data Analysis
Strategic Marketing Management
Human Resource Management Perspectives
Global Business in the Asian Century
Business, Society and the Environment
Managing, Evaluating and Developing Human Resources

The elective will be determined by Murdoch University, depending on the applicant’s academic background.

The units offered may vary depending on the applicant’s academic backgrounds.

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

  • Recognised Bachelor’s Degree in IT (AQF Level 7) and evidence of 2 years of professional work experience
  • Recognised non-IT Bachelor’s Degree and an approved Diploma in IT (AQF Level 8)
  • Recognised non-IT Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) and 5 or more years of relevant experience
  • Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements and should be discussed with the Academic Chair.
  • The applicant would have to demonstrate competence in statistical methods and analysis to the satisfaction of the Academic Chair to be considered for admission.
The final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.

English Requirement
Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

Delivery Method
Students will attend a combination of lectures, tutorials and workshops in this programme, and they have the flexibility to plan their study schedule and attend classes once or twice a week depending on their study load. Classes are conducted on weekday evenings or weekends to suit the busy schedules of students enrolled in this programme. Depending on the unit’s requirement, it is supported with 36 to 54 contact hours.
The Pro Vice-Chancellor of Transnational Education & Deputy Dean of Murdoch University are based in Singapore to oversee all academic aspects and ensure a high standard of academic delivery here.

Assessment Methods
Each unit is assessed by any combination of class participation, written assignments, projects or examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees
The total fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

  • Programme Fee: S$37,749.60 payable in 6 instalments
  • Receive S$400 referral fee when you recommend your friend to enrol in our Master’s Degree programme. T&Cs apply.
Education Loan
Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs
  • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
  • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
  • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years
Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. T&Cs apply, subject to bank’s approval.

Non-Tuition Fees
Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
  • Application Fee: S$192.60
All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.
All fees are subject to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 29 October 2020. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.