Master of Business Informatics

What is the Master of Business Informatics?

Business Informatics is a discipline combining informatics and management innovation and concepts incorporating Service Computing and Security. It is a cross-disciplinary field that covers science and technology, and represents a promising direction for distributed computing and cloud computing methodologies. It aims to bridge the gap between business services and IT services by supporting the whole lifecycle of services innovation. Over the last ten years, service computing applications in business have produced considerable success. In the service and cloud computing space in particular, but also in other IT spaces, security is paramount.

The aims of the Master of Business Informatics (MBI) are to take an interdisciplinary approach in informatics and business innovation within a single qualification, including the core disciplines of enterprise innovation, IT service management, information security management, digital transformation, project management and business professionalism, and to develop research skills through an applied project. This programme brings together business and IT services in both a New Zealand and global context. The MBI is a level 9 qualification of 180 credits. It includes nine 15-credit informatics, business and research papers at level 8, and a 45-credit level 9 applied project.


There are nine papers:
Enterprise Systems and Business Analysis
Innovation and Design Thinking
Enterprise Innovation
Information Security Management
IT Service Management and Strategy
Project Management
Digital Transformation
Business Professionalism
Research Methods

The fourth trimester consists of a 45-credit Applied Project.

Total credits 180



Entry Requirement
Students must have a Bachelor degree or Graduate Diploma in a business-related or IT/computing subject. International students must also meet the English Language requirements – academic IELTS with a minimum score of 6.5 overall, with no band score below 6.0, or any equivalent recognized by NZQA.


Graduate Outcomes
According to NZQA, students with a Master’s degree will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high order of skill in the planning, execution and completion of a piece of original research or creative scholarly work
  • Apply such skills learned during the study programme to new situations.

A graduate of the MBI will be able to:

  • Show evidence of advanced knowledge of business informatics
  • Demonstrate mastery of the theory of business informatics
  • Critically evaluate the findings and discussions in the literature on business informatics
  • Research, analyze and argue from evidence
  • Work independently and apply knowledge to new situations in a business informatics context
  • Operate at a strategic level to help organizations harness innovation
  • Analyze and plan for the implications of intellectual property and data security issues in business innovation
  • Interpret and respond to digital transformation.

Employment Outcomes
MBI graduates are ideally positioned to take up management roles in continually-changing environment (as identified by ANZSCO as level 1 skilled employment roles). They will be able to advance their careers in roles such as business analysts, IT managers, process and service managers, change managers, IT security specialists, information architects and IT entrepreneurs.


Programme Start Dates

Weekend Programme:  (Friday afternoon + Saturday)
7 Jan 2019

6 May 2019

2 Sep 2019


Evening Programme:

18 Feb 2019

17 Jun 2019