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CSU's Graduate Certificate of Management (Information Technology) blends contemporary management theory and practice with the opportunity to select from a range of subjects based on industry certifications.

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  • Why study this course?

    Developed in close consultation with industry, CSU's Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology) features a unique blend of academic and industry content. The course is designed for information technology (IT) professionals seeking to move into management positions within the industry.

    This course is designed for students wanting a shorter postgraduate program or who want to enter the Master of Management (Information Technology) based on work experience within the industry. Completion of this course will allow you to progress to the Master of Management (Information Technology) will full credit for all subjects completed.

    You will complete two core subjects in contemporary management practice and professional communications, then select an academic elective in either human resource management or marketing, and an industry subject chosen from a variety of specialist areas, including security, networking, software development and project management.

  • Credit and pathways

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    Applicants may receive up to 2 subjects credit for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at postgraduate level. Industry certifications in the relevant areas will also be considered for credit. 

    Complete the IT Masters Eligibility Form to receive feedback on the level of credit you may be eligible to receive.

    Students may use the Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology) as an entry pathway to the Master of Management (Information Technology) with credit for all subjects completed.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology)

    The Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology) consists of two (2) core subjects and two (2) restricted electives.

    Core Subjects (2 subjects)

    MGI521 Professional Communications
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Restricted Electives (2 subjects)

    Group A: Elective Academic Subjects - choose one (1) subject from:

    FIN571 Managerial Finance
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM540 Theories of Conflict Resolution
    HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution
    ITC506 Topics in IT Ethics
    ITC540 IT Infrastructure Management
    ITC563 IT Management Issues
    MGT580 Forecasting and Risk Assessment
    MKT501 Marketing Management
    MKT525 Digital and Social Media Marketing

    Group B: Elective Industry Subjects - choose one (1) subject from:

    four (4) subjects from the same specialisation. This will allow graduation with a particular specialisation - e.g:. Master of Management (Information Technology - Project Management); ORfour (4) subjects across two or more specialisations. This will allow graduation with a generic Master of Management (Information Technology).

    Cyber Security Specialisation
    ITE512 Incident Response
    ITE513 Forensic Investigation
    ITE514 Professional Systems Security
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
    ITE533 Cyber Security Management
    ITI581 Security Fundamentals

    Cloud Computing and Virtualisation Specialisation
    ITE523 Virtualization
    ITE526 Practical Internetworking
    ITE527 Server Administration
    ITE531 Architecting Cloud Solutions
    ITE532 Containers and Virtualisation

    Mobile Application Development Specialisation**
    ITE508 Mobile Data Architecture
    ITE517 Windows App Development
    ITE528 Cross Platform App Development
    ITE529 3D App Development
    ITE530 iOS App Development

    **Students undertaking this specialisation should be familiar with object oriented programming, preferably using the C# language

    Networking and Systems Administration Specialisation
    ITE514 Professional Systems Security
    ITE516 Hacking Countermeasures
    ITE523 Virtualization
    ITE526 Practical Internetworking
    ITE527 Server Administration

    Project Management Specialisation
    ITE518 Agile Project Management
    MGI511 Project Management Fundamentals
    MGI512 The Project Lifecycle
    MGI514 Project Management Leadership
    MGI518 Program and Portfolio Management
    MGI522 Developing Solutions

    Enrolment pattern

    Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology)

    Calendar Session 1 intake

    Session 1
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Session 2
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 2 intake

    Session 1
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 2
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 3 intake

    Session 1
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Session 2
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Master of Management (Information Technology - with specialisations)

    Calendar Session 1 intake

    Session 1
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Session 2
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 3
    MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
    MGT540 Management of Change

    Session 4
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 5
    MGT573 Strategic Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 2 intake

    Session 1
    MGI521 Professional Communications
    Restricted Elective (Group A)

    Session 2
    MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice

    Session 3
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 4
    MGT573 Strategic Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 5
    MGT540 Management of Change
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Calendar Session 3 intake

    Session 1
    MGT501 Management Theory and Practice
    MGI521 Professional Communications

    Session 2
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 3
    MGT573 Strategic Practice
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 4
    MGI515 IT Service Quality Management
    MGT540 Management of Change

    Session 5
    Restricted Elective (Group A)
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

    Session 6
    ITC571 Emerging Technologies
    Restricted Elective (Group B)

  • Admission information

    Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Management (Information Technology) on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience. Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to the Master of Management (Information Technology) and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Free textbook - online students receive one free textbook per subject.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.


    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectOnlineBathurstFPPGYYYOBNN
    DirectOnlineBathurstFPOSYYYJBNN

    LEGEND
    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

  • How to apply
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  • About the School
    School of Management and Marketing

    The School of Management and Marketing is a multi-campus school with staff and students on each of the University’s main campuses: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; and Wagga Wagga. The School also has many online students from across Australia as well as internationally located.

    Academic staff within the School teach and research in the discipline areas of Management and Marketing and many have extensive business and practical workplace experience that informs their teaching and research.

    We seek to nurture a culture of excellence in teaching, research and professional practice. With a strong focus on quality work-integrated learning and teaching, the School seeks to produce graduates who are highly knowledgeable, insightful, reflective, ethical and workplace capable. The School offers generalist business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the Bachelor of Business Studies and the Master of Business Administration (with specialisations). We also offer specialist courses that build core knowledge and skills in particular discipline areas such as Management, Leadership, Organisational Change, Strategy, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Staff in the School are also actively engaged in research and higher degree supervision. Research from our marketing staff has been ranked as internationally significant by Excellence in Research Australia.

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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