And the phase-out of the Master of Management (IT): What this means for you
From 2020, we’re introducing a new MBA (Computing with Specialisations). This is because many students need or want an MBA to progress their career, but also need to keep their technical or hands-on skills current, as well as gaining an edge over other professionals who only possess a “generic” MBA. So you could achieve a specialisation in Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Networking, Project Management or Digital Marketing as well as your MBA.
What does this mean for current students?
If you’re a student in the MBA (Computing) or Master of Information Technology (with Specialisations) who started in 2019 or earlier, you will have already received many emails from us on the topic! From here you can:
A Choose to remain on your existing course plan,
B Transfer your course to the new MBA (Computing with Specialisations), if you are eligible to do so.
A course transfer to the new MBA will depend on how your progression fits into the new course structure. To work out if you’re eligible, we look at the number of subjects you’ve completed, subjects remaining and if you’ve received any subject credits.
Note: Students who received two or more “unspecified credits” may not be eligible for the specialisation stream. Read more at the bottom of this post.
Interested in the new MBA?
Email us at email@example.com
- We’ll pre-assess your suitability and answer any course transition questions you might have.
- If pre-approved, we’ll invite you to apply for a course transfer.
- If the course transfer application is approved, a new enrolment plan will be issued for the remainder of your course.
- Please note that 2020 subject fees will apply.
Why are we phasing out the Master of Management (IT)?
With the addition of specialisations to the MBA this course now offers very similar subjects to the MMIT. We asked current and prospective students which course they would choose and the vast majority preferred the MBA due to the stronger “brand” associated when it comes to employment and career opportunities. So we made the decision to phase out the MMIT in favour of a stronger promotion of the MBA.
As an industry-led learning institution, ITM is at the forefront of innovation and responding positively to growth areas within the industry.
What if I have unspecified industry credits?
Where students are entitled to what is called “unspecified credit” for their industry subjects (credit from an industry certification that isn’t related directly to a subject), gaining 2 or more unspecified subject credits in the new MBA (Computing) will mean they can’t study enough subjects to gain a specialisation (they will receive the MBA (Computing) title). This should not be an issue for most students, but if you have any questions please contact us.
If you have any questions about the changes, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org