• Offered by Research School of Management
  • ANU College ANU College of Business and Economics
  • Course subject Information Systems
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Siegfried Goode
    • Rani Yesudas
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
    Second Semester 2016
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This course aims to provide students from all business disciplines with a general background of BIS. An understanding of BIS is important to the work of business professionals because BIS serves as a bridge between management and operation. For instance, accountants use information systems for business reporting; financial managers use information systems for market forecast; sales managers and marketers use information systems to track customer purchases and to promote new products; information systems designers build and deliver new information services; and executive managers use strategic information systems to determine the company’s strategic position. Mastering both business and technology skills and knowledge builds job opportunities, because they can better contribute to shaping their company's strategy and operation.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

After studying this course, you are expected to attain proficiency in the following areas:

  • Understand the foundations of information systems, and explain the reasons for the current design and use of information systems
  • Understand and interpret the personal, social and business implications of using information systems
  • Observe and explain the real-world use of information systems, citing practical examples
  • Understand the basic principles of modelling information systems processes and outcomes
  • Evaluate and critically analyse problems

Other Information

See the course outline on the College courses page. Outlines are uploaded as they become available. 

Indicative Assessment

  • Challenge Tasks 10%
  • Assignment 35%
  • Mid-semester Quiz 15%
  • Final Exam 40%

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Workload

Students taking this course are expected to commit at least eight hours a week to completing the work, including reading, completing online seminars, and self study.

Assumed Knowledge

There are no prerequisites for this course but some knowledge of basic computer applications such as Windows XP, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, coupled with the ability to use email and the Internet is essential.

Majors

Minors

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3276
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2694 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
7659 18 Jul 2016 29 Jul 2016 31 Aug 2016 28 Oct 2016 In Person N/A

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