• Total units 48 Units
  • Specialisation code BISS-HSPC
  • Academic career Undergraduate
Business Information Systems Honours Specialisation

Students who achieve excellent academic performance in their Business Information Systems or Information Technology studies will be eligible to join the Honours year.

The program extends undergraduate studies in business information systems and information technology. Students undertake advanced coursework and a research thesis. Classes are conducted in a seminar setting. Students will have the opportunity to interact with research active academic staff, engage in the analysis of advanced IS/IT issues, and develop critical thinking skills.

Students aspiring to the Honours program should consult the Honours Convenor in the Research School of Accounting and Business Information Systems for advice. Students from other universities can also apply for entry.

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Admission Requirements

1. A major or equivalent in one of the following:


Business Information Systems

Computer Science

2. A weighted average mark equivalent to an ANU 70 per cent calculated from the 36 units (i.e. 0.75 EFTSL) of courses eligible for inclusion in the major, excluding 1000-level courses (i.e. introductory undergraduate courses), with the highest marks, and

3. And with the written approval of the Honours Convener.

The number of places available in the program may be limited by the Dean due to supervisory capacity.


The Business Information Systems Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

18 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

BUSN4013 Seminar in Research Methods

INFS4201 Advanced Topics In Information Systems Research

STAT4055 Introductory Statistics for Business and Finance


6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

BUSN4062 Managing Major Projects

INFS4004 Enterprise Systems and Business Process Management

INFS4205 Information Systems Strategy and Management


24 units from completion of a research thesis:

INFS4500 Business Information System Honours Thesis

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