• Total units 48 Units
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems, Commerce, Electronic Commerce, Information Technology, Software Engineering
  • Major code BUSN-MAJ

The major in Business Information Systems is concerned with the study of business information and its production, flows and usage within organisations. It encompasses both manual activities and those involving computing and telecommunications. The goal of the major in Business Information Systems is to develop skills and competencies in students that will enable them to embark upon a professional career in ICT, information systems and associated industries. Specifically, students develop skills in the design, specification and implementation of information systems in addition to understanding the financial and other resources required to assist organisations to effectively utilise information systems and technologies.

This major is not available to students to count towards the Bachelor of Commerce component of the following flexible double degree combinations

  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Computing
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Software Engineering

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, establish priorities and the goals, constraints and uncertainties of the system (social, cultural, legislative, environmental, business etc), using systems thinking, while recognising ethical implications of professional practice;
  2. Apply problem-solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and/or processes to meet specified requirements, including innovative approaches to synthesise alternative solutions, concepts and procedures, while demonstrating information skills and research methods;
  3. Communicate and coordinate proficiently by: listening, speaking, reading and writing English for professional practice; working as an effective member or leader of diverse teams; using basic tools and practices of formal project management; and
  4. Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal and team goals, with regular review of personal performance as a primary means of managing continuing professional development.

Other Information

Students are advised that INFS2005, INFS2024 & INFS3002 cannot be double counted towards the Business Information Systems Major (BUSN-MAJ) and the Business Information Systems Minor (BISM-MIN). Therefore, students must select other courses to count towards the BISM-MIN if they want both the BUSN-MAJ and the BISM-MIN to be listed on their transcripts.

CBE students seeking Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited studies should complete a Bachelor of Commerce with both the Business Information Systems Major (BUSN-MAJ) and Business Information Systems Minor (BISM-MIN) for a total of 12 unique BIS-related courses studied.

Note for 2024: COMP2410 can be replaced with one of the following courses: COMP2700 - Cyber Security Foundations, CRIM2010 - Cybercrime: an introduction, MGMT2003 - Business Decision Making, or HUMN2001 - Digital Humanities Theories.

Relevant Degrees

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This major requires the completion of 48 units, which must include:

6 units from completion of a course from the following list:

COMP1100 - Programming as Problem Solving (6 units)

COMP1710 - Web Development and Design (6 units)

42 units from completion of the following compulsory courses:

COMP2400 - Relational Databases (6 units)

COMP2410 - Networked Information Systems (6 units)

INFS2005 - Accounting Information Systems (6 units)

INFS2024 - Information Systems Analysis (6 units)

INFS3002 - Enterprise Systems in Business (6 units)

INFS3024 - Information Systems Management (6 units)

INFS3059 - Project Management and Information Systems (6 units)

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