• Total units 24 Units
  • Areas of interest Business Information Systems, Management
  • Specialisation code BISY-SPEC
Business Information systems Specialisation

Graduates with a specialisation in Business Information Systems will learn to identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs, and apply problem solving, design and decision making methodologies to develop information systems components, systems and/or processes to meet those needs.

Graduate Knowledge

Graduates with a specialisation in Business Information Systems will have a coherent body of knowledge of the fundamental principles of business information systems, and an understanding of conceptual frameworks as a basis for future discovery in education and practice.

Graduate Skills

Graduates with a specialisation in Business Information Systems will have:

  • Development skills in systems documentation techniques to enable an appreciation of key business processes and associated controls, that are an integral part of modern organisations as they support managers to plan and control business operations, improve decision-making, and support financial accounting and reporting;
  • Ability to undertake information systems analysis, using an understanding of the concepts, skills, methodologies, techniques, tools and perspectives considered essential for systems analysts working with modern information systems and their development;
  • Ability to manage information and communication technology (ICT), important ICT infrastructure and systems, ICT strategic planning and the governance of ICT; and,
  • Skills in business analytics and business intelligence used for improved business decision-making, across contemporary forms of analytics such as visual, text, sentiment, web, and social, as well as established technologies like decision support, knowledge management, collaborative and expert systems.

In addition to these, students will also develop:

  • Cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and explore knowledge, and insights into relevant applications;
  • Technical skills to demonstrate an understanding of the fundamental applications with insight and creativity;
  • Cognitive skills to exercise critical thinking, creative problem solving and evidence led judgement in recognising, and addressing problems; and,
  • Communication skills to present concise and coherent exposition of knowledge, and to convey ideas in an appropriate language for business audiences.

Application of Knowledge and Skills

Graduates with a specialisation in Business Information Systems will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills

  • with initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship;
  • to adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts; and,
  • with responsibility and accountability for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters.

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. Apply abstraction and discipline fundamentals to analysis, design and operation; use appropriate computer software, laboratory equipment and other devices; ensure model applicability, accuracy and limitations;
  4. 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
  5. Manage their 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.  
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This specialisation requires the completion of 24 units, which must consist of:

INFS7004 - Accounting Information Systems (6 units)

INFS7040 - Digital Transformation (6 units)

INFS8008 - Intelligent Business Analysis: Models, Processes and Techniques (6 units)

INFS8210 - Business Analytics for Managers (6 units)

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