Business Information Systems (Master of Commerce)
In 2012, this specialisation's name changed from Integrated Business Solutions to Business Information Systems.
A postgraduate specialisation in Business Information Systems will be concerned with the study of the direct application of software design and development to the business domain. You will gain an understanding of the principles and techniques to analyse, design, implement and maintain computer systems within a business environment. You may engage in areas of study including information security management, business process integration, and strategic information and knowledge management.
Requirements for the specialisation
The following information is for students who commenced study or transferred into the Master of Commerce from 2012 or students who commenced study in 2011 and wish to follow these requirements for a specialisation. All other students should refer to the information set out below under Information for pre-2012 continuing students.
To be awarded a specialisation in Business Information Systems, students complete five units of study (30 credit points), comprising:
(i) one foundational unit of study (six credit points), as follows:
(ii) four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following units of study:
- INFS6001 Managing Information and Systems
- INFS6002 Strategic Information Systems Sourcing
- INFS6004 Business Transformation Projects
- INFS6012 Enterprise Systems Management
- INFS6013 Information Risk, Governance and Assurance*
- INFS6015 Business Process Management
- INFS6016 Technology-Enabled Business Innovation
- INFS6017 Strategic Information and Knowledge Management*
- INFS6018 Managing Business Intelligence
- INFS6020 BIS Innovation Transformation and Change
- INFS6021 Information Governance
- INFS6101 Information Systems Research A
- INFS6106 Information Systems Research B
* Not offered for 2014.
Information for pre-2012 continuing students
Students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2011 may choose to complete their specialisation according to the information set out above or can choose to complete according to the information set out in the following downloadable PDF which lists the 2011 structure. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for exact details of their specialisation requirements.
- Requirements for the Integrated Business Solutions (Business Information Systems) specialisation for students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce in 2011.
Students who commenced their degree before 2011 (in FH014 Master of Commerce), should follow the requirements for the Major in Business Information Systems as set out in the handbook of the year they commenced study.
Australian Computer Society (ACS) professional accreditation
Students planning to satisfy the accreditation requirements of the ACS should include in their degree a prescribed set of units of study, including a specialisation in Integrated Business Solutions (Business Information Systems). The required units of study are listed below:
- The core unit of study: INFS5001
- at least five advanced (6000-level) 'INFS' elective units (30 credit points)from those listed above.
For further information regarding registration requirements contact the Australian Computer Society
Please Note. These accrediation requirments are valid until February 2014. This program will then be re-assessed by ACS at that time.
Availability of this specialisation
This version of this specialisation is available under the following degrees:
- Master of Commerce (12 unit program)
- Master of Commerce (16 unit program)
- Master of Commerce and Master of Logistics Management
- Master of International Business and Master of Commerce