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:

* Not offered for 2014.

Note: Non-foundational (advanced) units of study can be used to count to one specialisation only. For example, INFS6004 cannot be used to count towards both a Business Information Systems and a Project Management specialisation.

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.

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.

Availability of this specialisation

This version of this specialisation is available under the following degrees:

Students enrolled in the Graduate Diploma in Commerce or the Graduate Diploma in Commerce may choose units from this specialisation subject area as electives in their course.