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Business Information Systems (Master of Commerce)


The postgraduate specialisation in Business Information Systems is concerned with the application of modern Digital Technologies in the business domain. Students acquire the skills and techniques to carry out effective business analysis with a view to improving business operations through the application of Business Information Systems. The specialisation also enables students to gain an understanding of the role of Business Information Systems in facilitating business transformation and implementing digital business models in increasingly competitive market environments. Units of study in this area cover business process integration, enterprise systems, information governance, and business transformation.

Why study this specialisation?

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:

* Students who commenced study in the Master of Commerce before 2015 can substitute INFS5001 as the foundational unit for this specialisation.

(ii) four elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following units of study:

* Not offered for 2017.

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 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:

  • Master of Commerce

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.