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A major in Business Information Systems (BIS) provides the essential knowledge necessary for organisations to meet their strategic goals, drive business innovation, and create effective business operations through the application of modern information and communication technologies (ICT). Students majoring in BIS will acquire sought-after business analysis and problem-solving skills for them to play an important role in helping organisations make the most of the potential of ICT. Covered in detail are knowledge and skills in business analysis practice, business process improvement, project management, knowledge management, business intelligence, e-business, social media, information governance and enterprise systems. Students majoring in BIS will work in professional roles such as business analyst, project manager, or business consultant with major corporations, consulting practices and small businesses alike.
This is a compulsory major option for the Bachelor of Commerce (including combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees) and a Major I option for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies) (from 2011).
Note.The following information is for students who commenced study in their degree from 2011. Students who commenced prior to 2011 should refer to the information below listed under "Pre-2011 continuing students".
For the award of a major in Business Information Systems, students complete:
(i) one junior prerequisite unit of study (six credit points), as follows:
(ii) two compulsory senior units of study (12 credit points), as follows:
(iii) a minimum of four senior elective units of study (24 credit points) selected from the following:
Note: Senior units of study can only be counted towards one major. Senior units cannot be "double counted" towards two majors.
The following information is for Pre-2011 continuing students only
Pre-2011 continuing students can choose to follow the requirements for a major as set out above or can follow the requirements for their major as set out in the following downloadable PDFs. Students should also refer to the handbook of the year they commenced study for the exact details of their degree and major requirements.
The Business Information Systems major is an available option in the following degrees offered by the Business School:
Pre-2014 continuing students enrolled in these former Business School or Faculty of Economics and Business degrees can also complete a major or electives in Business Information Systems: Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, Bachelor of Economics, Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery; and Bachelor of Economics and Bachelor of Laws (electives only).
Students in the following combined Bachelor of Commerce degrees administered by the Faculty of Engineering and Information Technologies also have the option of completing a major in Business Information Systems:
A Business Information Systems major or electives in this area may also be available to students enrolled in other degrees in the University. Students should check the other faculty's handbook and course information for further details.
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