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Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems (BIS) is an exciting, fast-changing field. In today's world BIS professionals are playing an important role in enabling organisations to meet their strategic goals, driving business innovation, and assisting businesses to comply with increasingly complex legal requirements.

An understanding of BIS is important to the work of all business professionals including executive managers who determine the organisation's strategic direction; information professionals who design and deliver new information services; accounting and financial managers who use information systems for financial management and business reporting; and marketing and sales managers who use information systems to track customer buying patterns and to promote new products.

Employers are looking for employees who understand both business and technology issues and have the skills and knowledge to contribute to the shaping of their organisation's BIS strategy and planning.

The Discipline of BIS at the University of Sydney was established in 2002. We are a multidisciplinary team with a strong commitment to practice-based, industry-relevant teaching and research.

Our research focuses on:

  • information systems strategy
  • business analysis and business process management
  • enterprise systems and business intelligence
  • information policy, risk, assurance and governance
  • enterprise social media and digital disruption
  • project management

We offer degree programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Depending on your interests and skills you can combine your studies of BIS with other subjects to open up a wide variety of career opportunities.

Upcoming Seminar

  • IoT Design Challenges and the Social IoT Solution Wednesday 25 October 9am

    Speaker: David Goad

    The IoT (Internet of Things) promises to be the major phenomenon in information technology in the near term. By some forecasts more than half of all new IT system deployments by 2020 will incorporate some form of IoT technology. Currently, however, there is no dominant IoT platform and no universal ...

  • The Role of Social Media in Disaster Response Tuesday 31 October 10am

    Speaker: Dr Rajib Subba

    Dr Subba will talk about his professional work experience and how the Nepalese government used social media during and after the 2015 earthquake and also during the 2017 floods.

    He will also discuss lessons learned and share his research experience from other research projects and his doctoral dissertation, which also ...