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BIS Top Achieving Students

Charles Clarke

Charles Clarke

Joint First Place - INFS6030 Project Management in Practice, S2 2013

The BIS subjects that I have studied have greatly enhanced my knowledge base as well as already contributing to me gaining a new level of employment and further promotion. I feel that my chances of securing these roles would have been much reduced without the knowledge base I have acquired during my Masters of Commerce program. In the modern day business world, Business Information Systems knowledge is critical. I would recommend that anybody looking to add to their core employability skill set should definitely consider studying many of the BIS subjects on offer at the University of Sydney.

Chloé Coudray

Chloé Coudray

Joint First Place - INFS6016 Technology Enabled Business Innovation, S2 2013

I believe studying BIS courses has to go hand-in-hand with real business life experiences. Indeed, experience is absolutely key to get a concrete knowledge of what is actually happening in companies. On the other hand, studying BIS allows to get a wider view of different situations across the world, expanding one's perception of the role of Information Technologies on the market. Another - very immediate - benefit of studying BIS is for one's CV. Companies now crave for business student with an exposure to Information Systems! I would absolutely recommend to any student, and especially to business student, to take a few BIS courses. Force yourself to listen to all of it and to interest yourself in it. Make the effort to dig into the topics to grab as much information as possible out of your courses. Always be curious and ask questions, discussions with the teacher and other students are way more valuable than passive listening.

Michelle Cuttler

Michelle Cuttler

Joint First Place - INFS6030 Project Management in Practice, S2 2013

I wanted to enhance my current on the job learnt project management skills to enable me to not only ensure project implementation success in my current operational management position but also open career opportunities to transition from operations into strategy and development. The highlight of my BIS studies was being able to transition the tools and skills learnt in evening lectures back into my workplace. It was great to see that each lecture had such synergies in my workplace to help enhance my current workplace projects.

Paul Domoney

Paul Domoney

First Place - INFS6021 Information Governance, S2 2013

Prior to enrolling in BIS I had recently been promoted to IT Service Manager and felt I had to learn what the business needed from me, how I could better support my business deliver our strategic goals. Anyone involved in the creation or management of enterprise data, information & knowledge, IT and Business professionals alike should understand how the decisions they make impact their organisation most important asset. An organisation is in essence working knowledge, without it your organisation doesn't exist.

Salma Farouque

Salma Farouque

First Place INFS6001 Managing Information and Systems, S1 2013


Joint First Place INFS6002 Strategic Information Systems Sourcing, S1 2013

Information systems exist at the intersection of technology, data, business processes and people. Coming from an engineering background and working in the telecommunications industry, I was keen to pursue the business information systems specialisation to gain a holistic view of how information systems help organisations meet their objectives. Studying BIS courses has helped me to understand that technology alone is not a solution on its own, rather it is about understanding the firm's objectives and ensuring that all elements of IS (technology, data, business processes and people) are working towards achieving the firm's goals. Information systems are very applicable in today's business world. I would not hesitate to recommend other students to undertake BIS units as part of their degree programme. There are many units in other disciplines that complement the BIS units very well. If you plan your unit selections ahead you will leave university with a combination that will be very attractive to potential employers.

Martin Clapham

Martin Clapham

First Place - INFS5000 Accounting Information Systems, S1 2013

I am currently upgrading our computer systems in my current role so I wanted to have more understanding of different systems requirements and look at how companies go about making decisions about upgrading. I enjoyed every lecture, they were all interactive, we were required to discuss issues and encouraged to think for ourselves. Also, the presenters were very interesting and related the course information to real world problems. The lecturers were fantastic and extremely interested in what the students were doing. Studying BIS courses greatly improves your understanding of systems in the work place and frameworks for managing compliance, which is becoming more and more important.

Jocelyn Ho

Jocelyn Ho

First Place - INFS5000 Accounting Information Systems, S2 2013

Information is THE fundamental basis to any good decision making process. I recognise the huge dependence that accountants and business analysts have on timely, accurate, reliable and relevant data in order to execute their responsibilities well and add value to the business. I love the fact that the course is structured so that we are introduced to a broad spectrum of issues relating to Information Systems and that through the individual and group assignment, we were able to delve deeper into selected topics of interest.

In this information age we are swamped with vast amount of data. In our future accounting careers, be it in the role of financial reporting and compliance or management accounting or even as a business analyst, we will definitely encounter information management issues. Hence, having a good prior understanding will not only increase our competency and effectiveness at our future jobs but also help us to be forward thinkers in perhaps, suggesting new improvements to streamline or better the current process to increase efficiency of the business.