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2017 BIS top students

Postgraduate Students

Semester 1

Menglu (Marilyn) Yang

Menglu (Marilyn) YangFirst Place in INFS5000 - Accounting Information Systems, S1 2017

As the importance of information technology is increasing, accountants with traditional skill sets are unlikely to meet the various challenges in this data-driven world. In order to equip ourselves with competitive advantages as professional accountants, adequate IT knowledge and the ability to update it are crucial. BIS seems to be a door specially opened for accountants to acquire the useful related knowledge and skills.

I would highly recommend other students to undertake BIS courses. Effective and efficient teaching method is designed for this subject. It not only provides the knowledge about business process modelling and risk control, but also hands-on practice of SAP.

Lindy Belleza

Lindy BellezaFirst Place in INFS5002 - Digital Business Foundations, S1 2017

Both my professional and academic experiences have mostly been within the marketing discipline and I was very interested in studying a unit in a different stream. Digital Business Foundations sounded intriguing and in light of the (digital) world we live in, pressingly relevant. It did not disappoint. A highlight for me was gaining exposure to different insights and ideas from people I may not have interacted with otherwise.

The BIS unit I studied enabled me think and interact differently with the world around me. I haven’t necessarily memorised content, rather, I am now actively thinking about things I didn’t even consider before, but seem so obvious now. What I have learnt in BIS was relevant and applicable. It complemented not only coursework in other studies, but also professional and personal life too. I found that BIS as a foundational subject was an excellent unit to kick-start my post-graduate studies. It was not only interesting; it was incredibly relevant and applicable beyond the lecture.

Wallace Correy

Wallace CorreyFirst Place in INFS6004 - Business Transformation Projects, S1 2017

I work for a SAP, a global software corporation and have been in the business since my internship in 2012. I have found that the BIS courses have been incredibly relevant and practical, especially due to my professional work experience in the industry. My favourite course thus far was business transformation projects, which follows how a consulting firm would approach a transformation project for a business. This course was highly practical and relevant to the industry.

Businesses are constantly starting projects in digital and ITC transformation and there a lot of opportunities out there. Furthermore studying ITC gives you the tools to adapt to one of the most dynamic and exciting industries to work in as well as soft skills that are transferrable to any industry. Keep in mind the pace at which the world is changing and think about data and how data is consumed or will be in the future. Pick subjects not only that you are passionate about but that well also help you understand and adapt in this data driven world.

Nurul Ginting

Nurul GintingFirst Place in INFS6018 - Managing Business Intelligence, S1 2017

I came across a new concept such as "learning how to learn" to develop my dynamic capabilities through feedback and iterative process. I also learned that despite the main idea of BIS units was built around information system, human still acted as the centre of everything. I now understand that the "who" should always be put before the "what" and the "how". It was a fresh perspective that will allow me to grow further in the future.

I would highly recommend BIS subjects to my other classmates since the units were taught by experts on their respective subject and were excellent educators. I learned not only from the books and the slides but also through stories and shared experiences. I developed my skills from experiments and practices from the group projects. These experiences exceeded my expectation and were the main highlight of my study.