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BIS Top Achieving Students

Thanh Tu Nguyen

Thanh Tu Nguyen

First Place in INFS6022 Systemic Sustainable Development, S2 2015

I had taken several units in BIS. We had a chance to work in teams in real projects with brilliant students from different backgrounds. We also had an opportunity to meet high-profile guest speakers sharing hands-on experiences in the field.

BIS courses not only broaden my knowledge but also improved my critical and analytical thinking skills which are highly essential for my future career.

Ningdyah Loekita

Ningdyah Loekita

First Place in INFS6002 Strategic Information Systems, S2 2015

Coming from telecommunications industry background, I was motivated not only to keep up to date with the latest digital technologies, but also to learn how technologies and information system are being applied in business and help organisations to meet their objectives.

I believe that a comprehensive understanding of BIS and exposure to industry leading tools and methodologies such as SAP, visual analytic and business intelligence will be applicable across many roles throughout my future career.

I would absolutely recommend students to take BIS courses, as technologies and information system are critical and not separable from the business.

Debbie Bowman

Debbie Bowman

First Place in INFS6032 Agile Project Management, S2 2015

Critical thinking, design thinking and agile project management were exciting, challenging and transformative. They provided tools that drove my thinking to new levels of innovation and clarity. The Agile Project Management unit of study built on my team working and problem solving skills. It was extremely rewarding, intellectually engaging and delivered truly industry relevant experiences through application of the emerging field of Design Thinking to Agile Project Management.

The BIS courses have allowed my thinking to broaden from a strong analytic and critical thinking base to incorporate empathetic and design thinking. Core areas of focus of BIS units are relevant industry perspectives and finding solutions to challenges in today’s rapidly changing world. Gaining such skills will be invaluable into the future.

Teachers’ experience across a range of industries, presentations from industry practitioners and invitations to participate in relevant conferences have been critical in supporting my learning and in defining future career plans.

Cassandra Kate Switaj

Cassandra Kate Switaj

First Place in INFS6030 Project Management in Practice, S2 2015

BIS courses provided me with the necessary practical knowledge for undertaking projects in both the private industry and government departments. As a student who enjoys understanding business systems, project management provides the perfect foundation for building leadership skills and organisational understanding.

The knowledge and skills gained from this course are absolutely vital for working in today’s business world.

I highly recommend BIS courses, as it is through these subjects that I discovered a new passion in my Master of Commerce degree.

Suzanne Fitzwater

Suzanne Fitzwater

First Place in INFS5000 Accounting Information Systems, S2 2015

I study accounting and, as some believe the role of the traditional accountant is changing, I am constantly looking forward to see what subject areas will be most beneficial for the ‘future accountant’. I believe BIS is one of them!

The highlight of my BIS studies was the opportunity to partake in group tasks and discussions and report back to the class on these activities. Although this may seem daunting at first, building team working skills and public speaking confidence are essential for the business environment as professionals are often expected to work in groups and provide presentations on their findings.

I would most definitely recommend BIS courses to other students. The broad spectrum of topics allows for depth of discussion and leaning that will satisfy most students’ areas of interest. From cyber-risk to business processes, there is something for every business student to get their teeth in to. The range of activities are both enjoyable and relevant for the future careers of business students and the skills you will pick up along the way are invaluable.

Melinda Sorg

Melinda Sorg

First Place in INFS5001 Project Management, S2 2015

I was encouraged to take a BIS class by my older brother who works for an international IT company. He convinced me that business information systems are become increasingly important and are the foundation of today’s business world.

The highlight of my BIS studies was the completion of a Harvard Business project simulation as part of my project management class. The simulation provided me with a hands-on experience how to manage, coordinate and distribute project resources while studying the impact of my decisions. It was a memorable and useful learning experience that was entertaining at the same time.

I am keen to pursue management consulting as a career. Most consultancies have project-based work models and thus my project management skills will be essential to excel in this field. BIS classes lay foundations that will be useful for any career as all companies leverage technology to enable their business processes.

My advice for future BIS students is to keep an open mind and try to use the skills and learning experiences and leverage them in your own context. Since most companies don’t teach these skills, employers will value them and you will benefit from demonstrating them.

Harriet Klim

Harriet Klim

First Place in INFS5002 Digital Business Foundations, S2 2015

I wanted to study something that would challenge the way I thought, which gave me the freedom to be creative and think outside the box. The interactive nature of the classes and group work offers a great opportunity to get to know peers and drives truly creative discussion.

Communication, teamwork, problem solving and critical thinking are just a few of the many skills that BIS draws upon throughout the courses. As a student, the prospect of job hunting is a daunting task but BIS builds applicable skills and knowledge that I think many subject areas fail at. I even had a group interview recently which drew upon some valuable BIS knowledge! Rather than being a passive observer, BIS is about discussion and ideas, the very skills that drive the future of business.

I would definitely recommend BIS, take a course out of curiosity, that’s how I found it. I came to the business school looking to find my niche, taking up INFS5002 to see what it’s all about and it far exceeded my expectations.