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2017 BIS top students

Undergraduate students

Semester 1

Mingxuan (Michelle) Zhou

Mingxuan (Michelle) Zhou First Place in INFS1000 - Digital Business Innovation, S1 2017

Business innovation and data analysis are the future of business, so getting insight into how this works is relevant to everybody. Every BIS subject teaches you some practical knowledge that you can take to the workforce, and real world case studies also teaches you how to think critically.

The highlights were finding the connection of how theory fitted into real world examples, and how businesses all over the world have been using BIS knowledge to innovate their businesses. I find the study truly rewarding, as it is highly relevant to future work. Technology and improved methods have the power to optimise current business methods, and prepare businesses for future changes.

Amy O’Neill

Amy O’NeillFirst Place in INFS2001 - IS for Performance Improvement, S1 2017

A particular highlight in my studies was a project in Business Intelligence which involved building a Data Visualisation Application. I gained first-hand experience in gathering, processing and analysing data to discover trends and insights that are critical for business success.

BIS is not only about technology, but it is also about people, businesses and their synergy with greater society. BIS subjects encourage problem solving and teamwork, and will provide valuable knowledge to students from any major. By studying BIS, I developed an invaluable understanding of business processes, project management, data analytics and performance improvement. It enabled me to develop practical and highly sought-after skills that are essential for any senior business role.

The content you learn in BIS is intellectually challenging, rewarding and genuinely relevant to any future career.

Lamiya Hanif

Lamiya HanifFirst Place in INFS2020 - Business Process Modelling & Improvement, S1 2017

I decided to study BIS hoping that I’d gain an in-depth understanding of how businesses operate and the manner in which they are rapidly changing due to technological advances. The most rewarding aspect of studying BIS is how the skills I’ve learnt in class from doing case studies has been easily transferable to understanding issues that arise in real businesses.

I would definitely recommend other students to at least take a couple of BIS subjects since it will help them better grasp how businesses are evolving and how they would adapt to technological changes as a business professional.

Tracy Trieu

Tracy TrieuEqual First Place in INFS3070 - Business Analysis in Practice, S1 2017

I chose to study BIS as I wanted to gain more analytical skills to complement my soft skills. With the data revolution and big data becoming increasingly important in businesses, understanding how IT and IS can be utilised to make better business decisions has become very relevant. The highlight of my BIS studies has been the opportunity to work on solving real life business issues with diverse groups of individuals.

I would recommend other students to study BIS as the industry is rapidly growing and jobs in the field are in high demand. The practical skills and knowledge you learn through BIS will help you add value to any company. The content learnt is also interesting as it addresses trends and issues that would affect all industries.

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.