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Undergraduate Studies

What you can study

The primary emphasis of study is on the ways in which information, knowledge, databases and enterprise information systems can be used strategically for business process improvement and innovation.

In addition to providing students with a core business and technical body of knowledge, it also allows students to develop skills in critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, group work and giving presentations.

Subjects within the course focus on:

  • BIS strategy and e-commerce
  • Information and knowledge management
  • Business intelligence and decision making
  • Business process and innovation

The Discipline offers degree programs at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Depending on individual interests and skills students can combine the study of BIS with other subjects to open up a wide variety of career opportunities.

Where it can take you

An understanding of BIS is critically important to the work of all business professionals including executive managers, information professionals, accounting and financial managers, and marketing and sales managers.

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.

Graduates can expect career opportunities such as:

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Systems Analyst
  • BIS Security Specialist
  • BIS Project Management
  • BIS Manager
  • BIS Consultant

Major

Business Information Systems

This major aims to meet the increasing demand for professionals who possess the business acumen to understand a company's business systems and information needs, and who also have the technical awareness to ensure that the right computer support is available. Businesses need these professionals to help them harness the power of modern technology in management decision making and the use of network based information sharing. The primary emphasis of the major is on the ways in which databases and enterprise information systems can be strategically used for business process improvement and innovation. It encourages students to develop the ability to contribute to the decision-making, design and implementation of business process change.

Further Information

In an Information Age, with its focus on information as a key business resource, Business Information Systems (BIS) has emerged as the key enabler of innovation and operational efficiency by ensuring the right information is available to the right people at the right time.

Consistent with the Business School's emphasis on a multi-disciplinary approach, the Business Information Systems major in the B.Com aims to meet the increasing demand for professionals who possess the business acumen to understand a company's business systems and information needs, and who also have the technical awareness to ensure that the right computer and networking support is available. The primary emphasis of the major is on the ways in which information, knowledge, databases and enterprise information systems can be used strategically for business process improvement and innovation. In addition to providing students with a core business and technical body of knowledge the Major develops softer skills - such as critical analysis, problem solving, report writing, group work and giving presentations - required if students are to apply that knowledge in an organisational setting.

Depending on the units selected students may be eligible for associate accreditation until September 2014 with the Australian Computer Society (ACS).

For more information, contact Corina Raduescu, the Undergraduate Coordinator.

Timetables

Timetables for all Business Information Systems units of study are available on the University of Sydney Business School website timetable pages.