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BIS Top Achieving Students

Vincey Wing Sze Au

Vincey Wing Sze Au

First place INFS1000 Summer School 2014 - Digital Business Innovation

I took INFS1000 as part of the CPA accreditation progression. I’m taking further subjects in BIS because I found that I really enjoyed the unit.

According to IBM, 90% of the data in the world today has been generated in the last two years. There is a need to use and take advantage of this data, and I think that studying BIS courses will equip me with the skills required.

BIS doesn’t focus solely on hard skills. It also helps students develop critical soft skills such as communication and teamwork, both of which are extremely desired by employers. Whatever career path I end up taking, I can be assured that these skills will be applicable.

I would definitely recommend other students to take BIS subjects. If you’re on the fence about taking BIS subjects, I’ll say to give it a go!

Anthony Nicholas Fisher

Anthony Nicholas Fisher

First Place INFS2001 IS for Performance Improvement, S2 2014

The classes are very interactive and the academic staff are present to answer questions and engage with students in meaningful content related discussions. Team-based learning made the classes fun and interactive and provided a study support network between students.

As an accounting student with experience working in assurance at one of the Big 4 professional services firms, BIS helps me to see businesses in a very different and useful way. I would definitely recommend BIS subjects to other students for the reasons mentioned above. It teaches students a valuable way of seeing businesses in an interactive and enjoyable environment.

Sue Qian

Sue Qian

First Place INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation, S2 2014

As a student studying an Accounting major, I initially chose INFS1000 because it was a required subject for CA certification. However, after attending a few weeks of ‘Team Based Learning’ sessions, I came to realise how important BIS was as it is fundamentally prevalent in all aspects of our everyday world. The most interesting part of my BIS studies was translating real-world issues and scenarios into simplified models and language such as ‘Business Process Models’ and ‘Entity Relationship Diagrams’ that would make problem solving a more logical process.

I think the BIS courses help students develop essential business problem solving and critical thinking skills that will help them thrive in their future careers and differentiate themselves from other job candidates and colleagues. BIS subjects are unique as they incorporate learning outcomes that can be practically applied in the real-world thus helping students to bridge the gap between University studies and their future professions.

I would definitely recommend other students to undertake BIS subjects.

Elizabeth Lao

Elizabeth Lao

First Place INFS3030, Information Protection and Assurance, S2 2014

I was motivated to study BIS because I found it to be practical and gave new perspectives to business problems. Since I work part-time in an administrative role, I have observed first hand how important accurate information retrieval and processes effects business operations.

BIS courses place a great emphasis on group work. The workplace will undoubtedly require collaboration with others, such as clients or fellow employees, and so studying BIS courses will help to foster communication skills necessary for effective workplace interactions.

I would highly recommend students to undertake BIS subjects. BIS courses are highly practical and develop analytical skills that complement other studies and are highly transferrable to the workplace.

Karmelia Rosa

Karmelia Rosa

First Place INFS2001 IS for Performance Improvement, S1 2014

It was very interesting to take part in BIS classes, as they are very different to the classes in other courses I have been to, in a sense that the classes were conducted in a very interactive manner, where students had full access to the assistance from the teaching team.

As an accounting student, I find BIS greatly complements my understanding of accounting as the BIS concepts are highly relevant in other fields of business, which ultimately enables me to understand businesses in a more holistic manner.

As Business graduates, it is imperative that one keeps up to date with the technology, and having an expertise in BIS will be of major advantage for students, due to the relevance of BIS in every business and industry. For these reasons, I would definitely recommend students to undertake BIS subjects/courses.

Natasha Lay

Natasha Lay

Joint First Place INFS3050 Business Intelligence for Managers, S1 2014

My motivation to study BIS stemmed from my thorough enjoyment of undertaking BIS subjects. They encompass practical and analytical elements that I have not witnessed while undertaking other Commerce subjects. We are given amazing opportunities that extend beyond the usual theory in classrooms.

I really enjoy how BIS subjects place great emphasis on group work. We are given an opportunity to meet and work with other BIS students who provide unique and insightful perspectives. It has enabled me to better collaborate and communicate in a team, a skill that I believe, is essential and fundamental to thrive in any workplace environment. Another highlight of my BIS studies is being a part of BISA (Business Information Systems Association). As the current president of BISA, our team works with companies to provide maximum benefits to BIS students. It¿¿¿s incredibly rewarding and fulfilling to help ensure that BIS students receive as many industry-related opportunities as possible.

I highly recommend you to join BISA as they provide fantastic opportunities to BIS students such as their networking events with industry representatives or their fantastic mentor program.

Kiran Mani Mohan

Kiran Mani Mohan

Joint First Place INFS3050 Business Intelligence for Managers, S1 2014

Coming from a purely technical IT background, I wanted to expand my knowledge and learn more about the impact of IT systems in business environments. I felt that BIS is the right place to start and also learn more about various business concepts and challenges.

It is truly amazing when I look back and realise the amount of information I have grasped in just 13 weeks.

I feel that along with my technical knowledge, this experience of learning about business concepts and challenges will definitely give me a competitive edge when applying for jobs.

Anthony Robert Lew

Anthony Robert Lew

First Place INFS3070 Business Analysis in Practice, S1 2014

What motivated me to study BIS was the desire to understand how my technical knowledge could be used to solve business problems.

The highlight of my studies in BIS were the inclusion of industry perspectives into the course. Industry perspectives were included in our learning outcomes through guest lecturers and the use of case studies. These perspectives made study highly engaging as it demonstrated how the knowledge could be applied to the "real world".

If you are interested in both technology and business and want a challenging and fulfilling major, you should consider studies in Business Information Systems.