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BIS Top Achieving Students

Andrew Huynh

Andrew Huynh

First Place - INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation, S2 2013

The business environment is rapidly changing and the context in which our competitive advantage lies shifts accordingly. I believed that studying BIS would provide me with the skills for the future. BIS gave me the chance to learn skills that would transform me into a more effective member of a business. I would highly recommend other students undertake BIS subjects. Unlike IT, BIS is about how to best use IT and make it ‘useful’ or ‘profitable’ for the business. It requires a logical mind and really helps to develop your skills in problem solving. I have found the wide gamut of skills that I learnt in BIS to be highly relevant to everyday life and am thankful I joined the subject.

Angus Knoblanche

Angus Knoblanche

First Place - INFS2001 IS for Performance Improvement, S1 2013

Initially I chose to study BIS to satisfy the pre-entry requirements for the CPA and CA programs. However, in studying INFS1000, I realised that BIS provides extremely useful knowledge and skills for managing and developing businesses. This led me to enrol in further BIS courses and take a greater interest in class content. BIS subjects are an ideal partnership for an accounting major as they provide students with a fantastic understanding of how to analyse and implement internal controls. An understanding of BIS subjects will allow students to make better strategic decisions when they are in decision-making positions in companies. The courses focus on understanding how businesses operate and how to improve efficiencies through removing or streamlining extraneous processes.

Harry Clarke

Harry Clarke

First Place - INFS3070 Business Analysis in Practice, S1 2013

Part of my degree is in IT, so I thought that studying BIS would be useful in understanding the business side to information technology. Information systems pervade every aspect of modern business, so it is no doubt a useful major to pursue. I would recommend BIS to other students. In BIS you participate in some interesting assignments, learn valuable skills, and meet people with a great commitment to the course.

Ashleigh Bercich

Ashleigh Bercich

First Place - INFS3040 Enterprise Systems & Integrated Business, S1 2013

I knew very little about BIS when I enrolled in INFS1000. I soon discovered that, unlike my other majors, BIS was far less theoretical, more practical and analytical and required a truly unique set of skills. Most importantly I could see exactly how the tools, skills and knowledge taught in my BIS classes could be applied to the business world. It soon came to my attention that my prospective employers were appealing for graduates with a combined understanding of business and technology.

All BIS subjects place great emphasis on group work, application of knowledge and creativity. The group projects are always a joy as they invite us to draw on our creativity and knowledge to solve tricky problems. The friendly and supportive staff, and small class sizes are also a delight. BIS has taught me to think creatively, logically and analytically and has greatly aided the development of my communicative, leadership and teaming skills.

Abul Barkat Mohammed Sakkaf

AbulBarkat Mohammed Sakkaf

First Place - INFS2030 e-Business Management, S1 2013

I am an international student and in my first semester I didn't even know the BIS major existed. In one of the BUSS1001 lectures Kai Riemer, chair of BIS, explained about the course and its benefit to us. That day itself I knew I wanted to give this course a try as it seemed interesting and something I had not done before. In doing INFS1000, I found great interest. Later I consulted the instructor in Peer Assistant Study Session (PASS) who was majoring in BIS. He said how BIS and Accounting, my other major, complement each other and the usefulness of BIS. That day I made up my mind to do BIS as a major in addition to Accounting.

I would definitely encourage others to take BIS units. Those who want to do CPA and ICAA will have to do INFS2001 but I urge them to try out the other units as well. This is not only useful but a really interesting course with a view on how the impact of technology is changing the traditional way businesses work.

Thireindar Min

Thireindar Min

First Place - INFS2020 Business Process Modelling & Improvement and INFS3050 Business Intelligence for Managers, S2 2013

BIS consistently challenges me to engage in forward thinking as BIS deals with not just the current practices but also potential trends in the business world. With the increasing use of technology in industry to improve business performance, I believe that BIS will keep me on the lookout for opportunities regarding information system. Even if students are not majoring in BIS, it is handy to learn how to systematically analyse business processes and get a better understanding of stakeholders by making use of data in the information system.