Business Information Systems

A major in Business Information Systems (BIS) provides the essential knowledge necessary for organisations to meet their strategic goals, drive business innovation, and create effective business operations through the application of modern information and communication technologies (ICT). Students majoring in BIS acquire sought-after business analysis and problem-solving skills to enable them to play an important role in helping organisations make the most of the potential of ICT. Covered in detail are knowledge and skills in business analysis practice, business process improvement, project management, knowledge management, business intelligence, e-business, social media, information governance and enterprise systems. Graduates of the BIS major work in professional roles such as business analysts, project managers, or business consultants with major corporations, consulting practices and small businesses alike.

Requirements for a major in Business Information Systems

For the award of a major in Business Information Systems, students complete:


(1) a six credit point junior prerequisite unit of study for the major, as follows:

  • INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation.


(2) 36 credit points of senior units of study, comprising:

(i) 12 credit points of compulsory units of study, as follows:

  • INFS2001 IS for Performance Improvement
  • INFS2020 Business Process Modelling and Improvement.

(ii) 24 credit points of elective units of study selected from the following:

  • INFS2010 People, Information and Knowledge
  • INFS2030 Digital Business Management
  • INFS2040 Project Management Foundations
  • INFS3030 Information Protection and Assurance
  • INFS3040 Enterprise Systems and Integrated Business
  • INFS3050 Business Intelligence for Managers
  • INFS3060 Managing Digital Innovation Projects *
  • INFS3070 Business Analysis in Practice.

* Not offered for 2015.

Note: All units of study listed are six credit points unless otherwise indicated.

Please check the Business School unit of study table for details of unit prerequisites, corequisites and other requirements.