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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 (ICTs). 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 ICTs. Covered in detail are knowledge and skills in business analysis, business process improvement, project management, knowledge management, business intelligence, e-business, social media, information governance and enterprise systems. Graduates of the BIS major secure professional roles as consultants, business analysts, or project managers with major corporations, consulting practices and small businesses alike.

Business Information Systems is a Table A subject area - Major I subject area for the Bachelor of Commerce (Liberal Studies).

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, as follows:

  • INFS1000 Digital Business Innovation.

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

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

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

(ii) 24 credit points in 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
  • INFS3070 Business Analysis in Practice.

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

Unit of study prerequisites, corequisites and other requirements are outlined in Table A units of study: The University of Sydney Business School.