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Business Information Systems

The specialisation in Business Information Systems covers the application of modern digital technologies in the business domain. Students acquire the skills and techniques to carry out effective business analysis with a view to improving business operations through the application of business information systems. The specialisation also enables students to gain an understanding of the role of business information systems in facilitating business transformation and implementing digital business models in increasingly competitive market environments. Units of study in this area cover business process integration, enterprise systems, information governance, and business transformation.

Requirements for a Business Information Systems specialisation

To achieve a specialsiation in Business Information Systems within the Master of Commerce, students must complete 30 credit points in units of study comprising:

  • 6 credit points in foundational units of study; and
  • 24 credit points in elective units of study.

A sample pathway for the Business Information Systems specialsaition (spread over two years of the Master of Commerce degree) is listed below.

Year Session Units of study
First Semester 1 Foundational: INFS5002 Digital Business Foundations
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation
Second Semester 1 Elective for specialisation Elective for specialisation
Semester 2 Elective for specialisation

Please Note. This sample progression is meant as an example only. Depending on unit prerequisites, students may be able to complete these units in a different sequence to that displayed in the table above.

For details of the foundational, compulsory and elective units of study required for the specialisation please refer to the Business Information Systems section of the Table of postgraduate units of study: Commerce in this handbook.

Further information

For further information regarding study in Business Information Systems in the Commerce coursework programs, please contact the Postgraduate Discipline Coordinator for the Discipline of Business Information Systems.