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The Business Information Systems specialisation within the Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension) allows students to gain an understanding of how businesses operate in the digital world. Students will learn about the crucial role modern digital technologies play in shaping new business models, disrupting industries and organising and transforming business operations.

Students acquire practical skills and techniques to carry out an effective business analysis with a view to improving business operations or rethinking business models through the application of digital technologies.

The Business Information Systems specialisation also enables students to gain an understanding of the role of technologies, such a business information systems, in facilitating business transformation and organisational change in increasingly competitive market environments.

Units of study in this area cover digital business innovation, agile business methods, business process management, digital transformation, digital work practices and information infrastructures.

What you'll study in the Business Information Systems specialisation

To meet requirements for the Business Information Systems specialisation, you will complete 30 credit points, comprising:

(1) 6 credit points of foundational unit of study for this specialisation:

  • Foundation in Business Information Systems

(2) 24 credit points of selective units of study for this specialisation:

  • Data Visualisation for Managers
  • Digital Work Practices
  • Digital Business Transformation
  • Digital Information Infrastructures
  • Business Process Management
  • Digital Business Models
  • Managing Data at Scale
  • Managing with Information and Data
  • Agile Project Methods
  • Gadgets, Gods and Godzilla

Graduate opportunities

Study in the field of Business Information Systems allows students to develop skills in critical analysis, problem-solving, report writing, IT-related leadership, group work and giving presentations.

Employers are looking for employees who understand both business and technology issues, are able to translate between the two and have the skills to apply that knowledge in an organisational setting.

Business Information Systems graduates can expect career opportunities including:

  • Business consultants
  • Business analysts
  • Information systems managers 
  • Security analysts
  • Knowledge and information managers
  • Business systems analysts
  • Information systems project managers
  • Business process managers
  • IT management consultants
Courses that offer this specialisation

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