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Business Information Systems

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

Units of study in this area cover digital business innovation, business information systems cyber security and risk management, agile business methods, business process management, digital transformation, data visualisation, digital work practices and enterprise information infrastructures.

Requirements for a Business Information Systems specialisation

To achieve a specialisation in Business Information Systems within the Master of Commerce and Master of Commerce (Extension), students must complete:

  • 6 credit points of foundational units of study; and
  • 24 credit points of Business Information Systems specialisation area selective units of study.

Students completing this specialisation to meet the requirements for the Master of Commerce or as their compulsory specialisation for the Master of Commerce (Extension) would complete a 6 credit point capstone unit from Capstone units of study for their degree in the same subject area as their specialisation.

Students completing this specialisation as their optional second specialisation for the Master of Commerce (Extension) are not required to complete the capstone unit of study for their secondary specialisation.

Learning outcomes 

Learning outcomes - Business Information Systems specialisation
1. Analyse, model and visualize representations of business processes, organisational structures and data.
2. Apply advanced principles and techniques related to strategy, work practices and information governance to help organisations effectively operate, manage risks and maximise value from their data, information assets and technology investments.
3. Explain and apply agile principles, methods and practices in digital business contexts.
4. Create and evaluate business models from idea to execution and explain the role of digital technology.
5. Appraise and critically assess the use of digital technology in business, society and individual workplace contexts.
6. Effectively communicate and collaborate with different personalities, in complex digital work environments to achieve positive and sustainable change outcomes.
7. Evaluate the operations of a business and suggest and design solutions and improvements enabled by digital technology.
8. Identify current trends in business information systems and ability to assess their implications for managers, organisations, employees and other stakeholders.
9. Explain advanced principles, theories and applications in digital commerce, digital business management, business data analytics and information infrastructures.

Further information

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