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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 digital technologies. 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 digital technologies. Covered in detail are knowledge and skills in business analysis, business process improvement, project management, knowledge management, business intelligence, digital commerce, social media, information governance and enterprise systems. Graduates of the BIS major secure professional roles from consultants, business analysts, or compliance/ IT auditor to project managers with major corporations, consulting practices and small businesses alike.

Options for studying Business Information Systems

Major and minor in Business Information Systems

Business Information Systems is available as Table A major and minor options in the Bachelor of Commerce, the Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Advanced Studies, Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws, the Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and Bachelor of Commerce and the Bachelor of Advanced Computing and Bachelor of Commerce.

The Business Information Systems major and minor are also available to students not enrolled in a Commerce degree through the shared pool (Table S) - see the Interdisciplinary Studies Handbook for details.

Please note. Students cannot complete both a major and a minor in Business Information Systems for their degree.

The requirements for the major and minor in Business Information Systems can be found in the Unit of study table.

Honours in Business Information Systems

Honours study in Business Information Systems is available to eligible students. For eligibility requirements and details of the admissions application process, students should refer to the Current Students Honours page.

The units of study required for Honours in Business Information Systems can be found in the Honours unit of study table.

Major learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Business Information Systems major students will be able to:

Major learning outcome
1. Develop models and visual representations of business analysis, processes and data.
2. Apply key principles and techniques related to strategy, governance and assurance to help organisations effectively manage risks and maximise value from their data assets and technology investments.
3. Apply principles and techniques of project management to scope, budget and schedule information systems solutions in solving business problems.
4. Explain integrated business designs from idea to execution and the role that digital technology plays in this process.
5. Critically assess the use of digital technology for business and self-marketing with an awareness of ethical and social responsibilities.
6. Effectively communicate and collaborate with culturally diverse people, individually and in group settings, in a digital work environment to achieve positive change.
7. Analyse the operations of a business and suggest technology-enabled solutions and improvements.
8. Explain current trends in business information systems and their implications for managers, organisations, employees and other stakeholders.
9. Explain the key principles, theories and applications in electronic commerce, digital business management, enterprise systems and business intelligence.

Further information

For further information regarding study in Business Information Systems at the University of Sydney, please refer to the Study business information systems page.