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Business Information Systems

Undergraduate major

Combine business with IT, learning to analyse, implement and manage an organisation’s systems and processes.

Course outline
  • Qualification
    Business Information Systems Major
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Course outline

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This course belongs to multiple degrees. Select the single degree or double degree below to see the application deadlines.

Course outline



Businesses rely on information systems to obtain, process and output information. They need employees who can analyse and identify any issues, and propose the best systems solution.

An information systems specialist analyses, develops, tests, implements and supports an organisation’s systems and processes. Their ideas and recommendations can help achieve better outcomes through effective use of technology and information systems.

This major will help you gain employment in the business side of IT. You’ll focus on how information technology is used to collect and process information in organisations, and gain in-depth knowledge of application design, systems implementation and management.

If you wish to become a business information system professional, you should instead study the Business Information Systems Extension major. Accreditation of the extension major is being sought from the Australian Computer Society, which is a member of the Seoul Accord. Once accredited, this major will be internationally recognised.

This major can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Commerce or Bachelor of Innovation.

Recommended double majors:

What jobs can the Business Information Systems lead to?


  • Business analyst
  • IT auditor
  • IT manager
  • Project manager
  • Systems analyst


  • Banking
  • Business and management
  • Government
  • Resources
  • Technology

What you'll learn

  • Analyze the impact of technology on global business operations, and design responsible information systems solutions that promote innovation and sustainability, GC1, GC2, GC4
  • Evaluate the ethical and legal implications of information systems in a global context, and propose strategies for managing information security and privacy risks, GC1, GC4
  • Apply advanced business information systems concepts and data analytics tools to real-world scenarios, demonstrating critical thinking, problem-solving, and effective communication skills in a global business environment, GC1, GC3
  • Develop effective communication and collaboration skills to work in diverse, global teams to design and implement information systems solutions that align with business goals and objectives, GC3, GC4, GC6

Why study Business Information Systems

Work experience

WA’s Chamber of Commerce and Industry offers business internships to Curtin students who’ve completed at least 200 credits of their commerce course.

High national ranking

Curtin Business School tops the rankings for business schools in Western Australia in the Eduniversal 'Palmes of Excellence' league (2021), and sits first in Australia's 4 Palmes' league as a 'top business school with significant international influence'.

Internationally accredited

Curtin Business School is recognised as an elite global business school through its accreditations by EQUIS, AACB International and EFMD.

Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-BINFS
  • Last updated on: 21 February 2024

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