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Business Information Systems Extension

Undergraduate Major

MJXU-BUSIN

Major
Business Information Systems Extension Major (BCom)
Credit
400

Outline

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

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Broad career options

Learn how to deliver the best business outcome to an organisation, with an additional embedded specialisation in Business Analysis or Business Technology Development.

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Businesses rely on information systems to obtain, process and output information. They need professionals 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, as a business information systems professional. You’ll learn to think critically and innovatively solve business problems through analysis and technology. 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.

This major comprises the core Business Information Systems major, as well as an embedded specialisation in Business Analysis or Business Technology Development. Business Analysis bridges the gap between information technology and the organisation to deliver the best business outcome. Business Technology Development evaluates and applies information technology to fulfil the technical requirements of the organisation.

Due to the extended course structure, this major cannot be studied as part of a double major. If you wish to gain information systems knowledge and skills as part of a double major, you should instead select the Business Information Systems major.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Why study

  • You can undertake industry project work, network with professionals and gain other practical experience.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

Accreditation of this course is being sought by the Australian Computer Society. Once accredited, this course will be recognised in Australia and internationally by signatories of the Seoul Accord.

Career information

Careers

  • Business analyst
  • Programmer analyst
  • Project manager
  • Systems analyst

Industries

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

What you'll learn

  • recommend and manage innovative uses of technology and data driven approaches to improve business and societal outcomes locally and globally
  • evaluate the impact of existing and emerging information and communications technologies on stakeholders, including cultural, ethical, inclusivity, privacy, security and sustainability considerations
  • engage stakeholders and access, evaluate and synthesis information from multiple sources to identify business requirements
  • apply systems theory and systems development techniques to develop information systems appropriate to a range of business organisations and to effectively cater for both a global environment and local culture
  • effectively communicate information and system requirements, policies and procedures, system designs, specifications and implementation details to a professional standard

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

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Curtin Connect: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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  • Curtin course code: MJXU-BUSIN
  • Last updated on: 18/08/2022