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Business Information Systems

Undergraduate major

Launch an in-demand career by learning how to use technology to transform businesses and make them more successful.

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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

What can I do with a degree in Business Information Systems

Meaningful career opportunities

Your expertise could make a significant impact in the non-profit sector, using innovative digital solutions to optimise business operations, increase fundraising efforts and maximise social impact.

Earn an excellent salary

ICT Business and Systems Analysts working full-time in Australia earn around 47% more than other full-time workers, with median earnings of $2350 per week before tax. (2023)

Strong job growth

Australia expects strong employment growth for ICT Business and Systems Analysts, with a projected 12.9% increase in jobs by 2026. (2023)



Become an expert in the world of business and technology with a major in Business Information Systems (BIS).

In this major you’ll explore the world of data analytics. You’ll learn how to collect, process and analyse complex data sets, with your insights leading to improved decision-making in businesses.

You’ll become an expert in the software tools and programming languages used by industry. You'll also get practice in designing and maintaining information systems and digital solutions. This valuable, hands-on experience will give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Throughout your study, you’ll also develop strong problem-solving and critical thinking abilities. You'll learn to analyse business challenges and identify opportunities for improvement. You'll apply your knowledge to create innovative solutions that align with business objectives.

The globalised nature of modern business and the widespread adoption of technology means career prospects for BIS graduates are abundant worldwide. Nationally, jobs in this area are projected to grow strongly, and can be very lucrative. You can also find jobs in a wide range of industries, from non-profits to cybersecurity, giving you the opportunity to work in an area you’re passionate about.

Business Information Systems Extension

If you wish to gain professional accreditation, you should instead study the Business Information Systems Extension major. The extension major is accredited at the professional level by the Australian Computer Society, which is a member of the Seoul Accord.

Did you know?

Interested in making a positive impact in the world? BIS professionals enjoy many opportunities for a meaningful career. You could work in:

  • digital forensics, helping investigate cybercrimes and data breaches, and secure sensitive information for law enforcement agencies
  • sustainable business, optimising work processes and helping reduce the environmental footprint of businesses
  • the health sector, developing telemedicine platforms and improving health data analytics, leading to better patient outcomes and more accessible healthcare
  • cybersecurity, protecting sensitive data from cyber threats and safeguarding privacy in the digital world
  • education and training, creating and optimising eLearning platforms to improve the quality and accessibility of education for students all over the world.

Study combinations

You can study this major under the following degrees:

Your choice of study combination can influence the type of career you might have.

Our Commerce degrees include additional opportunities to tailor your course by offering specialisations as well as majors.

What jobs can the Business Information Systems course lead to?

  • Business analyst
  • Data analyst
  • IT systems consultant
  • Systems developer

What jobs can a BIS double major lead to?

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

Top 1 %

Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2023.

High national ranking

Curtin Business School tops the rankings for business schools in Western Australia in the Eduniversal 'Palmes of Excellence' league (2023) as a 'top business school with significant international influence'.

An elite business school

Study at an elite global business school accredited by EQUIS, the leading quality review system for business and management schools, and AACSB, an organisation dedicated to creating the next generation of great leaders.

I chose to study a Bachelor of Commerce in Information Technology and Information Systems at Curtin because the business school is highly regarded worldwide. The course offers students the chance to solve real-world problems and plenty of networking opportunities. My lecturers have really developed my passion for technology and given me the skills to find work as a systems analyst or program developer when I graduate.

Bhakti Hirani
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

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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: 12 July 2024

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