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Business Information Systems
- Business Information Systems Major (BCom)
A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.
Combine business with IT, learning to analyse, implement and manage an organisation’s systems and processes.
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You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.
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 sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.
Recommended double majors:
- Business Law
- Human Resource Management
- Logistics and Supply Chain Management
- 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.
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.
- Business analyst
- IT auditor
- IT manager
- Project manager
- Systems analyst
- Business and management
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 synthesise 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
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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Fees & charges
Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.
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- Last updated on: 18/08/2022