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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Area of Study

All areas of study information should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. The units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Information Technology component of any bachelors double degrees.

Managing facultyFaculty of Information Technology
Offered byClayton School of Information Technology
Course coordinatorDr Nandita Bhattacharjee


Business information systems focuses on developing and applying information technology solutions to business problems and preparing students for leadership roles in IT management. Students learn fundamental business and IT concepts and how IT can be used to serve business needs.

Topics covered include:

  • analysis and interpretation of business data
  • applications of information technology in industry
  • business analysis
  • business process reengineering
  • business systems development within organisations
  • current business information systems
  • how information systems can support business processes and decision making
  • how information technology is used within organisations
  • project management
  • techniques used to develop business information systems
  • the fundamentals of business programming.

Skills developed:

  • application of emerging technologies
  • business analysis
  • business productivity improvement
  • problem solving
  • professional communications
  • programming
  • project management
  • systems analysis and design
  • teamwork.


  • FIT1006 Business information analysis
  • FIT1013 IT for business
  • FIT1030 Introduction to business information systems
  • FIT2006 Business process modelling and workflow
  • FIT2013 e-Business software technologies
  • FIT2017 Computer models for business decision making
  • FIT3003 Business intelligence and data warehousing
  • FIT3009 e-Business systems
  • FIT3022 Intelligent decision support systems
  • FIT3051 Decision support systems for finance
  • FIT3136 IT governance and strategy for business
  • FIT3138 Real-time enterprise systems

Sequence requirements

For the sequence of units required to complete a given course in this area of study, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

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Relevant Courses

  • 3912 Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 3333 Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 3830 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Information Systems