Monash University

Undergraduate - Area of Study

Students who commenced study in 2012 should refer to this area of study entry for direction on the requirments; to check which units are currently available for enrolment, refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your area of study.

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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
CoordinatorDr Rodney Martin


  • Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the handbook are not available for study in the current year.


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.

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.

Contact details

Relevant courses

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