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Undergraduate - Area of study

Students who commenced study in 2014 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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This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2014 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook. Any 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 John Betts


  • 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 include:

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


All students complete the requirements as outlined below for the degree in which they are enrolled.

Bachelor of Business Information Systems

Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Information Systems

For the sequence of units required to complete the Bachelor of Business Information Systems or Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Information Systems, refer to the Handbook entry for the relevant course.

Bachelor of Informatics and Computation Advanced (Honours)

Students complete:

  • FIT1030 Introduction to business information systems
  • FIT1006 Business information analysis
  • FIT2006 Business process modelling and workflow
  • FIT2017 Computer models for business decision making
  • FIT2081 Mobile application development
  • FIT2084 Research methods in information systems and information management
  • FIT3003 Business intelligence and data warehousing or FIT3152 Data science
  • FIT3083 eBusiness software technologies

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Relevant courses

  • 3333 Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 3830 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Business Information Systems
  • 4310 Bachelor of Informatics and Computation Advanced (Honours)