In the business information systems major you will develop a thorough understanding of business information systems, fundamental business IT concepts and how IT can be used to serve business needs. You will learn how to conduct a detailed analysis of a business problem and design a computer-based solution.
You will acquire the knowledge and skills in the broad areas of business programming, information systems, e-business, business analytics, data science and decision support, which will enable you to solve business problems in organisations of all sizes. You will learn to communicate with, and understand the needs of software developers, business managers and users.
This major includes a special focus on business analytics. You will learn how analytical tools and simulation software are used to model, analyse and design business processes. You will acquire practical skills in using quantitative methods, data mining and visualisation to look for patterns and trends in data, helping organisations solve problems and add value.
Data and case studies will be drawn from diverse sources including health, life sciences, web traffic and social networking, business data including transactions, economic data, customer traffic, scientific research and experimental data. This area of study will be of interest to IT students who want to work in business or finance, and to students wanting to complement their business or commerce studies with IT-based methods.
The broad base of this major will prepare you for leadership roles in IT management. Students in the industry-based learning (IBL) program taking this major have the option of a second IBL placement.
Business information systems is listed in the Bachelor of Information Technology at Clayton as a minor, major or extended major.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major will be able to:
- apply analytical techniques to interpret business data, solve quantitative problems, and improve business processes
- analyse business information needs and determine the scope for IT-based solutions.
Minor requirements (24 points)
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the minor.
Major requirements (48 points)
No more than 12 points at level 1 may be credited to the major and at least 18 points must be at level 3.
- FIT1051 Programming fundamentals in java
- FIT1006 Business information analysis* **
- FIT2090 Business information systems and processes
- FIT2001 Systems development
- FIT3158 Business decision modelling
- FIT2095 eBusiness software technologies or FIT2081 Mobile application development
- FIT3003 Business intelligence and data warehousing or FIT3152 Data analytics
- FIT3174 IT Strategy and governance or FIT3138 Real time enterprise systems
Extended major requirements (72 points)
No more than 24 points at level 1 may be credited to the extended major and at least 24 points must be at level 3.
Students complete the requirements of the major in business information systems (48 points) and a. or b. below:
- Students with one or no IBL placements complete:
- FIT3175 Usability
- the remaining three units (18 points) listed under the major
- Students selected for two IBL placements complete:
- FIT2032 Industry-based learning (18 points)
- and one unit (6 points) of the remaining level 3 units listed under the major.
Successful completion of the minor, major or extended major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degree:*
- C2000 Bachelor of Information Technology
Students in this course can complete the minor or the extended major by using 24 points of their free electives or, where relevant, prescribed FIT electives.*
Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.
Successful completion of the minor or major can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Information Technology component in the following double degrees:*
- B2017 Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Information Technology
- B2018 Bachelor of Business Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
- B2025 Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Information Technology
- B2015 Bachelor of Commerce Specialist and Bachelor of Information Technology
- D3009 Bachelor of Education (Honours) and Bachelor of Information Technology**
- C2002 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Arts
- C2003 Bachelor of Information Technology and Bachelor of Science