Behind every innovation is an information system. As the business world grows so do the systems that support it. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) has been designed to prepare students for careers in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) focusing on managing information systems in organisations. Business information systems is an essential element in bringing together technology, people (individuals, groups, or organisations), and data/information to effectively manage organisations. Such systems are used to analyse and facilitate strategic and operational activities in organisations. The proposed BBIS course aims to provide students with cognitive and technical skills to create and manage cohesive business solutions for diverse organisations. The course will prepare students for entry-level management positions where technical skills in systems analysis, IS service provision, and project management are combined with cognitive skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work to produce graduates who understand the role and contribution of information systems in driving and enabling the achievement of business goals and objectives.
Students of the Bachelor’s degree have the opportunity to graduate with skills in evaluating, designing, implementing, managing and utilising systems to generate solutions to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of core business operations at an entry level. They have the opportunity to develop knowledge of organisations, ethical issues, people management and communication skills as well as technical and problem solving skills. Graduates of the Diploma and Associate Degree in Business Information Systems could gain entry level positions in the ICT industry with a basic level of technical skills in systems analysis and IS service provision. Through this course students have the opportunity to develop rudimentary skills in core business concepts, problem-solving, communication and team work, enabling them to make some contribution to the overall information systems objectives of an organisation. This course offers the learning experiences required for graduates to apply skills and knowledge to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of business information systems in a range of organisational and business environments.