Business Informatics

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Come to grips with the various technologies used in today’s business environment with this online Business Informatics unit from Open Universities Australia and Griffith University.

The unit examines the information systems and computer concepts relevant in the modern workplace, and aims to familiarise students with the standard tools and technologies used today.

By completing the unit, students develop their understanding of software packages and web applications, and are trained to understand how strategic thinking and decision-making can be aided by interactive technologies.

The unit is a great learning experience for anyone who feels that they would benefit from a greater understanding of technologies in the office environment.

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Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit because it is considered an academic equivalent:

  • Information Technology in Organisations

Areas of study

In this business informatics unit, the topics you will study include:

  • MIS and you – IS in business, business processes and organisational strategy for competitive advantage
  • Using information technology – hardware, software, database processing and communications
  • Using IS for competitive advantage – business process management, digital commerce and Web 2.0, and IS for decision making
  • Information systems management – development, systems and security management

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

This unit will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in the workplace, and would be particularly beneficial to business professionals who are unfamiliar with today’s office technologies.

Once you complete the unit, you will be able to:

  • Carry out single operations like creating and saving files for basic spreadsheets and presentations using a standard personal computer
  • Use Web 2.0 and social networking technology for learning and knowledge management
  • Understand how basic information systems are designed for organisations
  • Design and explain basic database systems

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business Informatics from Griffith University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP is available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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