Introduction to Business Information Systems

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Swinburne University of Technology
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

The Introduction to Business Information Systems unit from Swinburne University of Technology, offered online by Open Universities Australia, will introduce you to the many ways technology can enhance business operations.

You will learn how to analyse and decide which technologies are best-suited for different types of business, discussing what needs to be considered in the acquisition and implementation of new tools. This includes an in-depth look at how telecommunications and social media, two of the most prevalent aspects of business today, can be helpful.

Subject matter will help you determine how technology will aid you and other stakeholders in making decisions that affect all involved, including customers, service providers and employees.

In addition to specific information about business information systems, the course will improve your ability to communicate these benefits to others and spearhead efforts involving new technology.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, applicants must have been accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Master of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Master of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University of Technology

Areas of study

In this Introduction to Business Information Systems unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Organisations in the digital economy
  • Information systems: Their evolution to current role and purpose in business & society
  • Strategic review of purposes of commercial business, organisational requirement for information systems
  • Data and information management in the digital economy; ethical, legal and security issues; databases and their importance to contemporary business
  • Business processes: evolution and support of IS
  • E-Commerce networks and commercial internet applications
  • IS to support business transactions and processes; transaction processing systems, supply chain management, customer relationship management; enterprise
  • IS to support managerial decision making, business intelligence, decision support, and knowledge management; the nature of IS management
  • Information systems requirements analysis; information systems acquisition, development, and implementation

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course/s:

  • Graduate Certificate of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Master of Technology (Business Systems), Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Diploma of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Master of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University of Technology
  • Graduate Certificate of Information Technology Project Management, Swinburne University of Technology

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 Introduction to Business Information Systems unit will help you understand how different technology can assist your business in various ways. You will also be able to determine which programs and processes will be the most beneficial to your company, and explain these benefits to a variety of interested parties. This knowledge will make you a valuable asset when it comes to staying on top of the latest and best programs.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Introduction to Business Information Systems from Swinburne University of Technology.
  • 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 may be 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 a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. 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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