Introduction to Business Information Systems

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: Swinburne University of Technology
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About this unit

Introduction to Business Information Systems from Swinburne University and Open Universities Australia looks to inform you of the support that technology can provide when working in the world of business. The unit will analyse how technology is at the heart of some businesses and the way it can stream processes and offer opportunities for business development.

As well as focusing on how technology is a key player, the unit analyses the advances in technology, such as the internet and mobile devices, to demonstrate how such advances have revolutionised the way modern businesses operate. While the benefits cannot be denied in some cases, you will also be informed of the dangers that have occurred as a result of technology and what steps should be taken to protect information and businesses.

Furthermore, the unit will analyse the importance of business stakeholder relationships, and addresses how stakeholders such as customers, suppliers, manufacturers have an impact on business success.

BUSINESS

Eligibility

There are no prerequisites for this unit, so anyone can apply.

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 and society
  • Strategic review of purposes of commercial business, organisational requirements 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 and customer relationship management
  • 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:

  • Bachelor of Business, Swinburne University

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 provides you with a detailed knowledge of the world of business and more importantly the technological advances that are changing the way businesses operate. The business skills taught will be useful if you're hoping to obtain employment at management level.

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.
  • 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 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 HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, 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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