Business Information Systems

INF60007 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22





Aims and objectives

pre-2020 Unit previously called - Introduction to Business Information Systems
This unit enables students to analyse and articulate how technology can be used to assist business, without the technology becoming an end in itself. In particular, the unit aims to develop an appreciation for the importance of information to decision-making and how to provide such information to ensure its usefulness to the decision makers. Students gain a strong foundation of business systems fundamentals and are able to evaluate the influence of the Internet on business stakeholders; customers, suppliers, manufacturers, service makers, regulators, managers and employees.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically analyse and recommend problem solving solutions to complex issues that arise with the adoption/acquisition of technology that enable core business processes and support business strategic goals.

2. Critically evaluate the ways in which information technology can contribute to organisational innovation, competitiveness, efficiency and effectiveness specifically through the application of appropriate hardware and software to produce informed business solutions.
3. Critically analyse the impact telecommunications and social media have on developing business solutions and the subsequent use of Business Intelligence tools to facilitate competitive advantage for organisations.
4. Demonstrate professionalism, integrity, ethical conduct, professional accountability and an awareness of legal and security concerns associated with the use of technology within organisations.
5. Demonstrate the ability to work professionally and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.