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

  • 24 hours face to face + blended

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

HB8  HE Block 8

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

30 Oct 23 - 10 Dec 23

22 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
30 Oct 23

10 Nov 23

Last withdraw without fail:
24 Nov 23

Aims and objectives

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.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
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.