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Bachelor of Business Information Systems

CRICOS 0100551
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What is a Bachelor of Business Information Systems?

A Bachelor of Business Information Systems combines data, technology and people skills. Be a bridge between business decision-makers and IT . Learn to translate technical knowledge into actionable business insights. At Torrens University, you’ll gain practical experience in real-world settings.
This degree focuses on the introduction and development of skills to prepare you for a career as an information systems professional. You will learn critical academic skills, as well as knowledge and applications of a variety of information systems and how they impact businesses. As well as the 16 core subjects, the Bachelor of Business Information Systems includes eight elective subjects so you can tailor your degree to suit your career goals. This course is a candidate for accreditation with the ACBSP.

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Learning outcomes

  • Establish expertise in traditional aspects of business alongside IT elements.
  • Harness the power of technology to streamline systems and improve processes.
  • Explore the role of budgeting and finance in business information systems.
  • Understand how to collect, use and store data so it can support the decision-making process.
Study mode
Online, On campus, Blended
Campus locations*
Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide
Student
Domestic
International
Course duration
3 years full time, part-time options available, 2 years accelerated
Start date
3 June 2024
16 Sep 2024
17 Feb 2025
02 Jun 2025
15 Sep 2025
Fees & scholarships

This is an AQF Level 7 course delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd.

*For more details on international student study options.

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Our diverse academics and industry partners will help you gain new perspectives and a wide-reaching business network.

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Career opportunities

You will graduate with everything you need to enter a career operating and managing information systems in dynamic organisations across a variety of industries of different scales and sizes.

Potential career paths

  • Business Development Manager
    Average salary: $94,783 - $151,824
  • Business Analyst
    Average salary: $99,994 - $144,722
  • Database Designer
    Average salary: $100,000 - $118,077
Riddhi Pathak - Master of Business Information Systems
Coming from a finance background, it was a dream of mine to become a business analyst, studying at Torrens University was a life changing decision that changed helped achieve that dream.
Riddhi Pathak
Master of Business Information System

Subjects and units

Delivered both on campus and online, this course comprises 16 core and 8 electives, each subject requiring 10 hours of study per week; three hours facilitated and seven self-directed. Assessments may include activity-based assignments or online quizzes. There are no formal exams.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3
  • Electives

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select two 100 level electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Business Communications | BIZ101
  • Understanding People and Organisations | BIZ102
  • Foundations of Information Systems | MIS100
  • Data and Networking | MIS102
  • Information Systems Project Management | PRO100
  • Database Fundamentals | MIS201

Requirements

These four core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select one 100 level elective and three 200 level electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • Accounting for Decision Making | BIZ201
  • Principles of Programming | MIS200
  • App, Web Design and Development | MIS202
  • Micro-services Architecture Cloud and Web IS | MIS203

Requirements

These six core subjects must be completed. Additionally, you’re required to select two 300 level electives from the electives tab.

Core subjects

  • System Analysis and Design | MIS300
  • Professional Ethics | MIS303
  • Cybersecurity (Advanced) | MIS311
  • Agile Business Analysis (Advanced) | MIS312
  • Information Systems for Business (Advanced) | MIS304
  • Industry Project (Advanced) | IND311

Requirements

Choose eight elective subjects below:

Year 1 - two 100 level

Year 2 - three 200 level

Year 3 - three 300 level

Elective subjects

  • Industry Skills Project | IND101A | 50 hours of industry experience 
  • Customer Experience Management | BIZ104
  • Marketing Fundamentals | MKT101A
  • Understanding Advertising | MKT102A
  • Integrated Marketing Communications | MKT103A
  • Consumer Behaviour | MKG102
  • Introduction to Entrepreneurship | ENT101
  • Venture Ideation | ENT102
  • Introduction to Events | EVN101
  • Event Concepts and Design | EVT101A
  • Understanding Public Relations | PRN101A
  • Introduction to PR Writing | PRN102A
  • Banking Fundamentals and Technology | BNK101
  • Financial Systems and Central Banking | BNK102
  • Commercial Law and Banking Operations | BNK103
  • Lending, Securities and SME Financing | BNK104
  • Introduction to Sport Management | SPO101
  • Sport Marketing | SPO102
  • The Business Environment | BIZ202
  • Project Management | MGT201A
  • Business-2-Business Marketing | MKG201
  • Digital Marketing Communications | MKG203
  • Economics | ECO201
  • Business Finance | FIN201
  • Accounting Processes and Cloud Technologies | ACC201
  • Contemporary Financial Accounting | ACC202
  • Management Accounting for Planning and Control | ACC203
  • Business Statistics | STA201
  • Event Management and Operations | EVT201A
  • Event Venue Management | EVT207A
  • Strategic Human Resource Management | HRM200
  • Sales and Negotiation Strategies | ENT201
  • Marketing for Entrepreneurs | ENT203
  • Organisational Creativity & Innovation | BIZ301
  • Ethics and Sustainability | MGT301A
  • Marketing Strategy | MKT301A
  • Company Accounting | ACC304
  • Auditing | ACC305
  • Events Policy and Strategy | EVN301
  • Strategic Management | MGT302A
  • Business and Corporations Law | LAW301
  • Taxation Law | LAW302
  • Lean Business Start-up | ENT301

International students must not enrol in more than one-third (33%) of online subjects over their course, and must study at least one face-to-face subject each study period. For more information, visit Study in Australia.

International students on a student visa are required to study full time (i.e. must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year). For the latest information on study locations, please check the entry requirements flyer.

Study pathways

Torrens University offers undergraduate and postgraduate students with flexible entry options and study pathways. Whether you prefer a full program or a modular approach, we can tailor your studies to your needs. Start your journey with an undergraduate diploma or bachelor degree, or grow your career with a postgraduate qualification.

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Let us customise a study plan and pathway for you.

Undergraduate

  • Diploma courses ( 2 options )
    • Diploma of Business

      CRICOS 090282F

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    • Diploma of Business Information Systems

      CRICOS 0100552

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  • Bachelor courses ( 2 options )
    • Bachelor of Business

      CRICOS 090275E

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    • Bachelor of Business Information Systems

      CRICOS 0100551

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Postgraduate

  • Graduate Diploma of Business Information Systems

    CRICOS 098258G

    8 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    1 year full time, 2 years part time
  • Master of Business Information Systems

    CRICOS 098257J

    12 core subjects
    Online | On campus | Blended
    2 years full-time, 4 years part-time

    Become a specialist in your field, or take the first step towards your Doctorate degree.

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Industry partners and Work‑Integrated Learning

When you study with Torrens University Australia, you will benefit from our extensive network of industry partners. You’ll learn from industry professionals, gain invaluable insights and build key industry relationships.

Gain professional experience

You can source Work-Integrated Learning opportunities, including placements, through our Careers Connect database, all vetted for quality and relevance by Torrens University’s Learning Facilitators.
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Entry details

  • Domestic
  • International

Fees

Check the domestic course fee schedule for the cost of your course.

FEE-HELP

Eligible Australian students may choose to defer some, or all, of their tuition fees through FEE-HELP, a loan scheme repaid through the tax system based on income.

Learn more about fees and FEE-HELP

Scholarships

If you are truly passionate about business, we want to hear from you. We have a variety of business scholarships on offer to assist you in becoming a key part of the business industry:

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as a domestic student, check that you meet the requirements listed below.

Australian secondary school certificate, or equivalent;

OR

Successful completion of a Vocational qualification (AQF Level 4), or above;

OR

Successful completion of at least 0.25 EFTSL at AQF level 6, 0.5 EFTSL at AQF level 5 or above, or equivalent;

OR

Work-life experience demonstrating the ability to undertake study at the required level which may include approval of prior study or successful completion of a readiness assessment.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

Fees

Check the international course fee schedule for the cost of your course. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended options.

Fee payment

Course fees can be paid across three study periods. Each instalment to be paid before the beginning of the academic stage census date.

Scholarships

We want you to have the best possible chance to succeed, which is why we offer a range of financial scholarships to support our international students during their study journey.

Admission criteria

Before you begin your application to study as an international student, check that you meet at least one of the requirements listed below.

Australian Year 12 or equivalent.
Academic IELTS 6.0 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.
OR alternative entry requirements may be available. Alternative entry may include assessment and approval of prior study, or successful completion of a readiness assessment. Contact the International Admissions team for more information.

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Guaranteed pathway and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have already completed a qualification or gained skills through life or work experience, you may be able to credit this against your degree with us. Check information about Recognition of Prior Learning and Course Credit transfer. We also offer pathway opportunities to further your learning.

Learn more about study pathways

How to apply

Frequently asked questions

  • What are Torrens University Australia’s ATAR requirements for domestic students?
  • What if  I don’t meet the entry criteria for a degree?
  • Am I eligible for FEE-HELP?
  • Can I get course credit for previous experience?
  • What are Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer (CT)? How do I apply?
  • How do I apply for a scholarship?

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