Majoring in information systems in business at the University of Newcastle provides an understanding of the links between IT and effective business operations.

Bachelor of Business

Information systems in business

Available at Newcastle campus (Callaghan)

Studying information systems in business provides you with the skills to effectively manage, integrate and understand the growing collaboration between IT and the modern business environment.

The information systems in business major will help you understand the potential of this vital strategic resource and equip you with the skills to manage it well.

During the past decade, information and communication technology (ICT) has increasingly enabled the development of new communication and collaboration techniques that are re-shaping the contemporary organisation. The use of information systems in business is now universal and ICT has become a central component of all aspects of business as well as a major strategic resource.

First and second years

In the first year of your Bachelor of Business you will study key concepts and principles of marketing, economics, accounting, management and decision making, as well as use of information systems in business.

Second year of the information systems in business major includes study of general business topics including finance and business strategy and information and communication in business. You will also have the opportunity to select the following specialty areas: digital communication; information technology basics; multimedia and the Internet; electronic commerce; systems and software development; database management and consumer behaviour.

Third year

During the third year you will study business analysis and strategic use of business systems, and continue to opt for areas of interest including advanced information handling, project management, contemporary issues in information technology, human resource development, industrial marketing management, knowledge management, organisational structures and design. Ultimately you will graduate with current, industry relevant skills that will place you in the optimal position for career success.