Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


1000 level

Course handbook


Business Information Systems are considered a key business resource as a platform to process and deliver information that can be used strategically by organisations to improve operational efficiency. This course introduces various types of information systems in an organisation, how information is processed in business information systems, and how huge volume of accounting, financial, marketing or human resource data can be transformed into actionable information. Students will make use of software and employ techniques to understand and learn how information is handled within a business. Ethical issues surrounding the use of information within business organisations will also be addressed in this course.


Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 1 - 2022
  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Understand the core principles and definitions of Business Information Systems.

2. Recognise how Business Information Systems collect and process information to support business decisions.

3. Evaluate the role of Information Systems in supporting management decision-making in the areas of accounting, finance, and marketing.

4. Describe the ethical procedure when handling personal information in Business Information Systems.


The topics in this course include:

  1. Foundations of information systems in business.
  2. How information systems are used in business for decision making and management.
  3. Business information storage and processing.
  4. Ethical issues in information processing and use in business.

Assessment items

Quiz: Mid-term Quiz

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study - A report describing BIS in a given organisation

Formal Examination: Final Exam

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term starting in week 1

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