Bachelor of Business Information Systems
Information systems help people use technology to make the best possible decisions. The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS) until 2019. Professional registration may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details. This degree gives you a comprehensive understanding of the tools and techniques required to manage these complex systems, and creative innovative solutions to information challenges.
In first year you'll cover key concepts in IT, programming and information systems along with the foundations of management, marketing and accounting. In second and third year you'll go on to study subjects such as the development of information systems and database design.
Your third year will involve a year-long industry project, giving you hands-on experience working as part of a team in the planning and development of a medium sized software project.
Once you graduate, you'll be ready to work in technology and management across a range of organisations. You could find roles in systems analysis and development, business analysis, and project management.
Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English.
English language requirement
IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 with no individual band score less than 6.0;
TOEFL Paper-based Test - a minimum overall score of 550 with a score of 5 or more in the Test of Written English;
TOEFL Internet-based Test - a minimum overall score of 60 with a minimum for SLR 18; W 22;
Satisfactory completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 5B (EFS5 UG minimum 60 per cent) which is available from La Trobe Melbourne; for more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
La Trobe Melbourne Foundation Studies: 60 per cent final result in a course;
English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted. Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English) for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.
Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): a minimum score of 57 with no communicative skill score less than 50.
Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.
Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a pass grade of C or higher;
or approved international equivalent.
You'll be suited to roles that bridge the gap between technical and management personnel. You can find a career in various sectors, for example, as a system analyst with expertise in analysing business information system requirements and system deployment methods.
The Bachelor of Business Information Systems is accredited by the Australian Computer Society (ACS).
Membership may require an application to the professional body and may have additional or ongoing requirements beyond the completion of the degree. Please contact the relevant professional body for details.
Fees and costs
Annual tuition fee (A$)
Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.
How to apply
Please apply through VTAC if you’re completing your VCE or International Baccalaureate (IB) in Victoria, or apply through UAC if you’re completing your HSC or IB in New South Wales.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options. The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
CRICOS code: 075223J