Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Business information systems are an essential part of most organisational functions today including accounting, marketing, human resource management, and finance. This subject introduces students to different types of information systems and planning and management of effective information systems. The subject focuses on analysis and design of business information systems from a business professional's viewpoint. Analysis and design methods include traditional structured as well as object-oriented approaches. In the process, the subject provides students with skills in data modelling, relational database and systems analysis and design method development. Lecture material is presented in the context of real world organisations and case studies.

FacultyFaculty of Business, Economics and Law

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRajiv Khosla

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

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Co-requisites BUS5EBI

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSystems analysis and designPrescribedShelly, G., Cashman, T. and H.RosenblattFOURTH EDITION, COURSE TECHNOLOGY CAMBRIDGE, MASS., USA
ReadingsInformation systems: a management perspectiveRecommendedAlter, S.BENJAMIN/CUMMINGS

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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

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Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRajiv Khosla

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours laboratory class other recurrence on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
one 2-hour examination60
one database assignmentequivalent to 2,000-words40