Bachelor of Business (Information System)

Bachelor of Business

Course Description

Graduates of the Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) will demonstrate knowledge and skills to solve problems and exploit opportunities in diverse business contexts through applications of technology-based systems. The program provides an initial foundation year of key business disciplines such as Accounting, Marketing, Business Law and Management whilst latter years provide students with knowledge and skills in the major areas of business information systems. The program is characterised by a final capstone project which provides students with the opportunity to apply their learning to real world problem solving

Course Overview


Duration3 Years full time face-to-face over 6 semesters
IntakeMarch, July, November
Study ModeOn Campus
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Admission Criteria

Admission requirements are described in the QIHE Admission Policy and Procedures and are summarised as follows.

General conditions:

  • To be eligible for admissions to the Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) applicants are required to hold the following:
  • successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent with a minimum ATAR of 60; or
  • successful completion of an equivalent overseas secondary qualification and attainment of the ATAR equivalent; or
  • satisfactory completion of an accredited Tertiary Preparation Program or a Foundation Year Program offered by an Australian university or other accredited institution that would enable students to gain entry to an Australian university; or
  • satisfactory completion of at least one year of accredited full-time study at a registered institute of tertiary education at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above in Australia; or
  • admission to candidature for an undergraduate degree at an Australian university.

Assumed Knowledge:

Students are assumed to have: • basic numeracy skills of fundamental arithmetic - addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; • the ability to reason and to apply simple logical concepts; and • the ability to apply, in context, a combination of different discipline-based knowledge and skills.

English Language Requirements:

English Language Requirements are specified in the QIHE English Language Proficiency Policy and Procedures.

Students whose first language is not English or who have not completed prior studies in English must demonstrate competency in the English language. English proficiency can be demonstrated by providing proof of an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test result (or equivalent alternative test result as defined by regulations of the Australian authorities) that meets the minimum level of English proficiency of EAP IELTS overall score of 6.0 with no individual band lower than 5.5.

Students who do not meet the specified English proficiency requirements will need to successfully undertake an ELICOS (English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) program with academic components i.e. undertake an EAP (English for Academic Purpose) with a recognised provider.

Credit for Prior Learning:

Conditions and procedures for application for Credit for Prior Learning are described in the QIHE Credit for Prior Learning Policy and Procedures.


The structure of the Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) course is informed by the professional recognition requirements of the Australian Computing Society (ACS), the Skills for the Information Age (SFIA) framework and the need for Information Systems graduates to have a broad-based education in the fundamental areas of business skills and knowledge. The course provides a business-based year one with mandatory Information Systems subjects in year 2 and 3 and a few electives.

  • 24 subjects; 
  • 10 credit points (cps) per subject; 
  • 240 credit points to complete the full course; 
YearSubject CodeSubject NameCPSPre-Req

First Year

Semester One
MKT101Principles of Marketing10Nil
BUS101Business Communication10Nil
INF101Business Information Systems10Nil
MGT101Principles of Management10Nil
Semester Two
STA101Business Statistics10Nil
ECO101Business Economics10Nil
LAW101Introduction to Business Law10Nil
ACC101Principles of Accounting10Nil
Second Year
Semester Three
INF201Business Database Systems 10INF101
INF202Business Systems Analysis10INF101
INF203Information Systems Development10INF101
INF204Information Systems Management10INF101
Semester Four
INF205Cloud Computing10INF202, INF204
INF206Business Process Modelling10INF201
INF207Business Data Analytics10INF201, STA101
INF208User Experience Design10INF202, INF203
Third Year
Semester Five
INF302Project Management10INF205
INF303Cyber Security for Information Systems10INF205
Elective - 110
Semester Six
BUS301Corporate Governance and Social Responsibility10LAW101
INF304Information Systems Capstone20INF302 and 180 credit points
Elective - 210
Elective Subjects
Students may choose elective subjects from the subjects available at the Queensland Institute of Higher Education providing they meet the subject prerequisites.
Subject CodeSubject NameCPSPre-req
MKT201Consumer Behaviour10MKT101
MKT202Marketing research and Marketing Analytics10MKT101, STA101
MKT203Digital and Social Media Marketing10MKT101
MKT206Introduction to Entrepreneurship10MKT101
MKT302Social Enterprise Marketing10MKT101
LAW201Corporate Law10LAW101

Employment and Postgraduate Study

QIHE aims to prepare work-ready professionals. It is expected that graduates could start a career in Information Systems in positions such as systems analyst or business analyst.

Graduates with a Bachelor of Business (Information Systems) will be eligible to undertake study in a range of Postgraduate level programs, particularly those which deepen their knowledge and skills in specialist areas grounded in information systems expertise.