Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS)
Please note:Information on this page relates to the 2013 academic year unless otherwise specified.
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School of Information Management
Associate Professor Hans Lehmann, BBIS Programme Director
Room: Rutherford House (RH) 424
Tel: 0-4-463 5879
The Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) is a four-year degree that prepares graduates for current and emerging business-critical ICT roles in public and private organisations.
At present this programme is being redesigned for re-issuance over the next two years. For this reason new enrolments have been halted but there are transitional arrangements in place so current students can complete their degree (see below).
The BBIS Programme is being redesigned; as a consequence please note that no new students are being accepted for the Bachelor of Business Administration degree. The following courses will be offered to current students in 2013:
- BBIS 302: Ethical and Legal Issues
- BBIS 401: Case Studies in IT (BBIS students may replace this course with INFO 395 Case Studies in IS)
- BBIS 416: IT Business Development
- BBIS 417: Enterprise Systems
- BBIS 489: Individual IT Project
The following courses will NOT be offered in 2013:
- INFO 322 Information Systems Implementation Students may replace this with any INFO/ELCM/BBIS 300-400 level course
- BBIS 221: Special Topic
- BBIS 321: Special Topic
- BBIS 415: Advanced Business Analysis (not a compulsory course)
- BBIS 421: Special Topic
- BBIS 422: Advanced Project Management Students may replace this with any of the four elective courses from the Information Systems Honours programme (i.e. not the core courses)
Please note: Where these arrangements have serious consequences for individual courses of study, students should consult with the Programme Director, who will endeavour to find a solution that avoids disadvantaging them.
For the information of current and finishing students, the following section sets out the Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS) statute and structure.
The BBIS requires 480 points, of which at least 315 points must be above 100-level, 180 points must be above 200-level, and at least 90 points must be at 400-level. See the Course Catalogue to find out the points value of courses.
The degree may be awarded with Honours to students with meritorious performance in their third and fourth years of study.
Part 1 consists of five compulsory core courses: INFO 101, INFO 102, ACCY 111, and MGMT 101, and either QUAN 102 or STAT 193. Students must pass all the Part 1 courses with a B- grade or better to gain entry into the second year (Part 2) of the BBIS.
Part 2 is made up of the core courses in the BBIS. They are INFO 232, INFO 241, INFO 320, INFO 321, BBIS 302, BBIS 401, and BBIS 489 (a full year of relevant work experience in an external enterprise).
Part 3 allows you to choose to a specialisation in either IS Management or IS Development as shown below.
Information Systems Management (ISM)
How organisations manage the effective and efficient use of Information Systems, both for innovation and for enabling their business processes. Students will examine how businesses and not-for-profit organisations strategically manage their use of information systems to maximise benefits to stakeholders.
Information Systems Development (ISD)
The tools and best practices for ensuring quality and success when building and implementing information systems. Students focus on the design and development of Internet-based systems to help organisations deliver excellent e-Commerce applications.
Completing Your BBIS Degree
In Part 4 students complete a concentration, which is a set of three related courses that must complement their specialisation. This can be in an area such as Marketing, Writing, Accounting, Management, Computer Programming -- or any other approved course of a first degree at Victoria University.
Part 5 is made up of any additional courses that students may need to meet the BBIS points requirement.
You can also contact Student Recruitment and Course Advice or the Faculty of Commerce Student Services Office (Victoria Business School) for a Prospectus and/or to discuss your plans.