Victoria Business School

Bachelor of Business Information Systems (BBIS)

Please note: Information on this page relates to the 2014 academic year unless otherwise specified.

Introduction

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 and for this reason new enrolments have been halted. There are transitional arrangements in place so current students can complete their degree (see below).

Transitional arrangements for the BBIS

The BBIS programme is being redesigned; as a consequence please note that no new students are being accepted for the Bachelor of Business Information Systems degree. The following courses will be offered to current students in 2014:

* BBIS students may replace this course with INFO 395 Case Studies in IS

The following courses will NOT be offered in 2014:

**  not a compulsory course.

*** students may replace this with any of the four elective courses from the Information Systems Honours programme ie. not the core courses

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.

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A BBIS at Victoria

For the information of current and finishing students, the following section sets out the 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 Finder 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.

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Programme specialisations

In your second, third, and fourth years in the programme, you will complete the core courses of the BBIS and study the courses that comprise one of the two specialisations; Information Systems Management or Information Systems Development.

BBIS specialisations

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.

The core courses for ISM are INFO 201, INFO 301, INFO 405, ELCM 211 and BBIS 416Note: INFO 322 is not offered in 2013.  Students may replace this course with any INFO/ELCM/BBIS 300-400 level course.

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.

The core courses for ISD are ELCM 251, ELCM 351, ELCM 353, INFO 332, INFO 341 and BBIS 417.

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.

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How to find out more

More detailed information is available by contacting either the BBIS Programme Director or the Administration Office of the School of Information Management.

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.

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Degree examples

Example of an Information Systems Management Specialisation

Note: this example assumes a student with an interest in studying Marketing as part of this degree.

Year 1 courses Points
INFO 101 Foundations of Information Systems 15
INFO 102 Information Systems Development 15
MGMT 101 Introduction to Management 15
ACCY 111 Accounting 15
QUAN 102 Statistics for Business 15
COMM 101 Intro to Communications & Info Management 15
ECON 130 Economic Principles and Issues 15
MARK 101 Principles of Marketing 15
Year 2 courses Points
INFO 201 Intro to Information Systems Management 15
INFO 232 Business Systems Analysis 15
INFO 241 Intro to Database Management & Programming 15
ELCM 211 Foundations of e-Commerce 15
ELCM 251 Intro to Internet Design & Development 15
Any elective available 15
MARK 202 Buyer Behaviour 15
MARK 211 Marketing Management 15
Year 3 courses Points
BBIS 302 Ethical and Legal Issues 15
INFO 301 Strategic Information Systems Management 15
INFO 320 Project in Information Systems 15
INFO 321 Principles of Project Management 15
INFO 322 Information Systems Implementation 15
An elective at 200-level or above 15
An elective at 200-level or above 15
An elective at 300-level or above 15
Year 4 courses Points
INFO 395 Case Studies in Information Systems 15
INFO 405 T and the New Organisation 15
INFO 407 Virtual Workplace: Issues & Strategies 15
ELCM 311 Advanced Topics in e-Commerce 15
An elective at 200-level or above 15
Any course from the BCom(Hons) in IS Programme 15
BBIS 489 Project (Ongoing over 2 trimesters) 30

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Example of an Information Systems Development Specialisation

Note: this example assumes a student with an interest in studying Computer Science as part of this degree.

Year 1 courses Points
INFO 101 Foundations of Information Systems 15
INFO 102 Information Systems Development 15
MGMT 101 Introduction to Management 15
ACCY 111 Accounting 15
QUAN 102 Statistics for Business 15
COMM 101 Intro to Communications & Info Management 15
COMP 102 Introduction to Computer Program Design 15
COMP 103 Introduction to Data Structures & Algorithms 15
Year 2 courses Points
INFO 232 Business Systems Analysis 15
INFO 241 Intro to Database Management & Programming 15
ELCM 211 Foundations of e-Commerce 15
ELCM 251 Introduction to Internet Design & Development 15
Any elective available 15
Any elective available 15
An elective at 200-level or above 15
COMP 205 Software Design & Engineering 15
Year 3 courses Points
BBIS 302 Ethical and Legal Issues 15
INFO 320 Project in Information Systems 15
INFO 321 Principles of Project management 15
INFO 341 Advanced Database Programming 15
ELCM 351 Advanced Internet Design & Development 15
ELCM 353 Internet Development Environments 15
An elective at 200-level or above 15
An elective at 200-level or above 15
Year 4 courses Points
INFO 395 Case Studies in Information Systems 15
INFO 405 IT and the New Organisation 15
INFO 407 Virtual Workplace: Issues & Strategies 15
BBIS 417 Enterprise Systems 15
An elective at 200-level or above 15
Any course from the BCom(Hons) in IS Programme 15
BBIS 489  Project (Ongoing over 2 trimesters) 30