Undergrad School of Business : 2012
36 COMPLETE COURSE GUIDE BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS The Discipline of Business Information Systems at Sydney has strong links with industry and an advisory board of senior practitioners who provide insight into the future business needs of corporations and governments both nationally and internationally. This ensures our programs are industry- relevant and prepare you to meet these developing needs. We also o er semester-long industry placements with top organisations for credit towards your degree, where you'll gain real-world expertise and genuine industry knowledge. A specialist in business information systems (BIS), called a business analyst, acts as a 'bridge' between managers and information technology, to develop and deliver solutions to complex business problems that technology can provide. They apply their knowledge of business functions and processes and their technical skills to ensure that organisations use both information and technology e ectively to support their business objectives. "I used to think that business information systems was all about computer programming but it couldn't be further from the truth! BIS brings people and technology together - the two most important components of any business today, and the career opportunities are absolutely endless. In fact, I've already secured a job with Deloitte before I've even graduated!" Nanette van Jaarsveld Completed a major in BIS in 2010 Every company in today's world uses the skills of a business analyst, so your list of potential employers will be almost unlimited. There is also currently a shortage of BIS graduates worldwide, so you'll have excellent employment prospects. Roles you might work in include business forensics (identifying anomalies in nance systems to prevent fraud) and enterprise architect (designing the business processes of a company and the systems to support them). More information sydney.edu.au/business/ugmajors/bis You can gain professional-level accreditation with the Australian Computer Society by completing a speci c program of study in the BIS major.