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Business Information Systems (Professional)

Undergraduate Major


Business Information Systems (Professional) Major (BCom)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70


Combine business with IT, learning to analyse an organisation’s systems and processes.

Professional recognition

Accredited by the Australian Computer Society.

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Curtin is ranked in the top one per cent of universities worldwide.

Academic Ranking of World Universities 2020.

Get the Curtin edge

Access to leadership programs, specialist facilities and industry placements give you a competitive edge in the job market.

Businesses rely on information systems to obtain, process and output information. They need professionals who can analyse and identify any issues, and propose the best systems solution.

An information systems specialist analyses an organisation’s systems and processes. Their ideas and recommendations help solve problems and improve effectiveness and efficiency.

This major will help you gain employment in the business side of IT. You’ll learn how business information systems are selected, managed and applied to business problems. You’ll also learn how to analyse systems and manage projects.

The Business Information Systems (Professional) major is comprised of 12 core units to extend your knowledge and meet accreditation requirements of the Australian Computer Society.

The Business Information Systems (Professional) major can be studied alongside a specialisation/minor, four elective units or as a double major with Business Information Technology (Professional) with accreditation by the Australian Computer Society.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Commerce degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Commerce.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.

Why study

  • You can undertake industry project work, network with professionals and gain other practical experience.

The Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Western Australia has partnered with Curtin to offer internships to students who have completed 200 credits or more of their commerce degree. These internships will give you credit towards your degree, increase your industry experience and put you in direct contact with leading professionals.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

This major is accredited by the Australian Computer Society

Career information


  • Business analyst
  • IT auditor
  • IT manager
  • Project manager
  • Systems analyst


  • Banking
  • Business and management
  • Government
  • Resources
  • Technology

What you'll learn

  • apply information systems and knowledge management principles to support business operations by managing an effective information systems body
  • apply systems theory and analytical techniques to develop innovative information systems solutions appropriate to a range of business organisations
  • evaluate and synthesise a range of system solutions for business organisations recommending and managing their implementation
  • effectively communicate information system requirements, policies and procedures
  • evaluate and manage appropriate information systems appropriately for a range of business organisation scenarios
  • continue to utilise and acknowledge the business potential of emerging technologies; independently recognise, apply and appreciate new methodologies
  • use collaboration technologies to support international organisations whilst appreciating the role of information and knowledge management systems
  • recognise the range of potential impacts of information technologies on users and manage the implementation of a wide variety of systems and technologies upon a diversity of users
  • ensure ethical practices in areas including but not limited to privacy and information security; demonstrate professional behaviours whilst employing best practice in independent and collaborative management and operation of information systems environments

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Other requirements and notes for this course

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

Advanced standing

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Commerce degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

Please review information on how to apply for the campus of your choice

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  • Curtin course code: MJRU-BUISP
  • Last updated on: November 20, 2020