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Start Date
February
July

Duration
3 year(s) full-time

Mode
On-campus/Online

Program Code
DBBN

SATAC Code
424671 (Internal)

Study as
Full-time or part-time

Entry Requirements
Selection Rank (Internal): 80.95 (for 2017)
Selection Rank (Guaranteed): 70.00 (for 2018)
TAFE/RTO (Guaranteed): CIV
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Prerequisites
None

Assumed Knowledge
None

Key features

  • Learn how to develop strategic information systems and processes.
  • Discover how to solve real business problems by planning and applying IT solutions.
  • Gain additional expertise in accounting, economics and marketing.
  • Undertake an experiential elective in your final year providing you with hands-on experience.
  • Complete cross-disciplinary study with courses from the School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences.
  • The University of South Australia’s Business School is in the top one per cent worldwide1 and awarded five stars in the QS Stars Business School Rankings 2017.

1 UniSA Business School is one of just nine institutions in the country and 163 globally to be accredited by EQUIS. There are a total pool of 16,585 business schools worldwide, AACSB, July 2016.

Snapshot

Snapshot

With a degree from our five star Business School1 and a specialisation in information strategy and management, you’ll be well prepared for your career as an IT business professional.

You will study accounting, economics and marketing, and learn how to develop strategic information systems and processes and how to solve real business problems by planning and applying IT solutions. Employers look for graduates who can apply theory to real industry challenges. During your degree you will access career-focused electives and internships in industry, building your confidence and gaining valuable industry experience. 

1 QS Stars Business School Rankings 2017

Why Bachelor of Business (Information Strategy and Management)

Why this Degree

In your Information Strategy and Management specialisation, you’ll study courses from our School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences, the largest information technology provider in South Australia. They are a world-leader in information technology teaching and research, with 97 per cent of their research rated at or above world-class standard1.

You could also choose to incorporate real-world international experience into your studies with a student exchange. You can also gain practical experience through an optional internship or experiential elective; participate in a business simulation project; and work with a business career mentor. Our degrees are highly flexible and you can fast track your studies with our exciting summer and winter schools. 

1 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA)

Real-world connections

Get on the road to global citizenship with a student exchange program. We have more than 60 partner universities worldwide, and study options range from two weeks to one year. The Business Career Mentor Program helps you build your industry networks and your career. In 2016 we matched over 190 students with business mentors. The six-month program runs from March every year.

Many of our teaching staff are current researchers and you will study their findings in class. We involve our Australian and international business partners in course planning – so you’ll work on industry projects that are relevant today. We also host regular University-wide employee master classes and employment expos, and alumni events in Australia and overseas.

Your career

Careers to consider: 

  • Information systems manager: managing the technological environment for a business or organisation; overseeing the planning, installation, and maintenance of IT systems including hardware and software; managing the work of other IT professionals
  • Project coordinator: coordinating project activities and making sure all phases are properly documented; compiling project status reports, coordinating project schedules, managing project meetings, identifying and resolving technical problems
  • IT account manager: establishing and maintaining business relationships with internal and external customers; developing IT projects to meet the business needs of customers; making sure that initiatives are delivered on time and within budget

 

Industry facts

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Employment for informational and organisation professionals in Australia is projected to increase by 22,400 (or 15.3 per cent) by November 20201.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

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By 2020 employment for business administration managers in Australia is projected to increase by 18,200 (12.3 per cent)1.

1Australian Government Department of Employment, Occupational Employment Projections 2015

What you'll learn

What you Learn

The degree starts with core courses in business, giving you a solid grasp of business fundamentals such as economics and accounting; business operations and intelligence. 

You then move in to your specialisation studying courses in areas such as design thinking and digital innovation; programming, problem-solving and systems analysis, and IT and database fundamentals.

You can gain an extra qualification and broaden your career prospects by completing a Diploma in Languages.

Study hours

For each course you study, you will need to allocate time for various classes such as lectures, tutorials, workshops, seminars and practicals. Plus you will need additional hours to study in your own time to complete assignments, readings and projects and contribute to online discussion forums (independent study). So as a general rule, if you are studying full-time you would need to allocate 12 – 26 hours of study when at university and 14 – 28 hours of independent study per week. 

Assessment

Assessment

Your studies at UniSA will incorporate both practical, professionally-focused and research-based learning, so assessment types will vary. You can expect them to include:

  • reports, project documentation, case studies and presentations
  • essays and assignments
  • examinations
  • industry-relevant, research-based projects
  • practicals and team-based projects
  • participation in the workplace and in class

Global opportunities

International exchanges and intensive study-tours open doors to new possibilities and experiences, and our Business School has strong connections with prestigious universities in Europe, Asia, and the Americas. Travelling and studying with leading academic staff and your peers is a wonderful opportunity to develop first-hand knowledge of the international business environment. You’ll find the experience invaluable for your personal and professional development, giving you a global perspective.

UniSA has links with universities worldwide. You can choose short-term or semester-long study from a range of universities and countries depending on your area of study and cultural interests. Take a look at the global opportunities available.

Once you are a current student, you will be able to explore various study tours and exchanges and take advantage of Student Mobility Grants to make going on an overseas exchange or study tour achievable.

Global opportunities

What courses you'll study

Structure

Course name Area and cat no. Units Reference  
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Law LAWS 1018 4.5
Accounting Principles for Business Decisions ACCT 1009 4.5
Business and Society BUSS 1057 4.5
Design Thinking and Digital Innovation INFS 1020 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Quantitative Methods for Business MATH 1053 4.5
Information Technology Fundamentals INFT 1016 4.5
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Problem Solving and Programming COMP 1039 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Business Intelligence INFS 2036 4.5
Management and Organisation BUSS 2068 4.5
Database Fundamentals INFT 1020 4.5
Principles of Economics ECON 1008 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Systems Analysis INFS 1021 4.5
IT Project Management INFT 1021 4.5
Marketing Principles: Trading and Exchange MARK 1010 4.5
THIRD YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Service Management and Integration INFT 3038 4.5
Enterprise Systems INFT 3024 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Information Technology Strategy and Management INFS 3065 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Schedule for students awarded 36 units of block credit Note(s): 2
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Design Thinking and Digital Innovation INFS 1020 4.5
Information Technology Fundamentals INFT 1016 4.5
Problem Solving and Programming COMP 1039 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Systems Analysis INFS 1021 4.5
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5
Database Fundamentals INFT 1020 4.5
IT Project Management INFT 1021 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Service Management and Integration INFT 3038 4.5
Enterprise Systems INFT 3024 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Information Technology Strategy and Management INFS 3065 4.5
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Elective 4.5 Note(s): 1,4
Schedule for students awarded 54 units of block credit Note(s): 3
FIRST YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Professional Development in Business BUSS 1060 4.5
Information Technology Fundamentals INFT 1016 4.5
Design Thinking and Digital Innovation INFS 1020 4.5
Problem Solving and Programming COMP 1039 4.5
Second Semester (Study Period 4, 5 or 6)
Information Technology Strategy and Management INFS 3065 4.5
Database Fundamentals INFT 1020 4.5
IT Project Management INFT 1021 4.5
Systems Analysis INFS 1021 4.5
SECOND YEAR
First Semester (Study Period 1, 2 or 3)
Service Management and Integration INFT 3038 4.5
International Business Environment BUSS 2067 4.5
Enterprise Systems INFT 3024 4.5
Business Operations BUSS 2065 4.5

I am passionate about creating recruitment opportunities for people with a disability and have continued my research through an Australian Research Linkage Grant (2011-2015) in partnership with Finding Workable Solutions Inc. Alongside my PhD (Marketing), I have a Diploma of Counselling and have worked in Alice Springs (Central Australian Aboriginal Congress) and Whyalla (Centacare Port Pirie Diocese).

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Scholarships

Every year, over 2,500 UniSA students are supported in their studies through scholarships and grants worth millions of dollars. Check out the scholarships below. One of them may be perfect for you. Visit our scholarship search page for more.

Your campus

We have six campuses in metropolitan and regional areas, each with advanced facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments.

Adelaide - City West campus

City West is in Adelaide’s most lively precinct, close to art galleries, music venues, cafés and restaurants. It has brand new learning spaces; modern lecture theatres; architecture workshops, contemporary art and design studios; and well-equipped student lounges. Explore City West >

Your study experience

Our campuses have fantastic facilities including modern lecture theatres, libraries, workshops, laboratories, and areas that simulate real work environments. But you’ll also discover that your journey at UniSA is about social experiences, healthy living and getting involved. You’ll find student gyms, community clinics, tech zones and chill-out spaces. There are campus sport activities to keep you active, and if you are keen to explore the social side of university life, there are movies, cooking demonstrations, parties and loads more.

Adelaide has a variety of accommodation options to suit different requirements and budgets. Options include dedicated student accommodation or private rentals. See our long-term accommodation pages for plenty of options. If you need somewhere to live, our new student accommodation by urbanest is on Bank Street in Adelaide’s lively cultural precinct, an ideal perfect location for students. It is within easy reach of UniSA’s city and metropolitan campuses, Rundle Mall shopping, the Central Market, Chinatown, and the West End’s vibrant nightlife. It is also across the road from the Adelaide train station, and on bus and tram routes.

Student services

Student services

The Business School Hub is a convenient, central support service for Business School students, from first year through to graduation. The team provides expert advice on study options, elective choices and any academic difficulties. It also helps with referrals to support services across the University. The Business School Hub is there to facilitate your life at university, so you get the most out of your UniSA experience.

Our student support services will make your life at university easier. We want you to be successful, and if you need help, we're here to assist. We provide a full range of support services, including: 

  • academic counselling
  • personal counselling
  • social support services, including family support and nearby childcare
  • common rooms
  • prayer rooms
  • security officers
  • services offered through our student association, USASA

When you become a UniSA student you can contact Campus Central for help with anything related to your degree. They will help you with your enrolment, ID cards, fees, timetables and any other questions you might have.

24/7 digital environment

This degree is offered online. With interactive online course materials and a 24/7 learning environment you can organise your study to suit your lifestyle. You can:

  • study online, including accessing videos and course resources
  • participate in virtual classrooms
  • submit your assignments and get feedback online
  • use forums and discussion boards for team work and communication

Our learnonline facilities include a personal learning environment with virtual classrooms, lecture recordings, emails, learning support, administration, library access and results. The environment is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so you can tailor your learning to your life. We are continually investing in innovative digital technologies for a high-quality student learning experience.

Please note some on-campus attendance (such as to attend seminars, workshops or examinations) and/or placements may apply. Any requirements like this are detailed on individual course pages.

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How to apply

Applying to study with us:

  • go to the top of this page and make note of the SATAC code, then click Apply
  • you will be redirected through to the SATAC website to continue your application

Alternative Pathways

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