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Studying Business Information Systems

That businesses rely on computers to function is a no-brainer. However, equipping a business with the right IT infrastructure (computers, servers), bespoke software packages and building and running large databases is no easy feat!

Studying business information systems (BIS)prepares you to do all those tasks. You will learn to manage IT projects, design requirements, analyse businesses and recommend tailored IT solutions. With more and more firms using cloud computing, mobile technologies and social media to run and connect with clients and suppliers, BIS professionals will never be short of jobs.

Australian universities deliver well-organised, industry-relevant programmes that are valued by employers. In fact, most programmes are embedded with a work experience option which involves either undertaking a work placement or completing a relevant project at an external company.

Several of Australia’s 37 universities offer programmes in BIS. It’s worth pointing out that some universities call this subject IT Project Management or Information Systems.

Some of the universities where you could study are:

  • Monash University
  • Swinburne University of Technology
  • La Trobe University
  • Central Queensland University
  • Edith Cowan University

Salary and Career Prospects

Business information systems professionals are needed by virtually every company in every sector, including IT and tech (Microsoft, Apple), retail and hospitality (Marriott, Woolworth), banks (ANZ), pharmaceutical companies (Johnson & Johnson) and the government.

Some of the roles graduates take up are:IT Systems Engineer, Information Systems Coordinator, Business Information Analyst, Business Analyst and Business and Systems Consultant.

Salaries vary depending on qualifications, job role, location and experience. As a guide, BIS professionals earn an average of $90,000 a year (61.75 lakhs INR approx).

Why Study in Australia?

Australia has cemented its place as one of the best study destinations for international students. There are 37 universities in Australia; with 7 featuring in top 100 and 15 in top 250 in QS World Rankings 2019.

Prominent IT and technology companies like Google, Microsoft, Apple, in addition to home-grown brands like Atlassian, Gridware, Aconex operate in Australia. Cities of Melbourne and Sydney have a thriving start-up and innovation landscape.

Australians enjoy year-round good weather, high salaries, access to spectacular beaches and a healthy work-life balance. The country is vast and beautiful and has something to offer for everybody, be that opera, music concerts, films, outdoor activities or beaches and surfing.

International graduates are typically offered post-study work visas of up to 3 years upon graduation.

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