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CIS5100 Professional Skills for Information Systems

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Business
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 25 March 2023


Information Technology impacts people and processes within and beyond organisational boundaries. Information Systems is concerned with the effective use of IT by people and organisations. Students in business, commerce and information technology Information need to develop an understanding of the core concepts of information systems as critical knowledge for employment in business and Information Technology in Australia. The student must have a working knowledge of how information systems are used in business processes from communications, to transaction processing, to data analytics and in business functions ranging from marketing to human resources to accounting and finance. Students need to develop the knowledge of how information systems enables organisations and individuals to perform more effectively and efficiently. Students need to be skilled in analysis and solving business problems using information systems. In terms of national accreditation, this course is aligned with of the Australian Computer Society’s body of knowledge.

This course provides business and information technology practitioners with the opportunity to explore core information systems concepts, within the context of business and information technology, to enable effective application of business information systems as support tools within their profession. Participants will explore core concepts of business information systems; and will be able to develop a range of business information systems practical skills. Participants will also be able to communicate the findings from these information systems to appropriate audiences. Participants will apply theoretical and real-world practical knowledge of core information systems concepts. This course provides students with a foundation that is further built on in other information systems subjects.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 1, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 1, 2023 Online
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Semester 3, 2023 Online
Date printed 25 March 2023