Business Information Systems - Bachelor of Business

Do you like the idea of developing innovative systems to support business? Study business information systems in the Bachelor of Business degree.

Business information systems is the crucial area between an organisation’s technological systems and its users - from software, data and business process improvements to social media operations. A well-developed information systems team is essential for the success of any business. It can improve business processes, help an organisation stay competitive, and increase efficiency, share information and make effective decisions. Skills in this area can help you play an essential role in the new world of business.


This is part of the Bachelor of Business.

Part 1

You complete five core papers - refer to the Bachelor of Business overview.

Bachelor of Business

Complete the following paper

And choose one of the following papers

You also choose one elective paper from the list below, or from elsewhere at AUT:

Part 2

You learn how to analyse and model business processes, design and implement databases, and manage projects.

Papers may include

Part 3

Workplace experience is the final part of your degree and takes place in your final semester. You can choose to work in an organisation of your choice or complete an applied project, bringing together your learning and gaining valuable experience.

Recent co-operative education placements included:

  • Bridgestone NZ
  • LG Electrics NZ
  • Open Systems Specialists
  • Optimation New Zealand
  • Quantium Solutions NZ Ltd
  • Sovereign
  • Vodafone NZ

Workplace experience in the Bachelor of Business

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of this major are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

  • Business analyst/process analyst
  • Business database administrator
  • Consultant
  • eBusiness manager
  • Information systems manager
  • Project manager

Find out more about industry trends, job descriptions and what employers may be looking for.

Business Information Systems Careers

Key features
  • Can open up a wide range of careers
  • Skills in demand across the business world
  • Complements any other business major
  • Valuable workplace experience in an organisation of your choice
See yourself as
  • Curious about how systems are developed, maintained and used by business
  • Someone who enjoys working in teams
  • Interested in the innovative use of technology

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.