Information Systems Specialisation - Bachelor of Business (Honours)

With the Business Information Systems specialisation in the Bachelor of Business (Honours) you investigate advanced topics in information systems strategy and governance, managing information in the digital enterprise, business analytics and project management.

In the honours degree you explore a topic of your interest and will be guided by research-active academics who are known as experts in their areas of interest.

The Business Information Systems department at AUT has a rich research culture and is focused on understanding the central role that various information and communication technologies play in integrating contemporary organisations and adding value through electronic business.

Business Information Systems department


This is part of the Bachelor of Business (Honours).

Start date: 2021

To graduate with a Bachelor of Business (Honours), you must complete 120 points from:

  • Specialisation papers
  • Research methods paper(s)
  • A dissertation

This structure ensures that you can critically analyse and evaluate the research and professional literature, and begin your advanced studies in business with an appreciation of the current issues and controversies in the field. You also design and complete a piece of supervised research in a business discipline.

Specialisation papers

These advanced-level papers provide you with comprehensive coverage in the latest research and theories in your specialisation, and help you prepare for your independent research thesis or dissertation.

Business Information Systems papers

Introduction to Research Methods

The research methods papers explore philosophical issues underpinning the design of research and the research process. They include training in research methods to prepare students to conduct methodologically rigorous research.

Research methods papers vary by specialisation.

Research (Honours) dissertation

This piece of supervised research contributes to the body of knowledge in your chosen business and economics discipline. You should consult your academic supervisor about your dissertation topic and proposed research.

The class of honours awarded in the programme depends on your grade performance.

Key features
  • Skills in high demand in the business world
  • Learn from internationally recognised academic staff
  • Research strengths include IT governance, healthcare IT, ICT for development, enterprise systems, and logistics and supply chain management

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

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