Information Systems Major - Bachelor of Business

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

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.

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This is part of the Bachelor of Business.

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As an information systems student, you'll explore business process and data management, cybersecurity and IT risk analysis, and the impact and opportunities of digital technology in organisations.

Year 1

In the first semester, you take four core courses that cover fundamental business concepts:

In Semester 2, you study:

You may also take another course related to information systems, and also start to take the first courses from your second major, minor(s) or elective courses.

Year 2 & 3

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

Information systems courses may include:

You also continue to take courses from your second major, minor(s) or elective courses.

Workplace experience

Work integrated learning is the final part of your degree and takes place in your final semester. You can choose to do a placement in an organisation of your choice, do a virtual internship or complete a research project, bringing together your learning and gaining valuable experience.

Recent placements included:

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

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Skills you will develop

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

Graduate Profile

Current students looking for specific requirements for business majors should refer to Canvas.

Career opportunities when you study the Information Systems major

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.

Information Systems Careers

Key features
  • Can open up a wide range of careers
  • Skills in demand across the business world
  • Valuable workplace experience in an organisation of your choice
  • Option to include subjects from outside of business
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
Jennifer Olivia (Olivia) Uhrle
Sheena Sheetal Kumar
Rajiv Raymond Prakash
Tanya Messay

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