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Business Information Systems (BIS) is the merging of inter-related operations through IT infrastructures to create and spread important information in business companies. These systems support decision-making, transactions, processing, information flow, functions, as well as individuals within the operations of a business company to fulfil its objectives. Businesses, companies, or organisations, all have Business Information Systems within their systems as they have proven to be very efficient and advantageous in terms of speed, accuracy, dependability, and effectiveness.

The two types of BIS are:

Operations Information Systems (OIS) which deals with communications, transaction processing, and controlling of the processes, and
Management Information Systems (MIS), which deals with administrative decision-making.
Business Information Systems courses have strong links with the fields of library and information science, computer science, business and technology and project management. These programmes teach students how people and technologies interact in business environments. Throughout these courses, students learn to develop and implement information technologies, thus improving not only business procedures but also the overall performance of an organisation. In addition, they acquire expertise in the design and implementation of business applications solutions that offer businesses value and competitive advantage. They will also learn how to identify key information issues and risks based on thorough analysis and interpretation of business data and processes.


Study levels:

The study levels that offer programmers for Business Information Systems are:
Associate Degree in Business Information Systems
Bachelor in Business Informatics
Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Business Administration
Bachelor of Business Information Systems
Bachelor of Commerce
Bachelor of Engineering
Bachelor of Science
Bachelor of Science in Business Administration
Diploma in Business Information Systems
Graduate Certificate in Business Information Systems
Graduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
Master in Business Informatics
Master of Arts
Master of Business Administration
Master of Business Information Systems
Master of Commerce
Master of Engineering
Master of Science
Master of Science in Business Administration
Postgraduate Diploma in Business Information Systems
Pre-bachelor degree in Business Information Systems


Some of the specialisation modules and expected modules this programme has to offer are:

Throwing Caps

Specialisation modules

Basic of the Business Environment
Business and Employment Law
Business Information Systems and Security
Business Intelligence and Reporting
Business Research
Business Systems Analysis and Design
Computer Ethics
Computing in Contemporary Society
Computing in Context
Contemporary Business Issues
Core Computing Concepts
Data Analytics and Visualization
Data Management for Decision Support
Database Principles
Database Systems Development
Deployment Technologies for Computing
Digital Business Environment
Digital Enterprise and Innovation
Educational Computing
Foundations of Informatics

Foundations of Python
Information Systems Management
Information Systems Strategy and Management
Introduction to IT Service Management
IT Service Practice
Knowledge Management
Mobile Application Design and Development
Principles of Accounting
Professional and Academic Research Development
Programming in Python
Project Management
Security Management
Social Computing for Business
Software Development
Software Engineering Methods
Web Programming



Graduates from Business Information Systems programmes have many career opportunities that they can be part of. A few of these options are:


    Business Analyst
    Computer Network Architect
    Computer Programmer
    Database Administrator
    Financial Representative
    Financial Sales Consultant
    Information Security Analyst
    Information Systems Assistant
    Information Systems Auditor
    Information Systems Consultant
    Information Systems Manager
    Information Systems Technician
    IT Systems Engineer


    Network Administrator
    Network and Computer Systems Manager
    Network Support Personnel
    Penetration Tester
    Software Developer
    Systems Analyst
    Systems Developer
    Systems Trainer
    Web Developer
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