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					Information Systems
The Lifeblood of
Business
IS DRIVES MODERN BUSINESS AND SOCIETY
                            IS has transformed the way we shop
Information Systems use     - e-Bay/Amazon
computers, communication    IS has changed the way we pay our bills
and Internet technologies   - Internet Banking
to:                         IS has changed the way we plan our
    automate                holidays
                            - Webjet/Expedia
   innovate and             IS keeps us in touch with our friends &
   transform                colleagues
                            - Facebook/Twitter/LinkedIn
                            IS changes the way we share
                            information
                            - Flickr
                            IS changes the way we govern &
                            regulate
                              – Post GFC
                             – E-government
                                                                          demand

IS Job Market and Salaries Rapidly Increasing




                                                                                supply

    1998   2000    2002    2004   2006    2008   2010    2012   2014     2016
   Shortage of IS graduates, which began in 2003, reaches alarming levels
   Brain drain – IS graduates attracted to lucrative positions in London, Paris
   US projected IS jobs growth till 2014: 38-55%
   Unfilled IS graduate positions threaten growth and competitiveness of
   Australian companies
   Industry is seeking ways to attract students; particular female
Australia Competing for Scarce Skills

  “We are investing more so               “Workers with specialized
  that we have fewer skills               technical knowledge and
  shortages into the future, but          strong communications skills
  right here and now, we need             will have the best prospects.
  the doctors, we need the                People with management
  nurses, we need the mining              skills and an understanding
  engineers, we need the IT               of business practices and
  specialists that are coming             principles will have excellent
  from overseas because we                opportunities, as companies
  do not have enough of them              are increasingly looking to
  in Australia and they’re                technology to drive their
  crucial to our economy right            revenue.”
  now.”                                        US Bureau of Statistics, 2009
       Lindsay Tanner – Minister for
          Finance on Meet the Press 7th
          Feb 2010
NATURE OF IS JOBS ARE CHANGING

                                          IS jobs increasingly
           Company
                                          integrate business, IS and
                                          technology knowledge and
      Information systems
                                          expertise
  embedded in business processes          IS jobs are moving to
                                          business units, strategy,
                                          organisational
                                          development (out of IT
       Applications and services          department)
                                          IS function integral to all
                                          business functions
    Technological infrastructure
Computers, servers, networks, protocols
Bachelor of Information Systems & B.Comm (IS Major)

                  Management and                                         Management and
                      business                                               business
                    foundation                                             foundation


                         IS               •Management                           IS               •Management
   •Accounting                            •Marketing      •Accounting                            •Marketing
   •Finance
   •Economics
                    development,
                    deployment,
                                          •Strategy
                                          •Business law
                                                             BCom IS major
                                                          •Finance
                                                          •Economics
                                                                           development,
                                                                           deployment,
                                                                                                 •Strategy
                                                                                                 •Business law
                     operations,                                            operations,

                      BIS
                    management                                             management




                 ICT Applications and services                          ICT Applications and services

                     ICT infrastructure                                     ICT infrastructure



Joint BIS/B.Comm now available
Bachelor of Information Systems               Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in
  (BIS)                                       Information Systems
  Designed for people interested in the         Designed for people interested in IS and its
  development and deployment of IS              management with strong business focus
  business solutions to meet organizational      – courses about IS development, IS and e-
  objectives (IS and technology focus)              business management, IS & business
   – courses from IS, software engineering          strategy, project management, with
      and computer science, mathematics,            selection of courses from accounting,
      with selection of Accounting,                 finance, management, marketing,
      Management, Finance, Marketing and            business law,…
      other courses                             Ability to undertake double major in
  Honours degree optional                       Information Systems with any other business
                                                discipline
                                                Honours degree optional


  Co-op scholarship program                        Co-op scholarship program
Bachelor of Information Systems in                  Bachelor of Commerce in
Business Information Technology               Information Systems & Management
               (BIT)                                         (ISM)
IS OPENS UP CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
                                     Business Consulting
 Graduates with specialist skills
                                     Forensics and intelligence
 essential in developing and
                                     New Product/Service
 implementing information
                                     Development
 technology solutions for business
                                     Internet Entrepreneurship
 Job flexibility
 Great earning potential             Systems Development

 An opportunity to make a            Communications and networking
 difference                          IS Security

                                     Project Management

                                     IT Management
WHY STUDY IS AT UNSW?

 The largest and most reputable IS School in NSW,
 among top 3 in Australia and highly ranked
 internationally
 All programs ACS accredited
 Strong links with industry ($, recruiters, Co-op)
 Curriculum continuously innovated in consultation
 with industry leaders (representatives in IAG)
 “Highest quality of IS graduates on the market”
  – according to our graduate employers
 Work experience possible with ALL IS degrees
  – Noted on UNSW secondary transcript
Questions




http://www.sistm.unsw.edu.au

				
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