Information Systems

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    Natalie Eustace, Master of Human Interface Technology completed an internship at Jade Software Corporation in 2013 as part of her studies. Natalie is seen here with Hadley Trounson, also a UC graduate (Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems), who is a Project Manager at Jade.

Ranking

Top 200 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Ranking

Top 200 in the world for Computer Science and Information Systems (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2017)

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Qualifications

Overview

We live in an ‘Information Age’ where access to information, information systems and digital technology play a major role in organisations. With information systems we can change how we work, how we communicate, and how we do business.

Information Systems (IS) is about how businesses use information technology to become smarter, better, faster, and achieve their strategic goals. IS enables businesses to create value, provide solutions to business problems, and use technology to innovate and create new opportunities. The subject of Information Systems addresses the design, development and delivery of solutions to business problems, and the management of IS projects, IS personnel and IS resources.

The distinction between Information Systems and other subjects

A Bachelor of Commerce in Information Systems takes a business perspective compared with Computer Science (Bachelor of Science) or Software or Computer Engineering (Bachelor or Engineering with Honours). For example, it examines how organisations may use and benefit from IT, and considers the role of new technologies in internet business and social media. Some IS courses focus on business issues such as IT management, business process management, business intelligence, and IT project management.

Students completing a BCom in Information Systems will take courses across a range of business disciplines, including Accounting, Economics and Management. These courses help IS graduates gain a broad understanding of the world of business. Thus they will be both 'business savvy' and 'tech savvy'. This mix of skills means that IS graduates are more likely to become business analysts rather than software developers or system designers. IS graduates have a choice of highly paid and exciting careers.

Contact us

Department of Management, Marketing and Entrepreneurship

Phone +64 3 369 3888
Email business@canterbury.ac.nz

Location
Reception Level 2, Business and Law building - see campus maps

Postal address
College of Business and Law | Te Rāngai Umanga me te Ture
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Private Bag 4800
Christchurch 8140
New Zealand

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