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Undergraduate subject

Information Systems

04 October 2023
Information Systems is about how businesses use information technology to become smarter, better, faster, and achieve their strategic goals.


Information Systems


Information systems and digital technology play a major role in organisations and in delivering products and services. With Information Systems (IS), we can change how we work, communicate, and do business.

IS is about how businesses use information technology to become smarter, better, faster, and achieve their strategic goals. By providing access to information, IS enables organisations to create value, provide solutions, and use technology to innovate and to create new opportunities.

Information Systems

What will my study involve?

  • Develop knowledge to address practical problems of how to access information, how to design, develop, and deliver IT solutions, as well as how to manage IS projects, personnel, and resources.
  • Learn through industry and group projects, lab work, and extracurricular activities.
  • Flexible study options — you can take courses like marketing, accounting, data science, software engineering, entrepreneurship, alongside information systems.
  • Take part in business and entrepreneurial projects and events and find support at Te Pokapū Rakahinonga | UC Centre for Entrepreneurship.

Information Systems


Information Systems major

For the major in the Bachelor of Commerce, complete the following courses:





It is recommended you also consider taking Computer Science courses (especially on programming and databases) and Software Engineering courses in your major.

For the complete three-year Bachelor of Commerce Information Systems major degree plan, see Te Kura Umanga | UC Business School website.

Information Systems minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:




Plus another two INFO courses at either 200 or 300-level.


Note: The minor option in BProdDesign is subject to Te Amorangi Mātauranga Matua | Tertiary Education Commission approval. Some details may change.

Information Systems

Career opportunities

Information Systems is one of the fastest growing areas for study and employment. It is on the long-term skill shortage list for Aotearoa and there is also a global shortage.

Through your studies, in addition to technical skills, you will learn workplace skills like project management, process management, governance and strategy, communication, and problem-solving.

Career pathways could include:

  • IT project manager
  • user experience designer
  • IS/IT consultant
  • business intelligence/data analyst.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Information Systems.

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