Why information systems

What makes people more productive? How can businesses work more creatively and continue to innovate? Information systems have the answers.

Information Systems & Technology Management is a great choice for your future and one that opens up many exciting opportunities in the new digital economy. By studying ISTM, you learn invaluable business skills and leading edge technology, thereby allowing you to stay abreast of the latest advances.

The Internet has transformed the way we buy, interact, search for and share information. And behind every online innovation is an information system. It’s what drives businesses to launch and thrive in the digital age.

As the business world evolves, so too do the systems that support it. Being involved in the grassroots level of new technology can set you on a path paved with possibilities. You could be employed as a business analyst, IT infrastructure or network developer, e-commerce specialist or business developer.

Why study Information Systems & Technology Management at the Business School?

The School of Information Systems & Technology Management, UNSW Australia Business School is ranked amongst the top three information systems (IS) schools in Australia and UNSW is a top-tier university with a five star rating in the 2009 Good Universities Guide. Our programs are fully accredited by the Australian Computing Society and we have strong links with industry leaders which allows us to keep pace with innovations within the industry.

We are continuously improving our curriculum and students completing an ISTM degree with our school are encouraged to undertake 60 days of industrial experience which is recorded on a second testamur.

What do Information Systems & Technology Management courses cover?

This dynamic discipline delves into three areas:

Information systems

  • Why organisations need information systems
  • How to design, develop and implement systems
  • The impact systems have on the people who use them
  • How systems affect and benefit the wider community

Information technology

  • Using IT (such as databases, telecommunications and networks) in business

Business process management

  • Using systems and technology to boost business productivity and competiveness
  • Analysing risk management, capacity planning, supply chain and logistic management, resource allocation and quality assurance