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Information Systems for Business BFA315


Information systems is no longer an option for businesses, it has become a necessity. Organisations are making significant investments in information systems to create business value.
Information systems within organisations have evolved at a rapid rate and this unit provides students with an understanding of both the foundations of business information systems and recent developments of information systems for business. The development of business information systems is generally a collaborative project both within a department and between other departments and this unit will discuss the challenges of working collaboratively within an organisation and develop these skills through teamwork activities and assessments. Lastly, while information systems provide a wealth of opportunity, the unit will also alert students to the risks and limitations of information systems for businesses and develop their critical thinking by demonstrating the ethical dimensions of information systems for business.


Unit name Information Systems for Business
Unit code BFA315
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Accounting
Coordinator Doctor Glenn Finau
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the business value proposition of information technology.
  • Describe how information technology supports business process and the potential risks it poses to organizations.
  • Demonstrate teamwork and collaboration in the completion of a project that involves identifying and evaluating the implementation of a new information systems in a business.
  • Critically evaluate the impact of information systems to individuals, organizations and society.
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Teaching Pattern

Pre-recorded Blended Lecture (online), Up to 1.5 hours (3-5 short lectures of maximum 20 minutes each), weekly.

Blended Workshop (face to face and via zoom) for 180 minutes. 4 blocks of 3 hour workshops.

AssessmentBusiness processing modelling assignment (30%)|Online test (35%)|Take home exam (35%)
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