Bachelor | Information Systems

Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Information Systems

Information Systems


This 4 year dual program leads to the award of a Bachelor of Commerce/Bachelor of Information Systems (BCom/BIS) and will meet the needs of students who want a strong, focused and highly regarded business degree combined with an Information Systems degree. Organisations are always looking for “business savvy” IS graduates who understand the business and technical issues which surround and impact their information systems. As part of the degree program students will complete a major stream in both Information Systems (IS) and an approved disciplinary stream within the UNSW Business School.

In selecting their combination of majors, students should note that while there is a wide range of choice, not every combination may be able to be completed in 4 years of full-time study. Students are also not able to take a modern language as their major.

For detailed information on the professional recognition this degree offers please visit Professional Recognition of Programs in the UNSW Online Handbook.

It is assumed that students have a certain level of knowledge in advanced mathematics in order to cope well with the mathematical or statistical component of a business degree. If you are successful in obtaining a place without this assumed knowledge, you are strongly encouraged to consider studying a Mathematics Bridging Course before starting your degree.


  • Dual degree to develop specialist IS/IT skills as well as business skills from a wide range of business areas
  • Gain breadth of knowledge across the various aspects of business, and develop specialist knowledge in a business area of your choice
  • Learn how to understand and manage technology, systems and processes
  • Acquire the skills and knowledge essential for developing and implementing information technology solutions in addition to a strong business foundation
  • Professional recognition: Meet the education requirement of various professional bodies including Australian Computer Society (Information Systems), Australian Human Resources Institute (Human Resource Management), Australian Securities and Investment Commission (RG-146) (Finance), CPA Australia (Accounting), Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (Accounting), ACCA (Accounting) and Institute of Public Accountants (Accounting), depending on course selection


Business Economics
Business Law
Business Strategy and Economic Management
Financial Economics
Human Resource Management
International Business
Real Estate Studies
Information Systems
Schedule Part-time and full-time
Duration 4 Years
Presence of students On-campus
Scholarships available Yes


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