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UQ Business School

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Information Systems

Summary

The University of Queensland Business School is independently ranked as one of the top business schools in Australia and amongst the leading institutions worldwide. Based in Brisbane, it brings together over 130 subject experts with over 8,000 students and offers a wide range of degree programs and executive education.

We were the first business school in Australia to gain accreditation from AACSB International and EQUIS – the most prestigious standards an institution can attain.

We were classed as above world standard in all our fields of research in the Australian government's ERA assessment. The School has a strong track record for winning highly competitive Australian Research Council grants and our research is regularly cited in the world's top-tier journals.

Our teaching staff are amongst the best in Australia. Four UQ Business School academics have been awarded Citations for Outstanding Contributions to Student Learning. Our research and consulting activities ensure that our teaching is at the forefront of academic knowledge while staying attuned to industry requirements.

UQ Business School offers a range of degree programs, including undergraduate, honours and postgraduate coursework, postgraduate research and its renowned MBA program. It also offers executive education programs from its campus in the heart of the Brisbane central business district.

Bachelor Programs

The combination of core skills and specialist knowledge learned in the Bachelor of Commerce will ensure you can adapt effectively to the ever-changing business environment and as a result be in high demand with employers.

Master Programs

The Master of Commerce is designed for current managers seeking formal qualifications in finance or those seeking to move into senior management or a financial role. This program will help you to further develop your finance and management skills, and build specialist knowledge within your chosen area.

The Master of Commerce program offers two different entry points depending on your previous studies. The Master (1.5 years) is designed for those graduates with a Bachelor's degree in the same discipline. The Master (2 years) includes the core fundamentals of general management for those graduates with a Bachelor's degree from any discipline.

Courses

Commerce

Lecture

Modern business collects large volumes of raw data through its daily operations. This data can come from business transactions, sensors, or external sources, for example, social media feeds. Competitive advantage can be obtained through unlocking insights from such data to develop information that can be used to support decision-making. This course builds on the data mining and decision support system knowledge and skills developed in MGTS2202, and introduces students to advanced predictive analytics techniques and their application in multiple settings (eg social media analysis). The course also develops evidence-based problem solving skills.

 131
Lecture

Improving organisational efficiency and effectiveness is a top priority for senior management. To enable such improvements it is crucial that the organisation be viewed from a process perspective. This course provides students with an introduction to Business Process Management and enables them to develop skills in business process modelling using the international BPMN modelling standard. The course also introduces students to concepts of Lean Thinking and facilitates the development of process improvement skills using several process improvement techniques.

 129
Lecture

This course is concerned with managing and leading the information systems function within organizations. The focus is fully on management issues and problems, and issues such as the strategic alignment of IT services and infrastructure where the organisation's objectives are emphasised rather than details of the computing and communications technology that underlie information systems.

 132
Lecture

Indepth understanding of the processes, practices, features and issues arising from operating in a virtual corporate environment. Managerial perspective on organisation structures, managing technology and communication procedures in a virtual organisation. Hands-on experience with virtual teams software. Legal implications & associated policy & strategy issues.

 115

Commerce

Seminar

The increasing collection of data by businesses, both from their own business operations and from external sources, presents businesses with the challenges of unlocking value from big data. A business that is capable of unlocking insights from such data to develop information is able to improve its decision-making. This course introduces the students to advanced predictive analytics techniques. It builds on the data mining and decision support system knowledge and skills developed in INFS7233, and facilitates students in applying their new skills in multiple settings (eg. social media analysis) while building evidence-based problem solving skills.

 152
Seminar

This course introduces students to Business Process Management and various process improvement techniques used in business to improve operational efficiency and effectiveness. Students will develop knowledge of the process lifecycle and skills in modelling organisational processes using the international BPMN modelling standard. Students will further develop knowledge of several popular process analysis and improvement techniques, including Lean. Developing skills in applying various process improvement techniques will be supported through the use of case studies and a group assignment.

 147
Lecture

Use of decision support & knowledge-based systems to support semi-structured & unstructured decision-making; structure & functions of decision support & knowledge-based systems; group support systems; executive support systems; practical experience with decision support system generator & knowledge-based system shell; critical analysis & discussion of recent research.

 115
Lecture

Data analysis, design and policy issues in business situations. Business issues in relation to database management, conceptual modelling & data modelling in business applications. Using structured Query Language (SQL) to uncover critical information for business decision making. Business intelligence via data warehousing & data mining. Applications of database systems in a business context. Critical analysis and discussion of recent business research into database systems.

 139
Lecture

Development of business plans for the management of virtual entities. Indepth understanding of the processes, practices, features and issues arising from operating in a virtual corporate environment. Managerial perspective on organisation structures, managing technology and communication procedures in a virtual organisation. Hands-on experience with virtual teams software. Legal implications & associated policy & strategy issues.

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