Combine your interest in business and entrepreneurship with an understanding of how information systems are a vital part of organizations.
If you are interested in IT but prefer working with people and establishing client requirements then the Bachelor of Information Science (Information Systems) is the right choice for you.
All around us, information systems are increasingly connected and automated. More and more data is being created daily (‘Big Data’).
This changes the way that businesses and organizations process and apply information about their products.
It also affects how they interact with services and customers. Such systems are not only about technology.
Their success depends on their designers having an understanding of computer software and they also need to understand the social, human and organizational contexts of these systems.
When you study information systems you will learn the essential soft skills of working with the users of IT systems.
You’ll learn to understand their needs and how systems can be designed to meet them.
You will understand the impact of ICT and how information systems are part of the strategy of any organization.
You will learn about computer systems from the perspective of the system developer as well as the manager, the administrator and the entrepreneur.
Massey Information Systems major will combine your interest in organizations and entrepreneurship with an understanding of how information systems drive the contemporary enterprise.
This is in contrast to computer science and information technology that stress the underlying technologies.
|Cost of living
|1 bed room
Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
|English for Academic Purposes 1
|English for Academic Purposes 2
|5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)
|5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
|40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)
|50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
|Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
|Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.
The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.
If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.
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