UNSW School of Information Systems and Technology Management (ISTM) is ranked first in Australia, third in the Asia-Pacific region and fourth worldwide, in recent rankings by the Association for Information Systems (AIS). Our research is positioned at the forefront of the discipline and has highly developed local and international links.

Industry Associations & Accreditations

The School is accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS), the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Australian Computer Society (ACS). 

EQUIS accreditation benchmarks business and management schools against international standards in terms of governance, programs, students, faculty, research, internationalisation, ethics, responsibility and sustainability, and corporate engagement. There are only 173 accredited institutions worldwide, including London Business School, INSEAD and Peking.

AACSB is a member organisation that provides quality assurance, business education intelligence and professional services. Its accredited members are committed to making a difference, using diverse perspectives and a global mindset to inspire innovation and improve the quality of business education worldwide.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) has awarded professional level accreditation to ISTM’s bachelor degrees (Information Systems, Information Systems (Co-op) and Bachelor of Commerce/ Bachelor of Information Systems i double degree), ensuring students are workplace-ready upon graduation.

At both the undergraduate and postgraduate level, students may also be eligible for a SAS certificate in Business Analytics (awarded jointly by UNSW and SAS). SAS certification credentials are globally recognised as the premier means to validate SAS knowledge. With a SAS certification credential, you’ll set yourself apart from others and prove that you have the SAS knowledge to make a difference within an organisation.

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Why Information Systems? 

Behind every digital innovation is an information system — it’s what drives businesses to launch and thrive. As the global business environment evolves, so too do the systems that support it. Studying Information Systems and Technology Management gives you the opportunity to develop a solid understanding of the technical and material knowledge needed to effectively manage this technology in organisations.  

The career path for information systems and IT professionals is varied and graduates could be employed as a Business Analyst, IT Infrastructure or Network Developer or an e-Commerce specialist or Business Developer.

Study With Us 

Our School has a five-star rating for graduate salaries and full-time employment in the latest Good Universities Guide. Our programs equip students to respond to the evolving needs of industry in diverse areas, including business analytics, cyber security and agile software development. 

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Contact Us 

Looking for a course coordinator or someone to help? 

E: istm@unsw.edu.au 

What do Information Systems & Technology Management Courses Cover?

You’ll learn how to design, develop, incorporate and use technology in business operations, supporting both operations and decision-making. Our students develop the skills to understand on a high level, both the technical and business side of operations.

The topics covered are wide ranging and extend from business system analysis and design through to program development, enterprise systems, cyber security, big data management and business intelligence.

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