Bachelor of Enterprise Management Systems

This program focuses on the special challenges associated with selecting, installing and supporting systems which support business processes, data analytics and information flows within an organisation and with key external parties such as suppliers and customers, across a wide range of sectors and industries. As graduates will mainly be employed in businesses and similar organisations, this program provides students with foundational knowledge and skills drawn from those disciplines which are essential in the management of a modern business – accounting, statistics, business information systems and communications – so that they understand the context within which these systems operate. Students will be working with a contemporary industry standard enterprise systems software such as SAP and will have opportunities to interact with industry through guest lecturers, industry visits and case studies.

Program Learning Outcomes

Knowledge

A broad knowledge of the theories, concepts, and principles of business-related fields and disciplines including leadership, economics, marking, accounting, supply chain and logistics, trade agreements, HR, management, and marketing.

A deeper knowledge of the issues associated with conducting business across national borders, different cultures, different legal and regulatory environments, and different time zones in the modern business environment.

Skills

Cognitive and technical skills to facilitate problem solving and critical thinking in a business environment, and to present reasoned arguments and analysis of key business and technical data.

Communication skills to facilitate working effectively with people and teams, and to present clear and coherent information in recognised and expected business, professional, and academic formats.

Application of Knowledge and Skills

With initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in international business practice. In diverse contexts. With responsibility and accountability for their own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad international parameters.

Delivery Mode

On Campus

Duration

Full time: 3 years
Part-time: 6 years (domestic only)

Admission Criteria

ATAR: 60 (minimum) or equivalent

Start Dates

28 September 2021

Tuition Fee

$65,000 AUD
$21,666 AUD/year
$7,222 AUD/trimester

CRICOS Code

0102179


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Graduate Employment Opportunities

A qualification in enterprise systems equips students for a broad spectrum of careers in small and large businesses, services, manufacturing, not-for-profit and the government sector, all of which require an ability to use enterprise management software solutions such as SAP to manage business processes, transactions, controls, reports, analytics and related technologies. 

A search of seek.com.au and au.indeed. com indicates that AIBI Higher Education business graduates in enterprise systems will be equipped to pursue careers in a wide range of organisational functions such as business analysis, data management, process management and functional systems support.

Program Study Requirements
Each unit involves 12 hours of study per week, comprising 3 hours of facilitated study and 9 hours self-directed study.
Assessment

Case studies, participation, quizzes, research projects, presentations, reports, examinations. Further details are available by clicking ‘Program Units’ below.

Program Structure and Rules

The program structure is based on three levels with the following details:

For details of the unit, such as description, workload and assessments, click on the unit code or title below.

Level 100

This unit provides students with an introduction to business accounting, an essential component of every successful business. They consider the role of accounting within the global business context and develop an understanding of the key fundamental accounting frameworks used. Students are introduced to the accounting cycle and acquire key accounting skills and knowledge to enable them to examine the three-key financial and accounting statements for all businesses: the balance sheet, income statement, and cash flow statement. In addition, they are introduced to the principles of budgeting, to cost-volume-analysis, and the concepts and theories of capital investment. Furthermore, they will investigate the concept and role of ethical and corporate governance specifically in the area of financial business management. They will also be introduced to contemporary technological developments including distributed ledger systems such as Bitchain.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Tutorial Quizzes, Mid-trimester examination, Final examination.

The unit provides students with an introduction and broad overview of the application of information technology (IT) to the management of information in organisations, and the role of the IT professional in developing and implementing IT-based solutions to information problems across a range of areas related to general business activities and specific functions, such as supply chain management, e-commerce, customer relationship management and security. Consideration of the organisational framework for IT and IT professional practice will be set within the broader business context. The opportunities, problems and risks associated with IT will be examined, together with their implications for organisational strategy and operations.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Tutorial participation, Case studies, Quizzes, Examination

Communication within a business environment is an exciting and rapidly evolving area of study. The ability to use appropriate communication technologies, from language to screen, and from text to image in a business context is an essential skill for graduates entering the workforce. This unit provides students with an introduction to communications in a rapidly changing world and includes essential skills for a successful professional entering today’s competitive business environment. Throughout this unit, students develop their ability to identify, gather, and present information in a range of oral, written, and visual contexts, using digital and non-digital channels. There is a focus on mobile communication and its effect on contemporary business practices, with students exploring how globalisation and social media are changing business communication. The unit concludes with students examining some of the emerging technologies that have the potential to reshape business communication in the near future.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Presentations 1 & 2, Written report, Group oral presentation

This unit provides students with an introduction to statistics. The ability to accurately collect, analyse, and interpret data, is an essential skill in businesses today. In this unit students are introduced to basic statistical methods and practice and their role in business and organisational decision making. The unit explores various data types and methods of sampling and collection. It examines graphical and numerical statistical methods and introduces concepts such as probability, inference, distributions, estimation, and hypothesis testing.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Tutorial quizzes, Practical exercises, Examination

This unit provides students with an understanding of Enterprise Management Systems (EMS) and the associated issues of selecting, implementing and using these types of systems. The unit introduces students to fundamental EMS concepts of transparency, real-time functioning and process orientation. Students will have the opportunity to gain “hands on” practical experiences with and EMS to reinforce how these types of systems are utilised to automate, integrate and manage an organisation’s business processes while at the same time reinforcing the theoretical concepts covered in this unit. The objective of the unit is to provide students with sufficient knowledge of EMS so that they can appreciate the role of these systems and functionality to support a company’s strategy and core business processes.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quizzes, Case study, Examination

This unit provides students with an introduction to operations and logistics management and examines key issues currently facing all service and manufacturing organisations when creating the products and services. The fundamentals of managing logistics has become a key advantage in the contemporary business context. A primary aim of the unit is to illustrate the principles involved in effectively creating value through using the techniques and tools of operations and logistics management. Continuously improvement of operations and logistics management can help ensure the organisation’s long-term success. After placing the activities required for the operations and logistics manager into a conceptual framework, the practical issues and difficulties in making operations and logistics decisions are examined, including operations and logistics strategy, planning and control, warehousing, transportation, e-commerce operations, and improvement activities.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Participation, Group presentation, Examination

This unit provides students with an introduction to concepts of business ethics and the elements of good corporate governance. The unit discusses the role of corporate officers and their associated obligations, expectations, and responsibilities. It identifies and discusses the instruments and institutions responsible for maintaining good governance such as the ASX, ACC, ASIC, and APRA, including legislation on the notification of data breaches. Students also explore and discuss the difference between ethics, morals, and values and actively consider a range of different moral and ethical dilemmas. Students also learn about the different aspects of risk encountered in the organisational environment.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Report, Case study, Examination

This unit provide students with the fundamentals of marketing theory and practice within the global business environment. Students will learn how to interpret the role of business marketing, and to analyse markets and market characteristics. They are introduced to and apply contemporary marketing theories and practice. They examine the key concepts of consumer behaviour and the factors that influence consumer demand; what people buy and how businesses respond to this demand. Furthermore, the unit explores how international businesses are developing their competitive edge as they face emerging challenges and issues in a global marketplace that is influenced by digital, social and visual media. The unit concludes with students examining how businesses integrate ethical, sustainable and socially responsible practices within their marketing strategies.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quizzes, Group research presentation and Reflective journal, Case study

Level 200

This unit provides students with an introduction to organisational behaviour and change management applicable to the dynamic global business environment. Organisational behaviour can be described as the study of human behaviour at the individual group and corporate level. Students will gain of organisations by examining personal characteristics, drivers of behaviours, group dynamics, and the associated change management processes that organisations can use to maximise their effectiveness.


Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quizzes & Participation, Group report and presentation, Examination

This unit provides students with an introduction to data analytics. In this unit, students will lay the groundwork necessary for today’s data analysis practices including data process chain, data warehousing, descriptive and predictive analyses, Business Intelligence process flow, and Data Mining. In addition, students will build a solid foundation in various Business Intelligence frameworks, architectures, applications, tools, and management practices. Students will further develop the essential knowledge to elaborate on the trends and implications of traditional, modern and next-generation data analytics solutions. Through real-world case studies, students will apply critical thinking skills to develop data analytics solutions that map out business metrics, employing a data-driven approach and business intelligence tools and platforms used in international business and cybersecurity contexts.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quizzes, Case study, Mid-trimester Exam, Examination

This unit introduces students to the concepts, principles and methodologies of business process management and equips them with the knowledge and skills required for managing the business process life cycle in organisations. Considering the cross-functional processes and their IT-enablement as a foundation for enterprise management systems, this unit focuses on the business aspects of process management. This unit helps students develop skills in modelling, analysis, improvement, innovation, implementation and monitoring of business processes using various methodologies and tools developed by various software solution providers such as IBM, Software AG, ARIS, and others. Building on the basic knowledge of business information systems, information technologies and business functions developed in the core units, this unit advances students’ understanding and appreciation of the role played by various specialised enterprise management systems in managing business processes.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quizzes, Case study, Group project, Examination

Business Law aims to develop each student’s knowledge of the Australian legal system in a business context. It introduces students to the study of the law, which is a foundational institution upon which successful businesses are built. In any business decision, legal questions may arise about the potential liabilities of the parties, the rights of the parties have and how the business and related transactions should be undertaken. Apart from learning how the common law system operates in Australia the course covers legal areas that are relevant to business which include the law of contract, the law of torts, laws relating to consumer protection, restrictive trade practices law, property law, and the law of trust. Students are required to undertake three assessment tasks in order to pass the course so as to ensure students develop important analytical and professional skills in the area of business law

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Tutorial participation, Test, Report

This unit provides an understanding of the relevant business processes, transactions, information flows, internal controls and reports in accounting function within an enterprise management system’s (EMS) context. It equips students with the knowledge and skills required to work with an accounting system software solution. In addition, students will be able to understand and analyse the potential impact of emerging technologies such as block chains, distributed ledgers, artificial intelligence, forensic accounting and continuous reporting on accounting processes in enterprise management systems (EMS).

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quizzes, Project, Skills test, Examination

This unit provides students with an introduction to production and service delivery systems. The production process involves the various steps and activities necessary to manufacture or assemble finished goods and semi-finished goods, while service operations provides intangible services. However, in practice, service and manufacturing organisations share many characteristics.

After reviewing the master data involved in production and service delivery processes, the student will learn about different production strategies and processes and explore the implications for organisations of current developments in process automation and robotics. The unit will then focus on the key steps of production process and service delivery. Quality maintenance, downtime management and variances analysis will be key factors to consider while integrating production and service delivery with other EMS processes.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Questions, Software simulation, Case study, Examination

This unit broadens students’ knowledge and skills relating to business research methods used to assist managers in making important business decisions. Learning outcomes from STAT101 Statistic are reinforced by demonstrating application of relevant analysis tools to suitable management problems. Students are introduced to the other research methodologies necessary to address different types of problems. The unit assists students to identify, design and apply suitable research methodology to provide relevant information for management decisions.

Initially, the unit will review the business research environment, the general frameworks involved in the business research process and how specific research problems can be identified. Following on, the unit examines relevant research methodologies suitable for different research problems. Issues involved in overall research design and the application of research methodologies including data measurement, collation and processing and sampling are then discussed. Finally, the unit examines the concepts and techniques involved in analysing and presenting quantitative and qualitative data procured during the research process.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quizzes, Research project, Examination

This unit provides students with an introduction to the key concepts of inventory and asset management systems. Inventory and asset management (IAM) processes are concerned with the storage and movement of materials within an organisation.

This unit, using appropriate EMS software, will review and elaborate on the IAM-related goods movements, related organisational data and master data. It will also examine IAM processes triggered by procurement, fulfilment and production operations. Inventory accuracy, periodic and physical count processes will be examined.

The second part of the unit will focus on the key stages of asset lifecycle. In particular, the unit will investigate the operational stage, debating the maintenance strategies and the related master data, use the appropriate EMS software platform to simulate breakdown and planned maintenance workflows.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quizzes, Software simulation, Case study, Examination

Level 300

This unit provides students with the foundations of business strategy. With the advent of an interdependent global marketplace, modern business engagement is complex and constantly being re-invented. The purpose of this unit is to equip students with the ability to approach complex business problems from the cross-functional and multidimensional perspective of the CEO. To develop and maintain successful sustainable corporate strategy, there must first be an understanding of the links between the wider macro influences, our own industry nuances and the assets we control internally.

Starting with an understanding of the historical development of strategy, this unit will investigate the journey from the work of Sun Tsu to Mintsberg Strategic Thinking Schools through to more recent concepts of Total Quality Management, Business Process Re-engineering and onwards. While the environment of our businesses was focused on our local domestic markets for many decades, it is now essential to be aware of the threat of global competitors. Case analysis is used extensively to link concepts and frameworks to real-world examples. Group work engages students in the challenges of interpersonal communication, task allocation, coordination and control.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quiz, Essay, Case study, Group report

This unit provides students with an introduction to sales and logistics systems. In a globalised world, effective and efficient logistics and sales processes and related information management are critical to maintain competitive advantage and sustained growth. This unit equips with an understanding of the concepts, transactions, processes, information flows and reports in the efficient and effective management of outbound logistics and sales processes in an enterprise wide management system’s context. It imparts students with the knowledge and skills to perform related information management transactions, processes and reports, and covers topics such as pre-sales, sales order processing, delivery, transportation management and customer service in enterprise management system software solutions context. It will allow students to understand and analyse the opportunities, impact and challenges in the exploitation and potential use of emerging management trends such as lean operations, analytics, Social media, automated warehousing and technology trends such as RFID, Blockchains, Internet of Things, Robotics and Artificial intelligence in managing logistics processes in business organisations.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Quizzes, Group project, Application test, Examination

This unit provides students with an introduction to procurement management systems. The procurement process involves the activities required to purchase, receive, and pay for the goods and services that an organisation needs for its operations. In this unit students learn about the procurement processes, the relevant master data, how procurement is strategically linked with the manufacturing and material planning processes, about strategic objectives and cost impact of the procurement process.

The unit starts defining by the different subsets of the Procurement process to move forward and explore Probity and Legislative Principles applied in Procurement. After examining the role of Contract Management and the importance of Master Data the students will focus on the Procurement Process. Starting from the Forecast inputs they will perform to complete the process through the receipt of materials and services, to the final invoicing and payment. The unit concludes with an evaluation of the Procurement integration with other key processes like planning, production execution and accounting.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Presentation, Software simulation, Case study, Examination

This unit provides students with an introduction to global supply chain management. Supply chain management is the management of relationships in the network of organisations, from end customers through original suppliers, using key cross-functional business processes to create value for customers and other stakeholders. The ability to accurately forecast demand for products and services is central to supply chain management.

The aim of this unit is to debate the fundamental processes of supply chain management – demand forecasting and inventory optimisation – in terms of demand-driven forecasting, the dynamic balancing of customer demand and systems capability. While the unit gives an overview of supply-driven inventory management, it does not go into the details of warehousing or inventory control. Rather, the emphasis is on review of demand-driven forecasting and how inventory management is shaped by demand forecasting. The overall aim is to assess a methodology that combines data, analytics and an understanding of contemporary supply chain process optimisation.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Tutorial participation, Quizzes, Case study, Project

Organisations are extending their enterprise systems, beyond operational management, to a more high level strategic focus both internally and externally to the organisation to support strategic decision making and performance management. This unit provides an overview of the characteristic domains such as functions, processes, performance reports and strategic features addressed by various extensions of enterprise management systems such as supply chain management (SCM), customer relationship management (CRM), Product life cycle management (PLM), business process management (BPM) and business intelligence (BI). It will introduce students to various contemporary technologies and emerging business trends and equips them with the knowledge and skills to evaluate the application of these technologies to extend the capabilities of enterprise management systems.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Class Assessment, Group research paper, Examination

This unit provides students with an introduction to human capital management systems. Enterprise-wide information systems and emerging information technologies are key enablers for faster and effective delivery of HR services and are transforming the world of work and the processes, decision making and reporting across all facets of human capital management in large and small business organisations. Building on the foundational knowledge of business, this unit incorporates learning of the concepts, frameworks, processes, transactions, information flows, reports and analytics relevant to various human capital management in business organisations. It equips students with the knowledge and specialist software skills required to manage the processes, information and reporting relevant to organisational management, workforce/personnel management, time management, talent management, remuneration and performance management, privacy and security of HR information, workplace health and safety, and diversity management in an enterprise wide management systems software solution context. It imparts students an understanding of the potential influence, opportunities and challenges of emerging technologies and business trends such as liquid workforce, outsourcing, offshoring, digitalisation, social media, artificial intelligence, machine learning and Internet of Things within a legal, sustainability and social contexts.

Workload
3 timetabled h/p/w; 9 personal study h/p/w; Total 12 h/p/w

Assessment
Assessments, Case study, Skills test, Examination

An important element of success in business organisations today is the ability to undertake research-based projects. Such projects might seek to describe an organisational environment, identify issues, or suggest solutions to an identified problem relevant to the program they have been enrolled in. This unit builds upon students’ previous study in their program and offers an opportunity to focus on a relevant area of interest through a formal research-related project. Students in this unit will learn about the principles of effective research and conduct a short research project on a topic of interest based upon or influenced by their areas of interest within their program.

The unit is in two parts. In the first part, students either learn about the fundamentals of organisational research or have a refresher course to ensure that all students in the unit have the same level of preparation. They also work with the unit coordinator to develop an agreed research topic. In the second part, they conduct their major project. During this period, they will also meet and consult regularly with the unit coordinator to discuss their project progress.

Workload
6 timetabled h/p/w; 18 personal study h/p/w; Total 24 h/p/w

Assessment
Participation, Research report and presentation Part 1&2

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