MIS Made Real
Monday, 19 April 2010
Lecturer Ken Ireland, along with Dr Phil Dobson, have developed a range of industry projects that will see students undertake a practical application of the Management Information Systems theory.
“In the past, we have completed many different projects from mine simulation to web development” says Phil.
The range of organised projects for this semester will see students fulfil meaningful roles as work experience, reporting both to the company and to ECU as part of their assessment.
Several projects position students to design and develop websites, with others focussing on business analytics.
One key client of note is Cooperative Bulk Handling (CBH), which has moved into grain marketing through a merger with fellow grower-controlled organization, the Grain Pool of Western Australia. In 2008, CBH celebrated its 75th anniversary as one of Australia’s leading grain businesses, with net assets totalling approximately $1 billion.
“Two international students are working two days per week in a business analysis role for CBH” describes Phil. “This is a relatively new job role, whose main focus is on bridging the gap between IT and business”.
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