Department of Finance and Decision Sciences



What is ISBI?

The Information Systems and Business Intelligence (ISBI) concentration has always been uniquely positioned to meet and respond to the ever-changing needs of businesses in a technology-driven economy. We are the gateway to the future of the business. Our curriculum enables students to explore a plethora of hot topics in Data Analytics, Business Intelligence Applications in various industries and sectors, as well as the collateral policy and regulatory implications. Through the acquisition of first-hand experience in the latest business technologies, students can develop a solid understanding of the structures and processes that convert data into strategic assets.

The concentration promotes the concept of a seamless integration of businesses, data, and technology. We envision our graduates to be the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders who are capable to navigate the rapidly transforming technological demands of the business world and our society.

We prepare students ...
Our courses prepare students to make use of the latest digital technologies to drive innovations both inside organizations and starting up new ventures. Students will learn not only how innovative technologies can enable digital transformation of existing business and create new digital businesses, they will also learn hands-on technologies involved, such as apps development, mobile user experience, development of web-based businesses, performing customer data analytics using machine learning, as well as cybersecurity. This will equip the students to face the challenges of the fast-paced digital business transformation and innovation that is happening right now.

For students who are interested in Fintech and Business Analytics our curriculum prepares them to face the challenges in the rapidly changing financial industry by equipping them with the knowledge of finance, technology, and data analytics. With the rise of the blockchain, artificial intelligence, and other disruptive technologies, many old ways of doing business have been changed by new models/technologies such as Algo-trading, Robo-advisor, Robotic Process Automation,  End-to-end Digital Payment and Cryptocurrency, Crowd-based Capital Rising, Internet of Things, and more. Students will not only understand the new way of doing business in various domains of the financial industry, but also other technical mechanisms behind the new business models. Furthermore, the courses will discuss the policy and regulatory implications of disruptive technology and new business model. Our curriculum is also aligned with the Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA®) Model Curriculum for IS Audit and Control. This will prepare students for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) examination.
What are the Professional Recognitions?
1. Information Systems Auditing and Control Association  (ISACA®) 
As of 25 August 2009, the Hong Kong Baptist University BBA Information Systems and e-Business Management curriculum as submitted to  ISACA® was found to be in alignment with the ISACA Model Curriculum for IS Audit and Control. Graduates of this program will be prepared for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA®) professional examination.
2. Hong Kong Computing Society (HKCS)
Graduates are eligible to register as Graduates Member of the Society.