Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics

Deakin's Department of Information Systems and Business Analytics is a leading interdisciplinary department that focuses on digital technologies, artificial intelligence and business analytics.

Information systems and business analytics at Deakin

Our curriculum is informed both by cutting edge research and practice. A key component of our programs is hands-on experience involving industry-focused problem-solving, strategies and applications for an easy transition to the workforce for our graduates. DISBA members have received several awards for teaching and learning and publish their research in leading academic and practitioner journals.

Our work

Our work with industry partners in public and private sectors extends from short-term engagements such as workshops and events (AI Festival), collaborative reports and surveys (Tata Consultancy Services), customised consulting and training, directly funded research in partnerships, or larger funded government initiatives.

DISBA’s members are also active in the multidisciplinary Centre for AI and the Future of Business which provides insights and collaboration at the intersection of Data, AI and Digitalisation.

The department welcomes new industry collaborations in teaching and research. Contact the Department Head to discuss partnership proposals.

Areas of specialisation

Our department has expertise in the following areas:

  • Artificial Intelligence (IA) and the future of work, including cognitive automation, human-robot interaction and machine learning algorithms
  • Digital innovation, transformation and disruption
  • Business analytics for enhanced decision-making


Our researchers have an excellent track record of publishing in top journals in the discipline, including:

  • MIS Quarterly
  • Information Systems Research
  • Journal of Strategic Information Systems
  • Journal of the Association of Information Systems,
  • Journal of Management Information Systems
  • Journal of Information Technology
  • Information Systems Journal
  • Organization Science
  • MIS Quarterly Executive

Research seminars

Learn more about our recent seminar presenters and topics presented by Deakin staff, visitors and research partners.

Find out more about our research seminars

PhD program

DISBA admits a small number of students into the PhD program each year, allowing us to offer a very high standard of individual attention.

Learn more about how to apply

Grant success

Our Department has been highly successful in receiving a range of government (e.g. ARC DP) and industry-based funding (e.g. D2D CRC, Cyber Security CRC, Department of Health and Human Services, United Energy, Smartward and local governments) to support our research.

Our staff

Our staff are dedicated to excellence in teaching and research in information systems and business analytics.

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