Business Systems Analysis

Subject 306-620 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: One 3-hour seminar per week (Semester 1).
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 306-490 Business Information Technology or equivalent
Corequisites: 306-662 Information Processes and Control
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: This subject introduces students to the techniques of business systems analysis. It focuses on preparing a business case; gathering information; investigating alternative solutions; determining the feasibility of solutions; logical and physical process, and business data modelling; report and data entry design, implementation and change management issues.
Objectives: On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  • Critically discuss the various phases in the business systems development life cycle;
  • Explain the role of a business analyst whose task is to work within a framework that has resource constraints;
  • Prepare a business case, and understand how to initiate and plan a proposed system;
  • Gather information on functional and system requirements;
  • Model the business data requirements and relationships, processes and logic of a business information system;
  • Explain the principles and guidelines for usable reporting and data entry;
  • Describe the process of finalising design specifications;
  • Describe the processes and challenges involved in implementation, change management and maintenance of a business information system;
  • Describe alternative methodologies used in developing business information systems and the considerations involved in choosing which methodology to use.
Assessment: A 3-hour end-of-semester examination (50%), computer oriented assignments (40%) and class participation (10%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: To be advised.
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

On successful completion of this subject, students should have improved the following generic skills:

  • Oral and written communication;
  • Collaborative learning and team work;
  • Interpretation and analysis of cases; and
  • Problem solving.
Related Course(s): Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Applied Commerce (Business Analysis and Systems)
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Business and Information Technology
Master of Management (Business Analysis and Systems)

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