Business Information Systems Analysis (Previously INF20002 Business Analysis and Modelling) - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Individual (20-30%) , Assignment 2 - Group (30-40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,925.00
HECS 1,131.00
International 3,175.00

This unit aims to introduce students to business information systems analysis methodologies in an organisational context. It provides students with tools and techniques to assist in the analysis of complex, socio-technical problems that typify the nature of organisational information systems and the work of business and information analysts. The unit encompasses the technical, social and human dimensions of information systems problem solving and the value of teasing out the multiple perspectives and multiple objectives that are likely to exist in complex human problems situations and which can adversely impact information systems projects.

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

After successfully completing this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues  associated with business analysis and analyse the nature of business problems in an organisational context
  2. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team
  3. Evaluate key business analysis methodologies and their application in organisations
  4. Apply theories, tools and techniques for business analysis to organisational scenarios
  5. Discuss, illustrate and apply design thinking to analytical activities.
  • Assignment 1 — Individual (20-30%)
  • Assignment 2 — Group (30-40%)
  • Invigilated Exam — Individual (40-50%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Nature of business, information systems and design thinking for Business IS analysis and problem solving.
2Systems Analysis Approaches and Techniques
3Business Analysis
4Business Analysis Methods and Techniques
5Issues & Challenges in Business Information Systems Analysis
6Methods and Techniques for Business Information Systems Analysis
7Information Systems Service Innovation: Implications for Business Managers

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