Business Analysis and Modelling - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 - Group (30-40%) , Assignment 2 - Group (30-50%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 1,114.00
HECS 1,114.00
International 1,364.00

Business analysis and modelling are the activities that provide the link between business requirements and information systems design. As such, they are critical to the success of Information Systems projects in a complex and dynamic business environment.

This unit examines the contribution of business models and their influence on the role of information systems in value creation. Specifically, it considers strategic intent and outcomes from the perspective of value creation and capture through value networks. Stakeholder management is considered as an essential activity in creating value networks and also an essential consideration in undertaking business analysis and modelling tasks. The unit also covers theoretical and diagrammatic tools that can be used to analyse and model business requirements and processes. It supports a theory-based understanding of business models to anticipate the successful design and implementation of business information systems.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the concept of a business model and its role in achieving alignment between information systems and the organisation’s strategic intent.
  2. Recognise the role of stakeholder in business models, business processes and organisational design.
  3. Evaluate appropriate methods, tools and techniques to analyse business problems.
  4. Apply appropriate methods, tools and techniques to design a business processes.
  5. Identify the role of a business information system in value creation activities
  6. Discuss and illustrate the social, cultural and ethical implications associated with eBusiness operations.
  • Assignment 1 — Group (30-40%)
  • Assignment 2 — Group (30-50%)
  • Invigilated Exam — (20-40%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • CIS290 — Business Analysis and Modelling

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Business models, strategic choices, value creation and capture, value networks
2Stakeholder management in business analysis
3Modelling tools and frameworks and levels of abstraction
4Rich pictures, use cases, the BCED framework

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Printable format materials

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is an approved elective in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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