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MSC754 - Information Systems Business Analysis

Enrolment modes:(B, X)

Trimester 1, trimester 2

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Cybulski


Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week

Online teaching methods require internet access.  Please refer to the most current computer specifications.


From Trimester 1 2014:

The unit code and title will change to MIS701 Business Requirements Analysis


The unit takes a high-level view of IS development where the focus is on the strategic alignment of IS and business functions in an organisation, which involves planning and discussion of business needs, as well as, negotiation and specification of solutions required by the client organisation, and agreed upon by management. Such solutions often involve development of information systems, and may also include business process improvement, organizational change, and strategy and policy development.  The unit therefore covers the principles and practices of stakeholder analysis, identification of business needs, problems and opportunities, analysis, negotiation and specification of requirements for any solution that may involve technology inspired change. The unit will address critical issues in acquiring, modelling, validating and communicating requirements for large business systems. Tutorial and online exercises will allow students to develop practical hands-on skills in effective acquisition of information from client groups by brainstorming, interviewing, conducting workshops and meetings.


Assignment 1 (individual) 10%, assignment 2 (group) 10%, assignment 3 (group) 10%, assignment 4 (individual) 10%, assignment 5 (group) 10%, assignment 6 (group) 10%, assignment 7 (individual) 10%, assignment 8 (group) 10%, assignment 9 (group) 10%, assignment 10 (individual) 20%

* final mark is made up of the best 8 of the first 9 assignments (for a total of 80%) plus assignment 10 20%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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