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MSC754 - Information Systems Business Analysis

Note: You are seeing the 2012 view of this unit information. These details may no longer be current.
Enrolment modes:(B, X)
Credit point(s):1
Offerings: Trimester 1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:J Cybulski
Prerequisite:Nil
Corequisite:Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Contact hours: 1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week
Note:

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

Content

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.

Assessment

Written Assignment 1 1000 words 15%, Written Assignment 2 (Group/4 students) 2500 words 25%, Examination 2 hours 60%, Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 45% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Student Contribution Rate***Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1006$1006$1006$2593$2897

* Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2010
** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2009
*** Student contribution rate for Commonwealth Supported students who commenced studies from 2008
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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