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MIS201 - Business Requirements Analysis


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MSC228
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Van-Hau Trieu

For students commencing courses M300, M307, D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366 or D388 from Trimester 1 2016: MIS171

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 1 hour class + 1 x 2 hour (seminar + workshop) per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:11 x 1 hour class (recordings provided) + 10 x 2 hour (online seminar + workshop)


This unit introduces students to the fundamental concepts and methods of business analysis. Students will gain experience in identifying business opportunities, exploring stakeholder problems and seeking problem solutions to the client satisfaction. Seminars and online exercises will allow students to develop practical skills in using business analysis group techniques, which include brainstorming, mind-mapping, interviewing, conducting seminars and meetings, conflict resolution, viewpoints analysis, creative problem solving, negotiation of system options and validation of proposals with the client.


These are the Learning Outcomes for this Unit
At the successful completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Understand business context, its processes and structures.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Explore and analyse stakeholder needs and their requirements. GLO2: Communication
GLO5: Problem solving


Develop business solutions to meet stakeholder requirements.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO5: Problem solving


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 

Continuous Problem Based Assessment


Part 1: (Individual) Tasks A1 - A3

Part 2: (Group 4-5 students) Tasks A4 - A6

Part 3: (Group 4-5 students) Tasks A7 - A8;

(Individual) Task A9

Part 4: (Individual) Reflective essay A10

(50% Group and 50% Individual)





30% (10% each)

30% (10% each)

30% (10% each)


Weeks 1 -11

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MIS201 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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