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MIS701 - Business Requirements Analysis


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 3, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 5 October 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:MSC754
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Lemai Nguyen
Trimester 2: Lemai Nguyen
Trimester 3: Quan Vu

For students enrolled in M722, M622, M522: MIS070

All other students: Nil

From Trimester 2 2020: Nil

Incompatible with: Nil
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 3 hour class per week

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


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. Seminar and online exercises will allow students to develop practical hands-on skills in effective acquisition of information from client groups by brainstorming, interviewing, conducting seminars and meetings.


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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Analyse business contexts, develop and evaluate business proposals; and make recommendations. 

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


Analyse, model and specify stakeholder needs; develop technology-enabled solutions and model new business process, and make recommendations.

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


Critically assess current IS professional skills and other capabilities, compare these capabilities to post-graduation IS job requirements, and propose how capability gaps will be resolved during the course. 

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO6: Self-management


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 
Assessment 1 (Individual) -  Business (Report) equivalent to 3000 words 30% Week 4
Assessment 2 (Group of 5) -Business (Report) equivalent to 5000 words 30% Week 8
Assessment 3 (Group of 5) - Business (Report) requirements analysis equivalent to 3000 words 20% Week 11

Assessment 4 (Individual) - Business (Report) and Written Reflection

equivalent to 1000 words each

20% total (10% each)

Week 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.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: satisfactory completion (50%) of Assessment 4

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MIS701 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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