INFO223-18S2 (C) Semester Two 2018

Business Systems Analysis

15 points, 0.1250 EFTS
16 Jul 2018 - 18 Nov 2018


Explores key principles in the analysis, design and development of business information system solutions. Coverage includes project planning, analysis of business systems, processes, and requirements; principles of user interface design; prototyping; communication skills. Includes use of software to model organisational data and business processes. Students develop practical skills by applying knowledge to real-world business problems.

The aim of this course is to help students develop an understanding of how business information systems solutions are developed through the activities of systems planning, analysis, design and implementation. Key modelling concepts applicable to both traditional (structured) and object-oriented (OO) approaches to systems development are also introduced.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, it is expected that students will be able to:

  •  Recognise and apply key modelling concepts applicable to both structured and object-oriented approaches to systems development.
  •  Identify and understand key aspects of the systems development process, from project planning through to analysis, design and implementation including key activities and key deliverables.  
  •  Recognise and perform key activities associated with the analysis of business systems, including the analysis of business problem, determining information needs, and selecting an IS-based strategy/solution to address the business need.
  •  Select and apply various strategies, tools, and modelling concepts and techniques related to traditional, object-oriented and other approaches (e.g. develop Entity-Relational/Class models, context/data flow diagrams, use cases) to the analysis and design of a business information system.
  •  Recognise and apply key principles of good user interface design.
  •  Work as a team to perform key activities associated with project planning and the analysis and design of an IS solution to a business problem or need.
  •  Use various tools (e.g. MS Project, MS Visio) to support the planning, analysis, and design of an IS project.
    • University Graduate Attributes

      This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

      Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

      Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.

      Employable, innovative and enterprising

      Students will develop key skills and attributes sought by employers that can be used in a range of applications.


(1) 15 points from (INFO123, INFO125, COSC121, COSC122)
(2) An additional 15 points from the Commerce Schedule.


INFO203, ACIS203, AFIS203, AFIS223

Timetable 2018

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Monday 13:00 - 15:00 F3 Lecture Theatre 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 15:00 - 16:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
02 Wednesday 14:00 - 15:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct
03 Thursday 11:00 - 12:00 Meremere 110 Computer Lab 16 Jul - 26 Aug
10 Sep - 21 Oct

Course Coordinator

Annette Mills


Required Texts

Valacich, Joseph S, George, Joey F; Modern Systems Analysis and Design; 8th; Pearson, 2016.

Recommended Reading

Kendall, Kenneth E. , Kendall, Julie E; Systems analysis and design; 9th ed; Pearson, 2014.

Satzinger, John W, Jackson, Robert B, Burd, Stephen D; Systems Analysis and Design in a Changing World; 7th; 2016.

Whitten, Jeffrey L. , Bentley, Lonnie D; Systems analysis and design methods; 7th ed; McGraw-Hill, 2007.

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $834.00

International fee $3,788.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Department of Accounting and Information Systems on the department and colleges page.

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