INFO223-21S2 (C) Semester Two 2021

Business Systems Analysis

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 19 July 2021
End Date: Sunday, 14 November 2021
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 1 August 2021
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 1 October 2021


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.

Information technology plays a central role in business and society, supporting business transformation and innovation, digital lifestyles, and how we communicate and collaborate.  This course examines how organisations can use data and technology to deliver business value and support business strategy, to create better business processes, to improve connections with stakeholders, and enhance decision-making.  In this course students are exposed to the opportunities that new and emerging technologies provide, and develop problem-solving skills applicable to any area in business, as well as practical skills in Excel and Access and an understanding of how to capture, organise and use data to address business problems and support decision-making.

Learning Outcomes

  • At the end of this course, it is expected that students will be able to:
  •  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, agile and object-oriented approaches (e.g. Entity-Relational/Class models, context/data flow diagrams, use cases, user stories) 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, design and prototyping of an IS solution to a business problem or need.
  •  Use various tools (e.g. MS Project, MS Visio, prototyping tools) to support the planning, analysis, design and prototyping 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) INFO123 or INFO125 or COSC121 or COSC122; and
(2) An additional 15 points


INFO203, ACIS203, AFIS203, AFIS223

Course Coordinator

Pan Zheng


Thilini Bhagya


Assessment Due Date Percentage 
Group Project 25%
Mid-Semester Test 35%
Final Exam 40%

Textbooks / Resources

Required Texts

Valacich, Joseph S. , George, Joey F; Modern systems analysis and design ; Nineth edition; Pearson Education, Inc., 2020.

Course links


Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $877.00

International fee $4,438.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, 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 departments and faculties page .

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