BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS DESIGN

BUS5BID

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Business information systems are an essential part of most organisational functions today including accounting, marketing, human resource management, and finance.  The aim of this subject is to skill you in analysing business problems using design thinking and work-centred analysis framework by designing business information system solutions to create business value and customer value.  The subject focuses on analysis and design of business information systems from a design thinking viewpoint.  The subject provides you with skills in design thinking, business process improvement, data modelling and analysis and business information systems analysis and design. Lecture material is presented in the context of real world case studies.

SchoolLa Trobe Business School

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPetrus Usmanij

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsSystems analysis and designPrescribedShelly, G., Cashman, T. and H.RosenblattNInth Edition or later, Boston : Course Technology Cengage Learning, 2012
ReadingsThe work system method : connecting people, processes, and IT for business resultsRecommendedAlter, S.Larkspur, CA : Work System Press, 2006
ReadingsDesign Thinking for Strategic Innovation: What They Can't Teach You at Business or Design SchoolPrescribedIdris MooteeWiley, 2013

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Develop high level business information system requirements using design thinking and work-centered analysis framework to create business and customer value.

Activities:
Group Assignment, Exam, Class exercises, lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

02. Evaluate information systems from a customer acquisition life cycle perspective.

Activities:
Class exercises, lab exercises and lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

03. Synthesis of information systems by applying database modelling skills to business problems and business intelligence projects.

Activities:
Class exercises, lab exercises, group assignment and lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

04. Analyse and evaluate information systems using system analysis and design techniques as part of system development life cycle

Activities:
Lab exercises, class exercises, exam and lectures
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

05. Work in teams and apply knowledge of conducting interviews, planning and human side of managing team meetings for developing interviewing skills related to requirements modelling and learning team management skills

Activities:
Lectures, exam, group assignment
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Literacies and Communication Skills (Writing,Speaking)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Personal and Professional Skills (Teamwork including leadership and working in groups,Ethical behaviour)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

06. Apply knowledge of Microsoft Access and SQL for developing information system prototype

Activities:
Lab exercise
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Inquiry and Analytical Skills (Critical Thinking,Creative Problem-solving)
Discipline -Specific Knowledge and Skills (Discipline-Specific Knowledge and Skills)

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPetrus Usmanij

Class requirements

Lecture Week: 31 - 43
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Laboratory Class Week: 32 - 43
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 32 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Business Analysis (Design thinking, Data modelling) & Information System Prototype -Group AssignmentAssignment completed by a group of 4 students. In a group of 4 students assignment equivalent to 1,000 words per student.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Lecture quizzes and exercisesQuizzes and homework exercises related to lecture material. Maximum of five homework exercises equivalent to 250 word each plus 5 in class quizzes30 01, 02, 03, 04

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPetrus Usmanij

Class requirements

Laboratory Class Week: 11 - 22
One 1.0 hours laboratory class per week on weekdays during the day from week 11 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Lecture Week: 10 - 22
One 2.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One 2-hour examination40 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
Business Analysis (Design thinking, Data modelling) & Information System Prototype -Group AssignmentAssignment completed by a group of 4 students. In a group of 4 students assignment equivalent to 1,000 words per student.30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
Lecture quizzes and exercisesQuizzes and homework exercises related to lecture material. Maximum of five homework exercises equivalent to 250 word each plus 5 in class quizzes30 01, 02, 03, 04