MGMT 217 - Business Systems Analysis and Design

This course introduces students to the concepts, theories, principles, and frameworks for managing change in the structures and systems of a business.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 3)


Total Weeks: 15


CPSC 100 or CPSC 101, or enrolment in PDD program.


Non-Course Prerequisites:




Course Content:
- The Context of Systems Analysis and Design Methods
- Information System Building Blocks
- Information System Development
- Project and Process Management
- System Analysis
- Fact-Finding Technique for Requirements Discovery
- Data Modelling and Analysis
- Process Modelling and Analysis
- Feasibility Analysis and System Proposal
- System Design
- Input Design and Prototyping
- Output Design and Prototyping
- System Construction and Implementation
- System Operation and Support


Learning Outcomes: At the end of the course, the students will be able to:
- Understand the role of information systems in an organization;
- Demonstrate understanding of the Systems Analyst in information system development;
- Describe the various components of information systems;
- Describe the six phases of the systems life cycle;
- Discuss how problems or needs are identified during preliminary investigation;
- Explain how the current system is studied and new requirements are specified;
- Describe how a new or alternative information system is designed;
- Know how new hardware and software are acquired, developed and tested;
- Discuss how a new information system is implemented;
- Describe the process of systems maintenance


Grading System: Letters


Passing Grade: D (50%)


Percentage of Individual Work: 80


Percentage of Group Work: 20


Additional Comments: Assignment Policy: All assignments are to be submitted on due date. Extensions granted ONLY with instructor permission and at the discretion of the instructor. 10% penalty for late assignments. Late assignments submitted without prior instructor permission will not be graded. Assignments more than one week late will not be accepted. Contact instructor if extreme circumstances exist.
Exams are to be written as scheduled. Please advise instructor immediately of any conflicts.


Textbooks are subject to change.  Please contact the bookstore at your local campus for current book lists.