MGMT 217 - Business Systems Analysis and Design

This course introduces students to the concepts, theories, principles and frameworks of managing change  in the structures  and systems of a business. Students will work as a consulting team to a local business or organization.


Credits: 3


Hours: 45 (Lecture Hours: 45)


Total Weeks: 15


CPSC 101 or ITEC 150 or enrolment in PDD program or permission of the Chair.


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:
Upon successful completion of this 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: 85


Percentage of Group Work: 15


Additional Comments: Assignments are mandatory and must be handed in on the specified due date. Work handed in late may lose marks for each day delayed.  Exceptions may be made for documented medical reasons or extenuating circumstances. Cheating and plagiarism policy will be enforced, as per College rules and procedures


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