University of Information Technology

Business Information System Analysis and Design Syllabus

Course Description

The course concentrates on the front-end of the systems development process; that is, the analysis process. The analysis process provides a basis for understanding and modeling the user needs in an information system solution. The course provides the body of knowledge between the information system and business analysis.

The objectives are:

  • To explain the concepts, skills and techniques required to become an business systems analyst.
  • To gain a deeper understanding of business analysis.
  • To describe business analysis in contexts beyond traditional approaches to custom software application development.
  • To understand a systematic methodology for analyzing a business problem or opportunity.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Upon the successful completion of this course, students should be able to:

  • apply a variety of analysis and design techniques to document existing information systems or to create new information systems.
  • communicate requirements for business functionality of an information system.
  • recognize the importance of your stakeholders and their goals.
  • produce the information system requirements reports such as feasibility report, problem_statement_matrix report and candidate_matrix report.

Text and References Books


  1. System analysis and Design Methods by JeHrey L. Whitten, Lonnie D. Bentley, 7th Edition
  2. Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK®Guide) Version 2.0


  1. Essentials of Systems Analysis and Design, 4th Edition, Prentice Hall. Authors: Valacich, J., George, J. and Hoffer, J. ISBN: 978-0-13-506984-4(Ebook).

Assessment system

Evaluation Marks Percentage
Class Participation 10 Marks 10%
Tutorial 10 Marks 10%
Assignments/Project 20 Marks 20%
Final Examination 60 Marks 60%