Business Analysis and Impact Management

RMIT University Vietnam

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Business Analysis and Impact Management

  • Host University

    RMIT University Vietnam

  • Location

    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

  • Area of Study

    Business Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Required Prior Study 
    002915 - Digital Business Design and Innovation

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Description

    This course develops and extends your knowledge of the analysis and design process for developing business information systems by introducing: object-oriented techniques using the UML notation for analysis and design; the requirements discovery process, taking into account soft-systems methodology (SSM); the process of modelling business processes, the decision to build/buy/customise business information systems including cloud-enabled applications bundled as Software-as-a-Service (SaaS); the different structures by which information systems development teams can organise themselves; and modern information systems development methodologies such as the Rational Unified Process and Agile methodologies.

    This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


    Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

    On successful completion of this course you will be able to:

    • Understand and analyze business needs and problems in a complex business environment.
    • Apply IT developmental tools and techniques in designing and recommending business solutions.
    • Apply project management tools and techniques to plan the implementation of business solutions
    • Effectively communicate the analysis of business needs, problems and their solutions to a range of stakeholders


    Overview of Learning Activities

    In this course you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various in-class and online activities comprising individual and group work. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.


    Overview of Learning Resources

    Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT /Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information. 

    Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

    Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.


    Overview of Assessment

    The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

    Assessment Task 1: 20% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Assessment Task 2: 30% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

    Final Examination: 50% 
    Linked CLOs: 1, 2

    Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.


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