Business Analysis Practice

INF80006 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 Hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to build an appreciation of the complex business context in which business analysts operate, and to develop the knowledge and skills required to manage in such contexts. In particular, this involves developing skills and understanding of the challenges of working with multiple stakeholder groups (often involving large numbers of people), working in multi-disciplinary teams, and through leadership and facilitation, help evolve an understanding of the nature of the problem, the desired future state and how that future state might be achieved.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply coherent and advanced knowledge of the key aspects and characteristics to facilitate and lead individuals and groups towards an improved understanding of the challenges and the desired future states for the business.
2. Critically evaluate the role of the business analyst in analysing, communicating, managing and building readiness for Information Technology (IT) enabled change.
3. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a variety of audiences, function as an effective leader or member of a diverse team.
4. Apply business analysis fundamentals to the analysis, and design of business problems and opportunities using appropriate methods and tools in a variety of contexts.
5. Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and execute a piece of research with some independence.