Contemporary Issues in Business Analysis

INF80014 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 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

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 provides students with an understanding of how the strategic and operational priorities of business inform decisions regarding how best to collate and prioritise requirements used to develop a technology solution for organisations. The unit examines the tools and techniques used by business analysts to support different project methodologies, both traditional and modern. Concepts are introduced of how the outcomes of business analysts’ documentation support the justification of Information Technology (IT) investments. The unit enables students to test their understanding of these techniques by relating it to case studies and organisations that they work for, or are familiar with.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of business problems and position information systems analysis within complex organisational contexts.
2. Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the major, contemporary problem solving and project methodologies in business information systems analysis, and their application to business analysis and information analysis.
3. Critically analyse business analysis methodologies as the means of identifying, clarifying and defining business information requirements.
4. Critically evaluate tools and techniques used in organisations to support different problem solving and analytical approaches.
5. Communicate proficiently in professional practice to a wide range of audiences and operate as a member of leader of a diverse team.

Courses with unit

A unit of study in the , ,   and Master of Technology (Information Technology).