MGI530 Business Analysis Foundation (8)

This subject provides a foundation into the concepts and skills of business analysis and its implementation. The subject follows the core of the Introductory Certificate in Business Analysis (ICBA) from the Business Analyst International Qualifications (BAIQ) and is enhanced with practical application knowledge. The subject covers the entire process from problem investigation through requirements and information gathering to solution engineering. It examines stakeholder communication and buy-in principles as part of the solution process, as well as change management and implementation. This subject covers the entire process of identifying, solving, and selling solutions to business problems.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: MGI530. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Only available to students enrolled in the IT Masters suite of courses.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and describe the role, purpose and function of business analysis as a professional discipline;
  • be able to understand the functions of business analysis tools and techniques and to apply them appropriately;
  • be able to analyse business challenges and to gather appropriate information for their investigation;
  • be able to design and create suitable solutions to business challenges using the typical tools of business analysis;
  • be able to devise a stakeholder buy-in and alignment strategy, and to manage and influence the stakeholder decision process;
  • be able to integrate solution design with typical business solution implementation processes; and
  • be able to compare and contrast technical and non-technical business analysis techniques to effectively leverage technology in solution design.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction: the role of business analysis
  • The BA life cycle within enterprise
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Analysing requirements
  • Documenting requirements
  • Validating and managing requirements
  • Preparing for the Introductory Certificate in Business Analysis industry examination
  • Tools and techniques
  • Stakeholder buy-in and communication
  • Business analysis and technology
  • Implementation and change management


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.