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 implementing solutions to business problems.


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 compare and contrast the elements of the Business Analysis International Qualifications (BAIQ) framework;
  • 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; and
  • be able to integrate solution design with typical business solution implementation processes.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction: the role of business analysis
  • The BA lifecycle within enterprise
  • Requirements elicitation
  • Analysing requirements
  • Documenting requirements
  • Validating and managing requirements
  • Tools and techniques
  • Stakeholder buy-in and communication
  • Business analysis and technology
  • Implementation and change management


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.