MGI530 Foundations of Business Analysis (8)

This subject introduces the concepts and skills of business analysis and its implementation. The subject covers the entire process from problem investigation through requirements and information gathering to solution engineering. It also examines stakeholder communication and buy-in principles as part of the solution process, as well as change management and implementation.


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 and apply the functions of business analysis tools and techniques;
  • be able to design and create suitable solutions to business challenges using the typical tools of business analysis;
  • be able to devise and manage a stakeholder buy-in and alignment strategy; 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of MGI530 in Session 2 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Blog post & reply
Online exam - icba
Graphical presentation
Strategy report

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.