Systems Analysis and Design

  • 16-weeks
  • 3 credits
  • Prerequisite: I-Core
Analysis of an organization and the subsequent design of solutions to meet business requirements are at the heart of the information systems field. This course follows a structured process called the systems development life cycle that companies use to identify and solve business problems, although alternative methodologies are also covered. Students learn tools and techniques for conducting projects, including how to gather system requirements, how to construct models of business processes using data flow diagrams, and the role of computer-aided software engineering (CASE) technology. Students practice the discipline of systems analysis and design through a hypothetical case situation; those wanting additional hands-on experience should also take S 410. While S 310 emphasizes the system analyst role, all business students will benefit from the ability to analyze the processes, data, and computer systems they will encounter in their work as well as the knowledge of how to work with the system analyst to define strategic business solutions.

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