Business | S 310 Systems Analysis and Design
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S 310 Systems Analysis and Design (3 cr.)P or C: S 307; P: 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.