Course description

Students learn to create a business case based on a real-life case study and to communicate in a simulated environment, the business case to decision makers and other stakeholders. Students learn to differentiate between needs, goals and objectives and to set quantifiable objectives. They perform a cost-benefit analysis to calculate key financial metrics, including return on investment (ROI) and payback period. Students apply tasks and techniques from the Enterprise Analysis knowledge area of the BABOK (IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) including the assessment of capability gaps (gap analysis), the formulation of a problem statement, the definition of the solution scope using a scope model (context diagram), and the creation of a weighted scoring table to support the decision process (decision analysis).

Course details

Hours: 21
Credits: 2
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None

Please note: This course is offered through OntarioLearn. To review important information such as textbook, exam and grade information, visit the OntarioLearn Information web page.

Credit transfer

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Registration dates

Not all courses are offered each term.

Fall 2022 registration opens July 25, 2022. Winter 2023 registration opens November 28, 2022.

Delivery options

In person: classes held in person on a campus/site in a classroom/lab/shop/studio for the course duration

Online - Asynchronous: ​100% online delivery with no assigned day or time requirements, independent course completion

Online - Synchronous: 100% online delivery with scheduled day and time course requirements

Hybrid: any combination of: in person, timetabled, on campus, online, and hyflex delivery