Abstract: Many traditional Information Systems (IS) programs are either redesigning current courses to incorporate business/data analytics or adding newly created courses in business /data analytics; our IS program chose the former to meet the demand (from employers) for business/data analytics. In that transition, a traditional systems analysis and design (SA&D) course was redesigned to focus on the procedures and skills needed to perform business/data analytics; this required changes to the focal topical areas. In 2017-18, curricular changes transitioned a traditionally focused database systems analysis and design course to incorporate business/data analytic skills. This paper focuses on the course redesign and the new business/data analytic procedures and methods, we highlight the important shifts created to the topical areas of this course. The paper emphasizes the rationale and student outcomes generated.
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Recommended Citation: Pomykalski, J., (2021). Moving to Business Analytics: Re-Designing a Traditional Systems Analysis and Design Course. Information Systems Education Journal19(6) pp 55-67. http://ISEDJ.org/2021-6/ ISSN : ISSN: 1545-679X. A preliminary version appears in The Proceedings of EDSIGCON 2020