MGMT70044
Business Case Development
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  I: Administrative Information   II: Course Details   III: Topical Outline(s)  Printable Version
 
Section I: Administrative Information
  Total hours: 21.0
Credit Value: 1.5
Credit Value Notes: N/A
Effective: Winter 2018
Prerequisites: N/A
Corequisites: N/A
Equivalents: N/A

Pre/Co/Equiv Notes: N/A

Program(s): Business Analysis, Project Management - Other rel
Program Coordinator(s): Maria Amuchastegui
Course Leader or Contact: N/A
Version:
20180122_00
Status: Approved (APPR)

Section I Notes: This is a Sheridan College course that is offered through Sheridan FCAPS. Students who register for the course through Sheridan will receive credit from Sheridan College only. Access to the course materials will be through OntarioLearn.com. This course is offered in a classroom version and an online version. In the classroom version, classes are conducted on campus, students engage in classroom instruction. The online version is a web-based course offered entirely online through Sheridan College, students will need reliable access to the internet. Students should have a basic level of comfort using computers as well as the self-discipline to study online.

 
 
Section II: Course Details

Detailed Description
This course takes students through the process of creating an industry-standard business case based on a real-life business scenario. Students communicate the business case in two simulated formats (written and oral) to decision makers and other stakeholders. They identify the underlying need and set goals and 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 Strategy 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). Students take part in in-class or online discussions, complete online quizzes and work independently and with a group to build their business case.

Program Context

 
Business Analysis Program Coordinator(s): Maria Amuchastegui
This is an elective course in the Business Analysis Sheridan Certificate offered through the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies.

Project Management - Other rel Program Coordinator(s): N/A
N/A


Course Critical Performance and Learning Outcomes

  Critical Performance:
By the end of this course, students will have demonstrated the ability to develop an industry-standard business case to justify an investment for a proposed solution.
 
Learning Outcomes:

To achieve the critical performance, students will have demonstrated the ability to:

  1. Explain the process of creating a business case, including the key elements
  2. Determine the opportunity statement, goals, quantifiable objectives, and solution alternatives to address the business need
  3. Perform a cost-benefit analysis to calculate the metrics and KPIs
  4. Apply risk and decision analysis techniques to make a decision on the alternatives of a business case
  5. Create an implementation plan that defines the solution scope for the business case
  6. Produce an effective oral presentation of a business case to achieve stakeholder buy-in

Evaluation Plan
Students demonstrate their learning in the following ways:

 Evaluation Plan: ONLINE
 Individual Project - A Written Business Case30.0%
 Group Project - Business Case Presentation20.0%
 Quiz 1 - Business Case Basics & the Business Need10.0%
 Quiz 2 - Cost-Benefit Analysis & Decision and Risks20.0%
 Quiz 3 - Implementation Plan & Communication10.0%
 Assignment 1 - Context Diagram5.0%
 Assignment 2 - Elevator Pitch Presentation5.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes:
N/A



Evaluation Plan: IN-CLASS
 Individual Project - A Written Business Case30.0%
 Group Project - Business Case Presentation20.0%
 Quiz 1 - Business Case Basics & the Business Need10.0%
 Quiz 2 - Cost-Benefit Analysis & Decision and Risks20.0%
 Quiz 3 - Implementation Plan & Communication10.0%
 Assignment 1 - Context Diagram5.0%
 Assignment 2 - Elevator Pitch5.0%
Total100.0%

Evaluation Notes:
Intensive In-Class Evaluation In-class Activities (10x8%) Quiz 1 - Business Case Basics & the Business Need (5%) Quiz 2 - Cost-Benefit Analysis & Decision and Risks(10%) Quiz 3 - Implementation Plan & Communication (5%) The following protocol applies to every course offered by the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies 1. Students are responsible for staying abreast of test dates and times, as well as due dates and any special instructions for submitting assignments and projects as supplied to the class by the instructor. 2. Students must write all tests at the specified date and time. Missed tests, in-class/online activities, assignments and presentations are awarded a mark of zero. The penalty for late submission of written assignments is a loss of 10% per day for up to five business days (excluding Sundays and statutory holidays), after which, a grade of zero is assigned. Business days include any day that the college is open for business, whether the student has scheduled classes that day or not. An extension or make-up opportunity may be approved by the instructor at his or her discretion.

Provincial Context
The course meets the following Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development requirements:

 

Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition
PLAR Contact: Registrar’s Office

Students may apply to receive credit by demonstrating achievement of the course learning outcomes through previous life and work experiences. This course is eligible for challenge through the following method(s):

  • Challenge Exam
    Notes:
  • Other
    Notes:This course is delivered through OntarioLearn at ontariolearn.com and is hosted by (Sheridan College) SH-MGMT70044.

 
 
Section III: Topical Outline
Some details of this outline may change as a result of circumstances such as weather cancellations, College and student activities, and class timetabling.
Print Instruction Mode Professor Applicable Student Group(s)
In-Class N/A In-Class students in the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies
Online Multiple Professors Online Students in the Faculty of Continuing and Professional Studies

Sheridan Policies

All Sheridan policies can be viewed on the Sheridan policy website.

Academic Integrity: The principle of academic integrity requires that all work submitted for evaluation and course credit be the original, unassisted work of the student. Cheating or plagiarism including borrowing, copying, purchasing or collaborating on work, except for group projects arranged and approved by the professor, or otherwise submitting work that is not the student's own, violates this principle and will not be tolerated. Students who have any questions regarding whether or not specific circumstances involve a breach of academic integrity are advised to review the Academic Integrity Policy and procedure and/or discuss them with the professor.

Copyright: A majority of the course lectures and materials provided in class and posted in SLATE are protected by copyright. Use of these materials must comply with the Acceptable Use Policy, Use of Copyright Protected Work Policy and Student Code of Conduct. Students may use, copy and share these materials for learning and/or research purposes provided that the use complies with fair dealing or an exception in the Copyright Act. Permission from the rights holder would be necessary otherwise. Please note that it is prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote. It is also prohibited to reproduce and/or post a work that is not your own or your own work with the intent to assist others in cheating on third-party commercial websites including but not limited to Course Hero or OneNote.

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Course Outline Changes: The information contained in this Course Outline including but not limited to faculty and program information and course description is subject to change without notice. Any changes to course curriculum and/or assessment shall adhere to approved Sheridan protocol. Nothing in this Course Outline should be viewed as a representation, offer and/or warranty. Students are responsible for reading the Important Notice and Disclaimer which applies to Programs and Courses.


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