COIT20252 - Business Process Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In an increasingly complex and volatile business environment, efficient business processes are core to an organisation and its business partners in order to accomplish organisational goals. Managing business processes is vital to the designing and managing of organisations. This unit introduces you to the concepts of Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow within organisations. More specifically, this unit outlines concepts, methodologies and phases of BPM, with applicability to a wide range of domains. During the term, you are required to apply techniques to assess and recommend organisational processes. In addition, you will evaluate current business processes and propose improvements that align with organisational strategy. This unit provides you with the skills required to develop a report that: defines and models streamlined business processes; recommends improvements and sustainable practices; and identifies potential organisational change issues.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: COIT20250 e-Business Systems

Anti-requisites: COIT20235 Business Process Modelling

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 2 - 2023 Profile

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

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This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 66.67% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 50.00% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Students via the Moodle Evaluation
High satisfaction with the learning and teaching activities of this unit.
Continue to foster the current learning and teaching environment.
Action Taken
Continued to foster the current learning and teaching environment. However, a significant change in content has been made in this unit to keep up with changing times, to make the content more contemporary, and to align with the Association of Business Management Professionals (ABPMP) industry body. The following changes were made: • A new textbook was introduced (see below for details) • To align with the next book, lecture slides, and tutorial activities were developed from scratch. Moreover, tutorial activities were made more hands-on and focused on using different tools, such as Bizagi for modelling, Miro for mind mapping, and PowerAutomate for creating an automated workflow. • Weekly additional readings were updated.
Source: Unit Coordinator self-reflection
Efficacy of textbooks in the digital age is debatable.
Explore changing the current textbook and/or replacing it with journal articles.
Action Taken
The previous textbook was a 2014 edition, and a new edition was recently released. However, upon exploring, it was felt that it would be sensible to use a professional body’s guide rather than a commercial publisher's textbook. Hence, the ABPMP Common Body of Knowledge (CBOK) guide was selected. Using this book also provides our students with the knowledge to prepare for ABPMP certifications, should they wish to pursue them outside this unit.
Source: Students via end-of-term evaluations
High satisfaction with the learning and teaching activities of this unit.
Nurture the current learning and teaching practices.
Action Taken
Source: Unit coordinator self-reflection and students' verbal feedback
The number of ePortfolios could be reduced.
Condense the ePortfolio assessment.
Action Taken
Source: Unit coordinator self-reflection
Provide an assessment post-grading summary of strengths and weaknesses.
In addition to the individualised feedback in students’ marked assignments, provide generic feedback on assessment grading via Moodle.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes
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