This course introduces the principles of business process design for performance improvement. A systematic approach is used to teach students how to develop the design requirements for new business process architectures. Emphasis is placed on how to evaluate business process problems, analyze and design business processes to ensure organizational efficiency and effectiveness when new technologies are implemented. Opportunities for process improvement are based on the business strategy, the value proposition, improvement objectives of the organization, and the implementation of of-the-shelf software systems (eg. ERP, CRM, SRM). This course is intended to develop students' understanding of, and competence in the use of appropriate methods, tools and techniques of process analysis and design for organizational improvement. To ensure the development of the necessary competencies, students will work on a case study and use state-of-the-art business process frameworks, analysis and design methodologies and appropriate software tools to analyze, simulate and design the business process solutions.