- Cost: $4,050, reflects 10% discount for registering all courses in certificate at once
- Credits: 60 contact hours, 6.0 CEUs
- Courses: 5 required, 1 elective
- Location: U of M St. Paul campus, Continuing Education and Conference Center
- Online Option: Visit our Online BA Certificate page
- Customized training: Courses can be tailored to meet your needs and brought to your location
- Webinars: CCAPS offers free webinars on a variety of topics to help you hone your business acumen. Catch up on past webinars or sit in on the next live event, "Slide Design for eLearning," on December 11 at noon.
Hone your skills as the main liaison between business and IT departments. As a business analyst, you will gather and document business requirements and translate them into functional design specifications that can be executed by IT development teams.
- Identify business needs, and the costs and benefits of addressing them technically
- Formulate business specifications to develop and implement technical solutions
- Bridge the gap between business and IT with common project definitions and requirements
- Use data modeling techniques to analyze and improve business processes
|Required Courses (54 contact hours)
Courses are listed in recommended sequence
|Introduction to Business Analysis||$470|
|Business Solutions Scoping and Eliciting Requirements||$900|
|Business Requirements Analysis||$900|
|Supporting Requirements - Documenting and Managing Requirements, and Validating the Solution||$900|
|Stakeholder Management, Business Analysis Planning, and Estimating||$900|
Elective Courses (6 contact hours)
|Business Architecture (6 hours)||$470|
|Introduction to Agile (6 hours)||$470|
|Business Acumen (6 hours)||$470|
|Technical Writing (6 hours)||$470|
|Managing Complex Projects (6 hours)||$470|
Not interested in a certificate? Courses can be taken individually. See the full list of professional development courses.
The College is now offering digital badges with the completion of a professional development certificate. Learn more about digital badges.
Business Analysis: What Is It?
As the liaison between IT and management, the business analyst—aka computer systems analyst, product manager, solutions designer, managing analyst—keeps abreast of the latest technology while simultaneously addressing the process needs of the organization. Two business analysts, one new to the field and the other a seasoned professional, talk about the significance of business analysis in a variety of industries.