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Business Analysis Certificate

Business Analysis Certificate students

Virtual courses are currently being developed and are denoted with "Online Option" in the course title. For announcements please sign up for updates at the bottom of this page. You can still register for in-person courses that begin May 14th or later—check out courses below for upcoming dates. 

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

Video: Business Analysis Course Testimonials

Business Analysis Certificate Courses

Note: We're relaunching this program in a new format this fall. Please visit the Business Analysis Fall 2020 website.

 

Required Courses (54 contact hours)
Courses are listed in recommended sequence
Cost
Introduction to Business Analysis - Online Option $470
Business Solutions Scoping and Eliciting Requirements - Online Option (last offering April 23) $900
Business Requirements Analysis - Online Option (last offering May 7) $900
Supporting Requirements - Documenting and Managing Requirements, and Validating the Solution (last offering May 20) $900
Stakeholder Management, Business Analysis Planning, and Estimating (last offering June 11) $900

Elective Courses (6 contact hours)
Select one to complete the certificate

Cost
Business Architecture (6 hours) $470
Introduction to Agile (6 hours) $470
Business Acumen - Online Option (6 hours) $470
Technical Writing - Online Option (6 hours) $420

Not interested in a certificate? Courses can be taken individually. See the full list of professional development courses.

Business Analysis Digital Badge

Professional Certificate
Digital Badges

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?

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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.

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