Information Technology: Business Analysis

CampusStart Date
MonctonSeptember 2018
Fredericton September 2018

Program Overview

Business Analysts are strategic thinkers who meet business needs by enabling change and designing successful operational models. You'll learn how to analyze, identify and document a business or stakeholder's needs as well as plan, manage, and monitor any proposed solutions. Organizations must adapt in order to stay relevant. As an innovative thinker you'll recommend solutions that help organizations achieve their goals and ensure long term prosperity.


Duration

The requirements for this Post-Graduate Diploma may be achieved within one year of full-time study.


Admission Requirements

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  • Any degree or diploma in Business, Information Technology, Engineering, or Computer Science.
    or
    Other combinations of education and related experience may be considered.


    Career Possibilities

    Graduates of the Information Technology: Business Analysis program may be employed with information technology consulting firms, public and private sector information technology departments or may be self-employed consultants. Careers could range from Business Continuity Analyst to Business Systems Analyst. Program graduates without prior industry experience in a business analysis environment can expect to enter the field in a Junior Analyst capacity.

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    NOC Codes

    1122 - Professional occupations in business management consulting
    2171 - Information systems analysts and consultants


    What you will learn

    • Business Analysis Fundamentals
    • Modeling (Business Process, Data, & Use Case)
    • Quality Assurance
    • Business Case Development
    • Project Management
    • Risk and Change Management
    • Facilitation, Negotiation, and Decision-Making Skills
    • Data Analysis and Presentations
    • Fundamentals of Information Technology and Systems
    • User Interface Design


    Specific Considerations

    It is highly recommended that students have a strong foundation in MS Office Suite. Students who do not have experience working with this suite of software programs, particularly MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint,and Access are encouraged to upgrade their skills through separate MS Office courses, workshops or online tutorial sites such as lynda.com, prior to beginning this program.

    This program is a "Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere" (L.I.V.E) program that requires the use of a notebook computer as part of the learning experience. Your notebook computer should meet minimum technical specifications to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. To find these technical specifications, see L.I.V.E. (Learning Integrated Virtually Everywhere).

    The content of the program is in keeping with the International Institute of Business Analysis’® (IIBA®) Business Analysis Book of Knowledge® (BABOK®) and may prepare the student with the knowledge to become a certified Business Analysis professional® (CBAP®). Program graduates who do not have prior industry experience can expect to enter the field in a Junior Analyst capacity.


    External Certifications

    Information Technology: Business Analysis graduates may have an opportunity to acquire the following external certifications upon meeting the external agencies certification requirements and paying any required fees to the external agency:

    Institution: International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA)
    External Certification: Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP)
    Information: For details on the application process and eligibility requirements for certification from the llBA, please visit the llBA website at https://www.iiba.org/ or refer to the CBAP® Handbook.


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