There’s no question that information technology solutions have become the backbone of modern business processes. IT business analysts solve business problems with new IT solutions that increase efficiency and productivity of existing processes and reduce operating costs. Every day, IT business analysts are on a mission to help organizations answer the question, “how can we do things better?” If you love to work with data and technology and are excited by the thought of understanding organizations and imagining ways of getting them from where they are to where they want to be, business analysis could be your dream career.
In our Information Technology: Business Analysis program, you’ll develop strategic thinking and business problem-solving skills that will help you enable change and design successful operational models. You’ll learn how to analyze, identify and document a business or stakeholder’s needs and plan, manage and monitor proposed solutions to business challenges from dealing with outdated legacy systems and changing technologies to broken processes. Enroll today and build a career helping businesses and organizations operate at their best.
The requirements for this graduate certificate program may be achieved within one year of full-time study.
The role of a business analyst is constantly evolving and changing. As organizations increasingly rely on data-driven decision-making, the market for skilled data analysts will only continue to grow worldwide. And as with many careers in the technology field, employers are willing to pay well for the best and brightest minds.
Graduates can expect to start as junior analysts working with information technology consulting firms, public and private sector information technology departments, or self-employed consultants. There are also opportunities to pursue specialized functions such as business continuity, which focuses on recovery strategies to ensure companies can resume operations as quickly as possible after a major disruption such as a fire or cyberattack.
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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 LinkedIn Learning, prior to beginning this program.
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.
NBCC is a connected learning environment. All programs require a minimum specification, including access to the internet and a laptop. Your computer should meet your program technology requirements to ensure the software required for your program operates effectively. Free wifi is provided on all campuses.
Course curriculum for this program is still under development. Once the courses have been finalized, they will be posted here. Courses are subject to change.
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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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