A Business Analyst serves as the key liaison between the client, stakeholders, and the solutions team, gathering and documenting business, organizational and operational requirements, and using them to guide functional system design. In many organizations, the title of this role may be different but the core skills and processes are the same. Examples include Systems Analysts, Functional Analysts, Program Managers, and many more. The common theme for each is the ability to perform business analysis and providing better value on your process improvement project. The ability to interact with multiple groups of people, at all levels, and document their needs in a format that can be used as a foundation for the development of a new process or software system is a critical need for businesses today. The fully online Business Analysis Certificate focuses on the analytical thinking, problem solving, and communications skills required to perform effective business analysis in today's solutions-driven environment.
Curriculum aligns with the International Institute of Business Analysis® (IIBA®) A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide) and the Project Management Institute (PMI®) Guide to Business Analysis. The combination of these foundational guides reflects current practices, appropriate strategies, and common project definitions. Course information will assist the student in preparedness to sit for the business analysis related IIBA® or PMI® certifications.
Who Should Enroll
The program is designed specifically for professionals who wish to enhance their business analysis capabilities, as well as those who are seeking new opportunities in the field. It will benefit professionals in both business function and information technology areas, including business, software system architects, product marketers, product managers, QA analysts, business systems planners, computer system officers, computer resource specialists, programmer analysts and other professionals who work on process improvement projects.
Occupational summary for Management Analysts in the U.S.
Source: Lightcast™ 2022
Annual Job Openings
Salary for Highly Experienced Professionals
(Median Salary $93k)