Business analysts are vital links of an organization – clearly communicating key information such as business structure, policies, and operations to stakeholders. Whether you want a career change or a way to expand your marketable skills, the Business Analyst associate degree could be the key to your success.
Expand your employment options!
Many area companies - including Associated Bank, Skyline Technologies, and Ariens Company, to name a few - currently employ and/or are seeking skilled business analysts.
Why Become a Business Analyst?
- Increase your earning potential
- Thrive in a career that makes the most of your problem-solving and communication skills.
The Business Analyst (BA) associate degree prepares learners to work as liaisons among stakeholders in order to understand the structure, policies, and operation of an organization. Learners use techniques to gather and analyze business requirements, using best practices and relevant technologies. Graduates will be prepared to function as liaisons with IT and subject matter experts. Graduates will be able to support the needs of businesses in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, and finance.
A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:
- Business Analyst: provide technical analysis, budget analysts and communicate recommendations effectively to officials within the organization.
- Functional Analyst: recommend systems and procedures to make operations more efficient and effective. Functional analysts may work within organizations as employees or as outside consultants.
- Business Systems Analyst: analyze science, engineering, business, and other data processing problems to implement and improve computer systems. Analyze user requirements, procedures, and problems to automate or improve existing systems and review computer system capabilities, workflow, and scheduling limitations.
- Enterprise Analyst: conduct quantitative analyses of information affecting investment programs of public or private institutions.
- Project Coordinator: accomplishes department objectives by meeting work and cost standards; providing work direction to staff.
Requirements for Program Entry
- Completed application.
- High school transcript or equivalent.
- One year of high school algebra completed.
- User level familiarity with one or more computer operating environments.
- Ability to interact with a computer system (keyboarding or assist device).
- 10-890-101 College 101
- 10-102-115 Business Analyst Essentials
- 10-103-121 Micro: Word-Intro
- 10-103-131 Micro: Excel-Intro
- 10-105-101 Career Planning
- 10-801-136 English Composition 1
- 10-102-124 BA Planning and Monitoring
- 10-809-166 Intro to Ethics: Theory & App
- 10-809-198 Intro to Psychology
- 10-103-132 Micro: Excel-Part
- 10-103-170 BA Software Applications
- 10-196-189 Team Building/Prob Solve
- 10-804-133 Math & Logic
- 10-102-126 Elicitation & Coll Techniques
- 10-102-128 Requirements Life Cycle Mgmt
- 10-154-125 IT:Web:Database Development
- 10-105-103 Career Preparation
- 10-196-190 Leadership Development
- 10-102-130 Requirements Analysis & Design
- 10-801-197 Technical Reporting
- 10-196-188 Project Mgmt Fundamentals
- 10-101-184 Business Finance/Budgeting
- 10-102-132 BA Strategy Analysis & Eval
- 10-102-198 BA Career Experience
- 10-809-195 Economics
- 10-809-172 Intro to Diversity Studies
- 10-182-111 Lean Operations
- 10-182-112 Lean Manufacturing
- 10-182-113 Lean Logistics
- Demonstrate professional communication in a business environment.
- Organize and coordinate business analysis efforts throughout the organization.
- Conduct elicitation activities and confirm results.
- Collaborate with stakeholders to identify business needs of strategical or tactical importance.
- Describe the requirements lifecycle by establishing relationships between related requirements and designs, assessing, analyzing and gaining consensus on proposed changes.
- Specify and model requirements and designs; validate and verify information, and identify solutions meeting business needs.
- Assess the performance of and value delivered by a solution during strategy analysis.
- Apply appropriate technology skills.
- Demonstrate appropriate underlying competencies defined by the BABOK.
Start here. Finish at a four-year.
NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners.
With additional education and/or work, students may earn Business Analyst certifications such as CBAP, CCBA, and PMI-PBA.
Study Abroad Opportunities
The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during the year contact your academic adviser.