Business Analysis Program Overview
A business analyst drives change within organizations; they maintain a vibrant and dynamic skill set in today’s fast-paced world.
The one-year Business Analysis post-grad program is aligned with the BABOK (Business Analysis Body of Knowledge) and is endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). Graduates of our program prequalify for the Professional Development (PD) requirement of the IIBA ECBA™, CCBA® and CBAP® certification examinations which are recognized in over 40 countries. This program provides you with the opportunity to practice as a Business Analyst and learn how to lead and drive complex changes by defining requirements and solutions, with insufficient information and time, that deliver value to stakeholders to meet the strategic, tactical and financial goals of an organization.
Upon graduation from this graduate certificate program, you’ll be prepared for jobs within the health care, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, education, IT networking and software industries including:
Business Planning Analyst
Business Intelligence and Analytics Manager
Enhance your career with the Business Analysis program:
Learn specialized skills in business intelligence, business architecture and strategy
Gain paid, real-world experience as a business analyst with a mandatory co-op work term
Graduate from this BABOK aligned program prepared to pursue a number of IIBA certifications including ECBA™, CCBA® and CBAP®
Complete an additional graduate certificate, if you choose to, in Project Management due to common courses between the two programs
Students may be eligible for advanced standing in a number of courses associated with the Project Management (PRJ1) Ontario Graduate Certificate program at Fanshawe College. Students should speak directly with the program coordinator for further information.
The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:
Develop new or improved innovative business processes from gap analysis through process design in support of a company’s strategic objectives in a socially responsible manner;
Develop and document business processes and business models according to established timelines and project goals in order to successfully execute the project;
Plan, manage, and facilitate requirements gathering activities to define, manage, and implement the product or process;
Develop strategies to bridge gaps between requirements and existing systems in accordance with standard business practices;
Accurately communicate technical and business information to all stakeholders to ensure a clear understanding of system requirements;
Collaborate and network with stakeholders in an ethical manner to evaluate and align business processes and business models with the strategic objectives of the organization Curriculum.
Take all of the following Mandatory Courses:
MGMT-6118 Business Analysis in the Agile Organization 3
MGMT-6119 Business Architecture 3
MGMT-6120 Business Case Development 4
MGMT-6121 Business Intelligence 3
MGMT-6122 Business Process Management 3
MGMT-6123 Business Analysis-Introduction 3
MGMT-6124 Methods for Business Analysis 3
MGMT-6125 Perspectives for Business Analysis 3
MGMT-6126 Solution Analysis & Management 3
MGMT-6127 Strategy & Requirements Analysis 3
COMM-6019 Advanced Professional Communication 3
MGMT-6128 Project Mgmt for Business Analysts 3
COOP-1020 Co-operative Education Employment Preparation 1
Students Must Complete a Minimum of 10 credits in this program at Fanshawe College to meet the Program Residency requirement and graduate from this program
A Two- or Three-Year College Diploma, or a Degree
(Note: minimum 'C+' average or cumulative 2.5 GPA)
An acceptable combination of related work experience and post-secondary education as judged by the College*
Five years of work experience in the human resources field as judged by the College to be equivalent*
*Applicants may be required to submit a resume and cover letter that includes details of work experience.
English Language Requirements
Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English by one of the following methods:
A Grade 12 College Stream or University Stream English credit from an Ontario Secondary School, or equivalent, depending on the program's Admission Requirements
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) test with a minimum score of 88 for the Internet-based test (iBT), with test results within the last two years
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic test with an overall score of 6.5 with no score less than 6.0 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years.
Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) test with an overall score of 70 with no score less than 60 in any of the four bands, with test results within the last two years
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a minimum score of 59, with test results within the last two years
A Cambridge English Test (FCE/CAE/CPE) with an overall score on the Cambridge English Scale of 176 with no language skill less than 169, with test results within the last two years
An English Language Evaluation (ELE) at Fanshawe College with a minimum score of 75% in all sections of the test, with test results within the last two years
Fanshawe College ESL4/GAP5 students: Minimum grade of 80% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 9 or 75% in ESL4/GAP5 Level 10
Recommended Academic Preparation
It is highly recommended that students be proficient in the following areas before entry into the program:
Computer applications, particularly Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Applicant Selection Criteria
Where the number of eligible applicants exceeds the available spaces in the program, the Applicant Selection Criteria will be:
Preference for Permanent Residents of Ontario
Receipt of Application by February 1st (After this date, Fanshawe College will consider applicants on a first-come, first-served basis until the program is full)
Achievement in the Admission Requirements
Students may find opportunities as business analysts, business analytics and project management within a variety of organizations including health care, telecommunications, banking, manufacturing, education, IT networking and software industries.