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.
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.
-Business Analysis Fundamentals
-Modeling (Business Process, Data, & Use Case)
-Business Case Development
-Risk and Change Management
-Facilitation, Negotiation, and Decision-Making Skills
-Data Analysis and Presentations
-Fundamentals of Information Technology and Systems
-User Interface Design
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.
Learn about the versatile world of international business and gain the knowledge needed to excel in today's global marketplace. This program will help you develop the specialized skills needed to be successful for trade initiatives and international opportunities. Using a hands-on approach, you'll collaborate, think critically, and reach your potential to become an invaluable asset to any team or organization. You'll learn to assess business rationale and strategic planning for international trade. You'll also develop skills in digital and intercultural communications, networking, and negotiation, as well as how to assess corporate sustainability and social responsibility initiatives.
Graduates of this program may find work in a range of International Trade occupations, such as trade & investment, international affairs, sales & procurement, logistics, and finance.
-Global Business Environments
-Supply Chain Management
-Trade Research and Compliance
-International Market Entry and Distribution
-Strategic Trade Planning
International Business Management graduates may have the opportunity to acquire external certification from the Forum for International Trade Training (FITT), assuming they meet the certification requirements and pay any required fees. Details on the application process and eligibility requirements for certification are located on the FITT website.
This International Business Management 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. The 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).