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Business Analyst

Business Analyst - Associate Degree

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.

Program Code: 101021
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Power up your career with the Business Analyst degree

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 – $25.83/hour is the average starting salary of junior business analysts in the U.S. (Source: Economic Modeling Specialists, Intl.)
  • Thrive in a career that makes the most of your problem-solving and communication skills.

Program Costs & Financial Aid

Tuition: $10,014, Books: $1,301, Supplies: $50

Total Approximate Costs

This program is fully eligible for financial aid.

Delivery Methods

8 Week Advantage: This is an 8 Week Advantage program.

Online Learning Available: This program is also offered in an online format.

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

  • Apply at
  • Submit high school, GED, or HSED transcripts and college transcripts (if applicable) to
  • Tip! Our admission advisors will assist you through every step. Have questions? Connect with NWTC Admissions at or 920-498-5444.

What will I learn?


Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Analyst Associate Degree in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 61
  • Curriculum Note: The credit for 10-890-101, College 101 is an Institutional Requirement for graduation. Consequently, it is not part of the program requirements, but must be passed with a C.
  • Students must earn a "C" or better in 10-801-136, English Composition 1, to enroll in 10-801-197, Technical Reporting.

Program Outcomes

  • Perform elicitation, validation, and analysis of requirements to meet a business need.
  • Build relationships with stakeholders.
  • Demonstrate leadership throughout business analysis efforts.
  • Demonstrate professional communication in a business environment.

What careers are in my future?


Graduate Employment

with 100% in field


Median Starting Salary

Source: NWTC 2019 Grad Outcome Survey

Employment Potential

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.

Employment opportunities with additional education

  • BA Certifications, such as CBAP, CCBA, PMI-PBA

What's next after graduation?

Start here. Finish at a four-year.

NWTC transfer programs are offered through collaborative agreements with our four-year college and university partners. See where your associate degree credits will transfer.

What else do I need to know about the program?

Industry Credentials

With additional education and/or work, students may earn Business Analyst certifications such as CBAP, CCBA and PMI-PBA.

Study Abroad Opportunities

The International Programs 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 this academic year, contact your academic advisor or visit