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Business Requirements Specialist - Technical Diploma

Business analysis is defined as “the practice of enabling change in an organizational context by defining needs and recommending solutions that deliver value to stakeholders.” The Business Requirements Specialist (BRS) helps a business meet its goals and objectives, understands how work is being conducted, and through analysis, determines solutions to the issues. The BRS will work with stakeholders to conduct a feasibility study, focusing on requirements gathering and preparing a business case to justify change. At the beginning of the BRS career, they receive guidance from a Business Analyst ensuring complete and accurate work.

Program Code: 311026
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Better your business career.

Increase your employment potential with a program designed to help those with related work experience or a degree to gain business analysis skills.

Business requirements specialists collect and document the critical activities needed to meet a company’s business objectives. If your idea of job satisfaction includes helping a plan or project successfully come together, you may be a good fit for the Business Requirements Specialist program.

Want to become a business analyst?

Earning the Business Requirements Specialist diploma is a smart way to start. You will prepare for junior business analysis careers while earning credits toward the Business Analyst associate degree program. That means after completing the technical diploma, you could start employment in an entry-level business analyst career while finishing up your associate degree. 

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All credits from this technical diploma apply toward the following associate degree(s):

Business Analyst, 101021


  • Day
  • Evening
  • Full-time
  • Online: Some online courses may be delivered at specific times of each week.
  • Part-time

How do I get started in this program?

Requirements for Program Entry

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

What are my courses?


Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Requirements Specialist Technical Diploma in the number of semesters shown.

Total Credits 36
  • 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 or higher.

Program Outcomes

  • 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 life cycle 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.

What careers are in my future?


Graduate Employment

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Employment Potential

A graduate of this program will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • Junior Business Analyst: provide technical analysis, budget analysts and communicate recommendations effectively to officials within the organization, under the direction of a Business Analyst.
  • Junior 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, under the direction of a Business Analyst.
  • 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 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.

Learn more about upcoming study abroad opportunities.


Classes wherever you have an internet connection. 

  • An in-person career experience, such as an internship, practicum, or credit for prior learning, may be required.
  • Some online courses may be held at specific dates/times.
Classes between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.
Classes between the hours of 5:30 p.m. and 10:30 p.m.
A combination of online classes and Saturday and/or Sunday classes.
12 or more credits per term.
Fewer than 12 credits per term.