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Business Analyst Associate Degree

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 Code: 101021

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.

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.

With additional education and/or work experience, graduates may find other opportunities for employment.

  • BA Certifications, such as CBAP, CCBA, PMI-PBA
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Requirements for Program Entry

  • Completed application.
  • High school transcript or equivalent. For a list of equivalents, go to www.nwtc.edu/gettingstarted
  • 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).
  • To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 2.6 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more. To learn more about starting this program, please contact an academic advisor at (920) 498-5444 or (888) 385-6982.
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Curriculum
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Business Analyst Associate Degree in the number of semesters shown.
First Semester
Semester Total
15
Second Semester
Semester Total
17
Third Semester
Semester Total
14
Fourth Semester
Semester Total
15
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.
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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 nwtc.edu/studyabroad.

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