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Business Analyst Program

Pursue a degree or take individual online courses to boost your career.

Degree: Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│63 Credits│Online

Elevate your project management, communication, and analytical skills to become your organization’s interdisciplinary problem-solver.

This program is ideal for IT and business professionals:

  • Advance your career by taking individual business analysis courses and requesting tuition reimbursement from your employer.
  • Pursue an associate degree in Business Analysis and accelerate your progress by applying credits from previous degrees and industry experience.
  • Moraine Park is the first two-year college in Wisconsin to receive IIBA™ endorsement for its Business Analyst core courses.

Business Analyst Alumni Voice

“The Business Analyst program taught me how to lead transformative, value-driven organizational initiatives. Professor Giese-Kent leverages real-life scenarios to demonstrate how fundamental business analyst techniques are used to uncover key project requirements and how positive stakeholder relationships drive successful outcomes. Those who are planning to take the next step in their career should seriously think about the Business Analyst program.” – Jeff Kern, Software Engineer

Jeff, a former business analyst student, smiling into the camera.
Jeff Kern, Business Analyst Alumni

Business analysts are natural problem solvers and innovators in business and IT environments. They identify business needs to improve the organizations they work with.

Findings from the IIBA 2019 Corporate Study indicate:

  • Business analysis is essential for successful project management, leading to a greater need for these skills in organizations.
  • The practice of business analysis is expanding beyond the traditional business analyst role.
  • Role delineations of many professions are less clear, and there are overlaps of capability.
  • The techniques and tools of business analysis will be applied more, but there will be fewer with the job title of business analyst.

The business analysis courses prepare students to meet the demands of a fast-paced, data-driven world:

  • Navigate organizational structures and cultures by understanding each department’s different roles and responsibilities.
  • Identify and analyze business needs by gathering and analyzing data related to customer needs, market trends, and competitor strategies.
  • Demonstrate leadership by managing business and/or IT projects. Develop and implement plans, set goals, monitor progress, and make necessary adjustments.
  • Adapt communication styles to communicate with a diverse mix of people effectively.

It is often misunderstood as to what a Business Analyst does as it can vary from organization to organization and industry. For instance, many people confuse Business Analysts with Data Analysts who share some responsibilities but are different jobs. Business Analysts generally work in either technology-focused or business-focused capacities.

Apply your credits towards a technical diploma and an associate degree along this pathway:

In Wisconsin, the business analyst profession is growing by an estimated 14% until about 2028, which is higher than the average of about 5%.

According to the IIBA®, the Business Analysts career path can broadly be distinguished between several role categories:

  • Business-focused roles
  • IT Analyst roles
  • Leadership roles
  • Enterprise-level roles

Graduates can support various businesses, including health care, manufacturing, insurance and finance.

Potential careers and jobs include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Business Analyst
  • Operations Research Analyst
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • System Analyst
  • Process Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Research Analyst
  • Supply Chain Analyst

Alternative titles for Business Analysts include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Business Consultant
  • Business Intelligence Specialist
  • Business Intelligence Analyst
  • Business Process Analyst
  • Functional Analyst
  • IT Business Analyst
  • IT Project Coordinator
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Analysts
  • Process Analyst
  • Process Coordinator
  • Systems Analyst
  • Usability Analyst

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $63,997

Course Requirements

Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.

Course Highlights

  • Elicitation Techniques
  • Data Management, Analysis and Reporting
  • Business Analyst Strategy Analysis
  • More

IIBA Endorsement

Put yourself ahead of the competition and propel your career with Moraine Park’s Business Analyst degree. Moraine Park Technical College is an Academic Member of the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA®), the leading association for business analysis around the globe. IIBA supports recognition of the profession, networking and community engagement, standards and resource development, comprehensive certification programs, and support for education providers.

Through the Academic Program, IIBA has endorsed the following eight core courses from Moraine Park’s Business Analyst program:

  • Business Analyst Software Applications
  • Business Analyst Essentials
  • Business Analyst Planning and Monitoring
  • Elicitation Techniques
  • Requirements Life Cycle Management
  • Requirements Analysis and Design
  • Business Analyst Solution Evaluation
  • Business Analyst Strategy Analysis

Moraine Park is the first two-year college in Wisconsin to be endorsed by IIBA and is featured on their website.

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IIBA Course Endorsement Benefits

An IIBA endorsed course offers the following benefits to students:

1. Adheres to the globally acknowledged standards for business analysis outlined in the BABOK® Guide.

2. Learners develop skills that meet industry and international standards, ensuring they are prepared for future business needs.

3. Students may use the approved class hours for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™) – specially created for those with no work history – to meet their professional development needs.

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Estimated Costs

Estimated costs below are based on the 2023-2024 school year. These fees look at the cost to complete all classes. Costs, textbooks and supplies subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance.


Current tuition and fees

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Materials and supplies

*Based on new books, rental, electronic, and used options may be available.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Option 1: Take Business Analysis Classes Without Enrolling in the Program

Take a class or two.

Option 2: Enroll in the Business Analyst Program

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.

View and begin standard admissions steps.

If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

High school dual credit provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credit while in high school, without leaving their high school classroom. The courses are taught by certified high school instructors using technical college curriculum, grading policies and textbooks.

Has previous life experience already helped you build knowledge and skills applicable to your studies? Applying previously earned credits to a program of study can save you both time spent in the classroom and money spent on tuition and fees.

Transferring here is easy! You can transfer in prior college work by submitting official college transcripts or get a free transcript review.

Financial Aid is provided to aid eligible associate degree and technical diploma programs with 28 credits or more. Processing can take 4-6 weeks after a student’s completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received.

Our recruiters on any of the three campuses are ready to help you plan your future!