Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│63 Credits│Online Program│Eligible for Financial Aid
WI Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $48,880
Take your communication and analytical skills to the next level with a Business Analyst associate degree. Moraine Park is the first Wisconsin two-year college to have all Business Analyst core courses endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis™ (IIBA).
Business analysts are natural problem solvers and innovators working in business and IT environments. They identify business needs to improve the organizations they work with.
The Business Analyst coursework prepares students to meet the demands of a fast-paced, data-driven world:
“Fostering a next generation of business analysis professionals extends beyond a classroom setting. Moraine Park Technical College works closely with its local advisory board and regional committees to promote the profession and skillset of business analysis. The college also collaborates with regional groups, such as The New Digital Alliance. Participation with the Alliance provides opportunity to examine national trends and solicit broader feedback from organizations across Northeast Wisconsin.
‘We continue to see an increase in employment demand for individuals who possess a skill set associated with business analysis, spanning multiple industries,’ says Bobbi Fields, Associate Dean of Business and IT at Moraine Park Technical College.”
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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, and Business Analyst Strategy Analysis.
Moraine Park is the first two-year college in Wisconsin to achieve this endorsement and is listed on IIBA’s endorsed education and training website.
An IIBA endorsed course offers the following benefits to students:
1. Asserts alignment to A Guide to the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge® (BABOK® Guide), the internationally recognized body of knowledge for the practice of business analysis
2. Meets industry and internationally recognized standards and best practices in business analysis, ensuring learners develop the skills companies need most in 2021 and beyond
3. Allows students to apply the endorsed course hours towards the professional development requirement for the Entry Certificate in Business Analysis™ (ECBA™), designed specifically for students with no work experience”.
According to the IIBA, the Business Analysts career path can broadly be distinguished between several role categories:
Graduates can support a variety of businesses, including health care, manufacturing, insurance and finance. Potential careers and jobs include, but are not limited to, the following:
Alternative titles for Business Analysts include, but are not limited to, the following:
Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $48,880
Please visit the program catalog for the most recent list of courses.
|102-132||Business Analyst Planning and Monitoring||3|
|102-134||Business Analyst Essentials||3|
|103-159||Computer Literacy – Microsoft Office||1|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|102-138||Requirements Life Cycle Management||3|
|196-189||Team Building and Problem Solving||3|
|Social Science Course||3|
|101-138||Data Management, Analysis and Reporting||3|
|102-140||Business Analyst Software Applications||3|
|102-142||Requirements Analysis and Design||3|
|101-184||Principles of Accounting||3|
|102-144||Business Analyst Strategy Analysis||3|
|102-146||Business Analyst Solution Evaluation||3|
|Behavioral Science Course||3|
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:
Moraine Park’s program is based on the IIBA definition and the knowledge areas of the IIBA Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK®).
Based on the two BA Times articles below and students researching recent job openings in the Moraine Park Essentials class, top soft skills include:
Many Business Analysts don’t have formal business analysis degrees. Some have degrees in IT or business. Many Busines Analysts fall into the field from being a subject matter expert (SME) and then transition into a Business Analyst role. Many get into the role based on their soft and hard skills. They might have a degree in IT or business. When they get into the role of a Business Analyst, many return to school to get an official Business Analyst degree or take training sessions.
Findings from IIBA 2019 Corporate Study indicated:
According to the IIBA, the “evolution of business analysis professionals into expanding roles depends on a combination of digital skills, business acumen, and targeted knowledge to drive better business outcomes across all industries.“
The benefits of a Business Analysis degree include, but aren’t limited, to:
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.
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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.
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.