Business Analysis - 334

Ontario College Graduate Certificate
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Overview
Program Length ~ 2 - 4 years
Cost ~$450 per course + textbooks
Intakes Fall, Winter, Spring
Application Process Students must apply and be accepted prior to registering

About this Program

Learning is focused on alignment of business processes across functions and enterprises, and how those processes relate to the organization from a strategic, tactical and financial perspective. The courses in the Business Analysis program include Technology Tools and Database Fundamentals and Reporting, so that students can begin to appreciate the complexities of information technology. Critical-thinking skills, with a focus on process evaluation, will be developed in the core Business Analysis program through courses such as Requirements Analysis, Solutions Assessment, Project Management and Planning and Monitoring. Overlaying the methodologies for information technology and business training will be courses on Project Management, Negotiation, Facilitation and Lean Six Sigma.

  • Develop new or improved innovative business processes from gap analysis through process design in support of a company's strategic objectives in a socially responsible manner.
  • Utilize effective and established research, documentation methods, and business improvement procedures in order to develop and document business processes and business models according to established timelines and project goals.
  • Plan, manage, and facilitate the requirements gathering activities throughout the requirements process for changes to a business system, including analysis of the interdependence between financial and operational metrics.
  • Develop strategies to bridge gaps between requirements and existing systems using appropriate methods, tools, techniques and documentation in accordance with standard business practices.
  • Use a project management approach to communicate technical and business information to a variety of stakeholders, including technical and business stakeholders.
  • Collaborate, network and communicate with various stakeholders in an ethical manner by applying negotiation and problem-solving skills in order to evaluate and align business processes and business models with the strategic objectives of the organization.

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Program Contact
Continuing Education Business
  • Prior approval for this certificate is necessary.
  • University degree or college diploma (two year or longer) including most Business programs, Computer Science, or Humanities and Social Sciences OR an acceptable combination of related work experience and postsecondary education (as determined by the college).
  • Please complete the application page and include either a copy of online course marks or a digital transcript to receive a conditional offer.
  • Original, official transcripts (in a sealed envelope from the issuing institution) must be submitted in order to receive an official, and final, offer for the program.
  • If Applicable:

    • Applicants declaring permanent resident or Convention Refugee status in Canada, must submit a copy of their Permanent Resident Card (PR card) along with their application.
    • All applicants submitting international transcripts must also provide an official and sealed credential evaluation report. This can be coordinated through any of the following:
    • An official English Language Proficiency score report outlining a minimum grade of 7 in all components.
    • Other information or documents may be requested to determine your eligibility.

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The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the 2019/20 academic year. Students who began in other academic years may require different courses to be eligible to graduate. If you have questions regarding a strategy for completion contact Continuing Education - BusinessPlease note this same program is offered through both Full Time Studies and Continuing Education at Mohawk College.

Click on the Course number for more information on each course. Course delivery (face-to-face, blended, on-line) is dependent upon faculty availability and course design.

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Registration for core courses in this program cannot be completed online. You must register in person, by mail, or by fax once your application for acceptance has been approved. Visit How to Register for more information.
 

Mandatory Courses

Course Number Course Name Course Description
BUSN10127 Requirements Analysis Analyze stakeholder needs to determine essential requirements of a business process or performance activity. Use a prescribed modeling approach to describe data, functions, locations, people and organizations, timing constraints and the enterprise's objectives and constraints. Adapt the scope of the requirements to meet the organizations' approach and prepare documentation that clearly outlines essential requirements of the business process or performance activity. 42 hours.
BUSN10140 Strategy Analysis and Planning Plan for business activities and projects through stakeholder analysis. Determine the impact on project success based on analysis of organizational structure and cultural awareness. Prepare for projects through needs analysis and business plan development using industry standard reports and techniques. 42 hours.
BUSN10160 Quality Assurance Methodologies Examine various approaches and methodologies used for quality assurance. Outline the history of quality, factors which affect quality, quality inspection and verification. Analyze different approaches to quality assurance, and select optimal solutions for different situations and projects. 42 hours.
BUSN10161 Professional Development and Networking Skills Demonstrate Professional Networking skills essential to success in any industry. Discover tools and techniques used within Fortune 500 Companies to enhance the impact and delivery when communicating with peers, colleagues, and other professionals in industry. Develop strategies for life long learning and professional development. 56 hours.
COMP10178 Project Management Applications Apply project management skills through preparation of comprehensive projects. Use productivity tools such as Microsoft Project software to manage the projects. 42 hours.
BUSN10131 Requirements Management and Communication Apply the requirements management plan developed during planning of the business analysis project. The key objectives of the plan are: requirements traceability management, scope management, and preparation and renewal of requirements packages to facilitate communication with various stakeholders. 42 hours.
BUSN10132 Solution Assessment and Validation Assess the appropriateness of the solution design in terms of alignment and quality based on the requirements analysis. Examine and utilize the tools and techniques that a business analyst administers to ensure that the solution meets the users’ needs. Prepare appropriate documentation for the project manager and organizational leads to make informed decisions about the value of the proposed solution. 42 hours.
BUSN10135 Business Analytics and Intelligence Utilize industry standard tools and formalized techniques to transform raw data into meaningful information. Prepare reports and data visualizations based on the manipulation of data from a variety of sources. Make effective business decisions and recommendations that align with strategic priorities, project requirements, and stakeholder expectations. 42 hours.
BUSN10136 Negotiation, Facilitation, and Communication Participate in the development and sustainability of high-performance, self-directed projects through effective negotiation, facilitation and communication skills. Explore individual personality "types" and capitalize on a strengths-based approach to business analysis. 42 hours.
BUSN10139 Database Design and Management

Build simple data warehouses, data cubes, performance metrics, and data mining applications to support strategic business intelligence decisions. Design and implement a database application using the relational model and following the principles of good database design. 42 hours.

COMP10182 Programming Fundamentals Develop basic APPS and other interfaces using programming logic, operators, and different types of programming languages. Demonstrate how to write and trace algorithms. Practice basic HTML code in the operation of webpages using fundamentals of Javascript. 28 hours.
WORK10592 Experiential Learning Opportunity

Participate in real world learning experiences through a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as field placement, industry projects, and/or business case simulations. Apply knowledge and skills gained in academic studies to enhance skills and to establish or refine professional and personal development goals in an experiential learning environment that ensures access to leading industry practice. 245 hours.

Please note you must apply and be accepted into this program before registering for courses. Please see "Admission and Registration" tab for more information and to apply. 

WORK10592 must be taken last.

OntarioLearn Equivalent: MGMT10121 Business Analysis Introduction is equivalent to BUSN10140 Strategy Analysis and Planning.

The list of scheduled course offerings for this program is below. Please note that all offerings are subject to change. Not every course is offered every semester, so please consider this schedule when planning your academic path.

Course Code Course Name Fall 2020
(Sep to Dec)
Winter 2021
(Jan to Apr)
Fall 2021
(Sep to Dec)
BUSN10127 Requirements Analysis

 

 

X

BUSN10140 Strategy Analysis and Planning

X

 

 

BUSN10160 Quality Assurance Methodologies

X

 

 

BUSN10161 Professional Development and Networking Skills

 

X

 

COMP10178 Project Management Applications

 

 

X

BUSN10131 Requirements Management and Communication

 

 

 

BUSN10132 Solution Assessment and Validation

 

X

 

BUSN10135 Business Analytics and Intelligence

 

X

 

BUSN10136 Negotiation, Facilitation, and Communication

 

 

X

BUSN10139 Database Design and Management

 

 

 

COMP10182 Programming Fundamentals

X

 

 

WORK10592 Experiential Learning Opportunity

 

X

 

Getting Started

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Learning Outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.

In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Colleges and Universities (MCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.

Academic Opportunities

  • Participate in real-world learning experiences through a variety of experiential learning opportunities such as field placement, industry projects and/or business case simulations.
  • Apply knowledge and skills gained in academic studies to enhance skills and to establish or refine professional and personal development goals in an experiential learning environment that ensures access to leading industry practice.

Pathways and Credit Transfer

View our pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices.

Career Opportunities

Occupational Categories:

  • Business Analysts 
  • Business Process Analysts 
  • Change Management Specialist 
  • Project Manager