Business Analysis - 334
|Program Length||Part time program completion within 2 – 4 years depending on student and course availability (as compared to the full time program length of 2 semesters or 1 year)|
|Cost||~$450 per course + textbooks|
|Intakes||Fall, Winter, Spring|
|Application Process||Students must apply and be accepted prior to registering; see Admission & Registration tab|
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.
Please note this same program is offered through both Full Time Studies and Continuing Education at Mohawk College.
Admission & Registration
- 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.
- 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:
- International Credential Assessment Service of Canada (ICAS) (opens new window)
- University of Toronto Comparative Education Service (CES) (opens new window)
- World Education Services (WES) (opens new window)
- 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.
Program of Studies
The program of studies displayed below applies to students starting the program in the current 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 - Technology and Skills. Please note this same program is offered through both Full Time Studies and Continuing Education at Mohawk College.
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Note: WORK10592 must be taken last.
|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 the 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.|
|BUSN10258||Facilitate Organizational Change||Explore elements of change management that impact organizational activities at the individual, team, and organizational levels. Utilize Business Analysis techniques to empower stakeholders to embrace and implement change in their current work environment. Integrate design thinking and creative problem-solving approaches to engage and empower stakeholders to adopt new processes or technologies. Facilitate meetings and workshops to gather requirements that support change initiatives that meet the vision and strategic priorities of the organization. 42 hours.|
|COMP10178||Project Management Applications||Apply the fundamentals of project management to the field of information technology. Utilize Project Management methodologies according to the Project Management Institutes PMBOK, (Project Management Body of Knowledge). Demonstrate an understanding and application of scheduling, scope, budgeting, risk assessment, critical path, and resources through case studies. 42 hours.|
|BUSN10131||Requirements Management and Communication||Apply the requirements management plan developed during the planning of the business analysis project. Determine and utilize appropriate approaches to 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.|
|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.|
|BUSN10284||Career Planning and Professional Development||Create a personal brand that ignites interest from potential employers and industry experts. Demonstrate Professional Networking skills essential to success in any industry. Discover tools and techniques used to enhance the impact and delivery when communicating with peers, colleagues, and other professionals in the industry. Develop strategies for lifelong learning and professional development. 42 hours.|
|BUSN10285||Business Process and Management||Use industry-standard business process principles and practices to automate, monitor, or optimize business processes that increase efficiency and reduce costs. Collaborate with stakeholders to create “as is” business process maps of the current work environment. Redesign and model new business processes (“to be”) for optimization to deliver lean and customer-focused processes. 42 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.|
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.
(Sep to Dec)
(Jan to Apr)
(May to Aug)
|BUSN10140||Strategy Analysis and Planning||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|BUSN10160||Quality Assurance Methodologies||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|BUSN10258||Facilitate Organizational Change||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|COMP10178||Project Management Applications||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|COMP10214||Programming Fundamentals for Business||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|BUSN10131||Requirements Management and Communication||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|BUSN10132||Solution Assessment and Validation||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|BUSN10135||Business Analytics and Intelligence||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|BUSN10139||Database Design and Management||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|BUSN10284||Career Planning and Professional Development||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|BUSN10285||Business Process and Management||MyCanvas||MyCanvas|
|WORK10592||Experiential Learning Opportunity||MyCanvas|
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- 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.
- Business Analysts
- Business Process Analysts
- Change Management Specialist
- Project Manager
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