Program Description

Prepares learners to support business initiatives by gathering and analyzing business requirements, using best practices and relevant technologies. Graduates will be prepared to function as a liaison between Information Technology and content experts. Graduates will be able to support the software development needs of businesses in a wide variety of industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance finance and software publishing. Potential occupations include: Business Analyst, Functional Analyst, Systems Analyst, Management Analyst, Data Analyst and Scrum Master.

Approximate Cost

$11,591
Tuition: $9520 , Books: $2071

Starting Salary

$52,520
Average, according to Economic Modeling Specialists International

Financial Aid

Available

Available

100% Online

Availability

Courses for this program may be available at a variety of campus locations through multiple modes of delivery if you meet the admission requirements and prerequisites.

100%
at Wausau
100%
at Antigo
100%
at Medford
100%
at Phillips
100%
at Spencer
100%
at Wittenberg
100%
at Online

* Campus and online availability of courses and programs may be subject to change.

Outcomes

Graduates will be able to…

  • Analyze data in support of business intelligence
  • Apply best practices of the Agile methodology
  • Synthesize functional requirements for business needs
  • Demonstrate professional communication in a business environment
  • Demonstrate leadership throughout business analysis efforts
  • Build relationships with stakeholders
  • Perform elicitation, validation, and analysis of requirements to meet a business need

Careers

Some of the potential careers graduates can pursue are:

  • Data Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Management Analyst
  • Functional Analyst
  • Business Analyst

Courses

The Business Analyst Associate Degree is a 60 Credit program. The following is a typical semester breakdown of the courses within the program.

First Term

BUSINESS ANALYST FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
DATA CONCEPTS 3.00
TEAM BUILDING AND PROBLEM SOLVING 3.00
MATH & LOGIC 3.00
WRITTEN COMMUNICATION 3.00
ENGLISH COMPOSITION 1 3.00

Second Term

INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS 3.00
USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN 3.00
PROJECT MANAGEMENT 3.00
ORAL/INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3.00
INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS 3.00

Third Term

BUSINESS REQUIREMENTS AND ANALYSIS 3.00
DATA REPORTING 3.00
COLLABORATIVE COMPUTING 3.00
LEADING CHANGE AND DIVERSITY 3.00
INTRO TO ETHICS: THEORY & APP 3.00

Fourth Term

ACCOUNTING FUNDAMENTALS 3.00
DATA ANALYTICS 3.00
LEAN ORGANIZATIONS 3.00
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT 3.00
THE BRANCH: SKILLS ACCELERATOR 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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Pathways

Pathways are a series of connected programs that enable you to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. By earning one degree, you could also be completing several courses of a related program in a pathway, bringing you one step closer to an advanced degree.

If you begin with one of the following programs, you will earn significant credit towards this Business Analyst Associate Degree:

Transfer Information

The following transfer guides executed in partnership with post-secondary institutions are based on articulation agreements and are a guide to provide an easy way to understand how credits transfer.

School Name Degree Name
Colorado State University - Global Business Management
Colorado State University - Global Human Services
Colorado State University - Global Information Technology
Colorado State University - Global Project Management
Lakeland University Accounting
Lakeland University Business Administration
Lakeland University Communication
Lakeland University Computer Science
Lakeland University Criminal Justice
Lakeland University Food Safety and Quality
Lakeland University Hospitality Management
Lakeland University Management Information System
Lakeland University Marketing
Lakeland University Organizational Management
Lakeland University Psychology
Northern Michigan University BS in Applied Workplace Leadership
Purdue University Global Business Administration
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Business Systems Analysis
Rasmussen College Accelerated Criminal Justice - Leadership and Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Early Childhood Education Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Finance
Rasmussen College Accelerated Healthcare Management
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Resources and Organizational Leadership
Rasmussen College Accelerated Human Services
Rasmussen College Accelerated Marketing-Digital Marketing
Rasmussen College Accelerated Supply Chain and Logistics Management
UW Green Bay B.A.S Organizational Leadership
UW Oshkosh BAS in Organizational Studies
UW Stevens Point Bachelor of Applied Studies in Organizational Leadership
UW Stout BS in Career, Technical Education and Training
UW Stout BS in Management

Admissions Process

Our application process takes just a few minutes to complete, but we want to make sure you have the things you’ll need on hand to complete the application. We’re here to help if you have any questions while submitting your application.

Fill out our application

The application can be submitted online and takes just a few minutes to complete. A $30.00 non-refundable application fee is required. Pay at the time you apply or bypass to pay in person within a week of applying.

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Then, submit one of the following

Documentation can be sent via email to admissions@ntc.edu, via mail, addressed to: Northcentral Technical College, ATTN: Admissions, 1000 W. Campus Drive, Wausau, WI 54401, or delivered in person to any NTC campus.

  • High school transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above. Contact the high school you attended if you do not have a copy of your transcript.
  • ACT composite score of 18 or above. Request an ACT College Report from ACT or contact the high school you graduated from if you do not have a copy on hand.
  • Accuplacer scores. Score requirements vary by program and version of the Accuplacer test that was taken. For more details, please contact Admissions. If you did not take the Accuplacer at NTC, contact the college at which you took it to obtain a copy of your scores.
  • College transcript indicating a cumulative GPA of 2.5 over a minimum of 12 credits, earned at a single college.

If you do not meet any one of the above criteria, don’t worry, complete the application anyway and we will contact you to discuss your options.

What’s Next?

We’ll review your application and let you know if we need anything else. If you’re all set, your acceptance letter will be mailed to you.