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
APPLICATION DEVELOPMENT CAPSTONE PROJECT 3.00
LEAN ORGANIZATIONS 3.00
PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN RELATIONS 3.00
INTRO TO PSYCHOLOGY 3.00

Credit for Prior Learning Available

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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.

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.

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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 of 47 or above in math, 74 or above in reading, and 79 or above in sentence skills. 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.