IT Business Analysis
What to expect
Students considering this area of emphasis should have strong communications skills and enjoy problem solving and helping organizations achieve their goals.
Business analysts are similar to interpreters. They translate business requirements into a language that Information Technology (IT) developers can use to create software and hardware solutions.
In the IT Business Analysis area of emphasis, you will learn how to help organizations determine their needs, identify problems and plan and implement IT solutions to those problems. You will learn how to design effective and efficient business processes, and how to clearly communicate business strategy and IT development plans.
Students will also learn how to
- elicit business and software requirements directly from stakeholders
- document requirements using industry-standard tools and templates
- map and evaluate business processes
- manage business analysis activities
Area of emphasis
In the IT Business Analysis area of emphasis, you will earn an emphasis on your transcript showing that you graduated in a specialized field of studies. This emphasis does not appear on your graduation parchment but will be noted on your official student transcripts. To receive this emphasis, you must complete all core and required courses, along with a final capstone project. For more information, please contact the program directly.
Common jobs for IT Business Analysis grads are
- Business Analyst
- IT Business Analyst
- Business Systems Analyst
- Business Process Analyst
- Requirements Analyst
- Functional Analyst
- Solution Architect