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Business Analysis and Management

Bachelor of Science Degree

Computers give us data. People provide answers. Be the go-to person in your organization who understands business, process and requirements analysis and how to manage information systems to gain answers and design strategy. Graduates of this program know how to build and evaluate a business case and effectively communicate requirements to the organization.

If you are currently in a business or IT field and want a bachelor's degree to move into business analysis, this is the degree for you.

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Courses in the major include:

This course will facilitate competency in research and planning methods by conducting an analysis of a topic germane to a particular interest in an Information Technology subject. The methodology for research and planning will be explored and utilized to develop a proposal for the Capstone Project. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Business Analysis and Management (BAM) accelerated degree program.
This course is designed to improve the application of business intelligence within the corporate structure. It will focus on key themes in the nature of business intelligence to include system architecture, databases, data warehouses, performance management, methodologies, and other related topics. The course will examine emerging efforts to use business intelligence to improve decision-making, enhance strategic position, and sustain competitive advantage. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Business Analysis and Management (BAM) accelerated degree program.
The course will cover world-class organizations, the guerrilla view of competitive advantage, online communities, data mining, real options theory, and several others. It will introduce the concepts of strategic management such as competitive advantage, Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats (SWOT analysis), corporate growth, and strategy implementation. The course will include several case studies that will allow the student to better evaluate the importance of how strategic management integrates in the technology industry. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Business Analysis and Management (BAM) accelerated degree program.
This course will provide insights and knowledge needed to formulate and understand information systems (IS) decisions. The course will clarify and elaborate how information technology (IT) relates to organizational design and business strategy. It will review ethical standards as these relate to IS today. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Business Analysis and Management (BAM) accelerated degree program.
This is an introductory course designed to provide a basic understanding of the benefits, functions and impact of the Business Analyst. The course will place a special focus on the business analysis function as it relates to developing information technology solutions, given that such an understanding is essential for project success. The course will identify techniques for ensuring project success every step of the way — from identifying and analyzing potential projects, to making sure the final project product meets the requirements identified. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Business Analysis and Management (BAM) accelerated degree program.
This course will outline the roles and responsibilities of the business analyst and the process for analyzing business systems, including how to determine a business system's health. The course will identify skills and techniques to translate customer needs into project requirements that provide a framework for identifying business problems, and linking requirements to business objectives in order to solve business problems and set project scope. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Business Analysis and Management (BAM) accelerated degree program.
The course will outline what processes are and provide practical applications for each step in process mapping. The course will cover the complete cycle of business process mapping and how these processes link business objectives, risks, and measures of success to the process being mapped. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Business Analysis and Management (BAM) accelerated degree program.
This course will introduce what processes are and provide practical applications for each step in process modeling in the Business Analyst's role. The course will cover the complete cycle of business process modeling and how these processes link business objectives, risks, and measures of success to the process being modeled. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Business Analysis and Management (BAM) accelerated degree program.
This course will examine current trends in project management. Cost analysis and time structures will be examined to review issues that arise during project planning and implementation. The course will identify tools such as Gantt and PERT charts that will illustrate methods used to implement and successfully complete technology projects. Capstone projects are due at the end of the course. Prerequisite: Acceptance in the Business Analysis and Management (BAM) accelerated degree program.

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