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Advanced Certificate in Business Analysis

Enter the rapidly growing technology field

If you are a business professional with strong problem-solving and organizational skills, you can break into the technology sector by earning an Advanced Certificate in Business Analysis. You’ll rely on your business knowledge to represent the interests of project stakeholders and translate it to actionable specifics for the technology team with your newly acquired skills in information systems management. Complete your certificate in less than a year by taking a series of four, 12-week online courses.  
 

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Program Overview

Apply management information systems (MIS) technology principles and tools to drive business strategies and impact outcomes

You’ll learn the basics of IT management and discover the significance of the golden triangle, people, process and technology, in the implementation of business solutions. Through the problem-based curriculum, you’ll develop a diversified skillset in order to help organizations improve business outcomes by translating business needs into executable projects. 

Master the industry-standard tools and methods that will make you an asset to any organization

Franklin’s Advanced Certificate in Business Analysis equips you with the skills to successfully document business requirements. You will learn Unified Modeling Language (UML), a standard modeling language commonly used to visualize systems design. You’ll also gain an understanding of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), a step-oriented system used to evaluate business processes and select a method for improvement. 

Because our curriculum follows the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK), the definitive global standard for guidance in business analysis, you can be confident that you are gaining relevant industry knowledge endorsed by the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA). 

Get the hands-on training you need to earn certification and get credit toward a bachelor’s degree 

As part of the certificate review course, you’ll review what you’ve learned by completing exams and project work that prepares you for the certification exam. Upon completion of your last course you will have completed more than 20 hours of project work and therefore be eligible to sit for the standardized exam to earn the ECBA, CCBA or CBAP – as appropriate based on your work experience. 

You can also use your certificate as a jump start to a bachelor’s degree in Information Systems from Franklin by transferring in up to 16 hours of undergraduate credit.

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions

16 Semester Hours
Required Courses
MIS 200 - Management Information Systems (4)
The purpose of this course is to provide the fundamentals associated with the management of information technology in a business enterprise. These fundamentals are business concepts in which the influence of information technology has caused change or brought about new concepts. Special emphasis will be placed on understanding the managerial issues that are relevant to usage of computers. The student will be given problems isolating these issues and will be asked to propose solutions with alternatives.
ITEC 430 - Information Technology Project Management (4)
This course provides an introduction to the concepts of information technology project management and techniques for initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling of resources to accomplish specific project goals. Both technical and behavioral aspects of project management are discussed. While the focus is on information technology projects, the principles follow the nine project management knowledge areas outlined in the Project Management Institute's PMBOK® Guide Third Edition and thus are applicable to the management of any project. Topics will include integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk, and procurement management. Project management software utilization is emphasized. Please note: A book fee will be included in your tuition charges for required course materials. Please see http://www.franklin.edu/financial-aid/tuition-fees /e-textbooks for specific charges.
MIS 400 - Systems Analysis & Design (4)
This course is designed to provide an understanding of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC), tools and methods. The course is centered on evaluating existing business processes and choosing a system development methodology to improve upon it. Emphasis will be on analyzing, modeling and designing processes that improve business processes through the deployment of information technology. It will also emphasize the factors for effective communication and integration with users and user systems. It encourages interpersonal skill development with clients, end-users, team members and others associated with development, operation and maintenance of systems.
ISPM 490 - Project Management Certification Review (4)
This course provides an integrated, experience and exam-based review of the material contained in the Project Management certification courses. The primary vehicle will be student management and/or participation in an Information Systems project during the process of which tasks and deliverables will be required that ensure a thorough review of the material of the certification courses experientially as well as abstractly. This process will culminate in delivering a presentation on the experience of completing the project and completing an exam covering the reviewed material.

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Career Opportunities

Business Analyst

Business analysts bridge the gap between project stakeholders and the technical project team by gathering requirements and creating a business case for the creation of a solution. 
 

Project Manager

Project managers assemble the project team, complete a project plan and manage the implementation and budget for the plan.

Systems Analyst

Systems analysts act as liaisons between the business and information technology to evaluate and design computer systems to meet the needs of end users.  

Business Systems Analyst

Business systems analysts leverage business knowledge and collaborate with information technology to evaluate and design computer systems to meet the needs of end users.  

Process Analyst

Process analysts examine business operations in order to improve effectiveness and efficiency or reduce errors.

Enterprise Analyst

Enterprise analysts gather requirements, create review and approval processes to implement strategic plans, and regularly report on the progress of the implementation.

Business Consultant

Business consultants provide clients with strategic or operational business advice or services in order to resolve challenges and improve results.

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