Advanced Certificate in Business Analysis
Credit Hours
Month Completion
Class Type
100% online, 12-week courses
Next Start Date
Sep 25, 2023
Cost Per Credit
Curriculum Alignment
Follows the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK)

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.  

Program Availability

On Site

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). 

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Curriculum & Course Descriptions

16 Semester Hours
Major Area Required
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.

MIS 400 - Systems Analysis & Design (4)

This course is designed to provide a platform for students to gain both an understanding of, and basic competency in applying, object-oriented systems analysis and design (OOSAD). Emphasis will be on knowledge and skills related to analyzing, modeling and designing processes using the OO model. Topics studied include the software development life cycle (SDLC), analysis modeling, requirements determination, process and function modeling, structural and behavioral modeling and class, method, data management, interface and architecture design. The learning process will be one of working through, both individually and as part of a team, a case study-based project aimed at resolving the case study issues.

ISBA 490 - Business Analysis Certification Review (4)

This course provides an integrated, experience and exam-based review of the material contained in the Business Analysis 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 of the project project and completing an exam covering the reviewed material.

Program Details

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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