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 is designed to introduce the basic understanding of the Business Analysis professional discipline, the competencies, benefits, functions, key concepts, and impact of the business analysis professional. This course will help elevate, develop, and refine the foundation of business analysis skills. The BAMC program defines the most important skills necessary to effectively perform business analysis work.
This course examines the Business Analysis Planning and Monitoring Area. It provides the examination of the business analysis work on a given initiative, planning and how and when tasks will be performed, and the deliverables that will be produced. Examining change as the initiative proceeds and the business analysis professional gains a deeper understanding of the role and how it fits with its stakeholders. A project capstone proposal initiates in this course and will demonstrate the student's knowledge through the program courses.
This course examines the Elicitation and Collaboration concepts. It examines the tasks that business analysis professionals perform to obtain information from stakeholders and examines the communication skills required to work with stakeholders once the business analysis professional has assembled the stakeholders' requirements. The Elicitation and Collaboration knowledge area sets the foundation for analysis professionals to perform elicitation and collaboration from stakeholders and how to confirm the results.
This course examines the Requirements Life Cycle Management concepts as well as the tasks that analysis professionals perform to manage and maintain requirements and design information from inception to retirement. It reviews ethical standards that relate to the business analysis role. The course examines how technology relates to organizational design and business strategy. These tasks describe meaningful relationships between related requirements and designs, assessing changes to requirements and designs when changes are proposed, scope management, and analyzing and gaining consensus on scope changes.
This course examines the Strategy Analysis concepts. It is the most effective way to apply the capabilities of an enterprise to reach the desired set of goals and objectives. Strategies may exist for the entire enterprise, for a division, department, or region, and a product, project, or iteration. This study describes the business analysis professionals' work that must be performed to collaborate with stakeholders to identify a need of strategic or tactical importance. The course also provides introduction on how to apply an agile mindset to the fundamental knowledge, competencies, and techniques of business analysis. The agile mindset is an integrated component of the remaining courses in the Business Management Analysis program.
This course introduces a wide array of Requirements Analysis and Design Definitions. The course examines the best practices business analysis perform to structure and organize requirements during elicitation activities, specifies and reviews the multiple modeling design opportunities, validates, and verifies information, as well as covers the incremental and iterative activities from the initial concept and exploration through the transformation into a recommended solution.
This course introduces Solution Evaluation and how Business Analysts enhance the performance of and value delivered by a solution selected by the enterprise and recommends the removal of barriers or constraints that prevent the full realization of the value. Solution evaluation tasks that support the realization of benefits may occur before a change is initiated, while the current value is assessed, or after a solution has been implemented.
The course examines the underlying competencies and techniques. The behaviors, characteristics, knowledge, and personal qualities that support the practice of business analysis. It evaluates techniques used by the analyst professional during the design scope. Business process mapping techniques are introduced, and how the mapping solutions link the business objectives to a solution. Perspectives are examined to determine how the business analysis work to provide a focus on tasks and techniques specific to the context of the initiative. The course also provides an introduction to Excel for Business Analysis with a focus on intermediate Excel functions and tools that Excel has to help conduct business analysis examinations of data.
This course examines the project manager's services, products, or results of a project to achieve the set objectives and how the business analysis focuses on understanding the stakeholders' needs and defining solutions that will meet those needs. The course examines the Project Manager and the Business Analysis professional roles working together within projects with an introduction to the agile methodology. Microsoft Project is utilized in this course to provide hands-on experience. Agile roles and principles are examined to demonstrate how software development and project management all work together cohesively. This course examines how Agile teams deliver work in small, workable increments, thus delivering value to their customers with ease. The BAMC capstone assignment is demonstrated from the knowledge of all BAMC courses and as a group through is completed in this course.
Consult with your Enrollment Counselor to determine your eligible credits as well as to verify minimum requirements for your degree. Transfer credits must be from a regional accredited college or university. Bellevue University makes no promises to prospective students regarding the acceptance of credit awarded by examination, credit for prior learning, or credit for transfer until an evaluation has been conducted.