Business Analyst | Western Technical College

Business Analyst

Associate Degree

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Put your critical-thinking skills to work as a business analyst. Our program teaches you how to effectively communicate with stakeholders and gather information necessary to identify business requirements and offer solutions, while recognizing opportunities for improvement. You will work closely with stakeholders to help steer the business on a pathway to success and profitability. As a graduate of this program, your skills will be in demand in many industries, including healthcare, manufacturing, insurance, and finance.

Classes are offered in a convenient online format with the working adult in mind. Whether you’re looking to enter the field or expand your marketable talents, the Business Analyst program could be the key to your success.

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Estimated Program Costs

Estimated Program Cost

Business Analyst

This program will cost about $9,500* based on tuition and basic program fees. There may be additional fees for books, materials, and testing. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Tuition Page.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.

Graduation Employment Stats

Graduation Employment Stats

Western conducts a follow-up survey of all grads six months after graduation to find out if they are employed in a job related to their program, how much they are making, and where they are employed.

Survey information is not currently available for this program. Please contact an Admissions Coach or call 606-785-9200 for more information.

Career Opportunities

Business Intelligence Analyst
Computer Systems Analyst
Management Analyst
Operations Research Analyst
Information Technology Project Manager

Program Outcomes

  • Living responsibly
  • Refining professionalism
  • Cultivating passion
  • Perform elicitation, validation, and analysis of requirements to meet a business need
  • Build relationships with stakeholders
  • Demonstrate leadership throughout business analysis efforts
  • Demonstrate professional communication in a business environment

Admission Requirements

College Requirements

$30 Application Fee

Software and Technology

Most of Western’s classes require the use of a personal computer or laptop, standard software, internet access, and other technology-related items.

If you do not have a personal computer or laptop, or if the one you have does not meet the following criteria, resources may be available. Submit a Student Resource Request using our online form.

Computer/Laptop Hardware

  • Smartphones are not recommended for completing assignments.
  • Chromebooks are not recommended due to issues with installing software that is needed for classes, such as Office 365.
  • Web camera with microphone (usually built into newer laptops or can be purchased separately) is necessary for online participation.

Software Needs

For detailed specifications, please review Technology and Software Recommendations for Most Classes on Western’s IT Knowledgebase.

Campus Resources

Need Assistance?

  • Contact the Learning Commons! The staff are happy to answer questions, provide individualized assistance, and direct you to other supports as needed.

Transfer Agreements

Viterbo University

Career Pathways

This program is part of a career pathway, a laddered approach to career education. It allows you to earn employer-recognized credentials that lead to job and career advancement.

Business Analyst

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