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

Business Analyst 2019-2020 Graduation Employment Stats

Graduates Responding4
Employed in Related Occupation1
Employed in Non-related Occupations0
Seeking Employment1
Continuing Education0
Not in Labor Market0

Salary Data - Related Employment

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Respondents in Related Occupations

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Career Opportunities

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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
High School Transcript or GED/HSED

Program Requirements

Western Technical College uses ACCUPLACER, a computer-based, online assessment that measures your abilities in reading, sentence skills, and arithmetic. This information will be used to place you in courses that best fit your academic goals. Based on your scores, you may need to take additional general studies course(s) along with the general studies courses required for your program.

Several options for waiving the ACCUPLACER test are available; view the waivers here.

Learn more about placement tests and how they are used at Western: Placement Testing.

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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