Information Technology Business Analysis – Operations PgCert

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Information Technology Business Analysis – Operations PgCert

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    Key Information

    • Study Level:

      PgCert

    • Duration:

      2 Years

    • Study Mode:

      Full Time

    • Start Date:

      01 September 2020

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    Course Summary

    A PgCert in Information Technology Business Analysis (Operations) from Conestoga College will prepare you for a career in helping organisations of all kinds make effective use of their ‘big data’ resources, finding new ways to make them more competitive and effective at their core business functions.

    This is a 2 year Graduate Certificate, and it should give you all the skills you’d need to provide IT-based validation, assessment and solutions as well as initiating projects by analysing an organisation’s requirements. 

    Like most of Conestoga’s degree programs, this one ensures that you gain real world skills through an optional co-operative work term and integrated applied projects. It will give you vital real world experience, and make you a more attractive candidate for your first few roles than an applicant without such experience. Though this is an optional feature of the program, every student should strongly consider it.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    If you are changing direction after starting in another career area, you will possess valuable work experience and professional awareness. Many employers actively seek candidates with these benefits. Our network of contacts, a dedicated employability service and a reputation in the legal profession mean we also have an outstanding track-record of finding students legal employment.Many employers favour GDL students in an increasingly competitive legal job market. Through studying another degree subject, you will have gained many transferable skills. By taking the conversion route into law, you are showing motivation and determination by choosing law at a later stage than some others. This looks good to employers.

    Course Outline

    This degree program is typically delivered over 2 years of full time study. Over that time you’ll learn the role of a technology business analyst, and gain practical experience in gathering a set of business requirements form multiple stakeholders, interpreting them as a single, integrated design specification, and pass that on to an IT team in a way that can realistically be implemented. This will be achieved first through case study analysis and then by delivering a series of industrially-oriented projects.

    Core Modules Include:

    • Business Processes Analysis
    • Communications for Business Systems Solutions
    • Communications for Effective Business Analysis
    • Conestoga 101
    • Customer Needs Using Social Media
    • Enterprise Resource Planning
    • Information Modelling and Visualization
    • Infrastructure and Emerging Technologies
    • Integrated Case Study
    • Introduction to Information Systems
    • Introduction to Information Technology Project Management
    • Risk Analysis and IT Service Management
    • Software Integration
    • SQL and Data Analysis
    • User Interface and User eXperience Design (UI & UXD)

    Learning And Teaching

    Conestoga College’s post-graduate programs are delivered primarily through lectures, computer workshops and seminar sessions. The IT Business Analysis program will also include live projects with industrial applications.

    This certification may include several optional co-operative educational elements, depending on the year you attend. These take great advantage of Conestoga’s focus on real world skills and problem solving techniques. The college can offer additional support for any academic or accessibility special needs you may have.

    Career Possibilities

    Some recent graduates of the program have gone on to further study, but those who choose to enter the workforce have an excellent employment rate 6 months after graduation. This certification program will prepare you to take on several different business analysis roles, including that of information systems business analyst, informatics consultant, computer systems analyst, business systems analyst and business analyst in industries like manufacturing, insurance and banking as well as in the public sector.

    Entry & Credit

    Successful completion will result in a 2 year Graduate Certification.

     Applicants must typically have a Baccalaureate first degree, or the international equivalent. The full list of accepted qualifications can be found here.   

    All classes are taught in English, and international students will be required to show proficiency in English by scoring well on an approved test. A good score on the CELT, IELTS or TOEFL would qualify, for example.

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