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IT Business Analysis – Graduate Certificate

This intensive program will enable you to advance businesses at the strategic, tactical, and operational levels by improving processes, products, and services through the use of technology. You will gain a thorough understanding of how to perform elicitations, write specifications, create and use models, evaluate opportunities, analyze information, negotiate deals, provide quality assurance, and work through difficult situations.

You will also develop exceptional communication, leadership, problem-solving, planning, and critical thinking skills to become a valuable professional who is confident in bridging the gap between business and technology.

Students graduating from this program will be familiar with the global standards for Business Analysis as defined by the IIBA© and BABOK®.


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What's in it for you?

Career outcomes*

  • Business Analyst
  • Business Architect
  • Systems Analyst
  • Process Analyst
  • Management Consultant
  • Product Manager
  • Requirement Engineer
  • Consultant for various types of organizations

This one-of-a-kind program is delivered with condensed 7-week courses, giving you the flexibility to study part-time and complete the program at your own pace.

Plan your future

Program starts

September 2023

November 2023

January 2024

March 2024

May 2024

July 2024

Learning options

  • Full-Time
  • Part-Time
  • Graduate opportunity

Minimum technology requirements

  • A laptop you can bring to class, and a stable internet connection.
  • Communication: Webcam, microphone, and headphones/earbuds.
  • Operating System: Windows 11 or newer
  • Memory: 16 GB (32 GB preferred).
  • Processor: Intel-compatible 64-bit.
  • Storage: Solid state drive (SSD) 256 GB or larger with 128 GB free
  • Battery: 3 hours

IMPORTANT: Students beginning the MAPD program before September 2023 require an Apple MacBook. Starting September 2023, we will no longer be using MacOS or Swift. For students starting September 2023 onward, we require an Intel-compatible Windows 11 laptop. All students are responsible for installing an Intel-compatible version of Windows 11 on their laptop prior to class.


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Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)

Cambrian College has implemented a BYOD policy to ensure a rich and flexible learning experience. Learn more about BYOD by clicking here.

System requirements for Assistive Technology

To access the widest range of Assistive Technology (AT), a Windows-based computer is recommended.

  • Recommended OS: Windows 10 or newer
  • Recommended CPU: Intel or AMD multicore processor
  • Recommended RAM: 8 GB
  • Recommended Storage for Assistive Technology: 8 GB of available Hard Drive of Solid State Drive Space (please note this is not the total drive size and refers specifically to available space needed for assistive technology)
  • Recommended Audio: Speakers or Headphones for Text-to-Speech and Microphone for Speech Input

While Apple computers can provide many AT options,  some specialized software may not be available/compatible with this platform.  Please consult with the Glenn Crombie Centre for further details.

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