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Business Analysis

Develop a unique skill set - including evaluating critical information - to effect meaningful changes and create value for stakeholders.

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Start Date:
Typical Length:
30 Weeks
Graduate Certificate

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The future of work is changing rapidly, and business analysts are increasingly important in supporting organizations to deploy or enhance business solutions. A unique skillset and knowledge is required to successfully enable changes that create value for stakeholders. That’s where a Business Analyst comes in.

This graduate certificate program teaches you to:
  • Use industry tools and software to analyze data and form recommendations to stakeholders
  • Establish a work plan to inform a business solution
  • Manage process, monitor progress and implement communication strategies for the lifecycle of business analysis initiatives
  • Implement a project management process to support software development and project lifecycles
  • Interpret and validate business needs to identify and recommend solutions through strategic, comprehensive analysis
  • Analyze and optimize data to make strategic business recommendations
  • Facilitate discussion, communicate and present complex information concisely and accurately
  • Comply with established ethical codes and legal procedures and articulate the legal ramifications of non-compliance when gathering and sharing data

Work experience

  • Work placement is an optional credit course, providing the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills outside of the classroom.
    • Opportunities are typically unpaid and last approximately 5 weeks.
    • Transportation, accommodations and other costs related to work placements are your responsibility.
  • For more information visit Work Experience Opportunities.

Choose NSCC

  • This is a practical, hands-on program that provides you with a skillset that is in high demand in Nova Scotia and beyond. You graduate well-trained and ready to enter the workforce. 

2023-24 programs

Program delivery may be subject to change based on Public Health guidelines.

September 2023

Campus Location Full time/part time Delivery Availability
Ivany Campus/Online Dartmouth Full time Blended Delivered through a combination of in-person and scheduled online classes. Waitlist

Admission requirements



Tuition amounts are for the 2022-23 academic year. Program costs and fees (textbooks, supplies, etc.) are additional. 2023-24 tuition will be announced in the late Spring.

Tuition (Domestic):
Tuition (International):

Tuition, fees and program costs

In addition to annual tuition, there are program costs (books, tools, etc.) and student fees for college services, health and dental plans, your student association and parking.

View detailed program fees page(s). Please note that amounts on these pages are meant for planning purposes only. They don't represent final amounts owing.

Career options

Graduates of this program are in high demand and find employment in a wide range of fields like accounting, finance, human resource management, sales, marketing and a variety of IT areas. Positions include the following:

  • Business analyst
  • Business process analyst
  • Product/project manager
  • Business systems analyst
  • Business solution architect
  • Process architect
  • Digital media consultant
  • Insights analyst

As well as roles in the areas of solution requirements, analysis and process improvement.

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