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A.E.C. Business Analyst of Information Technology LCA.EM Previous Program Next Program

Overview

In fluctuating economic times, an organization’s ability to manage change through innovation is key to its success.

Business analysts translate the needs of the customer into new products and services. They assist businesses in implementing technology solutions in a cost-effective way by determining the requirements of a project or program and communicating them clearly to stakeholders, facilitators, and partners.

With its content based on the exigencies of recognized institutions such as PMI and IIBA, our Business Analyst in Information Technology program equips students with the skills to help organizations assess business processes and recommend solutions. Students acquire the comprehensive knowledge of the relevant subjects in this field such as fundamentals of project management, project tracking using JIRA, data manipulation using SQL, Agile Methodologies, the Scrum Framework, and other business analysis tools.

  • Average annual salary
    is $65,000 in Canada
  • The need for business analysts to increase 14% by 2024

Professional benefits

Depending on their interests, graduates can choose to steer their careers towards strategic planning, process design, systems analysis, business model analysis, technology efficiency or other more specific business functions. Common titles associated with Business Analyst jobs:

Business Process Analyst | Data Analyst | Systems Analyst | IT business analyst| Project Manager| Product Manager| Chief Information Officer (CIO)

SKILLS ACQUIRED

Who should apply

This program is intended for individuals with good interpersonal skills and analytical thinking who want to make a career switch or are looking to grow their business career paths. Here is a list of professionals for whom the Business analyst has turned out to be a great asset:

New graduates from Social Science, Computer Science or math related fields

IT Professionals | Project managers| Consultants | Analysts | Professionals working with data and/or reporting

Ricardo c

Business Analyst

Houssien E

Business Analyst

Englebert G

SAP

Sihame B

BI Developer

ELIGIBILITY AND REQUIREMENTS

This is an entry-level program, but it assumes that learners have the following:

Secondary V / High School Diploma

Good knowledge Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint Presentation)

Completed post-secondary studies (in Business Management or Social Science or Information Technology) or have a CEGEP Diploma or have 1 year of relevant experience

A University degree in any field is an asset

Upon successful completion of the program,
the college grants the student an
AEC (Attestation d’études collégiales) diploma

Business Analyst of Information Technology (LCA.EM)
-900 hrs-

Certifications you can take
ECBA ‘Entry Certificate to Business Analysis’ by IIBA ’

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN COURSE OUTLINE

A.E.C. – Business Analyst of Information Technology (LCA.EM)
-(900 hrs)-

In this module you gain the foundational skills to perform the role of business analyst, and an understanding of the BA role in the design, development, and testing phases of a project. You learn how to plan business analysis activities, as well as the basics of eliciting, analyzing, modeling, and writing requirements.

Here you will learn concepts of relational Databases and SQL (Structured Query Language), which is one of the most valued technical skills a business analyst can have to manage data. It will make you a more valued member of any team. You’ll understand how to store, query and manipulate data in order to produce relevant information to make decisions.

The role of a business analyst in any environment requires strong management, communication and interpersonal skills. In this module you learn various soft skills required by IT professionals like negotiation skills, working with teams, presentation and facilitation skills, as well as concepts of project management related to the IT industry.

You will learn the six knowledge areas (KA) defined in the Business Analysis Body of Knowledge (BABOK) and apply newfound competencies to perform business analysis tasks.You will also become familiar with BABOK v6 and the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) core standard.

Students learn to create an interactive and shareable dashboard in the form of graphs and charts. This module focuses on the Tableau reporting tool and how its unique features of data visualization can help in addressing business problems.

At the end of the program, students work on an industry-simulated, business analysis project involving database information.

INSTRUCTOR SPOTLIGHT

FINANCIAL AID

MCIT offers scholarships for
deserving students, recent graduates, the unemployed and recent immigrants. The college offers up to $2,000 off the tuition fees. A limited number of scholarships is available every session, so make sure to apply well in advance of the start date of the program you want to follow

Apply for a Scholarship

AFE Student loan program


Students are eligible to apply for coverage of full tuition fees through the Government AFE Student loan program
* This is only available for Local students

Talk to an advisor to determine your eligibility.

CAREER SERVICES & SMART NETWORKING

Canadian Work space

Build a professional network

Cover Letters & Resume writing

Job Search Checklist (Exploration, Preparation, Implementation)

LinkedIn Profile

Interview Preparation

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COMMUNITY TESTIMONIAL

I am an attorney from Brazil. Montreal College provided me with the optimal environment for a career shift.

Ricardo Gomez — BA Student

CALENDAR

— F.A.Q —

Fast track program is designed for local students whereas Regular track is designed for international students
Each student is provided with a PC in the classroom. However, students can bring their own laptops.
Yes, of course you can visit our campus and enquire about our program. You can register for the next upcoming information session through our website. You can also book an appointment to meet our program advisor.
We offer flexible schedule during daytime, evenings and weekends
Yes, you shall be working on a project as part of the program. However, we do not offer an internship but you are free to intern in an organization if it’s in the purview of your program (Regular track) and you have all necessary authorizations from the government of Canada.
Not at this time, but please consult our Financial Aid section for information on grants and loans.
Yes, we will. Please consult our Career center section for additional information.
Yes. We conduct prerequisite classes that will help you to start the program on a high note.
- Completed Post-Secondary (or post-secondary) studies in Business Management, Social Science or Information Technology, or CEGEP Diploma, or relevant experience of at least 1 year. -High School – Mathematics Secondary 4 436/4 SN or TS/5 CST - Basic knowledge of SQL is considered an asset.
Yes, there're Teaching Assistants (TAs) available for this program to help you during your labs and ease your learning process.

Montreal College
of Information Technology

Collège des TI de Montréal

110-1255 Robert-Bourassa Blvd.
Montreal, Quebec H3B 3V8

+1 514-312-2383
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