Montreal College of Information Technology
Collège des technologies de l’information de Montréal


LCA.EM Business Analyst of Information Technology
State of the Industry

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 a 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.

  • 12 months*
  • 15 October 2019
  • Apply

*8-month class + 4-month project

  • Average annual salary
    of senior business
    analysts $100,000+
  • Average annual
    salary $65,000

Professional benefits

Depending on their interests, graduates can choose to steer their career 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 include business process analyst, data analyst, systems analyst, and IT business analyst.

With five years of experience in a business analyst role, you can move into senior business analyst roles or related roles with more responsibility such as product manager. With eight to ten years of experience, your career path can include positions such as Chief Technology Officer (CTO) or Chief Information Officer (CIO). You could also take on work as a consultant or branch out to start your own firm.


Who should apply

This program is intended for individuals possessing creative abilities who want to make a career switch or are looking to grow their business. Here is a list of professionals for whom the Business analyst has turned out to be a great asset:

Business Owners
IT Professionals
Project managers

Ricardo c

Business Analyst

Houssien E

Business Analyst

Englebert G


Daniel S

Networking Specialist


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

General IT knowledge
General IT business knowledge
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office and Internet browsers

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

Business Analyst of Information Technology (LCA.EM)
Certification Tracks


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

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 v3 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 business intelligence 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.



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

Ricardo Gomez — BA Student


— F.A.Q —

Yes. We conduct prerequisite classes that will help you to start the program on a high note.
Each student is provided with a PC in the classroom. However, students can bring in their own laptops.
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, 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.

Montreal College
of Information Technology

Collège des technologies
de l’information de Montréal

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

+1 514 312 2383
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