We have added two new electives to the Business Analysis certificate program starting in Fall 2014: Agile Methodologies and Introduction to Analytics and Big Data. We are excited to be offering this two courses that are current hot topics in industry. This brings the total number of electives to four, allowing students greater flexibility. Here is a quick look at these two new courses.
We developed this course based on a strong industry trend towards Agile business analysis. Agile is also often misunderstood and this course is a great way to dispel those myths. We also witnessed a strong student interest in agile topics and guest speakers. This seven-week course takes you through the basics of agile principles and philosophy. It also covers agile methodologies and practices to help you be an effective member of an agile team.
Introduction to Analytics and Big Data
Big data and analytics continue to draw attention from organizations as a means of gaining competitive advantage. These technologies are made possible by the massive amounts of data our information-based society produces. However, these technologies still suffer the limitations of any technical solution: they must serve to achieve business needs. Successful big data projects rely on business analysts to understand the requirements of the solution and not let the technology tail wag the business dog.