Project Business Analysis

  • Certificate
Location: Boston
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Why Project Business Analysis?

The Graduate Certificate in Project Business Analysis prepares you for a career as a business analyst or as a pathway for entry-level project management jobs in project analyst and project coordinator roles.

At the heart of every project is requirements analysis. It's a critical skill set, leveraged across the spectrum of project work. This program provides practicing project managers with a solid framework and understanding of the process of developing requirements. It also emphasizes the need to engage stakeholders throughout the process to ensure outcomes meet the desired needs of the organization.

This graduate certificate allows you to possess an in-demand skill set. It gives you a better opportunity at finding entry-level positions as a PMO analyst or entry-level business analyst. And it prepares you with the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to create and manage requirements to meet stakeholder needs effectively.

In this program, you will:

  • Develop a strong framework and understanding of the role of business analyst
  • Understand and analyze the voice of the customer and explore potential solutions for their needs
  • Apply tools and techniques to elicit requirements (business requirements, stakeholder requirements)
  • Translate the needs of the business into clear, concise, quality requirements (solution requirements, functional and nonfunctional requirements)
  • Apply analytical skills in the business analysis process
  • Develop a personal leadership strategy for success as a business analyst

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Unique Features

  • Focuses on a specific, but widespread, field that exists within a variety of industries
  • Taught by Northeastern faculty experts who have extensive and proven experience in program and portfolio management
  • Courses focus on providing critical skills for successfully creating and managing requirements that meet business and stakeholder needs

What you'll study

General Requirements

Graduate Certificate in Project Business Analysis General Requirements
PJM 6000 - Project Management Practices
PJM 6610 - Foundations of Project Business Analysis
PJM 6620 - Project Business Analysis: Needs Assessment
PJM 6630 - Project Business Analysis: Requirements Planning and Analysis
PJM 6640 - Leadership Strategies for the Business Analyst
ALY 6000 - Introduction to Analytics

This program requires successful completion of a minimum of 18 credit hours that meet the degree requirements.

Did You Know?

A graduate certificate can boost your earnings by an average of 25% (Washington Post, 2012).

Did You Know?

Certificates are the fastest-growing form of postsecondary credentials in the United States (Chronicle of Higher Education, 2012).

Average Time to Completion

6 months



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