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New Post 12/9/2008 6:13 AM
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MSc in Business Analysis 
Modified By mark235  on 12/9/2008 9:20:40 AM)

I have worked as a Business Analyst for a little over a year and am almost done getting my ISEB Business Analysis Diploma from the British Computer Society (http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.7704). I'm planning to start a Masters degree in Business Analysis next year. I've been debating with myself whether I should do this at Capella University, as I'm somewhat concerned about the quality and reputation of online learning.
These are the Cappella course details: http://www.capella.edu/schools_programs/business_technology/masters/business_analysis.aspx 
The content of this course appeals to me, and I'm wondering whether there are any European universities that offer similar courses in Brick & Mortar schools (Preferably Intensive Study Programs). The University of Reading appears to offer an MSc in Business Analysis, but that one seems quite heavily geared towards economics, in stead of BA subjects. Does anyone know of any other MSc's?

Thanks in advance.

 
New Post 12/16/2008 11:42 AM
User is offline Chris Adams
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Re: MSc in Business Analysis 

 mark235 wrote

I have worked as a Business Analyst for a little over a year and am almost done getting my ISEB Business Analysis Diploma from the British Computer Society (http://www.bcs.org/server.php?show=nav.7704). I'm planning to start a Masters degree in Business Analysis next year. I've been debating with myself whether I should do this at Capella University, as I'm somewhat concerned about the quality and reputation of online learning.
These are the Cappella course details: http://www.capella.edu/schools_programs/business_technology/masters/business_analysis.aspx 
The content of this course appeals to me, and I'm wondering whether there are any European universities that offer similar courses in Brick & Mortar schools (Preferably Intensive Study Programs). The University of Reading appears to offer an MSc in Business Analysis, but that one seems quite heavily geared towards economics, in stead of BA subjects. Does anyone know of any other MSc's?

Thanks in advance.

I would advise most people who post questions here at ModernAnalyst about online Universities to be careful about which one they choose.  As you have pointed out, some are more reputable than others.  However, you are in a slightly different situation since you seem to already have a Bachelor's degree.  While I can only comment on the situation in the states, usually a job position doesn't come down to whether or not you have a Master's degree unless they are specifically looking for an MBA.  Any other types of Master's degree are usually considered to be a nice to have.  With that said, if you feel the situation is similar in your area then choosing to get a Master's degree from an online university could suit you well.  It provides the flexibility of learning remotely and so long as you have selected a university that offers a strong curriculum, you will learn the skills you need to give yourself an edge in your job.

Focus on the curriculum and master your business analysis skills so that you are the clear choice the next time you interview for a position.


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New Post 2/6/2009 2:54 PM
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Re: MSc in Business Analysis 

 

Here is some of the training details :
The training is held online and can be taken from anywhere at your convenience.Usually the batches are held on weekdays or on weekend basis.
I will be giving you the guidance and preparing you for the interviews during the training.We will learn all the concepts, skills along with mock up interview sessions , so that by the end you are all set to crack the interviews.
 
This training goal is to learn the effective requirement gathering techniques, skill sets and various process phases involved in requirement Phase. Most of the companies focus on using a correct SDLC methodologies, but are not aware that the requirement phase should also be carried in phases.In this training we learn the basics of BA, Requirement Types, Requirement Phases and the Deliverables .
 
Here are the course contents :
 
 
1. I start the course with basic Jargon's of IT industry
2. Give you an overview on what BA is and What are the roles & expectations from BA
3.Talk about the IT people and your role as a BA in supporting them
4.Understand Stakeholders,Client's
5Understand SDLC Methodologies
6.Undertsand Requirement phase
7.Activities that are supported in requirement phase
8.How do you gather effective requirements
9.Techniques like process modelling, UML, Use cases and Diagrams
10. Managing requirements
11.Various documents and case studies on the documents
12.Managing change control in projects
13.Deal with vendor, testers, developers
14. Challenges and how to overcome them
15. Mock interviews to prepare you for interviews
 
Also, attached is the detailed course content list.Let me know if you would like to learn more about the training. 
 
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