The Graduate Certificate in Business Analysis is a course designed for existing professionals who have a background working in IT, and wish to upskill in business analysis. If you are transitioning from a non-IT background, the Graduate Diploma in Information Technology (Business Analysis) will equip you with foundational IT skills, as well as opening a pathway for you to specialise in business analysis.
You will gain the specialist skills you need to shine a spotlight on business inefficiencies, and use your existing ICT expertise to propose innovative solutions that optimise business performance and efficiency.
At a time when digital technologies are becoming increasingly prevalent in the workplace, analysts with both business acumen and comprehensive understanding of business ICT systems are a huge asset to any organisation.
A proficient business analyst will be able to use business-centric ICT methodologies to analyse and refine business processes and work practices.
The number of professionals working in the industry is expected to grow from 23,800 in 2018 to 26,100 by 2023, with an anticipated 12,000 job openings nation-wide during this time period. The average weekly salary of $2,274 is also significantly higher than the all-jobs average of $1,460.
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What you will learn
Employ an adaptable and creative digital skill set to craft better ICT solutions for discipline-specific problems.
Business Analysis Expertise
Demonstrate advanced ICT strategies to analyse business practices and system functionality in order to optimise business performance.
Core Body of Knowledge
Develop a greater understanding of problem solving, abstraction, design, teamwork concepts and issues through ACS’s Core Body of Knowledge (CBOK).
Analyse and evaluate business practices and investment strategies in order to solve complex problems in the context of business improvement projects.
Business Analysis is a fascinating domain. With the increased presence of digital technologies now affecting the majority of new solutions, people need to have multidisciplinary skills in business; process and project management; and Information Technology.
You will develop a deeper understanding of business solutions that leverage digital technologies while delivering business value, situated within the context of managing internal and external stakeholder relationships.
Human beings engage in information environments of ever-increasing complexity both within organisations and socially. In these environments, human beings interact with information in various ways. This unit introduces principles of cognitive science relevant to understanding how human beings process information and make decisions.
In addition, the unit presents relevant frameworks to understand what information really is. Understanding both of these aspects is necessary for modern organisations to be able to exploit their data for effective decision-making.
Information systems and enterprises are increasingly interwoven. This isn’t surprising when it is information systems that play a key role in enabling enterprises to achieve their strategic objectives.
This is a transitionary unit that highlights the important role of managers who, with a nuanced understanding of information systems, can direct the use of appropriate systems in order to achieve strategic objectives or to improve existing capabilities.
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