The Master of Professional Business Analysis is for graduates outside information technology who want to become business analysts.
This Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) programme is developed as a component of the Wellington ICT Graduate School created by Victoria University and its partners. The programme is closely linked with industry requirements and courses are offered with industry collaboration.
The Master of Professional Business Analysis (MBusAn) consists of 10 courses and a final project delivered in three parts over a year of full-time study, starting in July (Trimester Two) of each year.
Courses in the first part of the programme are organised around seminars in which students learn about the latest theoretical advances, and apply these to a case which mirrors the challenges and complexities of a real-world business.
In the second part of the programme, courses are organised as clinics and students work directly with industry partners in a workshop setting, examining real business problems. The final project requires significant time working with an industry partner, under the supervision of an academic.
The programme seeks to provide ICT skills to students to meet the shortage of skills observed in the IT industry. Business analysts top the list of skills in demand according to Tech Employer Insight Report (Absolute IT, March 2017).
Before enrolment, a candidate for the Master of Professional Business Analysis degree shall have:
- (i) completed a Bachelor’s degree in the equivalent of at least a B– average standard; and
- (ii) been accepted by the Head of School as capable of proceeding with the proposed course of study.
Students with a qualification in Information Systems (or a similar subject) or with substantial experience in business analysis in industry will not normally be accepted into the programme.
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