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.
Duration of Program
Meets F1 Visa Requirements
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
100% online format designed for working professionals
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
A graduate degree or certificate from Northeastern—a top-50 university—can accelerate your career through rigorous academic coursework and hands-on professional experience in the area of your interest. Apply now—and take your career to the next level.
Domestic application complete (first half start: September 20, 2021)
September 7, 2020
Domestic application complete (second half start: November 1, 2021)
October 18, 2021
Recommended Admissions Deadline
Domestic application complete (first half start: January 10, 2022)
December 20, 2021
Domestic application complete (second half start: February 22, 2022)
February 8, 2022
Graduate Certificate in Project Business Analysis General Requirements
PJM 5900 - Foundations of Project Management
PJM 6005 - Project Scope Management
PJM 6015 - Project Risk Management
PJM 6025 - Project Scheduling and Cost Planning
PJM 5900 is for students with less than three years of experience directing or leading project tasks and is recommended for students who do not have a basic working knowledge of Microsoft Project software. Students who do not complete PJM5900 take project management electives to satisfy required program credits.
INT 6940 - Experiential Learning Projects for Professionals
1.00 - 4.00
INT 6943 - Integrative Experiential Learning
PJM 6705 - Portfolio Management in the Enterprise Environment
PJM 6125 - Project Evaluation and Assessment
PJM 6140 - Managing Troubled Projects
PJM 6145 - Global Project Management
PJM 6175 - Project Resource Management
PJM 6180 - Project Stakeholder Management
PJM 6205 - Leading and Managing Technical Projects
PJM 6210 - Communication Skills for Project Managers
PJM 6715 - Advanced Program Management
PJM 6710 - Introduction to Program and Portfolio Management
PJM 6983 - Topics
1.00 - 4.00
Please note: This curriculum is for marketing purposes only and is subject to change. Official curriculum can be found within the course catalog.
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