Information Systems Business Analysis Grad Cert with experiential learning capstone GBC
George Brown College, Canada
About This Program
The Business Analyst (BA)/Information Technology (IT) Strategist role is crucial in the software/system development life cycle. The BA gathers business requirements from various areas in the organization, and translates them into functional system design specifications. These can then be successfully executed by IT development teams.
The Information Systems Business Analysis graduate certificate program at George Brown College is designed to meet the urgent need for key liaisons between business and information technology functions within an organization. A team of business analyst consultants and faculty will help you develop critical skills and competencies in the areas of:
This program is for you if you are:
And, you will be happy to know that George Brown College can offer the International Institute of Business Analysis or IIBA® Academic Diploma. You will be granted this second credential if you get an average of at least 77% upon graduation.
This Information Systems Business Analysis graduate certificate program is offered at Casa Loma Campus of George Brown College. A deeper level of understanding of the business analyst role will be developed through unique learning techniques and invaluable practical experience.
This is a full-time program, delivered in a blended format, combining face-to-face sessions with online delivery. You will generally meet late afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
You will begin your final academic semester of study upon completing semester two – the Work Integrated Learning semester. This will enable you to engage in industry work experience through your final semester while meeting the program’s academic requirements. You will be immersed in the process of business analysis through case histories of real-world business issues, and will be responsible for developing solutions.
George Brown College has many industry partners and applied research project partners that benefit greatly from this program’s non-standard delivery format. Opportunities to complete semester three now include engaging in formal co-op placements, internships and applied research to provide students with the most opportunities possible to create relevant learning experiences.
These industry opportunities also contribute to students receiving the IIBA® Academic Diploma.
The BA/IT Strategist role is crucial into an increasingly prominent role throughout many sectors, including government, finance, healthcare and telecommunications.
There are approximately 150,000 Business Analysts (BA), Information Technology (IT) Strategist and related professionals in Canada. These roles have been the fastest-growing ICT employment occupation in Canada due to the rapid growth in the deployment of and enhancements to information technology solutions in business settings.
Graduates of this program commonly apply for jobs such as:
The uniqueness of this program is in creating a practicing business analyst rather than creating someone who knows how to do it. This program creates work-ready graduates who can do, and have done, the business analysis process through applied, hands-on experience.
By the time you graduate, you will gain skills and have demonstrated the ability to:
If you decide to undertake Analysis and Analytics Specialization:
If you decide to undertake Finance Specialization:
Course Code : T405
College : School of Computer Technology
Duration : One year
Qualifications Level : Ontario College Graduate Certificate
All fees listed below are quoted in Canadian Dollar (CAD).
Take note of the following:
Accommodation for International Students at George Brown College
Toronto has a large housing and rental market that offers numerous accommodation options for students. George Brown College however, does not arrange non-homestay accommodation for students. Estimated costs for privately arranged accommodation may range from $500-$1200 per month, depending on individual living situation and location.
George Brown College's free Housing Services offer support in helping students find off-campus housing. This will be an advantage for you as it generally takes about 2-3 weeks to find an apartment in Toronto. Apartment listings usually go up 1-2 months previous to their availability so if you’re looking to move beginning of September it is usually good to start looking in July.
Housing Cost (your choice):
If you would rather live in the residence of the college, you should sign up early. The George, as the building is known, has the flexibility of 8 month- (Fall/Winter) and 4 Month- (Summer) agreements. Units are 2-bedroom suites that include a kitchenette and 3-piece bathroom with Wi-Fi, phone, and cable television.
As costs are subject to change, the above figures may be changed at any time without notice by the administration of George Brown College. Please check with your IVC-assigned Visa Counselor or Documentation Officer periodically for any changes.
When estimating your cost of living for an academic year, include rent, weekly supermarket shopping, some meals on campus, electricity bills, heating bills, refuse bills, parking fees, mobile phone expenses, travel, clothing, snacks on campus, socializing, and health.
Intake Dates :
There are two intake dates every year:
IVC has a 3-month preparation period that includes, among others:
It is important to apply early as this course may have many applicants. Moreover, beginning an application well in advance of the intake date will allow you a lot of time to prepare for the IELTS and consolidate your academic and professional credentials for your visa application. So make sure you apply early!
Admission and entry requirements for this qualification are in accordance with the academic regulations of George Brown College as listed:
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